Topics > Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Woolsington


Woolsington Village is about 5 miles north-west of Newcastle city centre. It forms part of the Civil Parish of Woolsington, which includes Newcastle Airport. Historically, Woolsington was a township in the Parish of Dinnington.

WOOLSINGTON, a township, in the parish of Dinnington, union and W. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 5¼ miles (N.W. by N.) from Newcastle; containing 74 inhabitants, and comprising about 636 acres. The lands anciently belonged to Tynemouth priory, and in the reign of Elizabeth were possessed by the Jennison family. Woolsington Park is a handsome seat.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Woolsington is a village in and also a civil parish of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is north-west of the city centre, and covers a large geographical area. It is one of the city's 26 electoral wards, although the ward is slightly larger than the civil parish, extending slightly further south. The parish also includes Newbiggin Hall, Woolsington village and Newcastle Airport. It has a population of 11,160 as of the 2011 Census.

The place-name 'Woolsington' is first attested in Charter Rolls of 1204, where it appears as Wlsinton. The name means 'the town or settlement of Wulfsige's people'.

The Grade II* listed Woolsington Hall and its 92-acre estate are located in the parish. The hall is on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk register. In December 2015 the hall was severely damaged by fire.


There are four primary schools in the ward as well as a nursery and creche. There is also a children's centre. Other community facilities include Simonside Community Centre, Newbiggin Hall library, Gala Field Youth Centre and Chevyside Learning First.

Newbiggin Hall Library has computers with free internet access. Gala Field Youth Centre provides activities and support to children and young people in the area.

Simonside Community Centre on Bedeburn Road offers rooms to hire for events or meetings and a fitness suite.

The Woolsington ward boundary starts at the junction with the A1 and A696 Woolsington Bypass. It heads northwest along the A696 to the junction with Newbiggin Dene where it heads north to the metro line. From here the boundary runs along the Westerhope ward boundary to join Stamfordham Road at the junction of the Ouseburn. The boundary continues southeast along Stamfordham Road to the junction with the A1 Western Bypass. It heads north along the A1 back to the start at the Woolsington Bypass.

House prices in the ward average at £154,500. However, property prices within the boundaries of the village itself range from £250,000 to £1,100,000.

Text from Wikipedia, available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (accessed: 01/11/2019).
Visit the page: Woolsington for references and further details. You can contribute to this article on Wikipedia.
Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle Airport Dinnington Parish, 1848 Woolsinton Civil Parish Map and Aerial View Callerton Parkway Metro Station Map and Aerial View
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
037061:Newbiggin Hall Estate Woolsington City Engineers 1978

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
023019b:Newcastle upon Tyne Aero Club Woolsington Unknown late 1930s

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
034312:Newbiggin Hall Estate Woolsington City Engineers 1978

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
023008:Newcastle upon Tyne Aero Club, Woolsington, 1949

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Newcastle libraries (flickr)
023019a:Newcastle upon Tyne Aero Club Woolsington Unknown late 1930s

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Public Footpath

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
Ouse Burn at Woolsington - River Level

Added by
Simon Cotterill


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.