54.976388888889 - 1.8208333333333Koordinaten: 54 ° 59 ' N, 1 ° 49 ' W
Wylam [' wɪlm ] is a village in North East England. It is located about 16 km west of Newcastle upon Tyne in the county of Northumberland. The population is around 2,100.
The village is known as the birthplace and site of action of several pioneers of the railway. The House of Wylam born George Stephenson is located approximately one kilometer east of the village on the north bank of the Tyne. It is now owned by the National Trust and can be visited. Was also born in Wylam locomotive engineer Timothy Hackworth, who worked with Stephenson. William Hedley, who was born in the neighboring village of Newburn, Wylam went to school and built the 1813 " Puffing Billy " gettin oldest remaining steam locomotive in the world.
Wylam was once an industrial village with coal mines and iron works, today it is a commuter suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hexham. The village is accessible by the railway Newcastle and Carlisle Railway. The village church was built in 1886 and is dedicated to Oswine, a saint of Northumberland.