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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.


Barclays Bank

Newbottle St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AL, UK – 0345 734 5345

Great bank but very slow service.

Your Move Chris Stonock

2/3, Imperial Buildings, Houghton le Spring DH4 4DJ, UK – 0191 584 4159

Rented a house through your move and Joanne and Josh were great! Answered all of my questions when I didn't really know what I was doing. Not planning on moving soon but will definitely rent through them again and recommend to friends!

Lloyds Bank

33 Newbottle St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AP, UK – 0345 300 0000

I have always found all staff very helpful and polite, they helped me with my savings accounts and credit card, I have been a customer of Lloyds for over 30years and have always found staff friendly courteous and efficient, Well Done.

Building Societies

Argent Wealth Ltd

Evolve Building, Cygnet Way, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton le Spring DH4 5QY, UK – 0191 517 3344

Local Chambers of Commerce for DH4 6NN. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
Houghton Library

74 Newbottle St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AF, UK – 0191 561 6383

Was good but closed now

Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Primary School

55 Bridle Way, Houghton le Spring DH5 8NQ, UK – 0191 553 6535

Excellent primary school

Best school in the area

Parish Council of Bournmoor

22 Callington Cl, Bournmoor, Houghton le Spring DH4 6BJ, UK – 0191 385 5770

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for DH4. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the West Rainton area
Find local dentists and dental practices around West Rainton and DH4 6NN with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Dairy Lane Dental Surgery

The Old Rectory, Dairy Ln, Houghton le Spring DH4 5BH, UK – 0191 512 1345

Excellent care


Fence Houses Dental Practice

68 Station Ave N, Houghton le Spring DH4 6HT, UK – 0191 385 2622

My wife and I had our routine check-ups today with dentist Beatriz V Serrano who we see for every dental appointment and treatment. As always Beatriz puts us at ease and carries out all procedures with the utmost professionalism, care and expertise, both of us would like it to go on record just how grateful and happy we are to have such a fabulous dental surgeon look after our teeth. Thank you Beatriz.

After being put off going to the dentist many years ago by another dentist, Beatriz at fence houses was recommended to me when I had an abscess. So glad I went. From the friendly girls on reception to the way Beatriz explained everything she was going to do as I needed fillings and extractions has given me the confidence to continue going to the dentist. Felt nothing as I had the work done apart from the needle which was expected. Wish I'd known about her sooner. Would definitely recommend.

Church St Dental Practice

6 Church St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4DN, UK – 0191 584 2160

Absolutely brilliant! Hadn't been before but phoned for appointment as severe tooth ache. Got seen and treatment the same day. Joined the health plan to help save on the pennies too. Thank you ladies will definitely recommend.

Westbourne Medical Group

Kelso Grove, Houghton le Spring DH4 4RW, UK – 0191 385 2512

Lovely staff throughout the practice. Make you feel at ease soon as you walk through the door

Very helpful. I rarely go to the doctor, but they were brilliant. They've been very supportive of my other half.

Kepier Medical Practice

Leyburn Grove, Houghton le Spring DH4 5EQ, UK – 0191 584 2106

Overly busy, but very helpful

Harraton Surgery

3 Swiss Cottages, Washington NE38 9AB, UK – 0191 416 1641

Dr sighn, busy man but if you can get an app with him. Best docter around. Nice friendly helpfull reception staff.

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Brook House

Hetton Road, Houghton le Spring DH5 8NB, UK – 0191 584 2717

Absolutely brilliant staff, I couldn't thank them enough for what they have done to support my son

Herrington Medical Centre

Philadelphia Ln, Houghton le Spring DH4 4LE, UK – 0191 584 2632

Outher practices should take a look how you run well done

Well staffed and very dedicated doctors with very good manners.

Houghton Primary Care Centre

Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton le Spring, Durham DH4 5HB, UK – 0191 502 5660

Great staff lady on reception was really pleasant and helpful and the Dr we seen called Dr sannidhanman was really lovely, great with my 8 month old boy spoke in a lovely manor which was really nice.

