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Rookhope is a village in County Durham, in England. A former lead and fluorspar mining community, it first existed as a group of cattle farms in the 13th Century. It is situated in the Pennines to the north of Weardale. W. H. Auden once called Rookhope 'the most wonderfully desolate of all the dales'.
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Rookhope, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Rookhope, eccl. dist. and vil., Stanhope par., Durham, 4½ miles NW. of Stanhope, pop. 779; P.O.
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