Burnhope


 

Burnhope is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is located in the Craghead valley on the opposite side to Stanley and has 1,564 inhabitants, as measured in the 2011 census.

Burnhope is a village of contrasts, being home to many of the area's poorest and richest people (among them, children's author Terry Deary). In 2003 two wind turbines were erected in a field between the village and nearby Craghead, creating a new landmark to accompany the transmission mast. Burnhope is the only place that the Durham Miners' Gala has been held apart from Durham. This was in 1926 the year of the General Strike when it was banned at Durham so it was moved to Burnhope. In 1986 a 60th anniversary was held to mark this event.

Two miles south-east are the ruins of Langley Hall, a 16th-century fortified manor house.

Burnhope has increased in size rapidly within the last few years with over 120 new homes being built by developer, Keepmoat Homes.

Burnhope was also the name of a village in upper Weardale, which is further west in County Durham. The village was inundated in the 1930s by the filling of Burnhope Reservoir.

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Three-wheeling at Burnhope

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Burnhope wheel

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The first and last house in Burnhope

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Cottage in Burnhope

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St John's Church, Burnhope

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Burnhope Hall

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Looking up Holmside Lane

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Footpath to Green Lane

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Entrance to Burnhope

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The first and last house in Burnhope

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Burnhope Radio Mast

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Houses at Fair View, Burnhope

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View along Langley Lane, Burnhope

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Path the woods at Dowfit Hill

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Nature reserve at Burnhope Pond

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The main road through Burnhope

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Burnhope Pond and Nature Reserve

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Burnhope Pond Plantation

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Pavilion Terrace, Burnhope

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Wind turbine of Langley Wind Farm

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