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Shiremoor (originally called Tynemouthshire Moor) is a small town in the Metropolitian Borough of North Tyneside. It is located approximately inland of Whitley Baymarker and approximately north of The Tyne Tunnelmarker. 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 Northumberlandmarker. 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.

It is served by Shiremoor Metro stationmarker, which opened in 1980. Before the railway was converted to form the metro, there was no station at Shiremoor, but there was one instead at Backworth station, some distance from Backworthmarker village.

The parish church of Shiremoor is St. Mark's. It is situated just off the main road (Park lane) on Brenkley Avenue. The church has a website with information about many of the goings on.

Education

There is currently only one school in Shiremoor, Shiremoor Primary School, located on Stanton Road. It caters for local children aged between 3-11. Shiremoor Primary is a beacon school.

Until recent years Shiremoor also had a Middle School, but due to both the age of the building and the changing educational system in the area the School was closed in September 2000.

Shiremoor has a public library located in Shiremoor Resource Centre, Earsdon Road. The library provides free internet access through People's Network Computers.

New Developments

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, Backworthmarker and West Allotment.

Currently there is extensive work being carried out on a new residential area, Earsdon View, alongside the A19 corridor. Between Shiremoor and Earsdonmarker.

Evening Chronicle chief sports writer Lee Ryder was schooled in the small coastal village at Shiremoor First School and Shiremoor Middle School.

Economy

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 and a Spar. Other businesses include a regional car sales outlet and a national car hire company. Small businesses include cafe, florists, pharmacy's and haidressers.

References

  1. Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Urban Areas : Table KS01 : Usual Resident Population Retrieved 2009-08-26


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