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Houghton Le Spring Area Guide

Houghton Le  Spring Local Area Guide


Houghton Le Spring is an old mining town on the outskirts of Sunderland City Centre.  The town of Houghton Le Spring has many attractions for local people.

Penshaw Monument, officially The Earl of Durham's Monument, is a folly built in 1844 on Penshaw Hill between the districts of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring, within the City of Sunderland.

Houghton Golf Club – Address: Copt Hill, Houghton le Spring DH5 8LU

Down on the farm -  Address: Stoneygate Lane, Houghton le Spring DH5 8JG

Houghton Le Spring Methodist Church –  Address: Mautland St, DH4 4BH

Elba Park Address: -   Houghton le Spring DH4 6DE

Rainton Meadow Arena – Rainton Bridge Houghton Le Spring DH4 5PH

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve – Rainton Bridge Houghton Le Spring DH4 6PU

Herrington Country Park – New Herrington Houghton Le Spring DH4 7EL

Houghton Feast is also a major attraction to Houghton Le Spring with returned business every year.


Whilst there are some lovely attractions in the area there are also some great local schools.

St Michaels R C Primary School

Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Kepier Secondary School

Public transport links in and from Houghton Le Spring.

There are 17 local bus and coach services that service Houghton Le Spring and if you are looking for train services Chester Le Street railway is only a few miles away.

Houghton Le Spring Local Authorities:

Houghton Le Spring is represented by Durham and Sunderland Council, which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.


Council Tax in Houghton Le Spring, Tyne And Wear.

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