Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne
|Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|The Town Moor shown within Tyne and Wear|
|Location||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Nearest city||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Area||1,000 acres (404.7 ha)|
The Town Moor is a large area of common land in Newcastle upon Tyne. It covers an area of around 1000 acres or 400ha, and is larger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath combined, and also larger than New York City's Central Park (843 acres). It stretches from the city centre and Spital Tongues in the south out to Cowgate/Kenton Bar to the west, and from Gosforth to the north and Jesmond to the east.
At the south-eastern corner lies the Exhibition Park, but the rest of the Town Moor is not laid out as a park and is mostly treeless. Freemen of the city have the right to graze cattle on the moors, the rental income is distributed through the Town Moor Money Charity.
The area of common land is actually split up into two sections, of which the Town Moor is but the major part. The area is intersected by the A189 road and the section on the other side of the road is known as Nuns Moor, and includes the Newcastle United Golf Club.
The moor has recently had a pathway re-laid with more street lighting and CCTV.
- Newcastle City Council, Town Moor History and General Information Archived March 8, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2016-09-29
- The Freemen of Newcastle Archived May 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2009-10-25
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-30.
- Maxïmo Park The Undercurrents lyrics Archived March 12, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2014-02-22
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