Place:Piercebridge, Durham, England

Alt namesPierse Bridgesource: spelling variation
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.533°N 1.694°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoGainford, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Barnard Castle Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
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Piercebridge is a village and civil parish in the borough of Darlington and the ceremonial county of Durham, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 113.[1] It is situated a few miles west of the town of Darlington. It is on the site of a Roman fort of AD 260–270, which was built at the point where Dere Street crossed the River Tees. Part of the fort is under the village green.[2] The settlement has been in continuous use ever since.

The excavated Roman fort is open to the public and the remains of Piercebridge Roman Bridge over the Tees now lie around 90 metres (300 ft) south of the current course of the river, approximately 450 metres (1,480 ft) east of Piercebridge, at the east side of Cliffe, Richmondshire.

The village is sited where the York-Newstead Roman road known as Dere Street crosses the River Tees. Population of 113 in UK census of 2011.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Piercebridge.

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