The spelling and layout is as the original document.

South Hylton is an ecclesiastical parish, formed March 3. 1854 from the parish of Bishopwearmouth, and comprises the township of Ford and Grindon House, in the civil parish of Silksworth, and is bounded on the north by the river Wear and on the south by the road from Sunderland to Chester-le-Street, with a station on the Sunderland and Bishop Auckland section of the North Eastern railway, 3 miles west of Sunderland; it is in the Houghton-le-Spring division of the county of Durham, north division of Easington Ward, union, petty sessional division and county court district of Sunderland, rural deanery of Wearmouth and archdeaconry and diocese of Durham. The parish is lighted with gas by a company. The church of St. Mary, destroyed by fire March 9. 1878, was rebuilt in 1880, at a cost of £2,800, and consecrated June 21 of that year; it is an edifice in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, north chapel and a turret containing one bell: there are 340 sittings. The register dates from the year 1820. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Durham, and held since 1900 by the Rev. William Marshall Teape M.A. of Edinburgh University and of St. John’s College, Cambridgeshire. Here are Wesleyans, Primitive Methodist and United Methodist chapels, Christian Lay church and Salvation Army hall. Mrs Scurfield, of Hurworth-on-Tees, is lady of the manor and chief landowner. The population of the ecclesiastical parish in 1911 was 3,172.

FORD township, 2 miles west of Sunderland, is included in the ecclesiastical parish of South Hylton. The principal landowners are Mrs Scurfield, who is lady of the manor, and Mrs Pratt. Ford Hall, in this township, was the birthplace (April 5. 1795) of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock K.C.B. the renowned hero of Cawnpore and Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, who died at Alumbagh, 25 November, in that year. Area, 1,028 acres of land and 28 of tidal water, and 21 of foreshore; rateable value, £29,143; the population in 1911 3,113.

Overseers, Anthony Gowens and John Jameson.

Assistant Overseer, Joseph Bentley, Union Street

Post, M. O. & T. & Telephone Call Office, High Street. Gertrude Gowens, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Sunderland at 7.20 a.m. & 1.10 & 7 p.m.; dispatched at 11.15 a.m. & 5 & 8.20 p.m.; sundays, delivery 7.55 a.m.; dispatch 5.20 p.m.

Wall Letter Box, Station, 7.15 & 11 a.m. & 1, 4.45, 6.45 & 8.15 p.m.

Ford Works, 9.15 a.m. & 4.15 & 7.30 p.m.

Fire Brigade Station, in Cambria street, was erected in 1901, Robert Collinson, captain.

Police Station, Thomas Henry Oakley, sergeant. & 2 constables.

Public Elementary School (boys, girls & infants), built in 1877, at a cost of £4,000, enlarged in 1913 at a cost of about £2,500, for 264 boys, 264 girls & 218 infants; average attendance, 220 boys, 200 girls & 180 infants; T.D. Collingwood, master; Miss Emma A. Burleston , mistress; Miss Elizabeth Groves, infants’ mistress.

Hylton Railway Station, Robert Hall, station master.

Private Residents.

Bagnall Charles L. – Ford Lodge

Brown, Miss – 11 Railway Terrace

Cornett John P. – Claxheugh grove.

Doxford Arthur, – Greenbank

Doxford William, – The Oaks

Gray Alexander – M.B.

Grimshaw Charles – Ford Cottage

Jameson John, – The Kraal

Jeffrey Thomas – The Hillside

Legat Andrew Eddowes – 9 Railway terrace

Milner Joseph – 5 Railway Terrace

Morgan Joseph – Tower House (letters should be addressed to Hylton road, Sunderland

Pratt Mrs – Field House

Teape Rev. William Marshall M.A. – (vicar) The Vicarage

Todd James – Sycamore Villa

Wigham John Rodham – Ford Villa


Early closing day, Wednesday

Armstrong John – Farmer

Atkinson Jn. – Wheatsheaf inn, High street

Bagnall R.S. & Sons Ltd – iron manufacturers, Hylton forge.

Broad Arthur. – Golden Lion inn, High street

Browell George, – farmer, Rock farm

Brown Colin – colliery plumber, 2 Cambria street

Brumby Thomas – fried fish dealer

Bryant Margaret (Mrs.) – shopkeeper, 1 Wear street

Carr George, – joiner, Church Street

Caven Geo. – hair dresser, 12 Church street

Charlton Christr – farmer, Ford farm

Chilton Thomas, – beer retailer

Chilton Thomas – grocer, Dawson terr.

Chilton William Edward – beer retlr. Alma street

Clowes John – greengrocer, 23 High St

Collins Septimus Anthony – hairdresser, 22 High street

Cornett James Porteous – paper works manager, Claxheugh grove

Davison William – plumber

Ford Paper Works Ltd – paper mfr

Forrest Mary Ann (Mrs.) – shopkeeper

Gibbon Helena (Mrs.) – shopkeeper, 4 Cambria street

Gowens Anthony – grocer, Post office, 3 High street

Gowens Emma Bartram (Mrs.) – draper, High street

Gray Alex. M.D. Ch.B.Edin. – physicn

Grieveson Mary (Mrs.) – greengrocer, 5 High street

Gunn Arthur – confr. Railway terrace

Henderson Thos. – shopkpr. 8 Blithe st

Hill William – shopkeeper, 31 High St

Horne James – translator

Hutchinson Nichols Willis – farmer, High Ford farm

Hylton Cement Co. – cement manufctrs

Jenkins Sl. A. – grocer, Ferry Boat row

Legat Andrew Eddowes L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S.Edin. Surgeon. – 9 Railway Terr

Lindley Edith (Miss) – milliner, Church street

Lucas Joseph Edward – shopkeeper, 7 Blithe street

McKenzie Isabella (Miss) – Jolly Potters P.H.

Marshall Arthur. – draper, 17 Railway Terr

Milner Joseph – butcher, 6 Dawson ter

Newell John – butcher

Orr Frederick – carter, Church street

Pattison Jn. Brack. – frmr. Page pastors

Picture Palace – (Hylton Picture Palace Co. proprietors)

Ransom John – Railway P.H.

Rayson Thos. Pearson – metal broker

Reay & Usher Ltd. – iron manufacturers, The Forge, Cambria street

Ritchen James – dairy

Ross Thomas Craig – ironmonger

Schofield George – tailor, Dawson Terr

Short George Wm. – butcher, High Street

Simpson Fred. – Victoria P.H.

South Hylton Fire Brigade – (Robert Collinson, captain). Cambria street

South Hylton Gas Light & Coke Co. Ltd. – (Fredk. A. Lindley, manager)

Sunderland Equitable Industrial Society Limited

Tate William Walter – shopkeeper

Taylor Alfred – shopkeeper

Thompson Andrew – farmer, Ferry farm

Todd James – contractor. Sycamore villa

Tugwood Ann (Mrs.) – shopkeeper, 17 Church street

Valente Joseph – shopkeeper

Wake William – beer retailer

Walker Thomas Rowntree – ironmonger, 10 High street

Wallace Robt. – Draper, 18 Dawson Terr

Weightman Edward – farmer, North Ford farm

Weightman Edward – farmer, South Ford farm

Wigham John & Son. – mechanical engineers, High street

Williams Mary (Mrs.) – confectioner, 19 Railway terrace

Willis Andrew – Commercial P.H.