Team Valley, Gateshead

OS 1937-61
Modern Map
Date opened/built:



1.52 miles (2.45kms).


6-ft (1.83m).

Adjoining footway:


Road type:

Urban arterial.



Both sides of road:


Adjacent to social housing:


Period mapping:

OS 25 inch revised 1939, published 1945 OS 25 inch revised 1939, published 1947 Both maps show hatchings on Kingsway, but footways and cycle tracks not marked.


Period maps, newspaper reports.

Only footways remain visible on Kingsway, Team Valley Trading Estate’s main road. However, period reports say there were cycle tracks along its whole length. “The widest road in England is now being constructed at Gateshead,” reported the Liverpool Echo in March 1937.

“From hedge to hedge it will be 174 feet wide, and will include two concrete carriage-ways each 24ft. wide, with footpaths and cycle tracks separated by grass verges which will be planted with trees and shrubs … Three-quarters of mile of the first carriage-way is finished and the other half of the road from the north entrance to the estate centre has been cut and concreting has started.”

According to a North Eastern archeological site, citing from a number of sources, Kingsway had “two 24’ carriageways, with a landscaped strip 24’ wide between, bordered by 4’ grass verges and 6’ cycle tracks, privet hedging and 8’ footpaths.”


“From hedge to hedge ... Liverpool Echo, 27 March 1937.

According to a North Eastern archeological site ...

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