Toft Hill, County Durham

Toft Hill is a hilltop village in County Durham, in England straggling along the A68, a few miles to the west of Bishop Auckland and adjoining the village of High Etherley. An ancient site of defensive settlement and used by the Romans, the name of Toft Hill is possibly of Norse or Angle derivation and means "Hill Hill". The village is underlaid by coal measures and saw expansion in the 19th century mining boom under the coal-owning Stobart family. The various drifts of their Carterthorne Colliery formed large extended galleries beneath the village. In recent years much of the village's archaeology has been swept away by open cast mining.

Toft Hill
Toft Hill is located in County Durham
Toft Hill
Toft Hill
Location within County Durham
OS grid referenceNZ1628
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBISHOP AUCKLAND
Postcode districtDL14
Dialling code01388
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
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UK
England
County Durham
54°38′56″N 1°45′11″W / 54.649°N 1.753°W / 54.649; -1.753Coordinates: 54°38′56″N 1°45′11″W / 54.649°N 1.753°W / 54.649; -1.753