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Hamsterley, near Bishop Auckland


Hamsterley village is located on a low ridge between Teesdale and Weardale, about 7 miles north-west of Bishop Auckland. St James' Church here dates from the 13th century. The village is close to the Hamsterley Forest, which has a 4 mile forest drive, orienteering course and forest/riverside walks. The village and surrounding area form Hamsterley Civil Parish.

Note: not to be confused with Hamsterley, near Consett, also in County Durham.

Hamsterley is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles west of Bishop Auckland.

The village lies on a rise above the upper reaches of the Wear valley. To the west of the village the land rises to Hamsterley Common at the eastern edge of the fell country which lies between the valleys of the Wear and the Tees. In the centre of the village is a pub called the Cross Keys.

Near to the village is Dryderdale Hall, a grade II listed mansion built in 1872 by the architect Alfred Waterhouse for the Backhouse family. It was used as a location for the filming of Get Carter.

Hamsterley has a population of around 550, measured as 445 at the 2011 Census.

An episode of Time Team in 2008 examined a large stone structure in nearby Hamsterley Forest known as "the Castles", with walls five metres thick. It appears to date from the late Iron Age and may have been an animal enclosure.

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Hamsterley Baptist Church

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Hamsterley Baptist Church

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Hamsterley Forest, The Green Man Sculpture

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White house at dusk

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Hamsterley Viaduct

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Hamsterley Hall (Durham) 1

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Hamsterley and South Bedburn community website
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Village Pond : Hamsterley

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The Cross Keys

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Millennium Yew Community Garden : Hamsterley

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Primitive Methodist Chapel (dated 1887) : Hamsterley

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Hamsterley; pond and village hall

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Bedburn
- Overview About Bedburn Map Street View   Bedburn is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated in the civil parish of South Bedburn, near Hamsterley, and Hamsterley ...
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Hamsterley, 1848
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Hamsterley, 1848
- HAMSTERLEY, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland, N. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 6¼ miles (W.) from Bishop-Auckland; containing ...
Historic Buildings and Monuments in Hamsterley Civil Parish
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Historic Buildings and Monuments in Hamsterley Civil Parish
- Listed buildings and scheduled monuments in Hamsterley Civil Parish, County Durham, from the the National Heritage List for England[1]. Use the Search (below) if looking for a specific building / ...
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Hamsterley 2-row medieval village
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