Farringdon, Sunderland

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Farringdon
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Allendale Road, Farringdon
Farringdon is located in Tyne and Wear
Farringdon
Farringdon
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population5,100 
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSUNDERLAND
Postcode districtSR3
PoliceNorthumbria
FireTyne and Wear
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear
54°52′24″N 1°25′26″W / 54.8732°N 1.4238°W / 54.8732; -1.4238Coordinates: 54°52′24″N 1°25′26″W / 54.8732°N 1.4238°W / 54.8732; -1.4238

Farringdon is a suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Farringdon is a council-built housing estate, erected in the 1950s. It is approximately 3 miles south of the city centre along the A690, close to Thorney Close, Silksworth, East Herrington, Gilley Law and Doxford Park.

History[edit]

The origin of the name Farringdon derives from "Farnton Hall"- an estate on the land which was owned by a family known as the Peppers from at least the 16th century. The estate consisted of a manor and was part of the parish of Bishopwearmouth.[1] After World War II, the land was sold by Cuthbert Pepper to the Sunderland County Borough Council, whom proceeded to build a housing estate on it. Three schools were also built in Farringdon: a comprehensive school, a junior school and an infants school. In 2002 the junior and infants schools were combined into a single primary school.

Although initially all homes on the estate were council-owned, today many residents have bought their own homes.

Facilities and schools in Farringdon[edit]

Farringdon contains a large secondary school (Farringdon Community Academy), and a primary school (Farringdon Primary School). The police have a station in Farringdon that covers the west division of the city, and recently a fire station was built. There is also a large social club, two churches (one which is Roman Catholic, the other being Anglican), two pubs and three shopping parades. Also in Farringdon is the Jubilee Centre, a community centre offering activities and learning opportunities for people in the area( unfortunately the centre is now closed due to funding cuts) a McDonald's, and two residential homes for the elderly.

Street naming convention[edit]

All street names in Farringdon begin with the letter A. The main street running through the centre of the estate is Allendale Road. Other streets include Archer Road, Avonmouth Road,Aldwych Road,Aldwych Square,Abercorn Road, Arbroath Road, Antwerp Road, Arckle Road,Aboyne Square, Archer Square Andrew Road.

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