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South Hylton, Sunderland

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South Hylton, Sunderland

South Hylton is a suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. Lying west of Sunderland city centre on the south bank of the River Wear, South Hylton has a population of 10,317. Once a small industrial village, South Hylton (with only one access road) is now a dormitory village and is a single track terminus for the Tyne and Wear Metro. South Hylton was originally known as Hylton Ferry or Low Ford, its current name not coming into regular use until the late 18th to early 19th century.
Administrative CountySunderland
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3556
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 South Hylton, Sunderland has been known in the past

Hylton ~ Hylton South

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

Hylton, South, eccl. dist., Bishop Wearmouth par., Durham, pop. 2647.

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