Earsdon

Earsdon

Earsdon is a village in Tyne and Wear, England, on the border with Northumberland, approximately two miles from Whitley Bay. At one time, the village contained three public houses for its tiny population; it now contains only two public houses and two churches. The graveyard of St Alban's church is home to a memorial to those lost at the nearby New Hartley pit disaster. The other church, Earsdon Methodist Chapel, is located within the confines of a former quarry. The children's television series Supergran was filmed in part in the village.

Earsdon was an urban district from 1894 to 1935, consisting of the four parishes of Earsdon, Backworth, Holywell, and Murton. It was then split three ways between Seaton Valley, Tynemouth, and Whitley and Monkseaton, with Seaton Valley taking the bulk of the population of both the district and Earsdon parish.

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