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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"BRIGNALL, a parish, in the western division of the wapentake of Gilling, North Riding of the county of York, 3 miles to the S. of Barnard Castle. It is situated in a picturesque district on the small river Greta, a branch of the Tees, and contains the hamlet of Greta Bridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon, of the value of 300, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Roman remains are frequently found in the neighbourhood."

"GRETA BRIDGE, a hamlet in the parishes of Brignall, Rokeby, and Wycliffe, North Riding county York, 3 miles S.E. of Barnard Castle. It is situated on the ancient Watling Street; and the river Greta, a tributary of the Tees, flows through the hamlet. Roman relics have been found in the neighbourhood."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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