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Beamish, Durham

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Beamish, Durham

Beamish, previously named 'Pit Hill', is a village in County Durham, England, situated to the north east of Stanley. The village is contained within Hell Hole Wood and is home to Beamish Museum, an open-air museum seeking to replicate a northern town of the early 20th century. Its principal public house is the Shepherd and Shepherdess, near the Beamish Museum entrance. To the south is the village of No Place. North West Beamish lies in the conservation area of Beamish Burn.
Post townSTANLEY
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2253
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01207

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

Beamish, township, Chester-le-Street par., N. Durham, 6 miles SW. of Gateshead, 4120 ac.

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