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Killingworth, North Tyneside

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Killingworth, North Tyneside

Killingworth, formerly Killingworth Township, is a town north of Newcastle Upon Tyne, in North Tyneside, United Kingdom. Built as a planned town in the 1960s, most of Killingworth's residents commute to Newcastle, or its surrounding area. However, Killingworth developed a sizeable commercial centre, with bus links to the rest of Tyne and Wear. Killingworth is not on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. The nearest metro station is Palmersville.
Administrative CountyNorth Tyneside
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2771
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
Population9,251 (not including surroundings) (Jan. 2006)

Killingworth, North Tyneside in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Killingworth, eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Longbenton par., Northumberland - dist., pop. 4822; vil., 6 miles NE. of Newcastle; P.O.; was the scene of the early labours of George Stephenson, the engineer; extensive coal mines are in the district.

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