Ford Estate

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Ford Estate
Ford Estate is located in Tyne and Wear
Ford Estate
Ford Estate
 Ford Estate shown within Tyne and Wear
Metropolitan borough City of Sunderland
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SR4
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Sunderland South
List of places
Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°54′11″N 1°25′23″W / 54.903°N 1.423°W / 54.903; -1.423

Ford Estate (known as Ford locally) is a suburb in south of Sunderland. The suburb is divided into two areas: High Ford borders the estate of Pennywell. Low Ford, to the east, borders the suburb of Pallion. Much like the neighbouring estate of Pennywell, Ford Estate is currently undergoing large levels of urban regeneration with private housing now standing in the place of the run-down council housing.

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.

Looking east towards Low Ford from the top of Fordhall Bank (now the site of a residential home).