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Pittington is a village and civil parish in County Durham, in England. It is situated a few miles north-east of Durham. Pittington is made up of the neighbouring settlements of Low Pittington and High Pittington, which were developed for coal mining by Lambton Collieries. High Pittington, the larger of the two has extended to include the old settlement of Hallgarth. The civil parish of Pittington includes both villages and the neighbouring village of Littletown.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Pittington, Durham has been known in the past
Pittington, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Pittington, par., township, and ry. sta., Durham - par. (containing Shadforth and Sherburn), 6707 ac., pop. 6523; township, 2491 ac., pop. 2206; contains North Pittington, vil., 3½ miles NE. of Durham; P.O. Coal mines and limestone quarries are in the par. The church (restored 1855) is Early Norman.
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