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West Moor, North Tyneside

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West Moor, North Tyneside

West Moor (also sometimes written as "Westmoor") is a small place in Tyne and Wear, UK. West Moor began as a colliery village around the beginning of the 19th century. It was so-called because it lies to the west of the ancient Killingworth Moor, which has now disappeared under development. It was at the colliery here in 1804 that George Stephenson started work as a brakeman.
Administrative CountyNorth Tyneside
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2770
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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