North Hylton

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North Hylton
North Hylton is located in Tyne and Wear
North Hylton
North Hylton
North Hylton shown within Tyne and Wear
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SR5
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Tyne and Wear
54°54′55″N 1°26′47″W / 54.915203°N 1.446451°W / 54.915203; -1.446451Coordinates: 54°54′55″N 1°26′47″W / 54.915203°N 1.446451°W / 54.915203; -1.446451

North Hylton is a suburb of Sunderland, in northeast England. It is the site of Hylton Castle and falls on the north bank of River Wear opposite South Hylton.

The settlement developed in the 14th century around the river crossing which was operated by the Lords of Hilton. By the 18th century industries such as shipbuilding were present which contributed to population growth resulting in a census return of almost 500 by 1872.[1]

A campus of Sunderland College is located in the district.[2]

The area was the subject of the painting 'A Breezy Day, North Hylton' by Richard A. Ray.[3]