Springwell Village

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Springwell is located in Tyne and Wear
Springwell shown within Tyne and Wear
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Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NE9
Dialling code 0191
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Tyne and Wear
54°55′10″N 1°33′10″W / 54.91932°N 1.55286°W / 54.91932; -1.55286Coordinates: 54°55′10″N 1°33′10″W / 54.91932°N 1.55286°W / 54.91932; -1.55286

Springwell Village is, as the name suggests, a village on Wearside in the North East of England approximately 9 miles from the centre of Sunderland. Part of historic County Durham, the postal address is Gateshead, however, the village lies administratively within the City of Sunderland. It has close ties to Washington, Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne. There is one church, three shops and two local pubs, 'The Guidepost' in the centre of the village, and 'The Ship' on the outskirts. The surrounding areas are mainly farmland with some equestrian centres.

The first residences in the area were constructed in 1821 to house workers of the nearby colliery.[1] The village has retained much character and is generally a sought after and affluent address within the local area. It has a mix of small private estates situated in the centre and south alongside a large proportion of individual properties and stone terrace cottages, a typical style within the village; there is one council estate to the North of the Village.

The village is served by three buses, primarily an express bus to Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne and Washington and another main service between Sunderland and Newcastle. The village is located a few minutes from the A1(M) and is within easy reach of both Newcastle railway station and Durham railway station.

The Bowes Railway museum is located on the outskirts of the village. Professional footballers Herbert Watson[2] and Paul Thirlwell hailed from the village.


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