Peterlee, Co. Durham
Town of Peterlee, Co. Durham
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Peterlee is situated in the District of Easington, in the County of Durham situated in the North East of England. Peterlee is located close to the coast, approximately 13 km. (8 miles) east of Durham City , 16 km. (10 miles) south of Sunderland and 13 km. (8 miles) north of Hartlepool.
Named after a man, Peter Lee, who's vision it was to see a better way of life for the residents in the villages of County Durham, it has been written that since it’s designation on 10 March, 1948, Peterlee had developed into one of the North East’s success stories. One of the outstanding features of the Town, however, remains it’s large open green spaces which are admired by all who visit the Town.
Official Town of Peterlee, Co. Durham website: peterlee.gov.uk