In 1850, this was arable land, named ‘High North Field’; occupied by Thomas and Robert Stothard, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) major English Romantic poet.
Wordsworth Avenue: named after one of the poets, as is: Shakespeare Avenue, Milton Avenue, Tennyson Avenue, Coleridge Square, Byron Avenue and Kipling Avenue.
Photograph courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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