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High Spen, Gateshead

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High Spen, Gateshead

High Spen is an old mining village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. There is an entrance to Chopwell Wood, whose forest festival and Christmas Trees attract many visitors to the village every year. High Spen has one pub, called The Bute Arms, and two Working Men's clubs. There is also a Primary school, called High Spen Primary School, and a Comprehensive school, called Hookergate. High Spen also is home to St Patrick's C of E Church.
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1359
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

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