Haughton-le-Skerne

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Coordinates: 54°32′32″N 1°30′53″W / 54.5422°N 1.5148°W / 54.5422; -1.5148

Haughton Le Skerne
Haughton Le Skerne is located in County Durham
Haughton Le Skerne
Haughton Le Skerne
 Haughton Le Skerne shown within County Durham
OS grid reference NZ314164
    - London  252mi 
Unitary authority Darlington
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DARLINGTON
Postcode district DL1
Dialling code 01325
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Darlington
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Haughton-le-Skerne is a suburb of Darlington in the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It is situated in the north east of Darlington. The suburb lies to the west of the River Skerne.

At the centre of the village green, is the main road towards Darlington town centre going across the river, south of the church. There used to be a linen mill on the riverbank on the east side of the village. Part of the mill leat can still be seen today.

St Andrew's Church, Haughton-le-Skerne. Darlington's oldest church

St Andrew's Church at the west end of the village green is the oldest church in Darlington, circa 1125. Some of the stones may have originated in a previous church on the same site.

Parts of the existing rectory have monastic ruins built into the foundation and some inner walls, speculated to be evidence of an earlier building on this site. Street view of Monastic ruins

On the north side of Haughton-le-Skerne, a turnpike led over the river to the ports on the Tees estuary, carrying traffic including salt from the Bishop's salt mines.

Haughton-le-Skerne is now a large suburb of Darlington, with areas including Springfield and Whinfield.