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Cramlington Town Information

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Church of St. Nicholas, Cramlington - Photo © Alan Fearon
Church of St. Nicholas - Photo: Alan Fearon CCL

Cramlington, situated in the southern portion of Northumberland nine miles north of Newcastle, has been in existence as a settlement for many centuries with a chapel recorded to have been built in 1270. As with many towns and villages in the area, Cramlington prospered from the coal mining boom of the late nineteenth and early twentieth the decline of the coal industry in the late part of the 1900s, modern Cramlington grew in the 1960's and 70's as a "New Town". Though the old Anglican Church of St. Nicolas, built in 1868 in the gothic style, still remains as an important landmark at the heart of this bustling town.

Cramlington Folk Fest was held as a single day event to celebrate the new millennium in 2000, and following its success is now held as a three-day weekend festival every year.