infobox UK place
map_type= Tyne and Wear
country = England
City of Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
region= North East England
Houghton and Washington East
Fatfield is a small village in
Tyne and Wear, located in the City of Sunderlandmetropolitan 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 Centreis also located in Fatfield.
Apart from the TV show, Fatfield is well known for the legend of the
Lambton Wormwhich is said to have terrorised the village.
The southern part of the village by the
River Wearis 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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