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Easington services


A19 between Seaham and Easington

Signposted from the road.



map and directions


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.


Amenities: Tourist Information Sign Outdoor Space: northbound only: Grass verges only
and southbound only: Grass area around car park
Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Shell Easington
County Durham

🌍 Operators & Official Websites:

Trivia and History

Old lorry park with the base of a bridge.
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 pair of Shell filling stations and the Easington branch of Little Chef. At the time Little Chef were mostly building small diners, but this one was comparatively huge, with 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. One particular road atlas, dated 1990, heavily promoted Easington as one of its only A-road service areas, and the only service area it attributed to "independent operators".

The footbridge and restaurant were demolished in 2002, leaving a large bare area which is now additional parking.

Shell currently hold planning permission to install three Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points on the southbound side here.


Moor Farm (22 miles)
Seaton Burn (24 miles)
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