11 Facts About Backworth


Backworth is a village in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside in the county of Tyne and Wear, England, about.

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Backworth is often recognised to include Backworth Village, Castle Park Estate and moorside estate.

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West Backworth still existed in 1353, but was deserted by the 16th century, not appearing in the Dissolution survey.

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Hoard of gold and silver objects was found in 1812, supposedly near Backworth and, according to Haverfield, was sold to a Newcastle silversmith.

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Backworth was a centre of coal mining through the 19th century and much of the 20th century.

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In recent years Backworth has been subjected to substantial residential development alongside the A19 corridor.

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Backworth is home to two traditional British brass bands – the Backworth Colliery Band and Junior Band.

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Backworth is home to Backworth Cricket Club, which plays in Northumberland and Tyneside senior league.

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Backworth is home to Backworth Golf Course, the only 9-hole course in the area.

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Backworth has a ten-hole parkland golf course for both members and visitors alike.

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At 5800 yards, Backworth Golf Course is a par 71 with a Standard scratch scoring of 68.

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