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Ryton, Gateshead

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Ryton, Gateshead

Ryton is a semi-rural small village near the western border of Tyne and Wear, England. Once an independent town in County Durham it became incorporated into the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in 1974. It has a population of 15,742.
Post townRYTON
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1564
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191

Other names by which Ryton, Gateshead has been known in the past

Righton ~ Ryton Woodside

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

Ryton.-- town, par., and township with ry. sta., Durham, on river Tyne, 6 miles W. of Newcastle - par., 5430 ac., pop. 5311; township, 1201 ac., pop. 3030; town (containing the townships of Ryton, Ryton Woodside, and Crawcrook), 5150 ac., pop. 4508; P.O., T.O Ryton has iron and steel works, collieries, and limestone quarries.

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