Place:North Shields, Northumberland, England

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NameNorth Shields
TypeTown
Coordinates55.017°N 1.433°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
Also located inTyne and Wear, England    
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North Shields is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside,Tyne and Wear in North East England. Historically part of Northumberland, it is located eight miles (13 km) east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Its name derives from Middle English schele meaning 'temporary sheds or huts (used by fishermen)', and still today, the area is synonymous with fishing and other trades associated with seafaring.

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