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Billingham

Billingham is a town just north of the River Tees, in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, traditionally part of County Durham, in North East England. It was a Saxon settlement from about the 7th century onwards and St Cuthbert’s church has a fine tower of AD 1000.

Billingham Town Centre provides the town with famous national retail chains such as Asda, Greggs, Iceland and Argos, as well as several charity shops, estate agents and banks, with a market featuring in the centre every Monday.

Billingham railway station is on the Durham Coast Line with hourly services provided by Northern Rail to Newcastle and the MetroCentre in the north and to Stockton and Middlesbrough in the south.

Billingham is served by three secondary schools, Northfield School, a specialist sports college, Billingham Campus School and Arts College and St. Michael’s RC School, a specialist science college. Bede College has served the town for several years, and attracts students from Hartlepool and Stockton, consistently achieving higher results than nearby colleges in Stockton or Middlesbrough. It was one of the smallest colleges in the UK, with under 400 students, however its recent amalgamation with Stockton Riverside College and its relocation to an adjacent new campus, has seen these numbers increase significantly

History of Billingham

Billingham is a town just north of the River Tees, in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, traditionally part of County Durham, in North East England. It was a Saxon settlement from about the 7th century onwards and St Cuthbert’s church has a fine tower of AD 1000. A late 7th century …

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