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St Mary the Virgin Church, Throckley
Throckley shown within Tyne and Wear
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|Metropolitan borough||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|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 upon Tyne North|
Throckley is a village, located approximately 11 km west of Newcastle upon Tyne, in North East England. Hadrian's Wall passes through the village, its course traced by the village's main road, Hexham Road.
One of Throckley's more notable residents was William Brown, who was a consulting engineer in the 18th century, and part owner of Throckley Colliery at the time, responsible for the construction of many colliery waggonways throughout the North East of England.
Throckley also offers a supermarket, car shop, a range of hair salons, pubs, 3 care homes for the elderly, two churches, a solarium, butcher, funeral parlour, working men's club, an optometrist, medical surgery, a range of newsagents, a chemist, a masonic hall and one school. Throckley's economy is also boosted with the presence of an industrial estate which is home to Throckley Brickworks and Warmseal Windows, two of its many businesses.
Sightseeing and scenery
Throckley itself, especially the Bank Top area, offers some views over the Tyne Valley, and looking west, to the distant Pennines. The Guardian featured Throckley in the top fifty walks guide for 2007.
- Dunham, A. C. & V. E. H. Strasser-King (1981) Petrology of the Great Whin Sill in the Throckley Borehole, Northumberland, Inst. Geol. Sci. Rep. 81-4; 32 pp.
- "Throckley Colliery". Durham Mining Museum. Retrieved February 4, 2005.
- Philip R. B. Brooks. "Where Railways Were Born". ISBN 0-9504646-2-7. Retrieved February 4, 2005.[dead link]
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- Walton, George Bygone Throckley. [Newcastle upon Tyne]: Newcastle City Libraries & Arts, 1994.
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