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Woolsington Park in Woolsington,
looking south from near Woolsington Hall
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Woolsington
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population11,160 (2011)
OS grid reference NZ199697
Civil parish
  • Woolsington
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Historic county
  • Northumberland
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE13
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
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55°01′19″N1°41′20″W / 55.022°N 1.689°W / 55.022; -1.689 Coordinates: 55°01′19″N1°41′20″W / 55.022°N 1.689°W / 55.022; -1.689

Woolsington is a village in and also a civil parish of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is north-west of the city centre, and covers a large geographical area. It was also formerly an electoral wards, although the ward was slightly larger than the civil parish, extending slightly further south. The parish also includes Newbiggin Hall, Woolsington village and Newcastle Airport. It had a population of 11,160 as of the 2011 Census. [1]

The place-name 'Woolsington' is first attested in Charter Rolls of 1204, where it appears as Wlsinton. The name means 'the town or settlement of Wulfsige's people'. [2]

The Grade II* listed Woolsington Hall and its 92-acre estate are located in the parish. The hall is on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register. In December 2015 the hall was severely damaged by fire. [3]

There are four primary schools as well as a nursery and creche. There is also a children's centre. Other community facilities include Simonside Community Centre, Newbiggin Hall library, Gala Field Youth Centre and Chevyside Learning First. Newbiggin Hall Library has computers with free internet access. Gala Field Youth Centre provides activities and support to children and young people in the area. Simonside Community Centre on Bedeburn Road offers rooms to hire for events or meetings and a fitness suite.

House prices in Woolsington average at £154,500. However, property prices within the boundaries of the village itself range from £250,000 to £1,100,000.

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References

  1. "Newcastle-upon-Tyne ward population 2011" . Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.533.
  3. Liz Walker (27 February 2013). "Sir John Hall's Woolsington Hall back on the market". Evening Chronicle . Retrieved 25 August 2013.