Springwell Village

Last updated

Springwell Village
Springwell Village - geograph.org.uk - 74440.jpg
Stone cottages on the main road
Tyne and Wear UK location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Springwell Village
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population11,833 (2011 Census data for Washington West ward)
OS grid reference NZ 2882 5836
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GATESHEAD
Postcode district NE9
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear
54°55′N1°33′W / 54.91°N 1.55°W / 54.91; -1.55 Coordinates: 54°55′N1°33′W / 54.91°N 1.55°W / 54.91; -1.55

Springwell Village is a village in the City of Sunderland, located approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 9 miles (14 km) from Sunderland, and 13 miles (21 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Washington West recorded a total population of 11,833. [1]

Contents

The village is home to one church, Springwell Village Methodist Church, as well as three shops and two local pubs – The Guidepost in the centre of the village, and The Ship on the outskirts. The area surrounding the village consists mainly of farmland, as well as land used for equestrian activities.

History

Bowes Railway Museum Bowes Railway (No. 22).jpg
Bowes Railway Museum

The first residences in the area were constructed in 1821 to house workers of the nearby colliery. [2] The village has retained much character, and is generally a sought after and affluent address within the local area. It has a mix of small private estates situated in the centre, and south alongside a large proportion of individual properties and stone terrace cottages, a style typical within the village.

The Bowes Railway Museum is located on the outskirts of the village. The railway served the colliery at Springwell Village from 1826 until 1974, with a short part of the route now operating as a heritage passenger railway.

Formerly a part of County Durham, the postal address is Gateshead, with the village now situated in the City of Sunderland. The village has close ties to Washington, Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Demography

According to the 2011 Census, the Washington West ward has a population of 11,833. [1] 51.4% of the population are female, slightly above the national average, while 48.6% are male. Only 2.1% of the population were from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) group, as opposed to 14.6% of the national population.

Data from the 2011 Census found that the average life expectancy in Washington West is 78.0 years for men, and 79.5 years for women. These statics compare favourably for men, but less so for women, when compared to the average life expectancy in the North East of England, of 77.4 and 81.4 years, respectively. [3]

Car ownership is significantly higher than the average in the City of Sunderland (64.9%), as well as being higher the national average of 74.2% – with 75.0% of households in the Washington West ward owning at least one car. [1]

Demography (data from 2011 Census)
Demographic% of population
Springwell [1]
% of population
Sunderland [4]
% of population
England [5]
Total population8,327275,50653,012,456
Male48.6%48.6%49.2%
Female51.4%51.4%50.8%
BAME 2.1%4.1%14.6%
Age 65+15.5%17.0%16.4%

Education

Mount Community Centre Mount Community Centre, Eighton Banks - geograph.org.uk - 1582257.jpg
Mount Community Centre

Springwell Village is served by Springwell Village Primary School, [6] which was rated "good" by Ofsted in July 2015. Nearby primary schools include Roman Road Primary School and St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School in Leam Lane, Fell Dyke Community Primary School in Wrekenton, and George Washington Primary School in Usworth.

In terms of secondary education, students attend the nearby Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Wrekenton, rated "outstanding" by Ofsted in January 2014, [7] as well as Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy in Birtley, and St. Robert of Newminster Catholic School in Fatfield.

Governance

Washington West is a local council ward in the City of Sunderland, and has a population of 11,833. [1] As of April 2020, the ward is served by three councillors: Bernard Scaplehorn, Dorothy Trueman and Henry Trueman. [8] Springwell Village is located within the parliamentary constituency of Washington and Sunderland West. As of April 2020, the constituency is served by MP Sharon Hodgson. [9]

Sunderland City Council Local Elections 2019:
Washington West [10]
CandidatePolitical partyNo. of
votes
% of
votes
Harry Trueman  Labour  1,23542.6%
Kevin John Sheppard  UKIP  67423.3%
Olwyn Bird  Conservative  44015.2%
Paul Andrew Leonard  Green  40514.0%
Odet Mark Aszkenasy  Liberal Democrats  1445.0%

Transport

Air

The nearest airport to Springwell Village is Newcastle International Airport, which is located around 15 miles (24 km) away by road. Teesside International Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport are located around 32.5 and 60 miles (52.3 and 96.6 km) away by road, respectively.

Bus

Springwell Village is served by Go North East's local bus services, with frequent routes serving Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and Washington.

Rail

The nearest Tyne and Wear Metro station is located at Heworth. The Tyne and Wear Metro provides a regular service to Newcastle, with trains running up to every 6 minutes (7–8 minutes during the evening and Sunday) between Pelaw and South Gosforth, increasing to up to every 3 minutes at peak times. [11] Heworth is also the nearest rail station, with Northern Trains providing an hourly service along the Durham Coast Line. [12]

Road

Springwell Village is well served by road links, located a short distance from the A1 and A1231. By road, Newcastle can be reached in around 15 minutes, Sunderland in 20 minutes, and Newcastle International Airport in 25 minutes.

People from Springwell Village

Related Research Articles

Gateshead Human settlement in England

Gateshead is a large town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. Gateshead and Newcastle are joined by seven bridges across the Tyne, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The town is known for its architecture, including the Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Residents of Gateshead, like the rest of Tyneside, are usually referred to as Geordies. Gateshead's town population in 2011 was 120,046.

Bill Quay Human settlement in England

Bill Quay is a residential area in Gateshead, located around 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles (19 km) from Sunderland, and 17 miles (27 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Heworth and Pelaw recorded a total population of 9,100.

