Piercebridge is a small village and civil parish situated on the southern edge of Co Durham which spans the River Tees. The village is on the site of a Roman Fort AD260-270 and has been continuously inhabited since the Romans settled here, building both the fort and the bridge which spanned the River Tees allowing for passage along Dere Street.
Details about the Roman bridge are available from English Heritage.
Information regarding the Roman fort is available from various sources including:
There are currently two public houses in Piercebridge, both of which serve food, the Foxhole and the George Hotel. There is also an organic farm shop and cafe and a garden centre on the north side of the A67.
Figures relating to the current population of the village are available from the Office of National Statistics.