Northgate, West Sussex

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Northgate
Northgate is located in West Sussex
Northgate
Northgate
 Northgate shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference TQ275385
District Crawley
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Crawley
Postcode district RH10
Dialling code 01293
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Crawley
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Coordinates: 51°07′53″N 0°10′36″W / 51.1314°N 0.1768°W / 51.1314; -0.1768

Northgate is a neighbourhood within the town of Crawley in West Sussex, England, and includes the town centre. Northgate is bordered by West Green to the west, Langley Green to the north, Three Bridges to the east and Southgate to the south.

History[edit]

Oak Way, Northgate

Before the arrival of the New Town, the name 'Northgate' was associated with the area around the Northgate Toll House located on the London to Brighton road as you entered the town from the North. The area was largely open fields although during the early twentieth century was some ribbon housing development along London Road, Tushmore Lane and Green Lane, Barnfield Road and Woolborough Road.

In the development of the New Town in the 1950s Northgate was the second neighbourhood estate to be built on fields to the north-east of the town. The bulk of the neighbourhood was constructed in 1951-52 by Crawley Development Corporation, but some houses were also built by the Horsham Rural District Council in the early 1950s.

The town centre was also included in the Northgate neighbourhood including the main shopping area of Crawley and the rail and bus stations as was the Manor Royal Industrial Estate to the north of the town and south of Gatwick Airport.

Facilities[edit]

Woodfield Road, Northgate

In common with other Crawley districts Northgate was provided with a primary school - originally provided in a prefabricated hut, but permanent buildings were opened in 1953. A parade of shops, a public house and two churches followed in the mid 1950s.

A R.E.M.E. depot was formerly sited on London Road, and a T.A. Centre is in Kilnmead.