Sandyford, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Sandyford
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Sandyford Road, the north-west boundary of Sandyford (on the right)
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Sandyford
Location within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ257658
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE2
Dialling code 0191
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54°59′10″N1°35′56″W / 54.986°N 1.599°W / 54.986; -1.599 Coordinates: 54°59′10″N1°35′56″W / 54.986°N 1.599°W / 54.986; -1.599

Sandyford is a district of Newcastle upon Tyne, located in the east of the city. It borders Jesmond, Central Newcastle, Shieldfield and Heaton.

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Population

Similarly to neighbouring Jesmond, Sandyford is home to a large number of students because of its close proximity to Newcastle University and Northumbria University.

Architecture

Sandyford’s housing stock is mostly red brick Victorian terraced housing, and many of these are Tyneside flats. Towards the south-east, the residential streets run steeply downwards to Jesmond Dene.

In the south of Sandyford, there are some light industrial business buildings, including offices and small warehouses.

Transport

Sandyford is serviced by the Tyne and Wear Metro, with the nearest station being Jesmond Metro station. [1]

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References

  1. Walton Robinson. "Houses & Apartments in Sandyford" . Retrieved 23 May 2012.