Tyne and Wear County Council


Tyne and Wear County Council was the county council of the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear in northeast England. It came into its powers on 1 April 1974 and was abolished on 1 April 1986.[1] The county council was based at Sandyford House in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was replaced with five unitary authorities: Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Council and Sunderland City Council.[2]

Tyne and Wear County Council
County Flag of Tyne & Wear.svg
Founded1 April 1974
Disbanded1 April 1986
Succeeded byMetropolitan Borough of Gateshead
Newcastle City Council
North Tyneside Council
South Tyneside Council
Sunderland City Council
Meeting place
Scottish Life House and Sandyford House, Sandyford Road, Newcastle (geograph 4660002).jpg
Sandyford House, Newcastle upon Tyne

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Local Government Reorganisation (Property) (Tyne and Wear) Order 1987". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Archives Collection, Acquisition and Disposal Policy" (PDF). Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2019.