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Hamsterley, Durham

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Hamsterley, Durham

Hamsterley is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles west of Bishop Auckland. The village lies on a rise above the upper reaches of the Wear valley. To the west of the village the land rises to Hamsterley Common at the eastern edge of the fell country which lies between the valleys of the Wear and the Tees. In the centre of the village is a pub called the Cross Keys.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1131
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham

Hamsterley, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hamsterley, par. and township, S. Durham, on a hill, 6 miles NW. of Bishop Auckland -- par., 16,751 ac., pop. 3185; township, 2967 ac., pop. 493; P.O.

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