NZ0737 : Peel Cottage, Market Square, Wolsingham

taken 13 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, England

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 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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Geographical Context: Uplands Housing, Dwellings City, Town centre Former: Police Station other tags: Cottage Telephone Box Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Cottages [16] Other Photos: · Millstone Place, Wolsingham ·
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NZ0737, 190 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
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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