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North Sunderland, Northumberland

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North Sunderland, Northumberland

  North Sunderland is a fishing village on the coast of Northumberland, England, and adjacent to Seahouses. 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. In practice, there is no recognisable boundary between the two.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNU2131
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Population1,803 (2001 census)

Other names by which North Sunderland, Northumberland has been known in the past

Sunderland ~ Sunderland North

North Sunderland, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sunderland, North, eccl. dist., township, and vil., Bamburgh par., Northumberland, in E. of co.- dist., pop. 1140; township, 1169 ac. and 138 foreshore, pop. 996; vil., on the coast, 4 miles NE. of Chathill sta. and 7 SE. of Belford; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is a small sea-port, and carries on fishing. North Sunderland Point (or Snook) is a promontory near the vil.

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