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Burdon, Sunderland

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Burdon, Sunderland

Burdon is a village and civil parish in the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, England. It is south of the city centre. The north-west of the parish includes part of the Doxford Park estate. It has a population of 971.
Administrative CountySunderland
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3851
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

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

Burdon.-- township, Bishop Wearmouth par., N. Durham, 4 miles SW. of Sunderland, 1135 ac., pop. 104.

Burdon, Sunderland in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BURDON, a township, in the parish of BishopWearmouth, union and N. division of Easington ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 3¾ miles (S. S. W.) from Sunderland; containing 114 inhabitants. The ancient family of Burdon, of knightly dignity, derived their name from this place; which also gave name to a local family, who, however, never passed the rank of yeomanry. The township lies on the south verge of the parish, near the road from Sunderland to Stockton, and comprises 1109a. 3r. 22p. The village is pleasantly situated on an eminence. The tithes have been commuted for £140. 17.

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