NZ0737 : The Causeway, Wolsingham

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

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The Causeway, Wolsingham
The Causeway, Wolsingham
The Causeway leads to the bridge over the River Wear and the railway station. In past times it would also have crossed a mill race before the bridge which is perhaps the origin of the street name LinkExternal link
In the great flood of November 16th 1771 the water from the River Wear is said to has risen as high as Mally's Well at the head of Causeway, close to this position. The stone bridge at Wolsingham along with others at Frosterley and Witton-le-Wear were washed away.
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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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 9 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0739 3717 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7677N 1:53.2062W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0739 3720
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