- Southwick, Sunderland
Infobox UK place
region= North East England
map_type= Tyne and Wear
City of Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
Southwick, Sunderland (known locally as "Suddick") is a suburb on the north banks of the river
Wearin the city of Sunderlandin the county of Tyne and Wear. Southwick holds a new play park at the edge of Thompson Park which officialy opens on Play Day 2008. It is next to Fulwell.
Southwick borders with Castletown to the west,
Monkwearmouthto the east, greenbeltfarmland to the north, and the Wear to the south although the Queen Alexandra Bridge links Southwick to Pallion.
It is home to main
police stationthat services the north of Sunderland. Southwick has a primary school, but no secondary school.
Southwick is centered around "The Green", a commercial area containing three listed buildings; a
World War IIwar memorial, "The Tramcar Inn" a public housebuilt in 1906, and a memorial lamp-post built in 1912. [http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/Pages/listedbuildings/lbresults.asp?Address3=Sunderland+North&offset=30]
According to "Indices of Deprivation" published by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in 2000, Southwick is the most deprived of the 25 wards in Sunderland, the fifth most deprived in
Tyne and Wear, and the fifty-fifth in England. [http://www.tyne-wear-research.gov.uk/TWRI.nsf/a995f08678e0882f80256688005190dd/85ccf9e05e699cf9802569cb0035cea5/$FILE/IMD2000%20Tyne%20and%20Wear%20wards.doc]
Southwick in Sunderland has a different origin to other places called
Southwick: the name is of Scandinavian origin: and means "clearing by a marsh", from Old Norse "sogr" "moss, marsh, swamp (cf. modern "soggy")" and "þveit"/"thveit" ", clearing". The name was recorded as "Suvveite" in 1189.
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