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The Angel of the North is in Lamesley C.P. in the Gateshead District.
Lamesley is located in Tyne and Wear
 Lamesley shown within Tyne and Wear
Area  22.9 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Population 8,662 (2011 census.ward)
   – density  378/km2 (980/sq mi)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Lamesley
Metropolitan borough Gateshead
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE11
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Blaydon
List of places
Tyne and Wear

Lamesley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. The village is on the southern outskirts of Gateshead, near to Birtley. The parish includes Kibblesworth, Lamesley village, Eighton Banks and Northside, Birtley which is predominantly private housing in neighbourhoods named The Hollys, Long Bank, Northdene and Crathie.

A hilltop contemporary sculpture in the parish is the Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley on a minor hilltop which is lower than Low Fell in the parish.


Combined, this area has a population of 3,928 people as at the 2001 census and unlike the small rise in the overall region saw a decrease to 3,742 at the following census.[1] The Gateshead MBC ward of Lamesley had a population of 8,662 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The Ravensworth Arms in Lamesley is said to be where Lewis Carroll wrote 'Alice in Wonderland'.


  1. ^ Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : GatesheadOffice for National Statistics : Retrieved 2009-09-14
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