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The parish area consisting of Rokeby, Brignall and Egglestone Abbey lies south of the river Tees and to the west of the River Greta enjoying some of the most beautiful and unspoiled countryside in the north of England.

A treasure to all who visit and to those fortunate to call this area home, the parish boasts a wealth of features.  There are points of interest for art historians, natural historians and those who simply enjoy a peaceful walk in some of the finest countryside England boasts, footpaths abound.

Brignall Bank and Old Brignall

The tiny hamlet of Brignall  has a population of less than 100 according to the 2011 census however there are signs that much greater numbers inhabited an older medieval Brignall village.  Read more...

Historic Old Brignall

This older Brignall was granted a license to hold a market in 1265 and must have been a thriving community. Read more...

Rokeby Park

Situated 3 miles south-east of Barnard Castle, very close to the "meeting of the waters"  a beautiful spot where the River Greta,  running only a few hundred yards from the main house meets the River Tees. Read more...

Art & Literature at Rokeby Park

Rokeby Park is of great significance architecturally, being built in the Palladian style and enjoys tremendous  connections to art and literature. Read more...

Egglestone Abbey

Situated high on the southern bank of the River Tees, just over a mile south-east of Barnard Castle, Egglestone Abbey, maintained by English Heritage is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.  Read more...

Preaching & Pastoral Work

From their isolated vantage point close to a water source and with plentiful stone for the building of their monastery, the monks undertook work throughout the area including the distribution of meat and drink.  Read more...

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