NZ0737 : Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham

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

Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham
Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham
Three cottages, the left-most dated 1677 and with the initials 'DM'. They were restored c1971.
National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1232912 LinkExternal link

The edge of Whitfield House is to the left NZ0737 : Whitfield House, Front Street, Wolsingham
The properties here have an even longer history. They are said to have been converted from the former Pack Horse Inn where Edward III may have rested on returning from his encounter with the Scots in Weardale in April 1327. Another King, Charles II, is said to have ridden his horse up the internal staircase of the house in the C17th and it still has an impressive staircase today.
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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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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0742 3719 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7785N 1:53.1782W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0742 3721
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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