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Neasham is a village located on the north bank of the River Tees, located about 3½ miles south-east from the centre of Darlington and a mile east of Hurworth-on-Tees. In the past there was a ferry across the Tees here, as well as two fords across the river, on the old route of the Great North Road. Historically, the township of Neasham was part of the ancient parish of Hurworth, in County Durham. The village now forms Neasham Civil Parish in the Borough of Darlington, in Tees Valley.

Neasham is a village approximately four miles to the south east of Darlington in County Durham, England.

Geography and recreation

The village sits on the banks of the River Tees which, at that point, marks the border between the counties of Durham and North Yorkshire. The crossing at the River Tees at Neasham is the point of the great road north and the point where the bishops crossed into Co Durham (the Land of the Prince Bishops). The layout of Neasham consists of one main street, Teesway, which runs west to east for about half a mile plus some minor turn-offs with residences.

In the summer visitors come to the village for canoeing, fishing, cycling and horseriding — a horse can be guaranteed to be seen every day in the village in the summer, leaving the inevitable piles of manure.


Bonfire night- on the playing field next to the river the village holds a huge bonfire with local people starting to collect branches, furniture etc. in early September. In 2006 Stockton Borough Council tried to stop the bonfire because of health and safety but failed. Afterwards there is also fireworks. This has now been stopped due to the high cost of insurance. The last display and bonfire was in 2009.

Ducky Derby- People buy plastic ducks and then they are all released into the river and the first one to the finishing line wins a prize. A very good day in Summer.

Christmas- In December time lights are placed around the tall Christmas tree next to the road and previously 'Santa' came on a tractor dressed up as a sleigh and gave the children presents and a ride on his sleigh but Stockton Borough Council stopped the riding of the sleigh in 2006 for health and safety.

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The Fox and Hounds : Neasham

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River Tees at Neasham

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East end of Neasham village

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Neasham Reading Room
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