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Ponteland, Northumberland

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Ponteland, Northumberland

Ponteland /pɒntˈiːlənd/ is a town situated in Northumberland near Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The name means island in the Pont (the river which flows through the village), as the area consisted of a small piece of solid ground around St. Mary's church and the old bridge, surrounded by marshland. This marshland is now drained, with housing built on top of it. The Pont river joins the Blyth river further downstream.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ1673
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01661
Population10,871 (Parish) (2001)

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

Pons Aelii ~ Pont Eland ~ Pont Island

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

Ponteland, par., township, and vil., Northumberland, on river Pont - par., 10,541 ac., pop. 1006; township, 1898 ac., pop. 447; vil., 8 miles NW. of Newcastle on Tyne; P.O., T.O.

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