NZ0737 : Market Place, Wolsingham

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

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Market Place, Wolsingham
Market Place, Wolsingham
Showing the War Memorial and Town Hall where the road splits: right to Crook, left to Tow Law. The Town Hall was built in 1861. It houses the public library on the ground floor, with above, the Parish Clerk's Office and a large function room used by community groups. A stained glass window in the wall behind the memorial cross depicts the town and River Wear and has the words 'Wolsingham into the Millennium'. It was installed in 2000.

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 Public buildings and spaces City, Town centre other tags: Library Town Hall War Memorial Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Market Place [16] · Memorial [7] · Public Library [2] Other Photos: · Wolsingham War Memorial, Market Place Title Clusters: · Market Place, Wolsingham [3] ·
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NZ0737, 190 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 07600 37245 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.8080N 1:53.0104W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 07574 37244
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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