In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shiney Row like this:
SHINEY-ROW, a hamlet in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham; 2 miles NW of Houghton. It is inhabited chiefly by coal-miners; and it has a post-office under Fence-Houses, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowed school.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shiney Row, in Sunderland and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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