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Housing at Arthur's Hill in 1975
|OS grid reference|
|• London||242 miles (389 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE|
|Fire||Tyne and Wear|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
The area is situated one mile west of the city centre, in the Wingrove electoral ward. As the name suggests, the area is atop a large hill overlooking the city. It was known as Westgate until the 1820s. Isaac Cookson developed an estate opposite Westgate Cemetery in 1826. This was named after his first son Arthur, the origin of the area's current name.
Arthur's Hill is a multicultural area containing many Indian restaurants and shops.
Arthur's Hill is currently part of the "Newcastle New Deal for Communities" – an ambitious programme which is working to change the face of Arthur's Hill, Cruddas Park, Rye Hill, and Elswick over a ten-year period, with £50 million of Government funding.
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