Dinnington, Tyne and Wear

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Dinnington is located in Tyne and Wear
Dinnington shown within Tyne and Wear
Population 1,636 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Dinnington
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE13
Dialling code 01661
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
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Tyne and WearCoordinates: 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, near 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. Two areas of Green Belt land are being removed to allow 250 private houses to be built and a further 160 are likely to be constructed at Donkey Field.[3]

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.[4]

The local school, Dinnington First School has around 140 pupils and feeds into Gosforth East Middle School.[5]


  1. ^ "ONS Neighbourhood Statistics: Census 2011, Dinnington Parish". ONS Neighbourhood Statistics. Office of National Statistics. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.dinningtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/history-of-dinnington-village.html
  3. ^ "Dinnington - a village under pressure". Newcastle Residential Areas. Kay's Geography. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Big Waters". Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Northumberland Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Newcastle council schools web page Retrieved 2010-05-14

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