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Rickleton

Rickleton
Rickleton
Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference
Metropolitan borough City of Sunderland
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WASHINGTON
Postcode district NE38
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Washington and Sunderland West
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear

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 mainly consists of housing. 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. A family pub, The Woodlands, 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

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.[1] 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

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

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References

  1. ^ St George's Church
  • http://www.simplygo.com/our-services/
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