Scotswood


 

Benwell and Scotswood is an electoral ward:

Benwell and Scotswood is an electoral ward of Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. The ward encompasses the Benwell and Scotswood housing areas, as well as the Newcastle Business Park, which is located on the banks of the River Tyne and houses offices of companies such as British Airways and the Automobile Association. The population of the ward is 13,759, which is 5.3% of the total population of Newcastle upon Tyne. Car ownership in the area is 45.1%, lower than the city average of 54.7%. The 2011 Census gave a population of 12,694.

History

Scotswood grew during the industrial revolution and provided labour for the huge Vickers Armstrong military engineering group formerly Armstrong Whitworth. Scotswood Road, which Vickers Armstrong used to dominate, is a main route along the Tyne and is mentioned in the song "Blaydon Races".

The Scotswood Bridge, which was known as the Chain Bridge, was the first bridge to be built over the Tyne in the industrial era. It opened in 1831 and was in use until 1967 when it had been superseded by a more modern structure, and was hence demolished.

Benwell and Scotswood were both sites of a number of coalmines. On 30 March 1925 the Montague Main Colliery Disaster occurred, caused by an inrush of water from the nearby disused Paradise Pit and resulting in the loss of 38 lives.

Scotswood railway station was served by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway between 1839 and 1967.

The Fenham and Benwell district formed an independent urban district, which was incorporated into the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1904.

Boundaries

The boundary of the Benwell and Scotswood ward starts at the West Road/A1 roundabout southbound along the A1 to the River Tyne, then east to the Scotswood Road and William Armstrong Drive junction. Northbound, the boundary joins Buddle Road and continues along St Johns Road to Elswick Road. The boundary then heads west onto Adelaide Terrace to the Hodgkin Park Road junction and continues north to the rear of the allotment gardens and Lismore Place. The boundary moves to the west behind Denhill Park properties to Pendower Hall School and follows the school's eastern perimeter north to the West Road to the A1.

Education

The ward has two nursery schools, six primary schools, one comprehensive secondary school and a school for children with specific needs.

Recreation and leisure

The ward has both the West End Library and Denton Burn Library, which have computers with free internet access. The West End library holds the West Newcastle Picture History Collection of around 17,000 images of the West End, some taken by Jimmy Forsyth. Benwell Nature Park and Denton Dene South are located within the ward. Scotswood Leisure Centre hosts various sports clubs and fitness classes. The ward contains three pieces of Play Provision, provided by Newcastle Play Service.

These are the Lillia Play Sessions, held at the Lillia Youth Centre and two playcentres: Scotswood Playcentre and Benwell Playcentre. These provide free open access sessions five days a week to children 5-12 (older children with disabilities and additional needs are also welcome).

Scotswood Natural Community garden was awarded a Green Flag Community Award. In 2012 a Sculpture Trail was created which involved the creation of four sculptures by artists working with local community groups.

West End RFC is a local amateur rugby club which plays its home matches at All Saints Sports Centre.

Charts

The ward has 6,411 housing spaces, 6.4% being vacant, higher than the city average of 5.3%. Owner-occupied properties stand at 46.9%, also lower than the city average of 53.3%. The properties are as follows:

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056388:Scotswood Methodist Chapel Scotswood Unknown c.1930s

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034582:Chapel Terrace/Chapel Court Scotswood Dept of Environmental Health 1934

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022980:Scotswood Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne c.1907

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029135: View of Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne, c.1900

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065281:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Allam T.

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003377:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1931

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064329:Armstrong Road shops Benwell/Scotswood Maybury Malcolm 1997

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069206: Blaydon Races Centenary Procession, Scotswood, 1962

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038820:Bridge Crescent Scotswood Unknown 1965

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028292:The Dene Scotswood Unknown c.1900

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003876:The River Tyne at Scotswood 1875

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062237:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1890

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050923:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1907

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014150:Scotswood Railway Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Carmichael J.W.

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015592:The Dene Hotel Scotswood RoadNewcastle upon Tyne 1920

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050317: Bridge Crescent, Scotswood

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028128:St. Margaret's Church Armstrong Road Scotswood Unknown c.1900

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064142:Vickers Plc Armstrong Works Scotswood Maybury Malcolm 1997

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061529:Rockies Scotswood Road Maybury Malcolm 1995

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043768:Whitehouse Road Benwell/Scotswood City Engineers 1966

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054273:A1 road bridge at Scotswood and Blaydon, Fern Roger, 1990

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061521:River Tyne Scotswood Malcolm Maybury 1995

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051145:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1910

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38674a:Scotswood Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1967

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028123:Gregson Street Scotswood Unknown c.1908

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004010:Ridley Terrace Scotswood Unknown c1908

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003903:King's Meadow Scotswood Unknown c.1885

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001790:Wesleyan Methodist Church Bell's Close Scotswood Unknown 1880?

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056378:St. George's Church Bell's Close Scotswood Unknown c.1890

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051270:Scout troop St. Margaret's Church Denton Road/Armstrong Road Scotswood Unknown 1913

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'Yesterday, Today, Forever', Fowberry Road, Scotswood

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Montagu Main Colliery (1750-1959)
- Montagu Main Colliery was located near Denton Burn, Scotswood and opened in 1750. From the 1860's it was owned by William Benson, later William Benson & Sons Ltd, up to ...
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015240:Tower House Denton Road Scotswood Unknown 1966

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Staying Here

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The Boy and The Hall
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Image taken from page 526 of 'The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences, historical facts, traditions, legendary and descriptive ballads, connected with the Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham. Historical Division.

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028293:Denton Row Scotswood Unknown c.1908

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015239:Scotswood Branch Library Armstrong Road/Ouston Street Scotswood Signey James 1966

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014832:The Robin Adair Scotswood 1965

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023037:Bridge Crescent, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne c.1900

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Scotswood, Boat House, Newcastle upon Tyne c1900

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028124:Perkins Street Scotswood Unknown c.1908

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028125:Newcastle Scotswood Whitfield Road C.1908

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020004:Vickers Fire Station and Garage, Scotswood St. May 1969

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Scotswood as recorded on the first OS map

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Aerial view of Scotswood showing the railway line and the Adamsez Works

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Aerial view of Scotswood showing the "chain bridge", Vickers Armstrong's Works and Delaval

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Bridge Crescent, Scotswood Road with the Ord Arms pub in thebackground.

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Scotswood Road looking west with Vickers Works on the left, a Vickers electricity sub-station on the right and the Ord Arms in the middle distance.

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Scotswood Road lookin west with Vickers Works on the left and Emmerson Villas on the right.

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Scotswood Road with the Delaval Arms pub showing on the left, beyond the Vickers electricity sub-station and Vickers Armstrong's Works showing on the right.

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Alma Inn pub at 2 Chapel Terrace in Scotswood Village.

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The Robin Air pub

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Scotswood Railway Station looking east

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Axwell Terrace, Scotswood Village

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Chapel Terrace, Scotswood Village

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Ridley Terrace on Denton Road

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Scotswood Delaval Drift, Scotswood Road

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