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Chester Burn (aka Cong Burn)


Chester Burn (also know as Cong Burn) is a tributary of the River Wear. The burn flows through Cherster-le-Street, where it joins the River Wear. Burn had been culverted under the Market Place at Cherster-le-Street in 1962. But after the floods in 2012 this was identified as the key cause. A £6.2m flood prevention scheme (funded by Durham County Council, Environment Agency, and the EU Regional Development Fund) uncovered sections of burn and built flood walls to increase capacity of the burn in the event of exceptional rainfall.

River Wear Waldridge Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn Burnhope Chester-le-Street Holmside
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Chester-le-Street: flood alleviation

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Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn
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Railway Viaduct over Chester Burn
- The red brick railway viaduct at the west end of South Burns is an important feature of the townscape of Chester-le-Street. The viaduct was built in 1868 for the North- Eastern ...
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Cong Burn from Twizell Burn to Wear Water Body

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Cong Burn from Source to Twizell Burn Water Body

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Burnhope
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Burnhope
- Overview About Burnhope Map Street View   Burnhope is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is located in the Craghead valley on the opposite side to ...
Waldridge
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Waldridge
- Overview About Waldridge Map Street View Waldridge is a village in County Durham, just west of Chester-le-Street. Waldridge developed in association with coal mining, particularly Waldridge  Colliery. The village costsists ...
Chester-le-Street
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Chester-le-Street
- Overview About Chester-le-Street Map Street View   Chester-le-Street is a town in County Durham, England. Its history goes back to the building of a Roman fort called Concangis. This Roman ...
Holmside
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Holmside
- HOLMSIDE, a township, in the parish and union of Lanchester, W. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 7¼ miles (N.W.) from Durham; containing 610 inhabitants. ...

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