In the vicinity is the beautiful old mansion of Stella, and below it Stellaheugh, to which the victorious Scottish army crossed from Newburn on the Northumberland bank in 1640, after which they occupied Newcastle.
Sea-going vessels can navigate up to Blaydon, and collieries and large manufacturing towns line the banks - Newburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wallsend and North Shields on the Northumberland side; Gateshead, Jarrow and South Shields on the Durham side, with many lesser centres, forming continuous lines of factories and shipbuilding yards.
NEWBURN, an urban district in the Tyneside parliamentary division of Northumberland, England, on the Tyne, 51m.
Newburn is of considerable antiquity.
The name of Scotswood, one of the manufacturing villages between Newburn and the city, commemorates one of their positions.