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Offerton is a hamlet which is, located about 3 miles north of Houghton-le-Spring and a similar distance west of Sunderland city centre. Most of the houses are located along Offerton Lane. Historically, Offerton was a township in the ancient parish of Houghton-le-Spring. It now forms part of the City of Sunderland.

OFFERTON, a township, in the parish and union of Houghton-le-Spring, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham, 4 miles (W. S. W.) from Sunderland; containing 200 inhabitants. It derives its name (formerly Ufferton) from the Saxon, signifying "Higher Town," it being situated on a high brow of ground that overlooks the vale of the Wear: the place was one of those villages which Athelstan gave to the see of Durham as an appendage to the villa dilecta of South Wearmouth. The township comprises 732a. 3r., of which 526 acres are arable, 155 in grass, 12 wood, and 39 waste: the village is in the north-eastern extremity of the parish. Here is a mineral spring.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Offerton is a hamlet and former civil parish in Tyne and Wear, England. Situated about 4 miles west-southwest of Sunderland city centre. In 1961 the parish had a population of 133.

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Sunderland Houghton-le-Spring Parish, 1848
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Offerton Grange Farm

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Minor road, Offerton

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Railway Crossing Cottage Offerton Sunderland

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Railway path near Offerton

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