Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Cowgate
Locality
Cowgate is located in Tyne and Wear
Cowgate
Cowgate
Cowgate is located in the United Kingdom
Cowgate
Cowgate
Location within the United Kingdom
OS grid referenceNZ220662
Ceremonial county
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
UK
England
54°59′24″N 1°39′25″W / 54.990°N 1.657°W / 54.990; -1.657Coordinates: 54°59′24″N 1°39′25″W / 54.990°N 1.657°W / 54.990; -1.657

Cowgate is a locality in the north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It lies mainly between the Kenton ward, and the Blakelaw ward. The name is believed to come from the gate the local farmers would use from the Nuns Moor area to herd their livestock to the Newcastle cattle market.

The Cowgate estate was built in the 1920s.[1]

Carricks Bakery, which was later acquired by Greggs, was located in the area. The bakery was closed in 2005, and the work was transferred to other facilities in Newcastle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cowgate regeneration - Newcastle City Council". www.newcastle.gov.uk.
  2. ^ "Jobs to go as Greggs shuts bakery. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com.