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Penshaw, Sunderland

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Penshaw, Sunderland

The village of Penshaw, formerly known as Painshaw or Pensher, is an area of the metropolitan district of the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England. Historically part of County Durham, it derives its name from the Cumbric Pen, meaning hill or ridge, and the Saxon Shaw, a wood or thicket; thus Penshaw is the wooded hill.
Administrative CountySunderland
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3253
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTyne and Wear
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191

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

Barnmoor ~ Painshaw ~ Painshaw Penshaw ~ Pensher

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

Penshaw (or Painshaw), township and eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Hough ton le Spring par., Durham - township, 1085 ac., pop. 2605; dist., pop. 2892; P.O. at New Penshaw; the sta. is 8 miles NE. of Durham.

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