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Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne

Founded originally to the West of Newcastle upon Tyne, England (hence the name) to provide housing for working families with sufficient land to grow vegetables, Westerhope expanded substantially in Victorian times with the discovery of workable coal reserves. The coal reserves have now been largely exhausted and the two pits - Coronation & North Walbottle - have long since closed.
Administrative CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ1967
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

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