Place:Fulwell, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.928°N 1.383°W
Located inDurham, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoMonkwearmouth, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Chester Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1829
Easington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1829
Sunderland Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1928
Sunderland, Durham, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1928
City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Englandmetropolitan district covering the area 1974-2009
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Fulwell is an affluent area and former civil parish in the City of Sunderland and the English county of Tyne and Wear. The parish itself was abolished in 1928 as a result of the Sunderland Corporation Act, 1927, and the area incorporated into the former County Borough of Sunderland in County Durham. It borders the other former parishes of Seaburn, Southwick, Monkwearmouth, and Roker. Fulwell is located near the district border between Sunderland and South Tyneside. Fulwell ward, which includes Seaburn, had a population of 11,604 at the UK census of 2011.

Fulwell was primarily a farming village until it became part of the urban sprawl of industrial Sunderland in the nineteenth century.

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Fulwell was a township in the ancient parish of Monkwearmouth. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1928 it was part of Sunderland Rural District. In 1928 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the county borough of Sunderland.

In 1974 this part of Durham became part of the district of the City of Sunderland within the county of Tyne and Wear.

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