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Bearpark, Durham

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Bearpark, Durham

Bearpark is a village and civil parish in County Durham in England. It is situated two and a half miles west of Durham, and a short distance to the north of Ushaw Moor. The name may be a corruption of the French term Beau Repaire – meaning "beautiful retreat". Half a mile to the north of the present village lies the ruins of Beaurepaire Priory, built in the 13th century by monks from Durham Cathedral. Bearpark later became a coal mining village until 1984, when the mine was closed.
Post townDURHAM
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2343
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 code0191
Population1,946 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Bearpark, Durham has been known in the past

Bear Park Colliery ~ Beauparke ~ Beereparke

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

Bear Park Colliery, in co. and 3m. from Durham; P.O.

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