The Angel of the North, by Lamesley
Lamesley is a village in County Durham. It is close in with the urban sprawl of the north-east of the county and had a parish population of 3,742 at the 2011 census.
The village is to be found 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.
On a hilltop within the parish is the vast sculpture known as 'The Angel of the North' by Anthony Gormley. This contemporary sculpture stands on a minor hilltop (which is lower than Low Fell in the parish), looming over the traffic charging by on the A1.
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