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Grid reference: NZ2668
Location: 55°0’0"N, 1°34’12"W
Population: 34,878
Post town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postcode: NE12
Dialling code: 0191
Local Government
Council: North Tyneside
North Tyneside

Longbenton is a Northumberland village which has become a district of the great city of Newcastle in that county. Longbenton is largely occupied by an extensive estate originally built as municipal housing by Newcastle City Council in the 1950s and 1960s.

The village is served by the Tyne and Wear Metro stations Longbenton Metro station and Four Lane Ends Metro Station. Nearby places are Killingworth, Forest Hall, Four Lane Ends, West Moor, Heaton and South Gosforth. Longbenton and Killingworth together had a recorded population of 34,878 I 2001.



Longbenton is the site of BT's Newcastle call centre. Balliol Business Park is located in Longbenton where a Greggs production site and, until recently, two large Sitel call centres were located. The UK production site for the Findus frozen food brand was based in Longbenton until mid-January 2009 when, through cost-cutting and fire damage, the factory was closed, with the loss of around 400 jobs.


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