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Backworth, North Tyneside

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Backworth, North Tyneside

Backworth is a village in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside in the county of Tyne and Wear, England, about 3+⁄2 miles west of Whitley Bay on the north east coast. It lies 5 miles northeast of Newcastle and 10 miles north northwest of Sunderland. Other nearby towns include North Shields to the southeast, Wallsend to the south, and Cramlington to the northwest. Backworth is often recognised to include, Backworth Village, Moorside Estate and Castle Park Estate.
Administrative CountyNorth Tyneside
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ3072
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
Population1,500 (2001 Census)

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


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

Backworth, township with ry. sta., Earsdon par., S. Northumberland, 4½ miles NW. of North Shields, 1588 ac., pop. 2056; has extensive collieries.

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