Boldon consists of three settlements, East Boldon, West Boldon and Boldon Colliery. The Boldons border the North of Sunderland, South Shields and Jarrow. The area includes a wide range of housing styles, from Edwardian villas to Victorian terraces, post-war housing to more recent smaller-scale developments. Despite the relatively small geographical area, there are a significant number of older buildings considered as being of architectural merit including churches, public houses and former country houses, as well as modern additions.
Boldon is served by the Tyne and Wear Metro with stations at East Boldon and Brockley Whins, as well as numerous bus routes. Boldon is located near the A19 which offers direct access to Sunderland and is only a 20 minute drive to Newcastle.
Shopping and Leisure
Boldon is home to Boldon Leisure Park which offers an 11 screen Cineworld Cinema. Also offering key restaurant operators including Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Hut, Nando’s and McDonalds. Located to the rear of the leisure park is a 24 Hour Asda which caters for all shopping needs. Traditional pubs are abundant in Boldon and are extremely popular within the area. The Black Bull, Beggar’s Bridge and The Red Lion are just a few of the thriving pubs which accommodate many of the locals every day.
With a short Metro journey you can find yourself situated within either Sunderland or Newcastle City Centre. Both offer fantastic shopping options as well as iconic nightlife.
Boldon School is a coeducational secondary school in Boldon Colliery. A community school administered by South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council, it has a specialism in sports. The school relocated to a new £17.5 million building in 2006. Boldon School offers GCSEs, BTECs and Cambridge Nationals as programmes of study for pupils. The school also operates a vocational sixth form which offers NVQs and further BTECs.
During the first half of the 19th century the main industries in Boldon were stone quarrying, brick-making, tanning and brewing but during the later half of the century the demand for coal increased enormously so the Harton Coal Company sank a coal shaft in the area in 1866 and built houses for the workers thus creating a new village of Boldon Colliery. The colliery had remained very important to the area for over 100 when it was closed in 1982. Other industries have moved in to replace the colliery as the main source of employment.
West Meadows Road, SUNDERLAND, SR6
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|Whitburn Road-Laburnham Grove||0.3 miles|
|Sunderland Road-Moor Lane||0.22 miles|
|Sunderland Road-Moor Lane||0.22 miles|
|Sunderland Road-Number 45||0.33 miles|
|Whitburn Road-Laburnham Grove||0.31 miles|
|East Boldon (Tyne and Wear Metro Station)||0.84 miles|
|Seaburn (Tyne and Wear Metro Station)||1.27 miles|
|Stadium Of Light (Tyne and Wear Metro Station)||2.04 miles|
|South Shields Ferry Terminal||3.91 miles|
|Newcastle International Ferry Terminal||3.78 miles|
|East Boldon Rail Station||0.82 miles|
|Seaburn Rail Station||1.25 miles|
|St Peters Rail Station||2.47 miles|
|A194(M) J3||4.61 miles|
|A194(M) J2||5.15 miles|
|A194(M) J1||6.27 miles|
|A1(M) J64||7.44 miles|
|A1(M) J65||7.05 miles|
|Newcastle International Airport||13.82 miles|
|Durham Tees Valley Airport||30.12 miles|
|Leeds Bradford International Airport||75.25 miles|
|Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport||102.23 miles|
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