- Bishopton, County Durham
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Population 337  OS grid reference Unitary authority Darlington Ceremonial county County Durham Region North East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town STOCKTON-ON-TEES Postcode district TS21 Dialling code 01740 Police Durham Fire County Durham and Darlington Ambulance North East EU Parliament North East England UK Parliament Sedgefield List of places: UK • England • County Durham
Bishopton is a village in the borough of Darlington and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated to the west of Stockton-on-Tees. It originated as a farming community with rows of cottages and several farms forming a long wide village street, with an adjacent green. St Peter's Church stands at the centre of the village. There is an early, late 13th century, internal window in the church.
The earthworks of a motte-and-bailey fortification known as Castle Hill are situated just outside the village. The fortification dates back to at least the 12th century, with a licence to crenellate having been granted in 1143 during the time of The Anarchy.
- ^ Census, 2001
- ^ "The Gatehouse website record for Bishopton Castle Hill". http://homepage.mac.com/philipdavis/English%20sites/758.html. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
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