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Prudhoe, Northumberland

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Prudhoe, Northumberland

Prudhoe is a medium sized town just south of the River Tyne, in the southern part of the county of Northumberland, England about 11 miles west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The town is sited on a steep, north-facing hill in the Tyne valley and nearby settlements include Ovingham, Ovington, Wylam, Stocksfield, Crawcrook, Hedley on the Hill and Mickley. Prudhoe has a population of over 11,500. Today it has largely become a commuter town for nearby Newcastle.
Post townPRUDHOE
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ0962
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01661

Other names by which Prudhoe, Northumberland has been known in the past

Prodhom ~ Prudhoe Castle ~ Prudhow

Prudhoe, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Prudhoe, township and vil. with ry. sta., Ovingham par., Northumberland, on river Tyne, 11 miles W. of Newcastle, 1457 ac., pop. 3041; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at sta., called Prudhoe Station; has coal mines.

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