Coordinates: 54°46′41″N 1°20′38″W / 54.778°N 1.344°W Little Thorpe is a hamlet or village in County Durham, England. 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.
- ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 88 Newcastle upon Tyne (Durham & Sunderland) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229989.