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Springwell village

Coordinates: 54°55′10″N 1°33′10″W / 54.91932°N 1.55286°W / 54.91932; -1.55286

Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ284583
Metropolitan borough City of Sunderland
Metropolitan county Tyne & Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE9
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Gateshead East and Washington West
List of places
Tyne and Wear

Springwell Village is, as the name suggests, a village on Tyneside in the North East of England approximately 4.5 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne. The postal address is Gateshead, however, the village lies administratively within the City of Sunderland, although most residents would not class themselves as living within the City of Sunderland. It has close ties to Washington, Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne. There is one church, two shops and two local pubs, 'The Guidepost' in the centre of the village, and 'The Ship' on the outskirts. The surrounding areas are mainly farmland with some equestrian centres.

The village has retained much character and is generally a sought after and affluent address within the local area. It has a mix of small private estates situated in the centre and south alongside a large proportion of individual properties and stone terrace cottages, a typical style within the village; there is one council estate to the North of the Village.

The village is served by three buses, primarily an express bus to Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne and Washington and another main service between Sunderland and Newcastle. The village is located a few minutes from the A1(M) and is within easy reach of both Newcastle railway station and Durham railway station.

The Bowes Railway museum is located on the outskirts of the village. The professional footballer Paul Thirlwell hailed from the village.

External links

  • Bowes Railway website
  • Geograph entry for Springwell Village
  • Springwell Village Primary School website

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