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St Mary's Church, Brignall.jpg
St Mary's Church, Brignall
Brignall is located in County Durham
Brignall shown within County Durham
OS grid reference NZ066122
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Barnard Castle
Postcode district DL12
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
County Durham
54°30′21″N 1°53′54″W / 54.50577°N 1.89846°W / 54.50577; -1.89846Coordinates: 54°30′21″N 1°53′54″W / 54.50577°N 1.89846°W / 54.50577; -1.89846

Brignall is a village in the Pennines of England, situated close to Barnard Castle. The population at the 2011 Census remained less than 100. Details are kept within the parish of Rokeby. It was historically located in the North Riding of Yorkshire but along with the rest of the former Startforth Rural District it was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972.

Brignall sits adjacent to the River Greta, a site of special scientific interest. The River Greta and the Brignall area were painted by John Sell Cotman[1] and J. M. W. Turner[2][3][4] amongst others. Bird watching, walking and other outdoor activities can be pursued in the area.


  1. ^ Brignall Banks on the Greta - John Sell Cotman, Leeds Art Gallery. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  2. ^ The Turner Gallery. A Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings, Antiquarian Maps and Prints. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  3. ^ Brignall Church by J.M.W. Turner, Antiquarian Maps and Prints. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  4. ^ Yorkshire, Brignall Church, after Turner, 1855, Steve Bartrick Antique Prints and Maps. Retrieved 10 March 2008.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brignall at Wikimedia Commons