Throckley

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Throckley
St Mary the Virgin Church, Throckley - geograph.org.uk - 103956.jpg
St Mary the Virgin Church, Throckley
Throckley is located in Tyne and Wear
Throckley
Throckley
 Throckley shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ158668
Metropolitan borough Newcastle upon Tyne
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE15
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Newcastle upon Tyne North
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Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°59′46″N 1°45′14″W / 54.996°N 1.754°W / 54.996; -1.754

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.

Throckley was a colliery village, being adjacent to Throckley Colliery; although with the decline in the coal-mining industry the village is becoming gentrified, like many of its kind.

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.

Westway Industrial Park

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[1] 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[edit]

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.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Walton, George Bygone Throckley. [Newcastle upon Tyne]: Newcastle City Libraries & Arts, 1994.