Dinnington, Tyne and Wear

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Dinnington is located in Tyne and Wear
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population1,636 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Dinnington
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNE13
Dialling code01661
FireTyne and Wear
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Tyne and Wear
55°03′14″N 1°40′31″W / 55.0540°N 1.6754°W / 55.0540; -1.6754Coordinates: 55°03′14″N 1°40′31″W / 55.0540°N 1.6754°W / 55.0540; -1.6754

Dinnington is a village and civil parish in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England. It is about 9 miles (14 km) north of the city centre, and about 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Newcastle International Airport. According to the 2011 Census, Dinnington Parish has 737 households and a population of 1,636; of whom 358 are 65 or over (almost 22%).[1]

The village has been inhabited since well before the Iron Age (700 BC). Mining has taken place from at least 1715, with the first deep mine being the Augusta Pit at Dinnington Colliery which was sunk in 1867. 1919 saw the formation of Dinnington Parish Council. In 1974 boundary changes led to the village, previously within Northumberland, being incorporated into the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.[2]

Formerly a coal-mining village with at least four pits within two miles (3 km), Dinnington expanded during the last 40 years of the twentieth century to become a commuter or dormitory village with suburban residential estates and is set for further residential development.[3] Two areas of Green Belt land have been removed to allow 250 private houses to be built and a further 160 have been constructed at Donkey Field.[4]

Situated a 5 minutes' drive from Newcastle International Airport, the village boasts both ease of access to City Centre and beautiful countryside walks or drives. Big Waters, a nature reserve at a subsidence pond, is nearby.[5]

The local school, Dinnington First School has around 140-150 pupils and feeds into Gosforth East Middle School.[6] A statutory notice was issued in October 2017 to increase pupil numbers at Dinnington First School from 150 to 300 pupil places by building a new school on the same Sycamore Avenue site.[7] It is planned that the school will double its intake and admit up to 60 pupils into the reception class in September 2019. There will continue to be up to 52 part-time places in the nursery class.[8]


  1. ^ "ONS Neighbourhood Statistics: Census 2011, Dinnington Parish". ONS Neighbourhood Statistics. Office of National Statistics. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Dinnington - a village under pressure". Newcastle Residential Areas. Kay's Geography. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Dinnington – 2015-2020 and beyond". Newcastle residential areas. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Big Waters". Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  6. ^ Newcastle council schools web page Retrieved 2017-11-17
  7. ^ Newcastle City Council (20 October 2017). "Proposals to increase the pupil numbers of Dinnington First School". Dinnington First School. Retrieved 17 November 2017.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Welcome to Dinnington First School". www.dinnington.newcastle.sch.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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