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Staindrop, Durham

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Staindrop, Durham

Staindrop is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the east of Barnard Castle. Lord Barnard of Raby Castle also resides on the border. The village has one of the long greens typical of County Durham. The mediaeval church is impressive and contains fine effigies of the Neville family. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:54|34|N|1|48|W|region:GB_type:city|| |primary |name= }} It is known as the location of Raby Castle with its surrounding gardens as well as its church. The village contains many locally owned businesses, such as the local newsagents, the Cutting Room and a teashop Staindrop has two schools, Staindrop C of E Primary and a comprehensive, Staindrop School: An Academy. It has 3 pubs the Black Swan, the Royal Oak, situated in the heart of the village and the Wheatsheaf Inn, more commonly known to villagers as the "Top House". Staindrop contains a modest but popular industrial estate which is used by mainly local businesses employing traditional crafts such as joinery and plumbing. Three miles north-west of the village, Raby Old Lodge is a medieval tower house probably built for the Neville family of Raby Castle, restored in the 19th century and now used as holiday accommodation. Staindrop is mentioned in Thomas Pynchon's historical fiction novel Mason & Dixon as containing Jeremiah Dixon's favourite public house.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1220
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham

Other names by which Staindrop, Durham has been known in the past

Stainthorpe ~ Standrop ~ Stanthorpe

Staindrop, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Staindrop, par., township, and vil., Durham - par., 12,563 ac., pop. 2343; township, 2004 ac., pop. 1318; vil., 5 miles SW. of Bishop Auckland; P.O., T.O.

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