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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.
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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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