North Hylton

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North Hylton
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North Hylton
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Post town Sunderland
Postcode district SR5
Dialling code 0191
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54°54′55″N1°26′47″W / 54.915203°N 1.446451°W / 54.915203; -1.446451 Coordinates: 54°54′55″N1°26′47″W / 54.915203°N 1.446451°W / 54.915203; -1.446451

North Hylton is a suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in northeast England. It is on the north bank of River Wear opposite South Hylton.

Hylton Castle is in North Hylton. The settlement developed in the 14th century around the river crossing which was operated by the Lords of Hilton. By the 18th century industries such as shipbuilding contributed to population growth resulting in an 1871 Census return of almost 500. [1]

The area is the subject of the painting A Breezy Day, North Hylton by Richard A Ray. [2]

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "A Breezy Day, North Hylton". Art UK.