School Aycliffe

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School Aycliffe
School Aycliffe is located in County Durham
School Aycliffe
School Aycliffe
School Aycliffe shown within County Durham
OS grid reference NZ258237
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Darlington
Postcode district DL5
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
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54°36′32″N 1°36′07″W / 54.609°N 1.602°W / 54.609; -1.602Coordinates: 54°36′32″N 1°36′07″W / 54.609°N 1.602°W / 54.609; -1.602

School Aycliffe is a village located in County Durham, England. It is situated a short distance to the west of Newton Aycliffe and to the east of Heighington, County Durham. The name derives from a Viking called Scula who owned land in this part of South Durham.

School Aycliffe is split into two by the road named School Aycliffe Lane. One side has the older, original estate. This is part of the County Durham unitary area, formally Borough of Sedgefield. The School Aycliffe Wetlands is a County Durham wildlife habitat site which is situated behind this estate. The other side is now a new housing estate named 'The Chestnuts', and part of Borough of Darlington. The now closed Aycliffe Hospital, a mental health institute, was located here.


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