Lobley Hill

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Lobley Hill
County Durham
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Lobley Hill
Location: 54°56’23"N, 1°38’15"W
Local Government
Council: Gateshead

Lobley Hill is a village in County Durham; an urbanised location with a population of 6,199 at the 2011 Census.

Lobley Hill was the first place where industrial coal mining methods were used.

The area has a recently constructed park, called Watergate Forest Park, built on reclaimed land on the site of the former Watergate Colliery.


There are two churches in Lobley Hill:

There used to be a Methodist chapel on Beachwood Gardens, but this building has since been turned over to other use.

Path into Lobley Hill

Recreation and local events

  • Gateshead Flower Show, annually
  • Lobley Hill Festival, founded in 2008
  • Golf: a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course and driving range facility at Beggars Wood
  • Youth football: Rutherford United

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