Place:Backworth, Northumberland, England

Alt namesCastle Park Estatesource: 20th century settlement in parish
Moorside Estatesource: 20th century settlement in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates55.033°N 1.517°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEarsdon (near North Shields), Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Castle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Tynemouth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1897
Earsdon (near North Shields), Northumberland, Englandurban district of which it was a part 1897-1935
Seaton Valley, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
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Backworth is now a village in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside in the county of Tyne and Wear, England, about 3 1⁄2 miles (6 km) west of Whitley Bay on the north east coast and 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Newcastle. Other nearby towns include North Shields to the southeast, Wallsend to the south, and Cramlington to the northwest.

Backworth is often recognised to include Backworth Village, the Moorside Estate and the Castle Park Estate.

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Backworth was a township in the ancient parish of Earsdon (near North Shields). It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1897 it was part of Tynemouth Rural District and from 1897 until 1935 part of Earsdon (near North Shields) urban district. In 1935 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Seaton Valley.

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