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Chopwell
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Derwent Street (the main street through Chopwell)
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Chopwell
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population3,096 (2011) [1]
OS grid reference NZ119582
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE17
Dialling code 01207
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54°55′08″N1°48′54″W / 54.919°N 1.815°W / 54.919; -1.815 Coordinates: 54°55′08″N1°48′54″W / 54.919°N 1.815°W / 54.919; -1.815

Chopwell is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Rowlands Gill and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Hamsterley. The Gateshead MBC ward (called Chopwell and Rowlands Gill) had a population at the Census 2011 of 9,395. [2]

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It dates back to at least 1150, evidenced by a written document in which Bishop Pudsey granted the Manor of Chopwell to the first Abbot of Newminster. Newminster Abbey retained possession of the Manor until the dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536. [3]

Traditionally an area of coal mining, Chopwell was nicknamed "Little Moscow" because of the strong support for the Communist Party. Chopwell counts "Marx Terrace" (after Karl Marx) and "Lenin Terrace" (after Vladimir Lenin) among its street names, and during the 1926 General Strike the Union Flag at the council offices was taken down and replaced with the Soviet flag. Another notable street, site of the former Chopwell Junior School, "Fannybush Lane", was renamed "Whittonstall Road" by the local authority in the 1990s after its street sign was repeatedly stolen.

In 1974, Chopwell became part of the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and the metropolitan borough of Gateshead, after previously being part of the administrative county of Durham.

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References

  1. http://www.citypopulation.de/php/uk-england-northeastengland.php?cityid=E34004091
  2. "Gateshead ward population 2011" . Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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