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North Shields

UK Place
Population10652 ((Ward))
Metropolitan boroughNorth Tyneside
Metropolitan countyTyne and Wear
RegionNorth East England
Other Information
Postcode districtNE29, NE30 NE
Dialling code0191
UK ParliamentNorth Tyneside

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North Shields (or locally just Shields) is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, in North East England. It is located eight miles (13 km) east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Its name derives from Middle English schele meaning 'temporary sheds or huts (used by fishermen)', and still today, the area is synonymous with fishing and other trades associated with seafaring.

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