Grangetown, Sunderland

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Grangetown
Grangetown is located in Tyne and Wear
Grangetown
Grangetown
 Grangetown shown within Tyne and Wear
Metropolitan borough City of Sunderland
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUNDERLAND
Postcode district SR2
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Sunderland South
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°53′09″N 1°22′06″W / 54.8859°N 1.3682°W / 54.8859; -1.3682

Grangetown is a suburb of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, England. It is situated two miles south of Sunderland City Centre and two miles north of Ryhope. Grangetown was previously known for heavy traffic congestion, as it contained the intersection of the original route of the A1018 road (which was the original route of the A19 and the main road into Sunderland from the south) and the inner and outer ring roads. Since the opening of the new Southern Radial Route in mid-2008, traffic has become less of an issue in the area. Grangetown is home to many shops and is a popular shopping place for locals. It contains Grangetown Primary School and Southmoor Academy. The borders of Grangetown are Hillview to the west, the sea to the east, Hendon and Ashbrooke to the north and Ryhope to the south. Some main roads in Grangetown are Leechmere Road, Ryhope Road, Queen Alexandra Road and Sea View Road.