Pleasant staff. I was seen promptly

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for DH4 6NN.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for DH4 6NN
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Saint Matthew's Church, Newbottle

Front St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4EP, UK

It is a standard church

St Michaels & All Angels Parish Church

Church St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4DN, UK – 0191 512 1769

Lived. In the. White. Lion. During. The war. Place. Has. Been. Rebuilt. .but. remember. Old. Places. Pottery. Yard. Airaid. Shelter. And. American s down. Dairy. Lane. Always. Good. For. Pack. Of. Biscuits. W. Blclough a. 1

Good church

St Michael & All Angels Houghton-le-Spring

7 Church St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4DN, UK – 0191 584 3487

Nice church

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around West Rainton. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

T T Curry & Son

Blind Ln, Houghton le Spring DH4 6NJ, UK – 0191 584 3382

Have used other skip companies, but this company are excellent. The vehicle turned up dead on time, it was washed and clean and looked like a well presented company. The skip I got was clean inside and out, the doors opened easily, unlike some companies that send trashy skips. I would highly recommend their service from the polite lady who answered the phone, to the polite driver, to the quality of the skips, it maybe just a skip, but excellent service.....

Grab & Deliver Ltd

New Herrington Industrial Estate, 5b Freezemoor Rd, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring DH4 7BG, UK – 07903 158263

Pleasure dealing with you, thank you.

Great Service :)

Max Recycle

Blackthorn Way, Houghton le Spring DH4 6JN, UK – 0845 026 0026

Been with Max Recycle for over 2 years, never had a problem with the collections. The drivers are always there at the same time near enough each week. I did get a cheaper quote from another company , but why change for the sake of a few pound as I have been with another company who were cheaper and the collections were really bad. Would be happy to recommend to anyone looking for a bin company.

As a caravan park first impressions are very important, therefore it is essential our site is presented as clean and tidy at all times. Waste disposal is critical to to our operation and in the 5 years we have been with MR they have never missed a scheduled service - 3 times a week for 5 years and no missed collections speaks for itself. Not the cheapest, (otherwise would have been 5 stars) but I suppose that old saying is true - you get what you pay for.

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around West Rainton

The Dun Cow

Meadow Croft, Houghton le Spring DH4 6DY, UK – 0191 385 2631

Nice and friendly welcome. Good service and good food.

Spot on! Great beer in a charming ambience. We enjoyed the food too. Top marks to Alex the chef.

Tandoori Night Takeaway

98A Newbottle St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AJ, UK – 0191 584 5037

Always top quality and good service

Amazing food best Indian by far 👌☺

Silver Grid

90 Newbottle St, Houghton le Spring DH4 4AJ, UK – 0191 512 6657

Best fish n chips with in a 15 mile radius . Only ever had this quality from top restraunts in whitby .

Nice Staff, good portions, quite pricey but nice.

Nursery and Preschools

Chilton Meadows Day Nursery

Black Boy Rd, Houghton le Spring DH4, UK – 0191 385 4333

Primary and Secondary Schools

Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Ln, Houghton le Spring DH5 8DA, UK – 0191 553 6523

Best school My to daughters have come on Great in this school my oldest has just left and Gone to kepier she is excelling in her lessons, I moved back to ryhope but decided to keep my kids in this school

Fab school kids come on brilliantly

Burnside Primary School

Burnside Ave, Houghton le Spring, Washington DH4 5HB, UK – 0191 553 6510

Fantastic school! Cant do enough for my son with his problems! Would recommend this school to anyone!

Shiney Row Primary School

Rear South View, Shiney Row, Houghton le Spring DH4 4QP, UK – 0191 385 2701

Brilliant, it was good when I went.

Window cleaner

Public & Preparatory Schools


Dairy Ln, Houghton le Spring DH4 5BH, UK – 0191 512 8960

Local social service agencies for DH4 6NN with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for DH4 6NN with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for DH4 6NN, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for DH4 6NN with contact details and location maps