When Gilesgate Moor was New Durham

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    Northern Echo, 21st June 2008. "GILESGATE Moor, an extensive eastern suburb of Durham City, has much in common with its northern counterpart at Framwellgate Moor. Both were named from ancient Durham streets and both encompassed open moorland until enclosure in the early 19th Century. Most importantly, both owed their initial population growth to mining settlement in the 1800s.....Some terraces even aspired to village status, with ville names including Bell's-Ville, Dragon-Ville and Carr-Ville - although all of these seem to have been originally suffixed with the word Villa rather than ville...."
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    Northern Echo
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    Link: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/2356310.gilesgate-moor-new-durham/
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years ago
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