Abbey Drive

Postcode: DH4 5LD

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Abbey Drive is a street in the settlement of Houghton-le-Spring which is within the electoral area of Houghton Ward in the administration area of Sunderland District Council located in the North East Euro Region of the UK.

Abbey Drive is located 238.44 miles North from the centre of London, 10.04 miles South East from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, 57.93 miles East from the centre of Carlisle and 63.62 miles North from the centre of York.


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nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Abbey Drive is approximately 3.33762 kilometres from the tidal high water mark which could be coastline or a tidal river (click to view nearest high tide point in Google Maps) and is 49 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Abbey Drive is a river called Moors Burn which is approximately 0.502774 kilometres away


The Central point of Abbey Drive is approximately 49 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 0191
Telephone Exchange: HOUGHTON- LE- SPRING - NEHLS
Telephone Cabinet: P11
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Abbey Drive

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

Highfield Hotel - houghton-le-spring
With a convenient location, next to the A690 and just off the A1(M), the hotel offers comfortable en suite accommodation, a Thai restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Address:101 Durham Road East Rainton, DH5 9QT, Houghton Le Spring
Number of Rooms:30
Lowest Price Room:£41.85
Highest Price Room:£100.0
Chilton Country Pub & Hotel - west-rainton
Star Rating:3 Stars
A 12-minute drive from Durham city centre, Chilton Country Pub & Hotel offers en suite rooms and an extensive restaurant menu. With free parking and WiFi, this hotel is around 8 minutes
Address:Blackboy Road Fence Houses, DH4 6PY, County Durham
Number of Rooms:25
Lowest Price Room:£58
Highest Price Room:£88.00
Durham Serviced Properties - The Priory - west-rainton
Situated in West Rainton, this apartment is 19 km from Newcastle upon Tyne. Durham Serviced Properties - The Priory features views of the garden and is 6 km from Durham. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site.
Address:Tollgate fields, DH4 6SQ, West Rainton
Number of Rooms:1
The Sheiling Guest House - washington
In central Washington, The Sheiling Guest House provides en suite rooms with free on-site parking and Wi-Fi. This guest house is around 20 minutes
Address:The Sheiling, Biddick Lane, NE38 7DT, Washington
Number of Rooms:3
Lowest Price Room:£40
Victoria inn - washington
Star Rating:3 Stars
Located in Washington town centre, this 3-star guest accommodation offers free private parking. Sunderland and Newcastle city centres can both be reached after a 15-minute drive. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.
Address:Oxclose Road, NE38 7DJ, Washington
Number of Rooms:7
Lowest Price Room:£45
Highest Price Room:£100.0

Local Council Details

Within the area of Sunderland District
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Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
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Telephone Number: 08456 066 067
Within the electoral area of Houghton Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Houghton and Sunderland South
The Member of Parliament is Phillipson, Bridget

Water and Drainage Details

Northumbrian Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Abbey Drive

152 Abbey Drive
Sale Price: £63,500
Sale Date: 06/05/2011
105 Abbey Drive
Sale Price: £93,000
Sale Date: 05/06/2009
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01008751
Ons Area Name:Sunderland 033B
Average Age : 42.24
Population: 1038.00
Male Population: 503.00 (48.46%)
Female Population: 535.00 (51.54%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 34 (3.28%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

Police Force:
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Email Police
Telephone: 01253 604648
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Recent Crime in the Area

Source: accessed via API

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Location details

Location Details

Abbey Drive

OS Reference: 433158, 550604
OS Grid Reference: NZ332506
Latitude and Longitude: 54.849050531609, -1.483536016818
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 3.33762 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Abbey Drive

Map Number: 88
Map Name: Tyneside
Fence Houses
Tyne & Wear
North East
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Chester-le-Street Rail Station is 5.99 Kilometers away (3.72 miles)
Seaham Rail Station is 8.98 Kilometers away (5.58 miles)
Sunderland Rail Station is 9.09 Kilometers away (5.65 miles)
St Peters Rail Station is 9.50 Kilometers away (5.9 miles)

Nearest Airports

Newcastle International Airport is 25.40 Kilometers away
Durham Tees Valley Airport is 37.78 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Newcastle International Ferry Terminal is 16.13 Kilometers away
South Shields Ferry Terminal is 16.77 Kilometers away
North Shields Ferry Terminal is 17.41 Kilometers away
Transporter Bridge North Side is 33.76 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Abbey Drive is approximately 1.66 miles from the A1M

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: A1(M) J63/A167/A183 - 5.42 Km Away
Junction: A1(M) J64/A195 - 6.22 Km Away
Junction: A1(M) J62/A690 - 6.77 Km Away

Health Clinics

Minor Injuries Unit - Houghton Pcc
Houghton Primary Care Ctr, Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton Le Spring, DH45HB
Distance: 0.60 Kilometers
Telephone: 0845 6080325
Kepier Medical Practice
Kepier Medical Practice, Leyburn Grove, Houghton-le-spring, Tyne & Wear, DH45EQ
Distance: 0.62 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 5842106
Houghton Medical Group,
Houghton Medical Group, The Health Ctr,church St, Houghton-le-spring, Tyne & Wear, DH44DN
Distance: 1.34 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 5842154
Pappachan V
Fencehouses Surgery, Gill Crescent North, Fencehouses, Houghton-le-spring, DH46AW
Distance: 1.76 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 3852508
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Houghton Library & Customer Service Centre

74 Newbottle Street, Sunderland, DH44AF
Distance: 0.61 Miles
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Fence Houses Library

Britannia Terrace, Fence Houses, DH46HL
Distance: 0.77 Miles
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Shiney Row Library

Chester Road, Sunderland, DH44RB
Distance: 1.29 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nature Reserve

Attraction Name: Joe's Pond Nature Reserve
Distance: 1.98 (km)

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre
Distance: 2.16 (km)

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Down at the Farm
Distance: 3.34 (km)

Country Park

Attraction Name: Herrington Country Park
Distance: 3.39 (km)

Nearest Schools

Burnside Primary School

Distance: 0.60 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Burnside Estate, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5HB
Telephone: (0191) 5536510

Newbottle Primary School

Distance: 0.73 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Houghton Road, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 4EE
Telephone: (0191) 5536566


Distance: 1.13 Kilometers
Type: Secondary
Address: Dairy Lane, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5BH
Telephone: (0191) 5536528

Dubmire Primary

Distance: 1.24 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Britannia Terrace, Fence Houses, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 6HL
Telephone: (0191) 3823071

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 15.8
Median Speed: 11.3
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 24
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