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Coordinates: 55.1798° N 1.6442° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

OS grid reference NZ226873
District Castle Morpeth
Shire county Northumberland
Region North East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MORPETH
Postcode district NE61
Dial code 01670
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
UK Parliament Wansbeck
European Parliament North East England
List of places: UKEnglandNorthumberland

Pegswood is a village in Northumberland, England. It is located two miles east of Morpeth and three miles west of Ashington. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Castle Morpeth is a local government district and borough in Northumberland, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Northumberland is a county in northern England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... North-East England is one of the nine official regions of England and comprises the combined area of Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and a small part of North Yorkshire. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... 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Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Morpeth is a small market town in Northumberland, England. ... Statistics Population: 28,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ2787 Administration District: Wansbeck Shire county: Northumberland Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Northumberland Historic county: Northumberland Services Police force: Northumbria Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North East Post office and telephone Post...

It is located on the East Coast Main Line and is served by Pegswood railway station. The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... Situated on the South East edge of Pegswood village, this small station sits on the East Coast Main Line. ...

Inhabitants of Pegswood are called Pegswardians.



The name Pegswood derives from 'Peg's Worth', meaning an enclosure belonging to a man named Pecg. Pegswood started as a small settlement, and many old cottages survive to this day.

Mining Heritage

The construction of Pegswood Colliery resulted in an increase in population, due to the building of colliery housing. The colliery ran for many years, yet unfortunately the colliery was shut down in 1968. The only remnants are the Pit Heap, now landscaped and used as a park, with forest walks, and the entrance to the mine shaft, commonly known amongst Pegswardians as the 'Fifty Pence Piece' due to its shape, which is now in the Bothal Court estate. Sadly, in recent years, the colliery houses have become run down, and some have been demolished or abandoned. There was also formerly a brickworks in Pegswood, which has since closed down, yet many bricks from the brickworks can be found loose int he countryside around Pegswood, recognizable by a Pegswood stamp.

Recent Times

Pegswood has recently had a Bypass built to the South of it removing 80% of traffic through the village. This has resulted in a much quieter and family-friendly atmosphere to the village. However, the most poignant event in Pegswood's history has been the planting of 3 cherry trees on the pavement near the Co-op.


Pegswood has many facilities for its size. Shops inlude the Co-Op, Gill's Mini-market, Muckle and Rose's, amongst others, however Pegswood Village Store recently closed down to the dismay of many Pegswardians. Leisurewise, there is a social club, a football field, and a bowls green. There are also many public footpaths in Pegswood, allowing Pegswardians to walk to Longhirst, Bothal and Morpeth, and running throught the Pit Heap and along the Brocks Burn. A new park has been built as part of a project to reclaim the former Opencast mine, and contains walks and a wildlife reserve. Bothal is a village in Northumberland, in England. ... Map sources for Morpeth at grid reference NZ2085 Morpeth is a small market town in Northumberland, England. ...

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