Pelton, County Durham

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Pelton is a village and electoral ward in County Durham, in England. The population of the village and ward taken at the 2011 census was 8,250.[1] It is located to the northwest of Chester-le-Street. The village of West Pelton is located some distance to the west; separated from it by a few villages and closer to Stanley than to central Chester-le-Street. Pelton has two public houses, one RAOB (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) club and a small range of convenience stores, including a greengrocers, three general stores, a Post Office, chemist, doctors surgery, dentist, some take-away food outlets, and some hair salons. Local schools in the area include a primary school (Pelton Primary school). Pelton is very well served by public transport, with links to Stanley, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Consett.

According to legend, the nearby hamlet of Picktree was once the home of a mischievous spirit known as the Picktree Brag.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ward/Parish population 2015". Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 350. ISBN 9780340165973. 

Coordinates: 54°52′22″N 1°36′34″W / 54.872703°N 1.609411°W / 54.872703; -1.609411