Pallion

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Pallion
Pallion is located in Tyne and Wear
Pallion
Pallion
 Pallion 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 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
UK
England
Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°54′15″N 1°24′56″W / 54.904183°N 1.415503°W / 54.904183; -1.415503

Pallion is a suburb, civil parish and electoral ward of the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England. Most of the buildings in the area were built during the Victorian Era and consist of large terraced houses built for wealthy shipbuilders, but also smaller one storey cottages in other areas for local shipyard workers (the shipyard industry has now long gone).

On the edge of the parish (on the bank of the River Wear) once stood Pallion Hall, the childhood home of Sir Joseph Swan, developer of the lightbulb. The house was demolished in 1901. Near this part of the area is a retail park, Pallion Metro station and an industrial estate.

Pallion was also the home of the infamous New Monkey club, which had shaped rave culture in the North East. The club was shut down in 2006 after a drugs raid where there were 18 arrests. 165 officers stormed the club, and later the club was forced to shut down.

See also[edit]

St Luke's Terrace, the main shopping area of Pallion.