From Bronze Age roots to modern times

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    Northern Echo, 27th February 2009. "AS everyone in Durham knows, Witton Gilbert is pronounced Jilbert with a soft G and is located two miles north-west of Durham City. It overlooks the valley of the River Browney and unlike Sacriston, its near neighbour to the north, lies within the Durham City council is important to realise that Witton Gilbert developed as a village back in medieval times. This distinguishes it from its near neighbours because they only came into being in the 19th century as a result of coal mining. It is true that miners lived at Witton Gilbert, but Witton never really had a colliery of its own....In the North-East, only north Northumberland and parts of Teesdale can match Witton Gilbert for its carved Bronze Age rocks...."
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    Northern Echo
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
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