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Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne is a city and metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, North East England. Historically the county town of Northumberland, of which it was part until 1974, it is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne centred 8.5 mi from the North Sea. The city grew up in the area that was the location of the Roman settlement called Pons Aelius, though it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert (II), Duke of Normandy, "Curthose", William the Conqueror's eldest son.
Administrative CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2564
OS Settlement ClassificationCity
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

Other names by which Newcastle upon Tyne has been known in the past

All Saints ~ John Newcastle St ~ Monk Chester ~ New Castle ~ New Castle Upon Tyne ~ Newcassel ~ Newcastle ~ Newcastle On Tyne ~ Newcastle Upon Tyne ~ Newcastle Upon Tyne All Saints St Andrew St John and St Nicholas ~ Pons Aelii ~ Pons Flii ~ St John Newcastle ~ Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

All Saints, par. and township, Newcastle-on-Tyne reg. dist., Northumberland -- par., 2068 ac., pop. 49,026; township, 280 ac., pop. 26,549.

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