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Chopwell, Gateshead

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Chopwell, Gateshead

Chopwell is a village in Tyne and Wear, located approximately three miles west of Rowlands Gill and one mile north of Hamsterley. Traditionally an area of coal mining, Chopwell was nicknamed "Little Moscow" because of the strong support for the Communist Party. Chopwell counts "Marx Terrace" and "Lenin Terrace" among its street names, and during the 1926 General Strike the Union Flag at the council offices was taken down and replaced with the Soviet flag.
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1158
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

Chopwell, Gateshead in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Chopwell, township, Winlaton par., N. Durham, on border of co., 8¾ miles SW. of Gateshead, 3846 ac. (26 water), pop. 1614.

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