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Seaton Burn

Coordinates: 55°03′40″N 1°37′34″W / 55.061°N 1.626°W / 55.061; -1.626

Seaton Burn
Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ239741
Metropolitan borough North Tyneside
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE13
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
Tyne and Wear

Seaton Burn is a village in Tyne and Wear, England to the north of Newcastle upon Tyne, and adjacent to Wideopen. The A1 used to pass through the village but now bypasses the village just to the west, where it meets the A19 which is the link road to the Tyne Tunnel.


Seaton Burn Colliery opened in 1844. By October 1852 the colliery was owned by John Bowes & Co. Employment rose to 1,311 in 1921, and steadily fell after that until it was closed by the National Coal Board on 17 August 1965.[1] Little now remains of the mine except for the old railway line leading southeast from the village. This linked with the line from the mine at Weetslade and then went east to link with both the East Coast Main Line and the line leading south to Percy Main. The old track bed has now been established as a cycleway and leads to a quite extensive cycle network in North Tyneside.


Seaton Burn is a stream that flows through southeastern Northumberland and reaches the North Sea at Seaton Sluice, after running through Holywell Dene.

History of Sports

  • Seaton Burn Whippet Racing Club (1965-1992?), Whippet racing club founded by local enthusiasts including Geordie Lye
  • Footness (founded in 1988), Volleyball-type game involving 2 or more players using a football and a 'net'. Invented by Trevors Smith and Lye. The front lawn of number 5, Patience Avenue (the former home of Smith) is the traditional home of footness, aka the 'theatre of schemes' and remains to this day the only known location that this noble sport was ever played.

Notable people

  • Jack Carr (footballer) (1876–1948), professional footballer with Newcastle United, born in Seaton Burn
  • Robson Green, English actor, educated at Seaton Burn Community college


External links

  • Seaton Burn Cricket Club
  • Seaton Burn Football Club
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