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Ford Estate shown within Tyne and Wear
|Metropolitan borough||City of Sunderland|
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|EU Parliament||North East England|
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Ford Estate (known as Ford locally) is a suburb in Sunderland. The suburb is divided into two areas: High Ford borders the run-down estate of Pennywell and like its neighbour, has many of its houses boarded up, ready for redevelopment or reconstruction. Low Ford, to the east, borders the suburb of Pallion At the heart of the area once stood Ford Hall (after which the area is named), the childhood home of General Havelock, and a road is named after him near the site as well as a few public houses outside the suburb. The house was demolished in the middle of the twentieth century and was rebuilt as a retirement home. Most houses in Ford Estate are owned by the company Gentoo.
Most of the houses in Ford Estate were built in the 1930s and 1940s, and most of the street names begin with the letter F, and also contain the word ford in them, examples of this are Falmouth Road, Fordham Road, Fordfield Road and Falkland Road.
Residents also have very easy access to the Pallion Metro Station which is located in Pallion. This gives residents the opportunity to travel to places such as Sunderland City Centre, The Coast via Newcastle and Newcastle upon Tyne
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