infobox UK place
country = England
population = Approx 5,000- 10,000
region= North East England
Tyne and Wear
constituency_westminster= North Tyneside
post_town= NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
postcode_district = NE12
Longbenton is an incorporated town in
North Tyneside, England. It is the site of Longbenton Metro stationand is often referred to as a major centre for HM Revenue and Customs, though in fact their entire site of some 12,000 people is not in North Tyneside at all. This is a frequent confusion, because of the regular reference to the site as being called "Longbenton". The HMRC site is fully within the boundaries of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne with which North Tyneside shares a common boundary. The HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) site is now called 'Benton Park View', Newcastle upon Tyne. However, before the site came under the remit of HMRC, it was referred to by Government as Newcastle Central Office, Longbenton DSS (Department of Social Security) and staff still refer to it as "Longbenton" and "The Ministry". Local bus services still show destination boards as "Longbenton DSS" although technically they should show "HMRC Benton Park View".
Longbenton is usually referred to as the site of
Longbenton Community College, although it is technically in Benton.
Nearby places are
Killingworth, Forest Hall, Four Lane Ends, West Moor, Heatonand South Gosforth, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
In Benton there is a high school, Longbenton Community College which is also a technology college,
St Mary's Catholic Comprehensive Schooland three primary schools. The three primary schools are Goathland Primary School, Balliol Primary School and St Stephen's Primary School.
There is also a shopping precinct within Longbenton with the following Shops :Longbenton Chinese Take Away,
Balti Hut, Booze Busters, Farmfoods, Heron, Greggs, News77, MotorWorldand a Lloyds Chemists
Longbenton Also has the Oxford Centre where there is a Library, Cafe, Citizens Advice Beareu, Learning Centre and Doctors.
Longbenton is also the site of
BT's Newcastle call centre.There is a business park located in Longbenten where a Greggs bakery factory as well as two large Sitelcall centres are located.
Peter Beardsleygrew up in Longbenton and attended Longbenton High School.
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