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Urpeth is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated a short distance from Ouston and Beamish. Urpeth started its life as a coal mining area with multiple seams of coal being mined from various locations around the current housing estate. Urpeth Colliery was owned by the Birtley Iron Company and during its heyday employed 300 men and boys. The on site coke ovens produced up to 470 tons of coke each day.
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Urpeth, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Urpeth, township, Chester le Street par., Durham, 8 miles N. of Durham, 1725 ac., pop. 1692; has coal mines; Urpeth Lodge is the seat of the Bewicke family.
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