Blackwell, County Durham, England

River Tees near Blackwell

The Baydale Banks Tragedy

The Baydale Banks Tragedy is a ballad that recounts the legend of how the murderer of Christopher Simpson was identified. The assailant was discovered when he touched the corpse and it bled.


For more information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Blackwell is a suburb in the borough of Darlington and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England.

It is situated towards the edge of the West End of Darlington, beside the River Tees.

Pictured left is the River Tees near Blackwell courtesy of JThomas. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.