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Pegswood, Northumberland

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Pegswood, Northumberland

Pegswood is a mining village in Northumberland, England, and the site of the former Pegswood colliery. Pegswood is two miles (3 km) east of Morpeth and three miles (5 km) west of Ashington, with a population of around 3260. Pegswood is on a small hill above the valley in which Morpeth is situated, close to the River Wansbeck and to the river Brocks Burn. Its climate is temperate; the village rarely sees snow.
Post townMORPETH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2287
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01670
Population3,174 (2001 census)

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

Pegswood Colliery ~ Pegsworth

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

Pegswood, township and mining vil., Bothal par., Northumberland, 2 miles NE. of Morpeth, 1236 ac., pop. 968; P.O., called Pegswood Colliery.

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