NZ0737 : Peel Cottage, Market Square, Wolsingham

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

Peel Cottage, Market Square, Wolsingham
Peel Cottage, Market Square, Wolsingham
Peel Cottage was named after Sir Robert Peel and was the first police station in Wolsingham. It still retains a blue lamp in the front garden and a bell above the upper window. The nearest police station is now in Crook.
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  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Police Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0755 3721 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7891N 1:53.0570W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0754 3723
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Cottage  Telephone Box 

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