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Pictures of Escomb

in the county of County Durham

About Escomb

Lying in a prominent position ringed by the River Wear, Escomb is best known for its magnificent Saxon Church reputed to be the best Saxon Church in England, built from stones brought from the near-by ruined Roman Fort at Binchester. The age of the church is indicative of just what an old region this is.

Escomb Church is completely fascinating, it has beautiful doorways, original Saxon carving, and a crude octagonal font on which remain the holes for lead fasteners - this is thought to be at least seven centuries old. On the southern exterior wall of the church there is an unusual 7th century sundial.

In celebration of the Millennium the church has what is known as the Escomb Textile, this was made locally and includes work by local school children.

In the churchyard visitors will note graves belong to local people, these cover several centuries.

Escomb lies around one and a half miles from Bishop's Auckland, and like many Durham communities it has a history associated with mining. However, the River Wear offers opportunities for boating fishing and exploring the regions wildlife heritage.

Recommended towns & villages near Escomb

Auckland Castle

Bishop Auckland (142 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of County Durham

(1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction E of Escomb)

This was the busy social and commercial centre of the south-west Durham coalfield, but the town is actually much older than the Industrial Revolution, although that historic.....

St John the Evangelist Church

Kirk Merrington (49 Pictures) in the county of County Durham

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction E of Escomb)

Kirk Merrington is a pretty, hilltop village overlooking the Wear Valley and the Cleveland Hills...


Wolsingham (18 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of County Durham

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction NW of Escomb)

This is a lovely village lying on the edge of the North Pennines in an area of great scenic beauty. It is a wild and beautiful landscape dotted only by scattered farms with meadows full of grazing sheep and cattle...

Crook Hall, Durham City

Durham (419 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of County Durham

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction NE of Escomb)

Durham as a town reflects the long history of its magnificent castle and cathedral with its winding streets, ancient market place and alleyways and other old churches to discover.....

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle (43 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of County Durham

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction SW of Escomb)


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Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Auckland Castle (48 Pictures)

(1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction E)

With its grand arch, Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace or the Bishop's Castle, is the official residence of the.....

The magnificent Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co. Durham.

Raby Castle (31 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction SW)

Arriving close to Staindrop from almost any direction the view of Raby Castle, built by the powerful Nevill family in the.....

Durham Castle from the river side, next to bridge

Durham Castle (36 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction NE)

Durham Castle is another one of Durham's magnificent buildings. It was founded in 1072 and such was the impregnability of the.....

Double rainbow

Hamsterley Forest (12 Pictures)

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction W)

Hampsterley Forest encompasses over five thousand acres, it is a combination of parkland and forest, giving access to some of the.....

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral (154 Pictures)

(9.3 miles, 14.9 km, direction NE)

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....

Bowes Museum.. Near Barnard Castle...3rd October 2004.

Bowes Museum (12 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction SW)

Josephine Bowes, wife of John Bowes was a Parisian actress, and perhaps this shows in the choice of building they chose as a.....

A view of the Castle at Barnard Castle, County Durham

Barnard Castle (26 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction SW)

This historic town is a picturesque centre for discovering the delights of Teesdale. The town occupies a clifftop site above.....

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