infobox UK place
map_type= Tyne and Wear
country = England
official_name= Pallion
latitude= 54.904183
longitude= -1.415503
population =
metropolitan_borough= City of Sunderland
metropolitan_county= Tyne and Wear
region= North East England
constituency_westminster= Sunderland South
post_town= SUNDERLAND
postcode_area= SR
postcode_district= SR4
dial_code= 0191

Pallion is a suburb, parish and electoral ward in Sunderland. Most of the buildings in the area were built during the Victorian Era and consist of large terraced houses built for wealthy shipbuilders, but also smaller one storey houses in other areas for local shipyard workers (the shipyard industry has now long gone). The area was also the home of Bobby Waugh, the farmer convicted of starting the 2001 UK foot and mouth crisis.

On the edge of the parish (on the bank of the River Wear) once stood Pallion Hall, the childhood home of Sir Joseph Swan, developer of the lightbulb. The house was demolished in 1901. Near this part of the area is a retail park, Pallion Metro station and an industrial estate.

Pallion was also the home of the infamous New Monkey club, which had shaped rave culture in the North East. The club was shut down in 2006 after a drugs raid where there was 18 arrests. 165 officers including constables stormed the club, later the club was forced to be shut down.

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