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Tel code: 0191 | code search
Postcode: DH5 | code search
Population: 36800
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Copt Hill (The)
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Houghton-le-Spring is a town in north-east England situated within the city of Sunderland and around six miles north east of Durham, lying between Newbottle and Hetton-le-Hole, now in the county of Tyne & Wear established in 1974. The town is mentioned in the Boldon Buke in 1183 as ‘Hoctona’ and an ancient document dated 1220 describes the town as ‘Houghton Sprynges’. The name itself comes from Old English where ‘hoh’ means hill and ‘ton’ means town or settlement. It was thought that the ‘le-Spring’ part of the name was added in 1311 when the village was owned by Albreda, widow of Lord Henry Spring, one of the Lords of but another more likely explanation is the medicinal springs, which flow from the surrounding limestone rocks. This would also fit with the other Roman town names in the area in which ‘le’ is meant as ‘in the’ such as in Chester-le-Street, Witton-le-Wear, Dalton-le-Dale and Hetton-le-Hole. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels is of Norman origin and contains the tomb of Sir Bernard Gilpin, known as the Apostle of the North – perhaps inspiration for Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North. Gilpin was Archdeacon of Durham, becoming rector of Houghton-le-Spring in 1557, which at the time was one of the largest parishes in England.


Down at the Farm
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Care Home

Beauley Lodge Care Home
Herrington Grange Care Home
Regents View Care Home
The Laurels Care Home
The Mews Care Home


Dance - Karen Shiel School of Dance


D A Stewart
Fence Houses Dental Practice


Herrington Medical Centre
The Surgery
Westbourne Surgery

Estate Agent

Halifax Property Services
Kimmitt & Roberts
Moody Stappard & Hill
Pattinson Keith Ltd

Golf Club



High Field Hotel Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Bonnie Pitt Lad
Burn Hotel
Copt Hill (The)
Dun Cow
Floaters Mill
Jaks Lounge Bar + The Ivy Niteclub
Jolly Potters
Oddfellows Arms
Prince Of Wales
Spring Inn
Sun Inn
Three Horse Shoes
Three Tuns
White Lion


Elsbury & Co
Nicolson Martin Legge & Miller


Ideal Taxis
Powell Taxis

Sports Clubs

Houghton & Peterlee A C (Athletics)



Kepier Pharmacy
G Whitfield Ltd
Pipers Butchers
Stewart Butchers
Thirlaways Butchers
Hawxby Bakery
The Apple Orchard
Sunnyside Foodstore
The Shiny Apple
The Food Weighouse
Apple Blossom
The Funky Flower Co Ltd
Jackies Flowers
Devonports Fruit & Flowers
Thompson Opticians Ltd
Anderson Opticians
Peppercorn Coffee Shop
Grasswell Chippy
Village Spice
Mighty Elins Bite

Create A Cake
Kelly Ann’s Cakes


Tyne Road Club(Cycling)
Penshaw Hill Equestrian Centre(Riding)

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Chilton Country Pub & Hotel (0.93 miles)

Chilton Country Pub & Hotel
Nestling in a quiet country setting, surround by beautiful countryside the Chilton Country Pub and Hotel is ideally situated to place guests with in easy access to Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle city centres, therefore making this ... More | visit website
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Highfield Hotel (1.22 miles)

Highfield Hotel

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For whatever reason you have chosen to visit the North East, you will find that the Highfield Hotel is ideally situated for all amenities.As a base for your holiday you ... More

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Lumley Castle Hotel (3.23 miles)

Lumley Castle Hotel

The origins of this magnificently preserved castle go back to the 9th century, although the main building dates from 14th century. Sympathetic refurbishment over the ages has transformed it into an international hotel offering an ... More | visit website

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Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club (3.62 miles)

Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club

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The four star quality Ramside Hall is set in a 220 acre estate with 27 hole championship golf course. It is situated at only 2 miles from the City of Durham ... More

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The Lambton Arms Hotel (4.06 miles)

The Lambton Arms Hotel
The Lambton Arms is a large pub in the centre of Chester Le Street, with 8 letting rooms available, both double and twin rooms We have a large car park which is free of charge with ... More | visit website
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Campanile Hotel - Washington (4.30 miles)

Campanile Hotel - Washington

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Ideally located just of junction 64 of the A1(M), the Campanile Washington offer excellent value for money. All our comfortably furnished rooms have en suite facilities, including TV (with sky channel), direct ... More


Innkeepers Lodge (4.47 miles)

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Moor End Bed & Breakfast (4.48 miles)

Moor End House Bed and Breakfast is non-smoking establishment with 1 family and 4 twin rooms. It has a 4 diamond rating from the English Tourism Council. ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Newcastle (Washington) (4.50 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle (Washington)
Situated just off junction 64 of the A1(M), centrally positioned between Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham City. For shopping, the MetroCentre is only a short drive. Other attractions include Durham County Cricket ground, the Angel of ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Washington (4.50 miles)

Holiday Inn Washington

Between historic Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, the Holiday Inn Washington hotel is ideally located in Tyne and Wear, just off the A1M junction 64. This long-established hotel is well known for its friendly staff and ... More | visit website

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