Lamesley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lamesley
Fly-Angel.jpg
The Angel of the North is in Lamesley C.P. in the Gateshead District.
Lamesley is located in Tyne and Wear
Lamesley
Lamesley
Lamesley shown within Tyne and Wear
Area 22.9 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Population 8,662 (Gateshead 2011 census.ward)
• Density 378/km2 (980/sq mi)
OS grid reference NZ251580
Civil parish
  • Lamesley
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GATESHEAD
Postcode district NE11
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear
54°54′58″N 1°36′29″W / 54.916°N 1.608°W / 54.916; -1.608Coordinates: 54°54′58″N 1°36′29″W / 54.916°N 1.608°W / 54.916; -1.608

Lamesley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 3,742.[1] The village is on the southern outskirts of Gateshead, near to Birtley. The parish includes Kibblesworth, Lamesley village, Eighton Banks and Northside, Birtley which is predominantly private housing in neighbourhoods named The Hollys, Long Bank, Northdene and Crathie.

A hilltop contemporary sculpture in the parish is the Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley on a minor hilltop which is lower than Low Fell in the parish.

Demography[edit]

Combined, this area has a population of 3,928 people as at the 2001 census and unlike the small rise in the overall region saw a decrease to 3,742 at the following census.[2] The Gateshead MBC ward of Lamesley had a population of 8,662 at the 2011 Census.[3]

The Ravensworth Arms in Lamesley is said to be where Lewis Carroll wrote 'Alice in Wonderland'.[citation needed]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lamesley at Wikimedia Commons