Choppington

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Choppington
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Choppington
Location within Northumberland
Population9,787 (2011) [1]
OS grid reference NZ255835
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHOPPINGTON
Postcode district NE62
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Northumberland
55°08′42″N1°36′04″W / 55.145°N 1.601°W / 55.145; -1.601 Coordinates: 55°08′42″N1°36′04″W / 55.145°N 1.601°W / 55.145; -1.601

 

Choppington is a large village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. It is situated 5 miles to the south-east of Morpeth, and north of Bedlington. It was at one time part of the three big mid-Northumberland collieries (Ashington, Bomarsund and Choppington).

Contents

The parish, which was until 1 July 2010 called North Bedlington, was created on 1 April 2009 [2] also includes the settlements of Bomarsund, Guide Post, Stakeford, Sheepwash, Scotland Gate and West Sleekburn.

Governance

An electoral ward exists. the population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 4,792. [3]

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References

  1. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. "Northumberland Registration District". UKBMD. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  3. "Ward population 2011" . Retrieved 26 June 2015.