Forest Hall

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Forest Hall
Forest Hall is located in Tyne and Wear
Forest Hall
Forest Hall
 Forest Hall shown within Tyne and Wear
Population Approx 2,500-5,000
OS grid reference NZ269683
Metropolitan borough North Tyneside
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE12
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament North Tyneside
List of places
Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 55°01′15″N 1°34′08″W / 55.0209°N 1.5689°W / 55.0209; -1.5689

Forest Hall is a village east of Benton in North Tyneside in the north of England.


There are pubs, social clubs and a shopping centre with a variety of shops, take away food outlets, two restaurants, two supermarkets and a Health Centre. Forest Hall has frequent buses through the village centre; Newcastle upon Tyne city centre is approximately 15–20 minutes travel by bus. Benton Metro station is about a half mile from the centre of Forest Hall.

The East Coast Main Line runs through Forest Hall. The old Forest Hall station was closed down and a public house, "The Flying Scotsman", was opened on the site of the old railway station in May 1969, named after the Flying Scotsman rail service that uses the route.


Not to be confused with Forest Hall School in Essex, England

Primary schools in the area include Forest Hall Primary School, Ivy Road Primary School, West Moor Primary School and Linden School (privately owned, part of the Dame Allan group.[1])

For further education there is Longbenton Community College in Benton and George Stephenson High School to the north in Killingworth.


Forest Hall has several churches of different denominations: St Bartholomew's Church, Long Benton (C of E), St Andrews Methodist United Reformed Church, St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and Bethesda Gospel Hall.


External links[edit]

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