Minor road entering Gurney Valley

  • Description

    "There seems to be no valley involved in the small settlement of Gurney Valley; the word appears simply to be part of a place name and in no way descriptive. The settlement is little more than a single terrace of houses lying to the north of another small place, Coundon Grange. The blue and yellow road sign is in a style commonly found in County Durham; there's a particular proliferation of such signs in the area between Bishop Auckland and Shildon. Additional information added June 2017, received from an interested party: - There was development here of rows of houses originally called Gurney Villas, a reference to the Norfolk origins of the family of the landowner's wife. There was a number of terraces along the hillside but in the Category D village 'clean up' the settlement was renamed Gurney Vale then Valley, (for no known reason), and most of the rows were demolished." Photo by Trevor Littlewood, 2015.
  • Owner

    Trevor Littlewood
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4716910
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 217 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-10-26
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