Little Benton

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Little Benton
Little Benton is located in Tyne and Wear
Little Benton
Little Benton
Little Benton shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ281677
• London 242 miles (389 km)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE2
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Tyne and Wear
55°00′14″N 1°33′43″W / 55.004°N 1.562°W / 55.004; -1.562Coordinates: 55°00′14″N 1°33′43″W / 55.004°N 1.562°W / 55.004; -1.562

Little Benton is a small suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, which holds two modern housing estates (Church Green and Haydon Grange) along with the site of Newcastle United's academy base. Little Benton's full list of amenities begins and ends at a Post Box. The closest provisions can be found at Four Lane Ends, one mile away.

In the 19th century, Little Benton was a hamlet.[1] Until the 1980s, it housed nothing more than a farmer's field and a riding stable, which was demolished to make way for Haydon Grange, the newer of the two estates.

It was also a popular location for railway photographers taking pictures of trains on the East Coast Main Line.