Percy Main, Tyne and Wear
It is named after the colliery belonging to the Percy family, which was located just south of the railway, near St. John's church. The colliery was sunk in 1799 & went to a depth of 247 meters to the renowned Main seam, which was considered the best coal for household use. The village grew up around it to serve the pit. It closed in 1895. In 1872, the population was recorded as 3,953, residing in 786 houses. The inhabitants worked mainly in the neighbouring docks and other industries.
Sport is popular in the village, with Percy Main Cricket Club playing at St John's Green in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior Cricket League, with their next door neighbours Percy Main Amateurs F.C. playing at Purvis Park in the Northern Football Alliance Premier Division.
Percy Main Primary School is located in the village.
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- Interactive, Enigma. "Percy Main Primary School | Percy Main | North Shields | North Tyneside". www.percymainprimary.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
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