Egglescliffe Parish Church
Egglescliffe shown within County Durham
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Egglescliffe is a village and civil parish which for ceremonial purposes is in County Durham, England. Administratively it is located in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. It was formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland.
The village sits on top of a hill overlooking and across the River Tees from Yarm. The population of the village is around 595, while the civil parish has a population of 7,908, increasing to 8,559 at the 2011 Census.
The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and there has been a place of worship on the site since the twelfth century. Also in the village is a Church of England primary school, small public play area, farms, allotments and a public house, called the Pot and Glass.
The second element of Egglescliffe is from Old English clif, 'steep slope'. The first element has been etymologised as Latin ecclesia 'church' or the form it took when borrowed into Cumbric, represented today by Welsh eglwys. However, the first element could also be from an Anglo-Saxon personal name like Ecgi or Ecgel, in which case the name means 'Ecgel's steep slope'.
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- Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox.html (appendix at http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox-appendix.html).
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