Rickleton

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Rickleton
Rickleton is located in Tyne and Wear
Rickleton
Rickleton
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population3,058 
OS grid referenceNZ 28907 53897
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWASHINGTON
Postcode districtNE38
Dialling code0191
PoliceNorthumbria
FireTyne and Wear
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear
54°52′44″N 1°33′04″W / 54.879°N 1.551°W / 54.879; -1.551Coordinates: 54°52′44″N 1°33′04″W / 54.879°N 1.551°W / 54.879; -1.551

Rickleton is a village which lies within the district of Washington, Tyne and Wear, England. It is located on the south side of Washington Town and borders Harraton village, Birtley and County Durham. The village centre includes a Londis supermarket, a general store, a hairdressing salon, Finewood Chinese takeaway and a bus link, which has buses linking to other areas of Washington and County Durham.[1] A family pub, The Woodlands,[2] Washington Cricket club, two doctors surgeries and a chemists can also be found here. There is also a large field with a small children's playing area located just of the bus route through Rickleton.

Vigo Lane is the main road which runs through Rickleton, and into Harraton.

The Sea to Sea Cycle Route runs through the village, on the site of a disused railway.

Rickleton Primary School is located in the village centre.

Church[edit]

St George's church and churchyard, Washington

The parish church serving Rickleton is St George's, which can be found in the nearby village of Harraton, although it is called Fatfield, St George for historical reasons.[3] The church was built in 1879 on land given by the Earl of Durham. The church was massively reordered in the 1980s and inside is warm, light and contemporary, reflecting its informal and lively style of worship.

Transport[edit]

The village has roads forming a loop around the village, these roads are called Rickleton Way, Bonemill lane and Picktree Lane. The village has a bus service operated by Go North East.

The nearest railway station is Chester-le-Street railway station.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rickleton at Wikimedia Commons

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