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Birtley, Gateshead

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Birtley, Gateshead

Birtley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, in the County of Tyne and Wear, England. It is situated to the south of Gateshead and is physically linked to Chester-le-Street across the County Durham boundary lines. Until 1974, Birtley and the adjoining areas of Barley Mow, Vigo and Portobello were part of the old Chester-le-Street Rural District. Since 1974, these neighbouring areas have been considered part of 'greater' Birtley.
Post townCHESTER LE STREET
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2756
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191
Population11,377 (2001)
 

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

Birtley.-- township with ry. sta., Chester-le-Street par., N. Durham, 5 miles SE. of Gateshead -- township, 1429 ac., pop. 3540; eccl. dist., pop. 3954; P.O., T.O.; has coal mines.

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