Cramlington

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Coordinates: 55°04′55″N 1°35′06″W / 55.082°N 1.585°W / 55.082; -1.585

Cramlington
A church with a red tiled roof and a square tower. Trees in the foreground partially obscure the building. The sky is overcast and grey.
The parish church of St. Nicholas
Cramlington is located in Northumberland
Cramlington
 Cramlington shown within Northumberland
Population 39,000 (2004 est.)
OS grid reference NZ270760
Civil parish Cramlington
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAMLINGTON
Postcode district NE23
Dialling code 01670
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Blyth Valley
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland

Cramlington is a town in the county of Northumberland, in the north-east of England.

Cramlington is about five miles from the coast. The nearest beach is at Blyth, which is east. The county town of Morpeth is nearby.

Newcastle city is also close, which people of Cramlington can go and enjoy.

Cramlington is quite new, with lots of parks. The bicycle track system means cyclists can travel around the entire town without having to travel on the roads. The underpasses under the major roads mean children can walk around safe from traffic.

History[change | change source]

It was thought the Vikings were the first to settle in Cramlington. Until relatively recently it was made up of a few small mining villages, but was chosen to be a new town and since the 1960s, builders have enlarged the town to become the town of 40,000 it is today.

Facilites[change | change source]

The headquarters of The Officers Club menswear store is in Cramlington.[1] [2]

A large indoor shopping mall, Manor Walks, serves as the main shopping centre, next to the old village centre. There is a large leisure centre, Concordia, next to the shopping centre which has an indoor pool, climbing wall and well-equipped gym.

There are lots of Christian churches in the town including two Methodist, an Anglican church with two plants, as well as a Catholic church and a few Pentecostal and charismatic churches.

Cramlington Community High School is the only secondary school in the town, which passed the recent OFSTED inspection with 'outstanding' grades. The school system is about to be replaced with the two tier system, in which the high school will cater for 11-18 year olds.

Famous People[change | change source]

The comedian Ross Noble grew up in Cramlington. [3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Officers Club Contact Details". The Officers Club. Unknown. http://www.theofficersclub.co.uk/contact.aspx. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  2. "Officers Club deal saves 900 jobs". BBC News Online. 2008-12-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7798565.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
  3. "BNET". BNET. August 15, 2006. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_6783/is_2006_August_15/ai_n28367144/. Retrieved 2009-08-31. "Cramlington-born funnyman Ross Noble has established himself as one of Britain's top comics."