The Durham County Council includes the following areas: Chester-le-Street District Council Darlington Borough Council Derwentside District Council Durham City Council Easington District Council Sedgefield Borough Council Teesdale District Council Wear Valley District Council
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Small town situated approximately 1 mile from Stanley and 12 miles from Durham City. Falls within the Derwentside District Council.
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Includes sites for County artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, and organisations.
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Situated 25 miles from Durham City and 16 miles from Darlington with a population of approximately 6000. Includes the townships of Barnard Castle and Marwood, Streatlam and Stainton, and Westwick.
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Village situated between Stanley and Chester-le-Street.
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The largest town in the Wear Valley. It is a historic market town, seat of the Bishop of Durham since the 12th century. Situated 9 miles from the City of Durham, and 4 miles from Crook.
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Small village with a 13th century church. In the middle ages the village belonged to the Bishops of Durham. Local commerce centres around quarrying and agriculture. Situated approximately 1 miles from Sedgefield and 8 miles from Durham City. Falls within the Sedgemoor District Council.
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Seaside village with a population of around 2000. Located approximately 2 miles from Peterlee and 12 miles from the City of Durham. Falls within the Easington District Council.
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Situated in East Durham approximately 2 miles south of the City of Durham. Former mining village. The colliery closed in 1967 and now houses the Bowburn Industrial Estate. Falls within the boundaries of the Durham City Council.
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Home of a ruined twelfth century castle and the site of a Roman fort called Lavatrae. Situated three miles south west of Barnard Castle on the River Greta.
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Historic village located four miles from the City of Durham. Falls within wear Valley District Council.
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Former mining village on the outskirts of Durham City. Falls within the Durham City District Council.
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This category deals with Burnopfield.
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A listing of sites covering the business and economic activities of the County.
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Small village with a population of approximately 1500. Located 12 miles north west of Durham City in the District of Derwentside.
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Small agricultural village set 2 miles from the sea. Situated approximately 9 miles from Seaham and 11 miles from Durham City. Falls within the Easington District Council.
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Ancient town situated approximately six miles from Durham City, nine miles from Sunderland, and eight miles from Newcastle. Also a District Council which includes Bournmoor, Lumley, North Lodge, Ouston, Pelton, Pelton Fell, Edmondsley, Sacriston, Grange Villa, Urpeth, Holmlands Park, Waldridge, Kimblesworth and Plawsworth.
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Former mining village with a new industrial estate. Its history dates back to medieval times. Situated approximately 6 miles from Bishop Auckland and 10 miles from Durham City. Falls within the Sedgemoor District Council.
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The administrative centre of the District of Derwentside, formed a major part of the iron and steel making industry in the North East for over 130 years.
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Little more than a hamlet before the 19th Century, with a few houses and a water-mill, the town grew after the establishment of the mining industry. At one time there were around 26 pits in and around the town. Since 1960, the town has undergone a gradual and significant change from long-established deep mining and coke works, to short-lived general light industry and dormitory town. Current population around 15000.
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The Darlington Borough Council includes: Darlington and the following Parishes: Archdeacon Newton, Barmton, Blackwell, Brafferton, Coatham Mundeville, Denton, Great Burdon, Heighington, High Coniscliffe, Houghton le Side, Hurworth, Hurworth Place, Killerby, Low Coniscliffe, Lower Dinsdale, Middleton St George, Morton Palms, Neasham Sockburn, Piercebridge, Summerhouse, Walworth, Whessoe
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A unitary authority serving the town of Darlington and surrounding villages.
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Village of which lies between the mining and steel making towns of Stanley and Consett in the District of Derwentside.
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Durham City Council includes the following: Bearpark, Belmont, Bowburn, Brandon, Carville, Cassop-cum-Quarrington, Coxhoe, Croxdale, Deerness, Elvet, Framwellgate, Framwellgate Moor, Gilesgate, Gilesgate Moor, Langley Moor and Meadowfield, New Brancepeth, Newton Hall, Neville's Cross, Pelaw, Pittington and West Rainton, Shadforth, Shincliffe, Sherburn, Ushaw Moor, and Witton Gilbert.
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Sites associated with the town of Easington.
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Village built on the site of a Roman fort Vindomara , whose name meant `Edge of the Black Moor'. Situated 8 miles from Consett and 15 miles from Durham City in the District of Derwentside.
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The Education category includes County educational institutions, programmes, and opportunities as well as other County specific educational resources.
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Located in the Deerness valley, five miles to the west of Durham City. Surrounding villages include Cornsay Colliery, Esh, Quebec, Ushaw Moor, East Hedleyhope and Waterhouses. Falls within the Durham City District Council.
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A thriving village in medieval times, now an industrial town with a population of around 12000. situated approximately 7 miles south of the City of Durham in the District of Sedgefield.
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Former agricultural and mining village situated approximately 10 miles south of Durham City. Falls within the Sedgemoor District Council.
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This category deals with Frosterley.
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This category deals with Gainford.
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This category includes sites about local government, policing, judicial system, taxation and the military.
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This category deals with Great Lumley.
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Includes general interest on-line guides and directories specific to the County .
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This category deals with Haswell.
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The Health category includes health and medical resources specific to the County.
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This category deals with Heighington.
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One of East Durham's larger villages. A former mining community situated on the coast and is close to the town of Peterlee. Falls within Easington District Council.
