Tag Archives: County Durham

Billingham

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Billingham Yorkshire” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Billingham is a town in County Durham in the unitary authority of Stockton on Tees, in North East England, with a population of 35,765 (2006). It was founded circa 650 by a group of Saxons known as Billa’s people, which is where […]

Seaham

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Seaham” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Seaham, formerly Seaham Harbour, is a small town in County Durham, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Sunderland and 13 miles (21 km) east of Durham. It has a small parish church, St Mary the Virgin, with a late 7th century Anglo Saxon nave […]

Peterlee

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Peterlee” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Peterlee is a small town built under the New Towns Act of 1946, in County Durham, England. Founded in 1948, Peterlee town originally mostly housed coal miners and their families. Peterlee has strong economic and community ties with Sunderland and Hartlepool. The case […]

Chester-le-Street

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Chester-le-Street” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Chester-le-Street (/ˈtʃɛstər liː striːt/) is a town in County Durham, England. Its history goes back to Roman times when it was called Concangis. The town is located 7 miles (11 km) south of Newcastle upon Tyne and 8 miles (13 km) west of Sunderland on […]

Hartlepool

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Hartlepool” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Hartlepool (/ˈhɑːtlɪpuːl/) is a town and port in North East England. It was founded in the 7th century AD, around the Northumbrian monastery of Hartlepool Abbey. The village grew during the Middle Ages and developed a harbour which served as the official port […]

Darlington

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Darlington -terry -trusts -diet -composing” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Darlington is a market town in the Borough of Darlington, part of the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It lies on the small River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees, not far from the main river. It […]

Durham Castle

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”False” keywords=”durham castle -programming” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham. It is open to the general public to visit, but only through guided tours, since it is in […]

Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey

Wearmouth-Jarrow is a twin-foundation English monastery, located on the River Wear in Sunderland and the River Tyne at Jarrow respectively, in the Kingdom of Northumbria (now in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear). Its formal name is The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Wearmouth-Jarrow. Jarrow became the center of Anglo-Saxon learning […]

Durham Cathedral and Castle

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”False” keywords=”durham castle cathedral” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham (usually known as Durham Cathedral) is a cathedral in the city of Durham, England, the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The Bishopric dates from 995, […]

Durham

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”False” keywords=”durham -castle -cathedral -trotter -dick -david” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Durham (/ˈdʌrəm/, locally /ˈdʊrəm/) is a city in north east England. It is within the County Durham local government district, and is the county town of the larger ceremonial county. Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral […]