Spennymoor (County Durham) - Local History

  • Description

    "The town of Spennymoor is a sprawl of 19th century houses and modern tower blocks lying to the south-east of Bishop Auckland. It grew up in the early 19th century to supply accommodation and services to the many surrounding coal mines in the East Durham coalfield. Despite the plethora of 19th century industrial and domestic sites, there are hints of earlier settlement in the area. Perhaps the oldest discovery from Spennymoor is a simple late Neolithic or early Bronze Age flint tool found at Old Park Lodge. It may have been used by one of the earliest farmers in County Durham...."
  • 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=D6887
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 3 months ago
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