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Spennymoor, Durham

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Spennymoor, Durham

Spennymoor is a town in County Durham, England. It stands above the Wear Valley approximately seven miles south of Durham. The town was founded over 160 years ago. The Town Council area, which includes the villages of Kirk Merrington, Middlestone Moor, Byers Green and Tudhoe, has a population of approximately 20,000.
Post townSPENNYMOOR
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2533
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01388
Population17,900 (2001)
 

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

Spennymoor, town with ry. sta., Whitworth par., Durham, 3 miles W. of Ferryhill Junction and 4 NE. of Bishop Auckland, pop. 5917; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; collieries and iron foundries employ many of the inhabitants.

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