County Durham History Pages and the Tees Valley

Upper Weardale scenery near Westgate.

County Durham and Tees Valley History Pages

County Durham | Durham City | Tees Valley

County Durham History

The County Durham history pages cover the coast to the east and the dales to the west: Teesdale, Weardale and the Derwent Valley. It is a county historically ruled by Prince Bishops who lived like kings ‘twixt, Tees and Tyne’. These pages also cover some of the lesser-known valleys and vales such as the Deerness and Browney to the west and north west of Durham City and Cassop Vale to the east as well as the River Skerne which drains the untypically flat ‘carr land’ to the south on its way to Darlington in the Tees Valley.

Durham City History Pages | Tees Valley History

County Durham History Pages

Durham Cathedral

Durham City Pages

Cassop Vale from Old Cassop

Cassop Quarrington, Kelloe

Sherburn Hospital Gateway

Sherburn, Pittington, Rainton

The River Deerness near Waterhouses

Deerness Valley

The Browney Valley

Lanchester and the Browney Valley

Chester-le-Street viewed from Great Lumley


Lumley Castle


Lambton Castle

Lambton Park and Bournmoor

Figures, Shepherd and Shepherdess Beamish village.

Around Beamish

West Stanley memorial

Stanley, Annfield Plain, Tanfield

Terris Novalis


Swiss style cottage associated with Shotley Bridge spa

Shotley Bridge and Ebchester


Blanchland and Derwentdale

Killhope Weardale


Brancepeth village.

Brancepeth and Crook

Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Bishop Auckland 

Pigeon lofts, grazing sheep and horses on Cockfield Fell

West Auckland,  Gaunless Valley

Kirk Merrington church

Merrington, Ferryhill, Rushyford

Croxdale Hall

Spennymoor, Croxdale, Whitworth

Blast Beach, Seaham

Seaham and Murton

Easington church

Easington and Haswell

The village, Castle Eden

Castle Eden and Crimdon

Shotton Hall

Peterlee and Shotton

Trimdon church

Trimdon to Thornley

Aycliffe Village.

Aycliffe and Shildon

Sedgefield Church


High Force

Upper Teesdale

The town of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle and Raby

The River Tees at Piercebridge.

Gainford, Piercebridge, Coniscliffe

Tees Valley towns historically in Durham:

‘Tyne and Wear’ towns historically in Durham:

Exclaves of Durham north of the Tyne up to the nineteenth century:

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