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Wingate, Durham

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Wingate, Durham

Wingate is a village in County Durham, England Wingate is a former pit village with a mixture of 19th-century, post-war, and more recent housing developments, it was originally enhabited by around 30 farmers before 1839 when coal was discovered. It is located in the East of County Durham, three miles south west of Peterlee, and seven miles north west of Hartlepool. As with most villages in the area, it grew rapidly with the development of coal-mining in the region.
Post townWINGATE
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ4037
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 code01429
Population3,605 (2001 census)

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

Wingate, township and ry. sta., Kelloe par., Durham, 10 miles NW. of Hartlepool, 4176 ac., pop. 5949; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at sta., called Wingate Station; contains Wingate Grange, eccl. dist., pop. 2404; P.O., T.O.

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