Fatfield


Fatfield

infobox UK place
map_type= Tyne and Wear
country = England
official_name= Fatfield
latitude= 54.880624
longitude= -1.537083
population =
metropolitan_borough= City of Sunderland
metropolitan_county= Tyne and Wear
region= North East England
constituency_westminster= Houghton and Washington East
post_town=
postcode_area= NE
postcode_district= NE38
dial_code= 0191
os_grid_reference=

Fatfield is a small village in Tyne and Wear, located in the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough. It formed part of the Washington New Town.

It had national publicity in the 1990's when the village was challenged to lose weight on the "Fatfield Diet" as part of a television programme.

The housing style in Fatfield consists of centrally located attached council houses (known as white houses due to their colour) and privately owned detached houses located in quiet cul-de-sacs on the outskirts. Washington Arts Centre is also located in Fatfield.

Apart from the TV show, Fatfield is well known for the legend of the Lambton Worm which is said to have terrorised the village.

The southern part of the village by the River Wear is popular for country walks and the three public houses and working men's club that are situated on the banks of the river. The site of the original village is just to the west of the North Biddick Club. A school was originally built on the site of the old village, but was replaced by private housing several years ago.


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