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Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ironmarket
Population 75,082 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SJ848459
Unitary authority Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ceremonial county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE
Postcode district ST5
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Newcastle-under-Lyme
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Newcastle-under-Lyme, known locally as just Newcastle, is a market town in the ceremonial county of Staffordshire in England, near to the city of Stoke-on-Trent. It is located in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, near to the borders with Shropshire and Cheshire.

In 2011, the town had a population of 75,082 people.

The "Newcastle" part of the town's name comes from the town being the location of a new castle in the 12th century. The "Lyme" part of the name could refer to the Lyme Brook, a stream of the River Trent, or the Forest of Lyme that covered the area with lime trees in the Middle Ages.

The town is home to Newcastle-under-Lyme School, an independent school. The school was established in the 17th century.

In the 18th century, Newcastle was an important coaching town, located on the main road from Liverpool and Manchester to Birmingham and London.

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