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Tynemouth, North Tyneside

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Tynemouth, North Tyneside

Tynemouth (is a town and a historic borough in Tyne and Wear, England, at the mouth of the River Tyne, between North Shields and Cullercoats . It is administered as part of the borough of North Tyneside, but until 1974 was an independent county borough in its own right. It has a population of 17,056.
Administrative CountyNorth Tyneside
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ3569
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 Tynemouth, North Tyneside has been known in the past

Tine Mouth ~ Tinmouith ~ Tinmouth ~ Tunnacester

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

Tynemouth, parl. and mun. bor., par. and township, and watering-place, Northumberland, at N. side of mouth of river Tyne, opposite South Shields, 8 miles NE. of Newcastle and 272 from London by rail - par., 6831 ac., pop. 46,364; township, 1189 ac., pop. 22,548; bor., 4303 ac., pop. 44,118. Tynemouth includes the port of North Shields, and the whole bor. is usually called North Shields. Tynemouth proper, immediately E. of North Shields, is a bathing-place, with a fine sandy beach, baths, aquarium, winter garden, a magnificent stone pier, and a grand parade nearly a mile long. In Saxon times Tynemouth was in great repute as the burial-place of St Oswyn, its patron saint. A monastery was founded in 625, and its ruins are within the walls of the castle. In the castle yard is a lighthouse 79 ft. high, with revolving light (Entrance to the Tyne) 154 ft. above high water and seen 18 miles. Tynemouth has rapidly risen into a large town. It was made a parl. bor. in 1832, and a mun. bor. in 1849. It returns 1 member to Parliament.

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