Dinnington, Tyne and Wear
Dinnington shown within Tyne and Wear
|Metropolitan county||Tyne and Wear|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE|
|Fire||Tyne and Wear|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
|UK Parliament||Newcastle North|
Dinnington is a village and civil parish in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England. It is about 9 miles (14 km) north of the city centre, near Newcastle International Airport. It has a population of 1,710.
The village has been inhabited since well before the Iron Age (700 BC). Mining has taken place from at least 1715, with the first deep mine being the Augusta Pit at Dinnington Colliery which was sunk in 1867. 1919 saw the formation of Dinnington Parish Council. In 1974 boundary changes led to the village, previously within Northumberland, being incorporated into the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Formerly a coal-mining village with at least four pits within two miles (3 km), Dinnington has now turned into a more "property-developed area", with the local farmhouse and all its buildings demolished to create housing at rather high-prices at a quite sought-after location.
Situated a 5 minutes drive from Newcastle International Airport, the village boasts both ease of access to City Centre and beautiful countryside walks or drives.
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