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|Shire county||Tyne and Wear|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Houghton le Spring|
|Fire||Tyne and Wear|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
|UK Parliament||Washington East and Houghton|
The village follows on from Fence Houses (the single street with houses either side) and then splits in two - towards Houghton le Spring, which contains a mix of council and terraced housing - and a new private estate which is built off Black Boy Road. Next to Chilton Meadows Day Nursery. An old council estate is currently being replaced by modern housing and a private builder has submitted plans to construct further new housing - again just off Black Boy Road.
There is a range of local facilities centred on the front street area: Day Nursery, takeaways, churches, a library, pubs, convenience stores, a butcher, bakery, hairdresser, a Royal Mail post office and a cafe. The village also contains a petrol station and joiner. The most famous pub in Chilton Moor was The Londonderry Arms also known as The Top House.
Traffic through both Fencehouses and Chilton Moor can be busy. Possibly the building (identified by Tyne and Wear as the "Central Route") of a new link road between A690 at Houghton le Spring and the A182, will alleviate some of the problems.
To the south of the village lies land (reclaimed for use after years of mining) that contains a nature reserve and industrial units. The nature reserve is called Rainton Meadows and is home to Joe's Pond.
Go North East use the village as a bus thoroughfare between Houghton le Spring and outlying towns and villages. In recent years, there has been a reduction in the number of services using the village. Coordinates:
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