Blyth Valley
Former Borough
Shown within Northumberland
Shown within Northumberland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth East England
Administrative countyNorthumberland
Founded1 April 1974
Abolished1 April 2009
Admin. HQBlyth
 • TypeBlyth Valley Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • MPs:Ian Levy
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code35UD

Blyth Valley was a local government district and borough in south-east Northumberland, England, bordering the North Sea and Tyne and Wear. The two principal towns were Blyth and Cramlington. Other population centres include Seaton Delaval, and Seaton Sluice.

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Blyth, part of Seaton Valley urban district and part of the borough of Whitley Bay.[1]

The district council was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England effective from 1 April 2009 with responsibilities being transferred to Northumberland County Council, a unitary authority.

See also


  1. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972". Retrieved 25 January 2022.

Coordinates: 55°07′37″N 1°31′23″W / 55.127°N 1.523°W / 55.127; -1.523