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Monkwearmouth, Sunderland

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Monkwearmouth, Sunderland

Monkwearmouth is an area of Sunderland located at the north side of the mouth of the River Wear. It was one of the three original settlements on the banks of the River Wear along with Bishopwearmouth and Sunderland, the area now known as the East End. It includes the area around St. Peter's Church, founded in 674 as part of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey, and was once the main centre of Wearside shipbuilding and coalmining in the town.
Administrative CountySunderland
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3958
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 Monkwearmouth, Sunderland has been known in the past

Monk Wearmouth ~ Wearmouth ~ Wearmouth Monk

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

Monk Wearmouth.-- par. and ry. sta., Durham, 5180 ac., pop. 36,358; P.O., T.O.; contains the 2 townships of Monk Wearmouth and Monk Wearmouth Shore, wholly within the bor. of Sunderland - Monk Wearmouth, 550 ac., pop. 8355; Monk Wearmouth Shore, 287 ac. water, pop. 17,765. See SUNDERLAND.

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