FED-UP residents are hoping to get their street locked up to stop late-night revellers from passing through.
Community group Park Place People want to put a coded lock at the end of their street, in Ashbrooke, to protect their area from noisy passers-by, antisocial behaviour and litter.
Those living in the street say it is used as a shortcut, often by revellers who have been out in nearby Sunderland city centre.
They have come up with a proposal to have the gates at the north end of the street fitted with a coded lock, and want residents to vote on their idea.
Two nearby streets, St Bede’s Terrace and The Oaks, had locks fitted to their gates.
Alison Doering, a Park Place resident who is behind the proposals, said: “Walking into Park Place is like stepping into another age.
“We are hugely fortunate to live in such a beautiful, tree-lined street that preserves the history and character of the ship owners who lived here in the late 1800s.
“But I’ve been woken up at 3am plenty of times and it’s quite often that there’s a kebab left on my doorstep over the weekend.
“It’s our hope that by limiting access to residents and their visitors at the Mowbray Road end of the street, we can keep the street just as safe, tidy and peaceful for years to come.”
As it is a private street, the residents will be able to put the coded lock in themselves, but will have to share the cost.