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Rowley


Rowley is a village in County Durham, located 2 miles south-west of Consett and ½ mile south of Castleside. The village includes a number of dwellings spread along the A68 road as it climbs Rowley Bank towards Castleside. The village used to be known as Cold Rowley, meaning 'Rough Clearing' in Old English, and was first recorded in 1229. A Baptist chapel was founded in Rowley in 1652.[1] Rowley Railway Station was built in 1845 by the Stockton and Darlington Railway. The station closed in 1966 and was dismantled and then reconstructed at Beamish Open Air Museum in the 1970s. Rowley forms part of Healeyfield Civil Parish.

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A68 reaching Rowley from the south.

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View north up the A68 at Rowley

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Mainsfield farm, Rowley

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Rowley Baptist Church

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Rowley
- "The village of Rowely used to be known as Cold Rowley. The name comes from the Old English meaning 'Rough Clearing'. The village was first recorded in 1229. The baptist ...

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Snowbound Locomotive and Relief Engine - Rowley Station, January 1910

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Rowley Railway Station
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NCN mile marker and signpost

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