Hurworth Place

Hurworth Place

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Hurworth Place is a village in County Durham, in England. It lies south of Darlington on the northern bank of the River Tees, opposite the village of Croft-on-Tees in North Yorkshire to which it is linked by Croft Bridge, which marks the county boundary. It is part of the township and civil parish of Hurworth-on-Tees.

Transport

The Great North Road mail coach route, later the A1 road, originally passed through the village, crossing the Tees via Croft Bridge. The road is now designated the A167. The Teesdale Way footpath runs through the village, as does the East Coast Main Line, although there is no longer a railway station.

Amenities

The village has a newsagent, a doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a hair salon. There are two pubs, the Station Hotel and the Comet, although the latter closed in 2010, and a working men's club. There is also a Christadelphian hall.Rockliffe Hall hotel and spa and the surrounding parkland are owned by Middlesbrough Football Club, and the club's training and sports facilities form part of the complex. The 18-hole Rockliffe championship golf course is one of the longest in Europe. The adjoining village of Hurworth-on-Tees contains further shops, a primary and secondary school, the parish church and a Methodist church, a garden centre and a community centre.

History

Despite being in a different county, the settlement around the Durham end of Croft bridge has...
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