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Blackfell is located in Tyne and Wear
Blackfell shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ290568
Coordinates 54°54′22″N 1°32′56″W / 54.906°N 1.549°W / 54.906; -1.549Coordinates: 54°54′22″N 1°32′56″W / 54.906°N 1.549°W / 54.906; -1.549
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Blackfell is a village located in the new town of Washington, Tyne and Wear in England.[1][2]

Construction of the village began in the 1960s, and was completed over several years. The original prefabricated maisonettes in the east side of the village have now been replaced with new-build homes. The village was built near the site of Blackfell Army Camp (no longer in existence) also covering Blackfell Caravan and Camping Club, and the old coal pit in Albany (now a small museum).

The village is between the A182, A1231 and the A194. Despite this, local bus services link the village with others in Washington.

When Washington New Town was constructed, each village was given its own industrial estate to employ the local workforce. A recently constructed B&Q (which was built around a Dickens DIY store, which was itself built on the RCA Record factory ground) dominates the Armstrong Industrial Estate closest to Blackfell.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 88 Newcastle upon Tyne (Durham & Sunderland) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229989. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.