When the site of Killingworth Village was greatly expanded as a Planned Town, or New Town, it was originally called Killingworth Township.
One mile south east of the Northumberland border, the town has easy access to the countryside, Newcastle City Centre, and the office and industrial estates of North Tyneside.
The town’s lake was created in 1964, during the reclamation of the derelict site of Killingworth Colliery. It’s a popular location for fishing, sailing, or just a pleasant walk.
Killingworth’s award winning brutal architecture was less well received, and later developments stuck to more traditional styles.
Unfortunately we couldn’t find any vintage films about Killingworth. However, enjoy listening to the comedy song – ‘Goodbye Killingworth Towers’: