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Arthur's Hill is an area of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It lies approximately 1 mile west of Newcastle City Centre. [1] It is bordered by Fenham to the West, Elswick to the South, and Spital Tongues to the North. It gives name to a Newcastle City Council electoral ward with a population of 14,507. [2]

The area in both the Westgate and Wingrove electoral wards up until 2018. As the name suggests, the area is atop a large hill overlooking the city. It was known as Westgate until the 1820s. Isaac Cookson developed an estate opposite Westgate Cemetery in 1826. This was named after his first son Arthur, the origin of the area's current name. [3]

Arthur's Hill is a multicultural area which many migrants from South Asia settled in with later immigration from Africa and Eastern Europe. [4] It contains many Indian restaurants and shops. As of 2011, 55.7% were White, 29.5% Asian, 6.5% Black, 3.3% Arab and 3.3% Mixed Race. It had a population of 11,029 in 2011. Around 40.6% are Christian, 28.4% non religious and 23.8% Muslim. [5]


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References

  1. https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Arthur-s-Hill.Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Electoral Review | Newcastle City Council". www.newcastle.gov.uk.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Arthur's Hill (Ward, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de.
  5. "Arthur's Hill (Ward, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de.