Jarrow


Jarrow
/jar"oh/, n.
a seaport in Tyne and Wear, in NE England, near the mouth of the Tyne River. 28,779.

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      North Sea port town, South Tyneside metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, historic county of Durham, England. It lies along the south bank of the River Tyne. Jarrow's St. Paul's Church (dedicated 685 CE) is situated close to a ruined monastery that was begun in 681. The monastery, a religious centre in the Anglo-Saxon period, was the home of St. Bede the Venerable. In the mid-19th century the town developed around coal pits and the shipyards established by Sir Charles Palmer. Since the economic depression and high unemployment of the 1930s, when the community lent its name to a famous series of “hunger marches” that were made across England to London, Jarrow's industrial base has been expanded to include ship repair yards and engineering; its coal mines have all closed. The Tyne Tunnel (opened in 1967) runs under the River Tyne to connect Jarrow with Willington. Pop. (2001) 27,526.

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  • Jarrow — infobox UK place country = England official name = Jarrow map type= Tyne and Wear latitude= 54.9797 longitude= 1.4804 population = 27,000 metropolitan borough = South Tyneside region= North East England metropolitan county = Tyne and Wear… …   Wikipedia

  • Jarrow — Demande de traduction Jarrow → Jarrow (+ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jarrow — Original name in latin Jarrow Name in other language Dzharrou, Jarrow, Jarrow on Tyne, Джарроу State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 54.98036 latitude 1.48423 altitude 15 Population 27264 Date 2011 03 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Jarrow — /jar oh/, n. a seaport in Tyne and Wear, in NE England, near the mouth of the Tyne River. 28,779. * * * Jarrow [Jarrow] a town in north east England where the ↑shipbuilding and steel industries were badly affected by the ↑Depression in the 1930s …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jarrow — Jar|row an industrial town in northeast England on the River ↑Tyne, where ships were built and steel was made until 1930, when many people lost their jobs as a result of the Great Depression. In 1936 many unemployed people walked from Jarrow to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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