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Dunston, Gateshead

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Dunston, Gateshead

Dunston was originally an independent village on the south bank of the River Tyne. It has now been absorbed into the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in the English county of Tyne and Wear. Much of Dunston forms part of the inner Gateshead regeneration area. The Dunston area is serviced by the Dunston railway station, along the Tyne Valley Line. Dunston is now split into two distinct areas separated by the A1 dual carriageway. Much of the area south of the A1 is known as Dunston Hill.
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2262
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

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

Lowhand ~ Lowside

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

Dunston, eccl. dist. and vil., Whickham par., N. Durham -- dist., pop. 2692; vil., 2 miles SW. of Gateshead; P.O., T.O.

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