Greta Bridge, John Sell Cotman, c. 1806
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Geography and administration
Greta Bridge lies within the historic county boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire, but along with the rest of the former Startforth Rural District, Greta Bridge was transferred to County Durham for administrative and ceremonial purposes on 1 April 1974 pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972.
Greta Bridge is mentioned in Charles Dickens's novel The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as the site of Dotheboys School. Dickens mentions the "George and New Inn, Greta Bridge". This is thought to be a conflation of two coaching inns in or near Greta Bridge.
1 mile north is Mortham Tower, a fortified manor house dating from the 14th century, with a 15th-century tower.
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- Historic England. "Monument No. 19926". PastScape. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Historic England. "Monument No. 1143630". PastScape. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Vanderbilt, S. "Places: 496316189 (Greta Bridge)". Pleiades. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
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