Atherton Drive

Postcode: DH4 6TA

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Road Name:Atherton Drive
Road Type:residential

Atherton Drive is a street in the settlement of Fence Houses 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.

Atherton Drive is located 237.8 miles North from the centre of London, 10.51 miles South East from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, 57.5 miles East from the centre of Carlisle and 62.99 miles North from the centre of York.


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nearest tide point and watercourse

Tides and Rivers

Atherton Drive is approximately 3.9525 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 52 metres above sea level

The nearest significant watercourse to Atherton Drive is an unnamed river which is approximately 0.322699 kilometres away


The Central point of Atherton Drive is approximately 52 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Telephone Information

Dialling Code: 0191
Telephone Exchange: FENCEHOUSES - NEFN
Telephone Cabinet: P20
Fibre to the Cabinet or Fibre to the Premises: FTTC

Hotels and Places to Stay Near Atherton Drive

Hotel information updated 09/10/2016

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
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
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
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa - durham
Star Rating:4 Stars
Ramside Hall Hotel Golf & Spa is set within a magnificent 350-acre estate, featuring 2 Championship golf courses, with a combined 36 holes amidst mature woodlands and lakes.
Address:Carrville, DH1 1TD, Durham
Number of Rooms:130
Lowest Price Room:£67.2
Highest Price Room:£450.0
Apartment Finchale Abbey - durham
Star Rating:4 Stars
Apartment Finchale Abbey is an apartment located in Durham, 5 km from Palace Green. The unit is 6 km from Durham Cathedral, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site.
Address:Finchale Abbey Durham, DH1 5SH, Durham
Number of Rooms:1
Lowest Price Room:£225

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 Atherton Drive

10 Atherton Drive
Sale Price: £165,000
Sale Date: 24/11/2015
28 Atherton Drive
Sale Price: £230,000
Sale Date: 30/11/2007
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01008755
Ons Area Name:Sunderland 033E
Average Age : 41.45
Population: 1338.00
Male Population: 634.00 (47.38%)
Female Population: 704.00 (52.62%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 49 (3.66%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

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

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Location details

Location Details

Atherton Drive

OS Reference: 432376, 549329
OS Grid Reference: NZ324493
Latitude and Longitude: 54.837643162587, -1.495858660513
Approximate distance to the nearest high tide point: 3.9525 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Atherton Drive

Map Number: 88
Map Name: Tyneside
Chilton Moor
Tyne & Wear
North East
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Chester-le-Street Rail Station is 5.50 Kilometers away (3.42 miles)
Durham Rail Station is 8.46 Kilometers away (5.26 miles)
Seaham Rail Station is 9.71 Kilometers away (6.03 miles)
Sunderland Rail Station is 10.54 Kilometers away (6.55 miles)

Nearest Airports

Newcastle International Airport is 26.03 Kilometers away
Durham Tees Valley Airport is 36.60 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Newcastle International Ferry Terminal is 17.51 Kilometers away
South Shields Ferry Terminal is 18.17 Kilometers away
North Shields Ferry Terminal is 18.79 Kilometers away
Transporter Bridge North Side is 33.07 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Atherton Drive is approximately 1.12 miles from the A1M

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: A1(M) J62/A690 - 5.30 Km Away
Junction: A1(M) J63/A167/A183 - 5.32 Km Away
Junction: A1(M) J64/A195 - 6.60 Km Away

Health Clinics

Carpal Tunnel Service
Matrix Health Services, Rainton Bridge South Bus, Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, DH4 5QY
Distance: 1.19 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 3055230
Kepier Medical Practice
Kepier Medical Practice, Leyburn Grove, Houghton-le-spring, Tyne & Wear, DH45EQ
Distance: 1.45 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 5842106
Pappachan V
Fencehouses Surgery, Gill Crescent North, Fencehouses, Houghton-le-spring, DH46AW
Distance: 1.52 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 3852508
Pappachan Vj
Fencehouses Surgery, Gill Crescent North, Fencehouses, Houghton-le-spring, DH46AW
Distance: 1.52 Kilometers
Telephone: 0191 3852508
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Fence Houses Library

Britannia Terrace, Fence Houses, DH46HL
Distance: 0.35 Miles
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Houghton Library & Customer Service Centre

74 Newbottle Street, Sunderland, DH44AF
Distance: 1.11 Miles
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Shiney Row Library

Chester Road, Sunderland, DH44RB
Distance: 1.98 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attraction

Attraction Name: Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre
Distance: 0.66 (km)

Nature Reserve

Attraction Name: Joe's Pond Nature Reserve
Distance: 0.89 (km)

Nature Reserve

Attraction Name: Moorhouse Wood Nature Reserve
Distance: 3.17 (km)

Historic Place of Worship

Attraction Name: Finchale Priory
Distance: 3.39 (km)

Nearest Schools

Dubmire Primary

Distance: 0.56 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Britannia Terrace, Fence Houses, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 6HL
Telephone: (0191) 3823071


Distance: 1.49 Kilometers
Type: Secondary
Address: Dairy Lane, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5BH
Telephone: (0191) 5536528

Burnside Primary School

Distance: 1.56 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Burnside Estate, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5HB
Telephone: (0191) 5536510

Woodlea Primary School

Distance: 1.58 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Fence Houses, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 6AR
Telephone: (0191) 3852675

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Less than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 19.8
Median Speed: 7.7
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 32
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