NZ0737 : Former Queen's Head public house, Front Street

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

Former Queen's Head public house, Front Street
Former Queen's Head public house, Front Street
Former public house on Front Street at the west end of Market Place opposite the bank. It was one of 13 public houses in Wolsingham catering for the through trade of tourists and commercial travellers. The 1895 OS Map (1:2500) shows it as the Queen's Head PH. Early meets of the Wolsingham Agricultural Show were held in fields behind the pub LinkExternal link
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
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 07542 37227 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7983N 1:53.0645W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 07574 37246
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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