Place:Ponteland, Northumberland, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates55.05°N 1.75°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoCastle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Ponteland is a village situated in Northumberland near Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The name means island in the Pont (the river which flows through the village), as the area previously consisted of a small piece of solid ground around St. Mary's church and the old bridge, surrounded by marshland. This marshland is now drained, with housing built on top of it. The Pont river joins the Blyth river further downstream. The old village has been greatly enlarged by the development of the residential area of Darras Hall. It is home to many of the region's footballers and CEOs, and is part of the North Easts's only safe Conservative parliamentary seat.

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