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Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Walker is a residential suburb and electoral ward just east of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Walker's name is a hybrid of Old English and Viking Norse, "Wall-kjerr", where "kjerr" is Norse for "marshy woodland". The name therefore means "marshy woodland by the wall", where the wall in question is Hadrian's Wall.
Administrative CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2964
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

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

Walker, town with ry. sta., Longbenton par., Northumberland, on river Tyne, 3 miles E. of Newcastle, 1200 ac., pop. 9527; P.O., T.O. Walker is a local government dist., and has ironfounding, iron-shipbuilding, mfrs. of chemicals, and trade in coal.

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