The latest list of the UK's 'poshest' villages has revealed a location close to Darlington that has made the list of this year's rankings.

Barningham, on the outskirts of Darlington, has secured its place in the 'poshest' list - finding itself in good company among the likes of places in Cheshire, Yorkshire, Dorset, and Somerset. 

The list, which has been compiled by The Times, has included the County Durham village for its 'picture postcard perfect' views and quaint amenities. 

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During the Covid pandemic, Barnard Castle hit the headlines when Dominic Cummings drove there in a bid to test his eyesight.

He may well have driven through its neighbouring village Barningham.

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Barningham is a tiny conservation village that is home to Barningham Park, which is owned by Sir Edward and Lady Natalie Milbank, whose family have owned the surrounding 7,000-acre Barningham and Holgate Estate since 1690.

Barningham has around 60 houses.

It has a large village green, a church, a village hall used by local groups and a recently restored pub. It is on the edge of moors stretching westwards to Cumbria and is a good base for walking the local dales and hills.