The following information is from the book, The Streets of Hebburn - if you can help update or correct it, please let me know, thank you:
BEGONIA CLOSE: Built on land that was previously Sandy Bottom Lake. Behind (north of) Lindisfarne Road; adjacent to Mimosa Drive.
14 semi-detached bungalows - built c.1960s.
In 1850, this land was known as ‘Priests Close’, occupied by Matthew Laws, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: Flowering plant.