Copthill, County Durham


Copthill is a hamlet immediately north of Cowshill in Upper Weardale in County Durham. In 1825 a chapel of ease to Stanhope was built at Copthill; this became a parish church when the parish of Heatherycleugh was formed in 1866. However, the church had to be abandoned as it was encroached by Copthill Quarry; the gravestones from this church can still be seen at Copthill. A replacement church was built in Cowshill in 1912. Copthil Quarry is now disused and flooded. It was opened up in 1895 to mine whinstone and employed about 50 men; the quarry closed in 1943.[1]

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Copthill

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Copthill Farm

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Houses at Copthill

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Kilhope Burn near Copthill Quarry

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Graves at Copthill

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Copthill Quarry

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- Overview Map Street View Cornriggs is a small village in Upper Weardale in County Durham, located between Lanehead and the larger settlement of Cowshill. Cornriggs is located by Killhope Burn and ...

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