NZ0737 : The former Mill Race Hotel, Wolsingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, Great Britain

The former Mill Race Hotel, Wolsingham
The former Mill Race Hotel, Wolsingham
Old photos show that at one time this was the Grey Bull Hotel LinkExternal link
It is now operating as a bistro-style restaurant.
The 'mill race' name (also applied as a name to the street on the opposite side of the main road) is connected with a long mill race fed from a weir on the river west of the town which ran parallel to the River Wear on its north bank, powering forges and mills, including a corn mill about where the caravan site is today.
Wolsingham
Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link
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NZ0737, 155 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Hotel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0731 3724 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.8055N 1:53.2806W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0731 3722
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