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East Rainton, Sunderland

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East Rainton, Sunderland

East Rainton is a village in the City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in the north east of England. It is situated alongside the A690 road between Sunderland and Durham, near Houghton-le-Spring. The village is home to East Rainton cricket club who were founded pre 1851. And has seen many success's throughout its long history. The village also boasts a football team in the form of East Rainton FC, who are the second team from this village to bear the name.
Administrative CountySunderland
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3347
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 East Rainton, Sunderland has been known in the past

Rainton ~ Rainton East

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

Rainton, East, eccl. dist. and township, Houghton le Spring par., in co. and 5 miles NE. of Durham - dist., pop. 1952; township, 1091 ac., pop. 1680; P.O.; has coal mines.

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