North Sunderland

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North Sunderland
North Sunderland is located in Northumberland
North Sunderland
North Sunderland
Location within Northumberland
Population1,803 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNU215315
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSEAHOUSES
Postcode districtNE68
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°34′37″N 1°39′36″W / 55.577°N 1.660°W / 55.577; -1.660Coordinates: 55°34′37″N 1°39′36″W / 55.577°N 1.660°W / 55.577; -1.660

 

North Sunderland is a fishing village on the coast of Northumberland, England, and adjacent to Seahouses. The population of the civil parish was 1,803 at the 2001 census, increasing to 1,959 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name North Sunderland may be of Old English origin,[3] and differently-derived to the much larger Sunderland 60 miles to its south. The first element is sūðer, meaning "south, southern", while the second is land, "land".[3] The name means "southern-land",[3] and is analogous in its derivation to Sutherland in Scotland.

History[edit]

Historically, the inland village of North Sunderland grew significantly when the nearby coast was developed as a harbour. Houses were built, particularly in connection with the herring fishery. Community growth became concentrated around these sea-houses, eventually being recognised under the name Seahouses.[4] In practice, there is no recognisable boundary between the two.

Governance[edit]

North Sunderland is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics Archived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Key to English Place Names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.keystothepast.info/durhamcc/K2P.nsf/K2PDetail?readform&PRN=N13842

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