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Framwellgate Moor

Framwellgate Moor is a village in County Durham, located immediately north of the City of Durham, and now effectively a suburb of the city. It was once an area of open land used to graze cattle. In the 19th and early 20th century, the settlement of Framwellgate Moor grew rapidly in association with coal mining. There were 4 coal collieries in the area: Framwellgate, Brasside, Dryburn Grange and Frankland Collieries. Framwellgate Colliery ('the Old Pit') was worked from 1838 and 1924. The settlement continued to grow as a residential area, now adjoining the City of Durham. The village forms part of Framwellgate Moor Civil Parish, which also includes the nearby settlements of Pity Me and Brasside.

Framwellgate Moor is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is situated to the north of Durham, and is adjacent to Pity Me and Newton Hall. It has a population of 5,404, increasing to 6,112 at the 2011 census.

It is the location of New College Durham, the major further education establishment of the city. In addition, it is the location of Framwellgate School Durham which is a large and successful comprehensive school, science college and sixth form centre.

The civil parish is based on the village of Framwellgate Moor and also includes neighbouring Pity Me and Brasside.


An electoral ward with the same name exists. This ward includes Witton Gilbert and surrounding areas with a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 11,100.


Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).

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Front Street, Framwellgate Moor

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Marquis of Granby

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Hand shakes at 'The Sally'

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Durham fire station

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Semi-detached houses in Framwellgate Moor

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The Happy Wanderer, Priory Road

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Framwellgate Moor Colliery

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