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Easington services

Location:

A19 between Seaham and Easington

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

SR7 8SS

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Access/Layout:

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.



A pair of petrol stations with a hint that they once wanted to be something much larger.

Facilities[edit]

Main Amenities: Tourist Information Point Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go (northbound only)

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Shell Easington
Hawthorn
Seaham
County Durham
SR7 8SS



Trivia and History[edit]

Old lorry park.
The amenity building pictured in 1991, next to the steps to the bridge.

When the A19 opened here in the late 1960s, it opened with a Little Chef at Easington. At the time Little Chef were mostly building small diners, but this one was comparatively huge, with two petrol stations, dedicated car and HGV parking, and a covered footbridge which allowed northbound customers to walk to it.

The Little Chef closed in 1978, but the service area continued to trade as Hawthorn services. In 2002 footbridge and restaurant were demolished, leaving a large bare area which can still be seen today.

Alternatives[edit]

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