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Bolam is a village in County Durham located 6 miles north west of Darlington and 3 miles south of Bishop Auckland. The parish Church of St Andrew here, was built 1835 and is Grade II listed. A school was built in 1854; now converted to a private residence. Legs Cross (a 9th century monument) on Dere Street (road, on the route of a former Roman Road) is located about half a mile east of the village. The village and surrounding area form Bolam Civil Parish.

List of buildings that were evident on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map 1856:

Source: Bolam Conservation Area Appraisal. Durham County Council, March 2010.

Building Interest
St Andrew's Church 1835, Grade II listed building
Old Vicarage C17th, Grade II listed building
Church Farm The first house on ancient east side of village
Countryman Inn Homestead, Garth & public house
Township House Homestead & Garth
West View Formerly West House Farm
Yatima House & Garden
South View Originally South Farm
Ashley Cottage House
Ivy House On land formerly belonged to Vicarage
Killriggs Homestead & Garth
Prospect Cottages Occupied in 1824 by one of two blacksmiths
White House Farm Homestead & Garth
Quarry Cottage Originally two cottages
The Old School 1854
Prospect House Farmhouse
Prospect Farm Vernacular farm buildings, highly visible
Moresby House House & Garth over former village green
Pear Tree House House & Garth over former village green
Quarry Grange House & Garth over former village green
Wellfield House House & Garth over former village green
Chapel House House & Garth over former village green
Garth Cottage House & Garth over former village green
Chapel Cottage House & Garth over former village green
Chapel Barn Residential conversion of former barn
Boundary Walls Stone walls throughout
Stone Gate Posts Stone gate posts throughout

County Durham Bolam Civil Parish Dere Street Legs Cross Bolam Township (County Durham), 1848 Church of St. Andrew, Bolam Map and Aerial view of Bolam
Bolam - Conservation Area Appraisal, March 2010
- "This appraisal was prepared by Durham County Council to allow an informed decision to be made about the designation of Bolam as a conservation area and to determine the boundary. …

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Bolan village
- Photograph of Bolan village by Vivienne Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Ancient monument at Legs Cross near Bolam Co Durham
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St. Andrew's Church : Bolam Parish Church of Heighington : Built 1835
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4 - Legs Cross Hill

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Legs Cross
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Legs Cross
- Overview Map Street View Near Bolam, County Durham. "The base and fragment of a cross shaft dating from the 9th century. A rough cut rectangular sandstone base, badly worn, but …
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Old School House, Bolam

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Pub and carpark in Bolam

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Road into Bolam from the west

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Bolam Quarry (Whinstone)

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