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New homes in Shiney Row

New homes in Shiney Row

Welcome to Shiney Row

Shiney Row is a thriving village in the North East of England, close to the Tyne and Wear town of Houghton-le-Spring. Originally a mining settlement, today Shiney Row has a vibrant community with plenty to see and do both in the village and the surrounding areas, including lazy traditional pubs, country parks and horse riding centres.

The history of the area

Shiney Row is part of Houghton-le-Spring, a town which was first mentioned during Norman times in the 12th century. The town’s first coal mine opened in 1823, which saw the local area thrive. Shiney Row began life as a small number of houses near one of the pits, and is rumoured to have got its name from a Royal visit, when one of the family was overheard saying ‘what a shiney row of houses’.

By the end of the 19th century residents were still mainly coal miners, but the hamlet had its own post office and school. Sir George Elliot, whose factory made the first Transatlantic telegraph cable, was born in Shiney Row. Today the collieries are closed, but Shiney Row continues to thrive as a friendly community and rural commuter village.

Businesses and industry

Shiney Row has a small number of employers, including two doctor’s surgeries, hairdressers, restaurants and local schools. Neighbouring Houghton-le-Spring has more businesses including National Vehicle Solutions and North East Electrical, while Sunderland nearby is home to big companies including DB Arriva, Nissan Motor Manufacturing, ScS Group, Hays Travel and Sunderland Football Club at the Stadium of Light. Other employers based in the city include Nike UK, Berghaus and Paragon Group.

Things to do in the area

From walking routes to shopping centres, there’s plenty to see and do in Shiney Row and the surrounding towns and cities. Herrington Country Park is one of the most popular local attractions, with cycling trails, children’s play areas and outdoor sculptures. The park also hosts outdoor concerts and events throughout the year. If you enjoy horse riding, Penshaw Equestrian Centre is nearby, while Chester le Street has its own golf course.

For families, Down at the Farm is a fun hands-on experience for children of all ages, while WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a great place to enjoy the fresh air. There are also a number of soft play centres within driving distance, including Castledown Fun Factory and Cubbies Adventure Play. The Great North Museum and the Life Science Centre in Newcastle are also worth a visit, while Seaburn and Roker Beaches to the north of Sunderland are always popular with families, especially during the warmer summer months.

Slightly further afield in Sunderland you can pay a visit to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, go swimming in Sunderland Aquatic Centre, or take a tour around the Stadium of Light. Durham is just 20 minutes away by car, where you’ll find Durham Cathedral, Durham University Botanic Garden and Crook Hall and Gardens. Newcastle is also close, and is home to attractions including Seven Stories Children’s Museum, the Discovery Museum, Victoria Tunnel and the Quayside.

Travel and commuting

Shiney Row is located on the A183 which goes all the way to Sunderland, with the drive taking around 15 - 20 minutes. The A1(M) is just a short drive west, providing a quick route north and south. Although Shiney Row doesn’t have a train station, neighbouring Chester-le-Street has regular rail services to Newcastle and Durham. There are also buses to local towns and cities.

When it’s holiday time, Shiney Row is a 40 minute drive away from Newcastle Airport and 45 minutes from Durham Tees Valley Airport, with both airports offering routes to Europe and the rest of the world. 

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The Drive at Mount Oswald

South Road, Durham, DH1 3TG
  • £ £248,995 To £519,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 7.8 miles from your search location
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Mount Oswald

South Road, Durham, DH1 3TQ
  • £ £539,995 To £699,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 8.1 miles from your search location

Elba Park

Chester Road, Houghton Le Spring, DURHAM, DH4 6GN
  • £ £194,995 To £314,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 0.8 miles from your search location

Teal Farm Village

Craggs Road, Washington, TYNE AND WEAR, NE38 8FB

Teal Farm Village is a charming development in the heart of Washington. The development is close to the A1(M) and A19 and has excellent links to all the North East has to offer. All homes are now sold at Teal Farm Village. Your nearest David Wilson Homes development is Elba Park in Houghton-le-Spring. Visit www.dwh.co.uk/elbapark to view the range of homes available.

  • 1.9 miles from your search location

La Sagesse

Towers Avenue, Jesmond, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE2 3AF
  • £ From £699,995
  • 2 & 3 bedroom homes
  • 9.5 miles from your search location

The Grove

Hanzard Drive, Wynyard Park, BILLINGHAM, TS22 5FD
  • £ £205,500 To £529,995
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 17.2 miles from your search location

Woodland Rise

Corbridge Road, Hexham, NORTHUMBERLAND, NE46 2PG
  • £ £324,995 To £579,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 24.2 miles from your search location

Grey Towers Village

Ellerbeck Avenue, Nunthorpe, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS7 0PW
  • £ £439,995 To £699,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 27.1 miles from your search location
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Five Acres

Green Lane, Barnard Castle, DURHAM, DL12 8LG

Five Acres will be an exciting new development of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes coming soon to the market town of Barnard Castle, located on the banks of the River Tees. Just minutes from the town centre, your new home will be within easy reach of local amenities including supermarkets, independent shops and markets. Launching 2017.

  • 27.5 miles from your search location
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