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The local area guide to living in East Boldon

East Boldon is part of a trio of small villages in the North East of England, just east of Newcastle upon Tyne. The other two are West Boldon and Boldon Colliery

A site of conflict through the ages, the Boldons stood between Royalist Newcastle and Parliamentarian Sunderland. The Scots, allied with Sunderland, marched on Newcastle in 1644 in order to drive out the Royalist governors. The two forces met at Boldon, where the Scots were defeated in what is now known as The Battle of Boldon Hill.

The Boldons remained a small place, with the population barely scratching 1,000 at the start 19th century. However, it earned a reputation as a healthy, rural place to live among the gentry of Newcastle and Sunderland, who then began to build country houses in the area.

Following that, industry began to grow. Specifically, stone-quarrying, brick-making, tanning and brewing became common in the Boldons. Soon after, coal demands sky rocketed and the Harlton Coal Company constructed a coal mining shaft, and built houses for the workers - creating Boldon Colliery. The coal industry was hugely important to the area right up until 1982, when the shaft closed down.

East Boldon and West Boldon are both pretty, quiet, historic villages with a disproportionately large number of beautiful listed buildings. Architecturally, the villages are fascinating places, with buildings from many different eras still present and well kept.

Information about the local residents

Around 5,000 people live in East Boldon, of which around 97% were born in the United Kingdom. East Boldon and Cleadon have an average age of 46, and a median age of 48, which is slightly over the national average of 39.

After the coal mine shut down, the land lay derelict for many years, but in 2000 the Colliery Wood was created, with over 2,500 trees planted. It is now a popular walking place with the local population, as well as a home to much wildlife.

The Boldons have many leisure activities to offer, including fishing, football, art groups, golf, a historic society, and even belly dancing or taekwondo.

Boldon also has a very high number of pubs and restaurants for its size, as well as being nearby to several attractions, including Hylton Castle. It also has a recently developed superstore, cinema complex, growing business park, skate park and more. Several high-profile football players have come from Boldon, including former Newcastle United player, Wes Saunders.

Nearby schools

Boldon School opened in 2006, and offers top of the range facilities for girls and boys from 11 up. It has excellent sporting facilities, including a four-lane 25-meter swimming pool and 5-a-side football pitch, and now has Sports College status.

East Boldon has both a primary school and nursery, so education is within easy reach for the local residents.

Getting around

East Boldon is very conveniently located for transport, with a Metro station linking to Sunderland, Newcastle and everywhere in-between, with very regular trains.

It also has a good, frequent bus service - so travelling by public transport is relatively easy and convenient.

By car, the A184 runs through East Boldon and links to major artery roads, including the A19 and A1018. Therefore, it is very convenient for residents working out of town.

Local shops

East Boldon has a great range of convenient shops and amenities, including a large Asda, a DIY store, a pet store, a florist, a pharmacy, a butcher and a bakery.

What's more, the proximity to Newcastle and Sunderland, and frequency of trains and buses, means that major shopping trips are very easily undertaken. There, you'll find every high street brand imaginable and more.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.