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Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne

Spital Tongues is a historic area of Newcastle upon Tyne, located north west of the city centre. Its unusual name is believed to be derived from 'spital' – a corruption of the word 'hospital' that is quite commonly found in UK place names - and 'tongues', meaning outlying pieces of land. Edward I gave two such 'tongues' of land to the St Mary Magdalene Hospital – hence 'hospital tongues' and eventually 'Spital Tongues'.
Administrative CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2365
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
 

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