Place:Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, England

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NameHoughton-le-Spring
Alt namesHoughton le Springsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeTown
Coordinates54.85°N 1.467°W
Located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
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Houghton-le-Spring is a town in the local government district of the City of Sunderland, in the county of Tyne and Wear, North East England that has its recorded origins in Norman times. It is situated almost equidistant between the cathedral city of Durham 7 miles (11.3 km) to the south-west and Sunderland about 6 miles (9.7 km) to the north-east. The town of Seaham and the North Sea lie about 5 miles (8 km) directly to the east. The towns of Newbottle, Fencehouses and Hetton-le-Hole lie nearby. It has a population of 36,746.

Other towns within the Houghton-le-Spring postal district include: Philadelphia, Shiney Row, Chilton Moor and Woodstone Village.

The A690 road from Durham to Sunderland meets the A182 in Houghton at an unusual interchange. Heading northeast, slip roads leave the A690, heading up to a roundabout, while the A690 climbs and travels above a second roundabout, before the entry slip joins the A690 itself.

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