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For other uses, see Eggleston (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Eccleston.
Eggleston is located in County Durham
 Eggleston shown within County Durham
OS grid reference NY984227
Unitary authority County Durham
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
County Durham

Coordinates: 54°36′00″N 2°01′33″W / 54.59994°N 2.02584°W / 54.59994; -2.02584

Eggleston is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated in Teesdale, a few miles north-west of Barnard Castle.


The village is first mentioned in tax records of 1196. The remains of ridge and furrow from the medieval period can still be seen. Many of the cottages date from the 18th century and were built by the Society of Friends, who owned lead mines in the area. Forty men were employed as miners until 1904 when the company closed the smelting mills.[1]

The etymology is possibly derived from the word Eghiston.[2]

Visible from FollyTop Hill above Egglestone, on the opposite side of the Teesdale valley looms the Bronze Age burial site of Kirkcarrion.

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Media related to Eggleston at Wikimedia Commons