Peterlee

Peterlee is a town in County Durham, England. It lies between Sunderland to the north, Hartlepool to the south, the Durham Coast to the east and Durham to the west. It gained town status in 1948 under the New Towns Act 1946. The act also created the nearby settlement of Newton Aycliffe and later Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Peterlee

Peterlee town centre
Peterlee
Location within County Durham
Population20,164 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ430409
Civil parish
  • Peterlee
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPETERLEE
Postcode districtSR8
Dialling code0191
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
Websitewww.peterlee.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
County Durham
54.76°N 1.33°W / 54.76; -1.33

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