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Egglescliffe Parish Church
Egglescliffe is located in County Durham
Location within County Durham
Population8,559 (2011)
OS grid referenceNZ421131
Civil parish
  • Egglescliffe
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTS16
Dialling code01642
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
County Durham
54°30′43″N 1°21′00″W / 54.512°N 1.350°W / 54.512; -1.350Coordinates: 54°30′43″N 1°21′00″W / 54.512°N 1.350°W / 54.512; -1.350

Egglescliffe is a village and civil parish which for ceremonial purposes is in County Durham, England.[1] Administratively it is located in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.[2] It was formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of Cleveland.

The village sits on top of a hill overlooking and across the River Tees from Yarm. The population of the village is around 595,[3] while the civil parish has a population of 7,908,[4] increasing to 8,559 at the 2011 Census.[5]

The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and there has been a place of worship on the site since the twelfth century. Also in the village is a Church of England primary school, small public play area, farms, allotments and a public house, called the Pot and Glass.

360° Panoramic of the village green
Pot & Glass pub, Egglescliffe.


The second element of Egglescliffe is from Old English clif, 'steep slope'. The first element has been etymologised as Latin ecclesia 'church' or the form it took when borrowed into Cumbric, represented today by Welsh eglwys. However, the first element could also be from an Anglo-Saxon personal name like Ecgi or Ecgel, in which case the name means 'Ecgel's steep slope'.[6]


  1. ^ County Durham, England's Cities, Towns, Villages and Settlements
  2. ^ Councils in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham - Yahoo! Local UK
  3. ^ "Area Snapshot". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2007.
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Stockton on Tees Retrieved 2009-09-18
  5. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), (appendix at

External links[edit]

Media related to Egglescliffe at Wikimedia Commons