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Piercebridge, Darlington

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Piercebridge, Darlington

Piercebridge is a village and civil parish in the borough of Darlington and the ceremonial county of Durham, England. It is situated a few miles west of the town of Darlington. It is on the site of a Roman fort of AD 260-270, which was built at the point where Dere Street crossed the River Tees. Part of the fort is under the village green. The settlement has been in continuous use ever since.
Administrative CountyDarlington
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2015
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01325

Other names by which Piercebridge, Darlington has been known in the past

Pierce Bridge ~ Piersbridge ~ Piersebridge

Piercebridge, Darlington in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pierce Bridge, township and vil. with ry. sta., Gainford par., Durham - township, 973 ac. (17 water), pop. 206; vil., on river Tees, 5 miles W. of Darlington; P.O., T.O.; here the great Roman road from London to the Forth crossed the Tees.

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