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Whickham, Gateshead

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Whickham, Gateshead

}} Whickham is a town in North East England, four miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne and four and a half miles west of Gateshead. Whickham is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Its postal address is Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne. Whickham is situated on high ground overlooking the River Tyne and the MetroCentre. It has a population of 16,263. Whickham is a middle class living town, with many social, cultural and business activities. This has always been the case.
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2060
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191
Population16,263
 

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

Wickham

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

Whickham, manufacturing town and par., Durham - par. (containing Dunston and part of Marley Hill), 5961 ac., pop. 7976; town, 3½ miles SW. of Gateshead, pop. 3609; P.O., T.O. Whickham has ironworks, chain and nail factories, wireworks, chemical works, saw-mills, roperies, fire-brick kilns, &c. The entire par. is a local government dist.

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