Local History: Burnopfield

  • Description

    "Until the 19th century Burnopfield was part of the larger parish of Tanfield. Like many Durham villages it expanded in size with the growth of the coal industry - this population growth led to it becoming a separate parish. Before the building of the large collieries in the mid-19th century Burnopfield was a quite rural area. Though are no prehistoric or Roman remains from the village or the surrounding area, though there was undoubtedly early settlement here. The village is probably of Anglo-Saxon origin- the name 'Burnopfield' comes from the Old English meaning 'open land by the valley stream'....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6754
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 7 months ago
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