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Wallsend, North Tyneside

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Wallsend, North Tyneside

Wallsend is an area in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England. Wallsend derives its name as the location of the end of Hadrian's Wall. It has a population of 42,842 and lies 3.5 miles east of Newcastle City Centre.
Administrative CountyNorth Tyneside
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ2966
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191

Other names by which Wallsend, North Tyneside has been known in the past

Vindobala ~ Vindomora

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

Wallsend, town and par. with ry. sta., Northumberland, on river Tyne, at end of Roman wall, 4 miles NE. of Newcastle - par. (containing Howdon Pans and Willington Quay), 2530 ac., pop. 13,737; town, pop. 6351; P.O., T.O. The town takes its name from its position at the E. end of the Roman Wall, and has yielded Roman pottery, inscriptions, coins, and an altar to Jupiter. It was formerly noted for its coal-workings, exhausted in 1853; it has now blast furnaces, forge-works, lead and copper smelting works, and chemical works. Wallsend is a local government district.

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