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Wrekenton, Gateshead

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Wrekenton, Gateshead

Wrekenton is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, in Tyne and Wear, England, that was formerly a separate village. Wrekenton is probably best known to passers by as the location of a large branch of the Co-op supermarket. It is served by the B1296 which used to be a route of the Great North Road. It is bordered to the North by Beacon Lough to the West by Harlow Green and to the South by Eighton Banks. A large part of Wrekenton is a large council estate known as Springwell Estate.
Administrative CountyGateshead
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2759
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191

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