NZ1948 : The first and last house in Burnhope

taken 12 years ago, near to Burnhope, County Durham, England

The first and last house in Burnhope
The first and last house in Burnhope
On the south side of Holmside Lane. Once a pub, probably called The Board Inn. John Evans reports that 'it was pretty basic and one sat in what was more or less the front parlour of the house whilst the beer was dispensed from a jug filled directly from the barrel in a rear room - or pantry I guess'. Burnhope was categorised as a "category D village" by Durham County Council. With the decline of coal-mining locally, 114 villages were classified in this way in 1951, and another seven in 1964. They were left to wither and die, without economic assistance or development. The policy ended in 1977.

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Geographical Context: Village, Rural settlement Housing, Dwellings Housing: Detached House Building Material: Stone and Slate other tags: Detached House Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · South [4] · House [3] · Policy Ended in 1977 [2] ·
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NZ1948, 23 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Christine Johnstone   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 14 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 April, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1958 4865 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.9381N 1:41.8030W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1960 4868
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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