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Where is South Shields?

South Shields is located in the county of Tyne & Wear, North East England, one mile south of the town of Tynemouth, 96 miles south-east of Edinburgh, and 247 miles north of London. South Shields lies four miles south-east of the Northumberland border, and was historically in the county of Durham. South Shields falls within the metropolitan district council of South Tyneside. It is in the NE33 postcode district. The post town for South Shields is South Shields.

South Shields on a map

Map showing extent of South Shields as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of South Shields
Map showing location of South Shields within the UK
Location of South Shields within the UK

Which county is South Shields in?

South Shields is in the ceremonial county of Tyne & Wear, and the historic county of Durham.

Ceremonial CountyTyne & Wear
Historic CountyDurham

Where is South Shields in Tyne & Wear?

South Shields is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Tyne & Wear, and towards the easternmost extremity of Tyne & Wear.

Map showing location of South Shields within Tyne & Wear
Location of South Shields within Tyne & Wear

What is the postcode for South Shields?

The nearest postcode to the centre of South Shields is NE33 1NE.

Where is South Shields in NE33?

South Shields is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the NE33 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the NE33 postcode district.

Map showing location of South Shields within NE33
Location of South Shields within NE33

What is the post town for South Shields?

The post town for South Shields is South Shields. South Shields is in the NE33 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of South Shields.

What is the latitude and longitude of South Shields?

The centre of South Shields is located at position 54.99819° latitude and -1.43165° longitude.

Latitude54.99819°
Longitude-1.43165°

What is the easting and northing of South Shields?

The centre of South Shields is located at the grid reference easting 436457 and northing 567216 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting436457
Northing567216

What are the nearest towns to South Shields?

Position of South Shields relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of South Shields to the centre of the town.

south
1m
South Shields is 1 mile south of Tynemouth
north-east
3m
South Shields is 3 miles north-east of Jarrow
south
3m
South Shields is 3 miles south of Whitley Bay
north-east
4m
South Shields is 4 miles north-east of Hebburn
east
4m
South Shields is 4 miles east of Wallsend
north-west
4m
South Shields is 4 miles north-west of Whitburn
east
6m
South Shields is 6 miles east of Longbenton
east
7m
South Shields is 7 miles east of Gateshead
north-east
8m
South Shields is 8 miles north-east of Washington
south-east
9m
South Shields is 9 miles south-east of Cramlington

What are the nearest cities to South Shields?

Position of South Shields relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of South Shields to the centre of the city.

north
7m
South Shields is 7 miles north of Sunderland
east
7m
South Shields is 7 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne
north
16m
South Shields is 16 miles north of Durham
north
60m
South Shields is 60 miles north of Ripon
east
60m
South Shields is 60 miles east of Carlisle
north
73m
South Shields is 73 miles north of York
north
83m
South Shields is 83 miles north of Leeds
north
85m
South Shields is 85 miles north of Bradford
north-east
86m
South Shields is 86 miles north-east of Lancaster
north
91m
South Shields is 91 miles north of Wakefield

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