NZ1157 : Village communications, Chopwell

near to Chopwell, Gateshead, Great Britain

Village communications, Chopwell
Village communications, Chopwell
Postbox and phone box near the shop on Mill Road. Chopwell was categorised as a "category D village" by Durham County Council. With the decline of coal-mining locally, 114 villages were classified in this way in 1951, and another seven in 1964, including Chopwell. They were left to wither and die, without economic assistance or development. The policy ended in 1977, but many still have an old fashioned air, contrasting with newer areas of commuter housing.
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Communications  Village, Rural settlement 
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Category D Village 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1179 5780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.8861N 1:49.0569W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1176 5780
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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