Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Cowgate
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54°59′24″N1°39′25″W / 54.990°N 1.657°W / 54.990; -1.657 Coordinates: 54°59′24″N1°39′25″W / 54.990°N 1.657°W / 54.990; -1.657

Cowgate is a locality in the north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It lies 2.8 miles Northwest of the City Centre. Initially it was in the Kenton ward up until 2018 which it was in the Blakelaw ward. The name is believed to come from the gate the local farmers would use from the Nuns Moor area to herd their livestock to the Newcastle cattle market.

The Cowgate estate was built in the 1920s. [1]

Carricks Bakery, which was later acquired by Greggs, was located in the area. The bakery was closed in 2005, and the work was transferred to other facilities in Newcastle. [2]

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References

  1. "Cowgate regeneration - Newcastle City Council". www.newcastle.gov.uk.
  2. "Jobs to go as Greggs shuts bakery. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com.