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Witton Gilbert, Durham

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Witton Gilbert, Durham

Witton Gilbert /ˈdʒɪlbərt/ is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is situated to the north-west of Durham. The village once had a railway station on the Lanchester Valley Line,but this was closed in the early 1960s, with passenger service withdrawn in the late 1930s. However, the station building survives as a private residence, along with one of the platforms. Witton Gilbert is a medieval town originally Saxon.
Post townDURHAM
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2346
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 code0191

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

Witton Gilbert, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Durham - par. (containing part of Sacriston), 3249 ac., pop. 3430; vil., 3 miles NW. of Durham; P.O.

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