Chester-le-Street No ratings yet.

To begin with, Chester-le-Street is the business, residential and shopping centre of one of the smallest English districts. Indeed, the town is in the northern part of County Durham, between Durham City and Gateshead. Of course, Chester-le-Street stands on the River Wear and lies just 8 miles west of Sunderland.… Continue reading

Sunniside, Sunderland No ratings yet.

Sunniside, Sunderland To begin with, Sunniside is an area in Sunderland City Centre. Indeed, its boundaries are, Borough Road, Fawcett Street and the  Sunderland Inner Ring road. Of course it is an old area and you will find many solicitors have their offices here. There are also many estate agents… Continue reading

Roker Park No ratings yet.

Roker Park, Sunderland However, Roker Park attracted very little attention until the late 19th Century. Indeed, the earliest development was the building of Roker Terrace along the sea front on the cliff tops. This was in the 1840’s and those buildings are still standing. Roker still did not have the… Continue reading

Monkwearmouth Station No ratings yet.

Monkwearmouth Station In essence, this combination was always going to be a railway station to be a showpiece for Victorian Britain. Indeed, Monkwearmouth Station opened in 1848 and was one of the main railway lines in Sunderland. In fact it was the main railway station in Sunderland at one point.… Continue reading

Bishopwearmouth No ratings yet.

Bishopwearmouth To begin with, Bishopwearmouth is an area in Sunderland, North East England covering around 20 square miles. Of course, this encompasses settlements such as Ryhope, Silksworth and the original Sunderland. In fact, this was one of the three areas that merged together to form the beginning of modern Sunderland.… Continue reading

Marsden Grotto No ratings yet.

The Marsden Grotto Of course, the Marsden Grotto Pub is approximately three miles south of the entrance to the River Tyne. Indeed, the Grotto is around 6 miles north of Sunderland. Just to clarify, the pub is built into the cliff face at Marsden Bay. Incidentally, Marsden Bay is ran… Continue reading

Houghton-le-Spring No ratings yet.

Houghton-le-Spring Moreover, at the same time, Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole and Washington Urban Districts joined Sunderland. In essence, this was to form a new borough within the Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County. Naming Of Houghton In the Boldon Book of 1183, the name of the town was Hoctona, but at other times… Continue reading

Washington New Town No ratings yet.

Welcome To The Original Washington In modern English, Hwæsa becomes Wassa or Wossa after translation, so this could refer to an influential chieftain or farmer. Moreover, there is an actual reference to Wassyngtona meaning ‘settlement of Wassa’s people’. Because there are no records from this period, evidence is hard to… Continue reading

Monkwearmouth No ratings yet.

Monkwearmouth Firstly, Monkwearmouth is an area of Sunderland on the north side of the River Wear. It all began at the end of the seventh century because of a young nobleman named Benedict Biscop. To clarify, Biscop is the Patron Saint of Sunderland and was born in AD627 at the Royal… Continue reading