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Village approximately 3 miles south east of Darlington and bordering the river Tees. Located within the Darlington Borough Council.
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A thriving and substantial village situated in the valley of the River Browney. Located approximately eight miles from the City of Durham. Its name derives from the Roman fort of Longovicium.
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Village with a population of around 3000 situated approximately 3 miles south of Durham City. Falls within the Durham City District Council.
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A small self contained former mining village located approximately seven miles from Durham City in the District of Derwentside.
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Includes links to maps, photograph sites, live web cams, satellite imagery and any visual representation of the County .
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Old-fashioned little town and one of the principal market-towns of West Durham. Some consider it to be the capital of Upper Teesdale. Grew to prominence after the London Lead Company established its centre in the town in 1815.
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For sites in or around the village of Middleton St George and Middleton One Row.
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For sites about or based in the village.
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Includes news and media sites specific to the County (e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Television).
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A relative new town born out of the township of Great Aycliffe. Situated 7 miles from Darlington and 18 miles from the City of Durham.
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A new town formed in 1948 as a result of the New Towns Act 1946, and named after a local man, Peter Lee. Population of around 25000.
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No one really knows for sure how the village received its intriguing name. One theory derives it from miserere me, a phrase chanted by pilgrims who walked this way. Another suggests the deceased St Cuthbert somehow whispered pity me, when monks dropped his coffin at the site. Others say it was a pilgrim's inn, or the protests of a prisoner taken to a gallows that perhaps stood on the site. Even 'Pitty' a reference to abundant coal pits has been suggested.
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Includes all hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities specific to the County and its environs, including local recreation organisations.
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Village which grew as a result of the presence of coal. The first shaft being sunk in 1838. The mine was closed in 1985. Today it is mainly residential with a small industrial estate. Situated within the Chester-le-Street District Council.
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Small village 3 miles north east of Darlington.
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Includes information about the County's natural environment as well as scientific activities specific to the region.
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Situated on the east coast, this old Anglo Saxon settlement grew to prominence in the early 1800's as a result of the harbour construction. Coal mining came to the area, with the first shaft being sunk in the 1852. The mines were closed in the 1980's. A regeneration scheme has created industrial estates on the sites of the old mines bringing new business to the area. The town is located within the Easington District Council.
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Sites associated with the town of Sedgefield.
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Historical railway centre and from where Stephenson's Locomotion Number One made it's first journey in 1825. It was also the home of the railway pioneer Timothy Hackworth, and today houses a museum in his name. Situated one mile from Bishop Auckland in the Sedgefield District Council.
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Small village with a history which dates back to at least AD900. Situated close to the new town of Peterlee, some 11 miles from the City of Durham. Falls within the Easington District Council.
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Includes sites that reflect the make up of the County community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people.
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The name "Spennymoor" was derived from two words, the Latin - Spina (Thorn) and the Saxon - Mor (Moorland). A Roman Military settlement called Vinovium (Binchester) formed the first community in the Borough. A former coal mining and steel centre the area includes the town and the villages of Kirk Merrington, Byers Green and Tudhoe Village. The population of the area is approximately 20,000. Local attractions include Whitworth Hall the former home of Bobby Shafto immortalised in the song 'Bobby Shafto's gone to Sea'. Falls within the boundaries of the Sedgefield Borough Council.
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Ancient village situated 19 miles from the City of Durham and 15 miles from Barnard Castle. Its history has been influenced by the presence of nearby Raby Castle. Falls within the Teesdale District Council.
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Small market town in the North Pennines with a population of around 2500. Situated 6 miles from Wolsingham and 22 miles from the City of Durham. Falls within Wear Valley District Council.
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Situated in the north west of the County, a small town with a history that dates back to the Saxon times. Please note there are also
- Stanley, West Yorkshire;
- and villages of the same name in Perth and Kinross, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wi Local attractions include Causey Arch, Tanfield Railway, and the Beamish open air museum. Falls within the boundaries of the Derwentside District Council.
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- Stanley, West Yorkshire;
- and villages of the same name in Perth and Kinross, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wi
Former mining village located one mile north of Stanley in the District of Derwentside.
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Small agricultural village close to the town of Wolsingham. Located approximately 11 miles from the City of Durham in the Easington District.
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A small town situated on the eastern approaches to the Pennine Hills in the west of the County, approximately 10 miles from Durham City. Falls within the boundaries of the Wear Valley District Council.
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Includes area transportation resources for those travelling to and from, and within the County.
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Includes area attractions and resources for those travelling in the County, including tourist guides.
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A rural village set in the heart of the old coal mining area of the County with a history dating back to Saxon times. Falls within the boundaries of the Sedgefield District Council.
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A farming village near Spennymoor, about 5 miles south of the City of Durham. Falls within the Sedgemoor District Council.
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Former coal mining village situated 3 miles West Of Durham City. Falls within Durham City District Council.
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This category includes weather-related sites for the area.
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A former mining village in the south west corner of the County close to the Roman road Dere Street. Situated approximately 15 miles from the City of Durham in the district of Wear Valley.
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For sites in or about West Rainton.
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A small former mining town situated seven miles from Durham City and four miles from Bishop Auckland. Falls within the boundaries of the Wear Valley District Council.
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Small village between Durham and Peterlee.
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Originally a Saxon settlement, the town is situated on the north bank of the river Wear about 16 miles from Durham City and 10 miles from Bishop Auckland. Falls within the boundaries of the Wear Valley District Council.
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