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Thorney Close
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population9,938 
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUNDERLAND
Postcode district SR3
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54°52′58″N1°25′54″W / 54.8828°N 1.4316°W / 54.8828; -1.4316 Coordinates: 54°52′58″N1°25′54″W / 54.8828°N 1.4316°W / 54.8828; -1.4316

Thorney Close is a suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear in England.

Tyne and Wear County of England

Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear. It came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. It consists of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and City of Sunderland. It is bounded on the east by the North Sea, and has borders with Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

It is located on the northern edge of the A690 (Durham Road), and borders with Grindon to the north and Herrington to the south, and the A19 to the west.

A690 road road in County Durham, England

The A690 is a road in County Durham running from Sunderland in the east through Durham to Crook.

Grindon, Sunderland

Grindon is a suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in the United Kingdom.

Herrington area of Sunderland, UK

Herrington is an area in the south of Sunderland, formerly in County Durham in North East England.

Work began on the council estate in 1947 and the first 77 houses were completed in 1948. In 1971 the population had risen to just under 14,000. [1] According to the 2001 Census, the population was 9,938, with 36.7% living in council houses. [2]

The estate has three shopping arcades, a community centre, two public houses, a recently built residential home for the elderly, three Methodist churches, and two primary schools, and a secondary school which was rebuilt in 2003. The former secondary school site is host to the new school, community centre, the local branch library, which was moved from Grindon and a walk in health centre.

Primary school School in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about five to twelve

A primary school, junior school or elementary school is a school for children from about four to eleven years old, in which they receive primary or elementary education. It can refer to both the physical structure (buildings) and the organisation. Typically it comes after preschool, and before secondary school.

Secondary school A building and/or organization where secondary education is provided

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system.

Most of the streets in Thorney Close begin with the letter "T". Such as, Telford Road, Thames Road, Thorney Close Road, Taunton Square, Tadcaster Road.

Deprivation

According to the Indices of Deprivation published by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in 2000, Thorney Close ranks worst of all twenty-five wards in Sunderland for Income, Employment (55th most deprived ward in England), and Child Poverty (147th most deprived ward in England). It is second most deprived ward in Sunderland overall, behind Southwick However locals do rank Pennywell, Hendon, Witherwack, Carley Hill, Redhouse etc. as areas of worse deprivation.

Southwick, Sunderland former village and now suburb in the city of Sunderland, England

Southwick is a former village and now a suburb on the north banks of the River Wear in the city of Sunderland in the county of Tyne and Wear, historically in County Durham.

  1. "Diamond date for Thorney Close". Sunderland Echo. Archived from the original on 7 January 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2007.
  2. "Thorney Close 2001 Census Ward Card" (PDF). Sunderland City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2007.


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