Little Thorpe

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Coordinates: 54°46′41″N 1°20′38″W / 54.778°N 1.344°W / 54.778; -1.344 Little Thorpe is a hamlet in County Durham, England.[1] It is situated between Easington and Peterlee.

This small settlement literally derives its name from the fact it is a small village, as "Thorpe" is Anglo-Saxon for village.

It seems to have been a community that was originally centred on a farmstead, and most of the buildings appear to be in the Elizabethan style, but are more probably Victorian in age.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 88 Newcastle upon Tyne (Durham & Sunderland) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229989.