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Old Maps – The Changing Village through the Ages









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  1. March 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    The maps prove that like many other Durham villages, Ushaw Moor owes its existence to the coming of the colliery which opened in 1865

  2. March 25, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Very Interesting Paul. I notice Dearness is that a mistake for Deerness (maybe).

    • March 25, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Seems originally Dearness then more recently, Deerness. Same for Breckon Hill, named after farm Bracken ?

    • frank clarke
      March 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Ido not understand Red Row where Ushaw Terrace should be

    • March 25, 2014 at 11:39 am

      I always knew it as Dearness. It would appear that the North Eastern Railway mis-spelt it as Deerness when they opened the Durham to Bishop Auckland line with Deerness Valley Junction in 1857

      • March 30, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        I wonder what happened to Bracken Hill? I would guess that is pretty much where the Sports Centre is now. Just next to the sports centre are 3 or 4 private bungalow style houses which are now surrounded by oakridge road. Maybe they show where it used to be. Was it a little hamlet or just a farm ?

      • March 30, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        Just realised that it is still referred to as Breckon Hill, and heres one of the homes for sale. Wonder if it was originally a farm sold into 3 or 4 lots. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31941920.html

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