is a village in the borough of Darlington
, within the ceremonial county
of County Durham
. It is situated to the south of Darlington
, next to the meeting point of the River Skerne
and River Tees
The church of All Saints lies in the middle of the village; it was extensively rebuilt in the 1830s and again in 1871. It is thought that there may have been a church on the site as early as the 12th century.
There was a school at Hurworth before 1770, when it was refounded. Currently the village has two schools: Hurworth Primary School caters for around 250 children aged 4-11. The secondary school is called Hurworth School Maths & Computing College
, it caters for around 650 students aged 11-16. There was also a small independent school, Hurworth House School
, which closed in the summer of 2010.
The Hurworth Grange Community Centre
is situated in a manor house built in 1875 by the Backhouse family. Facilities include the large hall, meeting rooms, lounge bar, sports hall, football pitch, children's play area, of grounds and an inshane concrete skateboard ramp. Hurworth Grange was once visited by Rudyard Kipling
; it is claimed that 'The Roman Centurion's Song' is based on a sarcophagus
he saw there.The village has a number of other amenities including a fish and chip shop
/takeaway, village shops, pubs, a garage and a residential home.
The A167 road
passes over Croft Bridge towards Darlington. The bridge was built on the site of an... Read More