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The Angel of the North is in Lamesley C.P. in the Gateshead District.
Lamesley is located in Tyne and Wear
Location within Tyne and Wear
Area22.9 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Population3,742 (United Kingdom Census 2011)
• Density163/km2 (420/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNZ251580
Civil parish
  • Lamesley
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNE11
Dialling code0191
FireTyne and Wear
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Tyne and Wear
54°54′58″N 1°36′29″W / 54.916°N 1.608°W / 54.916; -1.608Coordinates: 54°54′58″N 1°36′29″W / 54.916°N 1.608°W / 54.916; -1.608

Lamesley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 3,742;[1] the village is on the southern outskirts of Gateshead, near to Birtley. The parish includes Kibblesworth, Lamesley village, Eighton Banks and Northside, Birtley which is predominantly private housing in neighbourhoods named The Hollys, Long Bank, Northdene and Crathie.

A hilltop contemporary sculpture in the parish is the Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley on a minor hilltop which is lower than the adjoining Low Fell and High Fell outside the parish.


Combined, this area has a population of 3,928 people as at the 2001 census and unlike the small rise in the overall region saw a decrease to 3,742 at the following census;[2] the Gateshead MBC ward of Lamesley had a population of 8,662 at the 2011 Census.[3] Both the ward and civil parish are very homogenous. For instance, in the 2011 Census, the ward was 96.9% White British.

The Ravensworth Arms in Lamesley is said to be where Lewis Carroll wrote parts of 'Alice in Wonderland'.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Gateshead Retrieved 2009-09-14
  3. ^ "Gateshead MBC ward population 2011". Retrieved 4 July 2015.

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