Bishopton, County Durham


Bishopton, County Durham

Coordinates: 54°35′07″N 1°26′14″W / 54.585278°N 1.437222°W / 54.585278; -1.437222

Bishopton
Bishopton is located in County Durham
Bishopton

 Bishopton shown within County Durham
Population 337 [1]
OS grid reference NZ365212
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.[2]

Bishopton Beck flows round the village. The hamlet of Little Stainton and the village of Great Stainton were formerly part of the parish of Bishopton.

Galllery

References

External links



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Murton, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°49′N 1°25′W / 54.82°N 1.42°W / 54.82; 1.42 …   Wikipedia

  • Cockfield, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°36′47″N 1°48′22″W / 54.61292°N 1.80616°W / 54.61292; 1.80616 …   Wikipedia

  • Ovington, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°31′39″N 1°47′54″W / 54.52741°N 1.79828°W / 54.52741; 1.79828 …   Wikipedia

  • Mickleton, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°36′32″N 2°03′20″W / 54.60877°N 2.05569°W / 54.60877; 2.05569 …   Wikipedia

  • Chilton, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°41′N 1°33′W / 54.69°N 1.55°W / 54.69; 1.55 …   Wikipedia

  • Denton, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°33′44″N 1°40′05″W / 54.562278°N 1.668127°W / 54.562278; 1.668127 …   Wikipedia

  • Ouston, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°53′02″N 1°35′53″W / 54.884°N 1.598°W / 54.884; 1.598 Ouston is a village in C …   Wikipedia

  • Mowden, County Durham — Coordinates: 54°32′02″N 1°35′36″W / 54.534°N 1.5934°W / 54.534; 1.5934 …   Wikipedia

  • List of places in County Durham — Location map+|County Durham caption = Some of the larger settlements of County Durham. float = right width = 400 places = Location map |County Durham label = Barnard Castle long = 1.92 lat = 54.55 background = white Location map |County Durham… …   Wikipedia

  • List of civil parishes in County Durham — This is a list of civil parishes in the non metropolitan county of County Durham, England, along with the non metropolitan districts of Darlington and Hartlepool, and Stockton on Tees (north of the river). = Chester le Street = The area of the… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.