Shiremoor (originally called Tynemouthshire Moor) is a large village
Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside. It is located
approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) inland of
Whitley Bay and
approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of The Tyne Tunnel. A mile
or so north of Shiremoor, the extensive built-up areas of North
Tyneside change abruptly into green belt stretching north into south
east Northumberland. It has a population of 4,782.
Shiremoor is not historically a centre of population but many housing
estates were built there in the 20th and 21st centuries.
first built as a colliery village to accommodate the miners of the
Shiremoor comprises numerous estates. They include the oldest two
estates of Bertram Grange and Old Shiremoor. As well as Park Estate,
Leeches Estate, and Shiremoor. In the early 2000s a new area was
built, known as
Northumberland Park. Although built as a separate
village, estate agents refer to it as being a part of Shiremoor.
Earsdon View is the newest estate to be built to the north of
Shiremoor & District Children's Treat
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8 Notable residents
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The original name, Tynemouthshire Moor, refers to the common of the
manor of Tynemouth. The area grew as a result of the coal industry,
developed to house miners from the local pits. As the coal industry
in the area declined,
Shiremoor became a commuter area and more
recently serves as a commercial centre.
Shiremoor colliery was
linked to the North Eastern Railway by the Blyth and Tyne Railway.
Shiremoor & District Children's Treat
Every year the local people hold a "treat" for the children of
Shiremoor and surrounding villages. This tradition dates back to 1907
and has been held every year since. It was started by a group of men
from the local pit and today is run by a committee of local people.
The "treat field" was originally located along Algenon Drive. However,
due to new developments being built it was relocated in the early 21st
Earsdon road, near the Grey Horse pub.
The Treat itself comprises many events that the local schools take
part in. There is an art competition, a dance display, many sports
competitions, including football, netball and hockey. There is always
a tea tent ran by the locals. Today there is a fun fair held alongside
Each year the children of the local schools receive a free "Treat
Ticket". The ticket gets them an ice cream and a souvenir.
The local schools meet outside their school and "march" to the treat.
This is usually led by a band, and the school banner. Many local
people join in the march as it is seen as very much a local
There is a Primary School located in Shiremoor, described by Ofsted as
an outstanding school. It provides for children aged 4–11,
including a nursery for 3+. It is a large school with 350+ students
and 52 places in the nursery.
In 2011 it was designated as a teaching school.
North Tyneside Council's Pupil Referral Unit is located in Shiremoor.
It is called Moorbridge and was opened in 2010. It caters for KS3 and
KS4 children with Behavioural, Emotional and Social difficulties with
up to 60 places.
There is a Resource Centre in on
Earsdon Road which comprises a
Doctors Surgery, Pharmacy and a Library. The doctors houses 3
There is also a One to One Centre located in the old Doctors building,
on Brenkley Avenue. They offer Sexual Health services to the local
There is one dentist in Shiremoor, located on Lesbury Avenue, near the
There is a St. Johns day centre in Shiremoor. 
The Church of
England parish church of
Shiremoor is located on
Brenkley Avenue. 
There is a Salvation Army church located on Lesbury Avenue.
The Catholic Parish for the area is Our Lady Star of the Sea. 
In recent years
Shiremoor has been subjected to substantial
residential development alongside the A19 corridor. The new
Northumberland Park Metro Station is the centre of a new residential
area between Shiremoor,
Backworth and West Allotment.
Currently there is extensive work being carried out on a new
Earsdon View, alongside the A19 corridor. Between
Shiremoor and Earsdon.
An adventure playground is located on Brenkley Avenue, nearby to St
Mark's Church and
Shiremoor Primary School.
Two major retail outlets employ local residents; Sainsbury's and
Boundary Mill. There are also a number of smaller 'local shops these
include a chip shop, Chinese takeaway, Post Office, a Spar and
numerous family owned corner shops. Other businesses include a
regional car sales outlet and a national car hire company. Small
businesses include cafe, private nursery, florists, pharmacies and
Cobalt Business Park, the largest office park in the UK, is
Shiremoor and West Allotment. Within the business park
there are numerous different businesses including the North Tyneside
Council headquarters, an Orange Call Centre, Santander customer
Services, Job Centre Plus, NHS, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, Just
Learning Nursery, Village Hotel and many more.
Patrick King was the first person to be awarded the George Medal, for
rescuing a blind woman during an air raid in World War II.
Evening Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder went to school in the
small coastal village at
Shiremoor First School and
Bryan Hewison was born and spent his formative years in Shiremoor.
Bryan gained a scholarship to the Royal Ballet (just as depicted in
the film Billy Elliott) where he achieved the position of soloist. He
then had a long and successful career at La Scala, Milan dancing as
Soloist for the Theatre Ballet Company.
Jackie Robinson, professional footballer, was born and died in
Shiremoor. He played for Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland. Played
England 1937–1939, until the second world war. Scored twice
against the German national team in 1938, in front of Hitler, when the
English team were ordered to do the Nazi salute.
^ Office for National Statistics: Census 2001 : Urban Areas:
Table KS01 : Usual Resident Population Retrieved 26 August 2009
^ "First Award of the
George Medal – Blind Woman Rescued" (News).
The Times (London). Tuesday, 1 October 1940. (48735), col F, p. 4.
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