Cocken, County Durham


Cocken is located near the north banks of the River Wear, south of Great Lumley in County Durham. In the past the estate of Cocken Hall formed the nucleus of a township within the Parish of Houghton-le-Spring. Cocken Hall was built it the 17th century[1], and from 1804 was occupied for about 20 years by a convent of nuns of the Order of St. Theresa, who were driven from Lier, in Flanders (Belgium).[2] In the First World War the Hall was used by the military. Today, the Hall no longer exists, but the former Cocken estate remains evident in place and road names. The hamlet of Low Cocken is located by the Wear, near Cocken Bridge. Further east, along Cocken Road are Cockern Woods and Cocken Lodge; Cocken White House Farm is located close by. Cocken Lane runs south out of Great Lumley towards the area. 

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Low Cocken Farm and the River Wear

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Wear Valley, Cocken

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Cocken Bridge on the River Wear

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Frank Reay - 18th DLI - Cocken Hall

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Louise Featherstone - Bride - Sunderland

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Cocken Township, 1848
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Cocken Township, 1848
- COCKEN, a township, in the parish of Houghton-le-Spring, union of Chester-le-Street, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham, 4 miles (N.N.E.) from Durham; containing 65 inhabitants. ...
River Wear
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River Wear
- Overview Geology Course Tributaries Industrial History The Wear is a major river in County Durham. It rises in the East Penines at Wearhead at the confluence of Burnhope Burn and ...
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Site of Cocken Hall, Finchale
- "This is the site of Cocken Hall. It was built in the 17th century and had a range of formal gardens. It was taken over by a group of nuns ...

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Great Lumley
- Overview About Great Lumley Map Street View   Great Lumley is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated south east of Chester-le-Street, near Lumley Castle. It has a ...

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