Brunswick Village

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Brunswick Village
Brunswick Village is located in Tyne and Wear
Brunswick Village
Brunswick Village
 Brunswick Village shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ231726
Civil parish Brunswick
Metropolitan borough North Tyneside and Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE13
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: 55°02′53″N 1°38′17″W / 55.048°N 1.638°W / 55.048; -1.638

Brunswick Village is a village split between North Tyneside and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and borders Hazlerigg, Dinnington and Wideopen. It was formerly known as Dinnington Colliery.


Brunswick Village grew up around Dinnington Colliery, named after the nearby village of Dinnington. The first deep mine at the site was sunk in 1867.[1] At its peak the coal mine employed over 1000 people, but closed in February 1960.[2] The village was initially known as Dinnington Colliery, but its name was later changed to Brunswick.[1] The village is half in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside and half in the metropolitan borough of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Brunswick Green housing estate, to the immediate left when you enter the village from the east is wholly in North Tyneside. The rest of the village resides in Newcastle Upon Tyne, including the streets to the immediate right when you enter the village.

Location and facilities[edit]

Brunswick Village has a parish church named after St Cuthbert.[3] The Brunswick war memorial lists the names of villagers who died during the First World War.[1]

The Big Waters Nature Reserve, a 50 acre site centred on a lake formed following mining subsidence in the 1920s, is located at the edge of the village. The site of Dinnington Colliery is now occupied by the Brunswick Industrial Estate.[4]

Public transport links to Brunswick are provided by Arriva North East bus route 45, linking the village to Wideopen, Gosforth and Newcastle every 30 minutes.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Dinnington Village History Dinnington Parish Council. Retrieved 2 February 2011
  2. ^ Dinnington Colliery Durham Mining Museum. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ St Cuthbert's Church, Brunswick Village | Diocese of Newcastle
  4. ^ Big Waters Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  5. ^ 45: Newcastle - Wideopen - Brunswick Arriva. Retrieved 2 February 2011.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brunswick Village at Wikimedia Commons