Felling, Tyne and Wear Human settlement in England

Felling is an eastern suburb of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. The town was formed when three villages coalesced in the 19th century. Historically part of County Durham, the town was subsumed into the metropolitan borough of Gateshead in 1974. It lies on the B1426 Sunderland Road and the A184 Felling bypass, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Gateshead town centre, 1 mile (1.6 km) south east of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 10 miles north west of the City of Sunderland. In 2011, Felling had a population of 8,908.

Heworth Interchange Tyne and Wear Metro and railway station in Gateshead

Heworth Interchange is a transport interchange located in Heworth, Gateshead, consisting of a National Rail station, Tyne and Wear Metro station, and a bus and coach station. It was opened in November 1979 for British Rail services, as a replacement for former stations at Felling and Pelaw, with Tyne and Wear Metro services commencing around two years later, in November 1981.

Pelaw Human settlement in England

Pelaw is a residential area in Gateshead, located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 11 miles (18 km) from Sunderland, and 17 miles (27 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Heworth and Pelaw recorded a total population of 9,100.

Sheriff Hill Human settlement in England

Sheriff Hill is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England. It lies on the B1296 road 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Gateshead, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles (19 km) north of the historic city of Durham. According to the 2001 UK census it had a population of 5,051.

Wrekenton Human settlement in England

Wrekenton is a residential area in Gateshead, located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 11 miles (18 km) from Sunderland, and 14 miles (23 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of High Fell recorded a total population of 6,110.

Gateshead Interchange Tyne and Wear Metro station in Gateshead

Gateshead is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving Gateshead. The station joined the network in November 1981, following the opening of the line between Haymarket and Heworth, and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge over the River Tyne.

Low Fell Human settlement in England

Low Fell is a suburb of Gateshead situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England. Built predominantly on sandstone, grindstone and clay, it is bordered by Sheriff Hill/Deckham to the east, Saltwell/Bensham to the west, Harlow Green to the south and Shipcote to the north. The suburb lies on a major bus route 2.5 miles south of Gateshead centre, 3 miles south of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles north of the historic City of Durham. The principal road in the suburb is the A167. According to the 2001 UK census, the suburb had a population of 8,643, falling marginally to 8,636 at the 2011 census.

Felling Metro station Tyne and Wear Metro station in Gateshead

Felling is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving Felling in Gateshead. Originally opened in September 1839, the station joined the Tyne and Wear Metro in November 1981, following the network's extension from Haymarket to Heworth.

Sunniside, Gateshead Human settlement in England

Sunniside is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, which is located around 5.5 miles (9 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to the creation of the county of Tyne and Wear in 1974, it was part of Whickham Urban District, which in turn formed a part of County Durham.

Heworth, Tyne and Wear Human settlement in England

Heworth is a residential area in Gateshead, located around 3 miles (4.8 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 11 miles (18 km) from Sunderland, and 17 miles (27 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Heworth and Pelaw recorded a total population of 9,100.

Henshaw, Northumberland Human settlement in England

Henshaw is a small village and civil parish in Northumberland, within the vicinity of the ancient Hadrian's Wall. It is located around 11.5 miles (19 km) from Hexham, 25.5 miles (41 km) from Carlisle, and 33 miles (53 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Transport in Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan area covering the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, as well as North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and Washington.

Horsley, Northumberland Human settlement in England

Horsley is a small village in Northumberland. It is located around 11 miles (18 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles (19 km) from Hexham.

Wardley, Gateshead Human settlement in England

Wardley is a residential area in Gateshead, located around 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 miles (16 km) from Sunderland, and 15 miles (24 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Wardley and Leam Lane recorded a total population of 8,327.

Leam Lane Estate Human settlement in England

Leam Lane Estate is a housing estate in Gateshead, built in the 1950s and early 60's. Originally made up solely of council-built accommodation and housing association houses. Most of the properties are now privately owned. The estate is located around 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 10.5 miles (16.9 km) from Sunderland, and 15.5 miles (24.9 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Wardley and Leam Lane recorded a total population of 8,327.

Carr Hill Human settlement in England

Carr Hill is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, England. It is bordered by Felling to the north, Sheriff Hill to the south, Windy Nook to the east and Deckham to the west. It lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Gateshead, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and 13 miles (21 km) north of the historic City of Durham. Once a village in County Durham, it was incorporated into the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974.

Eighton Banks Human settlement in England

Eighton Banks is a small village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, which is located around 4.5 miles (7 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Bensham Human settlement in England

Bensham is a suburban area in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, which is located around 2 miles (3 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Washington West Ward (as of 2011): Local Area Report (E05001177)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  2. "Our History". Springwell Village Methodist Church. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. "Health state life expectancy by 2011 Census wards, England and Wales: 2009 to 2013". Office for National Statistics. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  4. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Sunderland Local Authority (E08000024)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – England Country (E92000001)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  6. "Springwell Village Primary School". Ofsted. 14–15 July 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  7. "School report: Cardinal Hume Catholic School". Ofsted. 14–15 January 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  8. "Elected Members". Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  9. "MPS representing Washington and Sunderland West (Constituency)". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  10. "Declaration of Result of Poll: Election of a City Councillor for Washington West Ward on Thursday, 2 May 2019" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  11. "Timetables and stations: Heworth". Nexus. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  12. "Train times: Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough to Newcastle and Metrocentre" (PDF). Northern Trains. 15 December 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  13. Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Yore Publications. p. 166. ISBN   978-0955294914.
  14. Chronicle, Evening (15 December 2001). "Paul Dressed To Thrill On And Off The Pitch". nechronicle. Retrieved 11 January 2018.