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Washington, Sunderland

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Washington, Sunderland

Washington is a town in the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, England. Historically part of County Durham, it joined a new county in 1974 with the creation of Tyne and Wear. Washington is located geographically at an equal distance from the centres of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, hence it has close ties to all three cities.
Post townWASHINGTON
Administrative CountySunderland
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3157
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191
Population53,388
 

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

Washington Station

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

Washington.-- par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Durham - par. (containing Usworth), 5027 ac., pop. 8278; township, 1973 ac., pop. 3022; vil., 6 miles SE. of Gateshead by rail; P.O., called Washington Village, and P.O., T.O. at Washington Station; the par. contains New Washington, vil., 2 miles from Washington Station; P.O.; ironworks, collieries, and chemical works are in the par.

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