Hamsterley, near Consett


The historic Derwentcote Steel Furnace from the 1720s is nearby.

Also in County Durham is another village with the same name: Hamsterley, near Bishop Auckland.

Hamsterley is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated to the north of Consett and borders the hamlet of Low Westwood. It was known until recently as Hamsterley Colliery, after the large mining colliery situated to the south of the village by the south banks of the River Derwent. The colliery lay halfway between Hamsterley and High Westwood; it opened in 1864 and closed on 2 February 1968.

Hamsterley Hall was the birthplace of the hunting novelist Robert Smith Surtees, author of Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities. One of two villages of this name in County Durham, Hamsterley should not be confused with the larger village of Hamsterley, near Bishop Auckland, 20 miles to the south.

It borders the small hamlet of Low Westwood.

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Derwentcote Steel Furnace
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Derwentcote Steel Furnace
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The Cronniwell Village Inn Hamsterley

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Christ Church, Hamsterley

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Blackhall Mill
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Blackhall Mill
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Footbridge connecting Hamsterley and Blackhall Mill

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