Sheriff Hill

Sheriff Hill

Sheriff Hill used to be a suburb of Gateshead, England but now due to the expansion of the town is now just an area within Gateshead. It is bordered by Deckham to the North and Beacon Lough to the South.

There is little to distinguish Sheriff Hill from the surrounding environs apart from the steep hill leading up towards the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


The settlement is situated on the B1296 "Old Durham Road" which is a former route of the Great North Road before it was diverted through Low Fell on the present route of the A167. It is also a major bus route out of Gateshead served by many bus services and is part of the 93/94 loop network.

In times gone by, trams used to run up Old Durham Road and often had difficulty going up the steep hill, however the tracks have long since been lifted. In the present time there is a proposal for trams to return to Old Durham Road as part of a link from Gateshead through to Washington, however this has not made it beyond proposal stages.

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