In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Pontop like this:
Pontop, vil., Lanchester par., Durham, under Pontop Pike, 10 miles SW. of Gateshead; in vicinity is Pontop Hall, seat; Pontop Pike is a hill 1018 ft. in height.
Additional information about this locality is available for Collierley
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pontop, in Derwentside and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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