Whickham


 

Whickham is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, North East England, south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, and is situated on high ground overlooking the River Tyne. In 2011, it had a population of 16,652. Despite being in Gateshead not Newcastle, it has a postal address of Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16. Whickham is a semi-rural, middle class suburban town and former civil parish. Built on a large hill, it overlooks a large part of the northern and western horizon, including the MetroCentre, and contains a mixture of large suburban housing estates and private streets for the local residents. The main street that goes through the town contains some shops and retailers, a few pubs and restaurants, and St. Mary's Church, the oldest building in Whickham.

History

Whickham underwent some expansion in the 1950s when the Lakes Estate was built just off Whickham Highway. Then later in the decade the Oakfield Estate just off Whaggs Lane was built. However, house building in the early 1960s transformed the then village into a small town. Grange Lane Estate began the seemingly unending development by J. T. Bell, (Bellway), the builder, who went on into Clavering Park, Clavering Grange, the Cedars and then Fellside Park. Even after this expansion, there is some debate that the old spirit of the village was finally lost when the main street of Whickham was redeveloped.

To the south-west of Whickham, above the River Derwent, are the ruins of Old Hollinside, a fortified manor house once owned by the Bowes-Lyon family.

Awards

Whickham has been a national finalist in the RHS 'Britain In Bloom' competition over fifteen times, and, as of 2012, has twice been awarded 'Outright National Winner' in its category.

Schools

Whickham has six primary schools, one secondary school and one school for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND):

Primary schools:

Secondary schools:

Special schools:

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028398:Front Street Whickham unknown c1900

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068956:The Rectory Whickham B.Durness 1981

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020061:East End Whickham unkown c1900

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040826:Interior of St Mary's Church Whickham unknown c1900

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068952:St Marys Church Whickham Durness B 1980

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067728:St Mary's Church Whickham unknown c1890

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067778:Park Cottage Whickham unknown 1980

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024866:Water Pumps Whickham unknown c1900

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028397:Whickham Village unknown c1900

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20 - Wickham

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Church of St Mary The Virgin, Whickham

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War Memorial and offices, Whickham

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Church Chare, Whickham

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Wesleyan Chapel, Fellside Road

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Spoor Methodist Church, Whickham

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IPA17: Conservation Area Character Statements, Strategies and Policy Guidelines
- "This Interim Policy Advice contains conservation area character statements for Gateshead’s 22 Conservation areas along with adopted strategies and development policy guidelines for fourteen of these areas. The Advice ...

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002713:Whickham Council Buildings unknown c1890

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015785:St. Bede's R.C. School Whickham View Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1966

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