Welcome To BurnhopeWelcome

Welcome to the Burnhope Village Colliery Banner Website.
The purpose of this website is to record the mining heritage of Burnhope and the creation of the newest colliery banner.
The banner project was initially funded by the Burnhope Rally

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The site has sections covering the collieries of Burnhope, the Durham Gala and the Lodge Banners. There are also pages giving any news of events in the village as well as large photo-archive.

We would welcome any comments about the website and its content through the guest book, or if you want to submit a specific message you can use the contact page.

The links page will take you to a selected range of external related pages.

Please enjoy browsing through the site and do keep visiting us as we will be regularly updating the contents.

About Burnhope

Take the Durham road south from Maiden Law and in a mile you reach Burnhope in blustery surroundings on top of a hill 800ft above sea level.

Burnhope's name means either broomy valley or stream valley. The village is best known as the site of a 750ft high television mast that can be seen from miles around.

Burnhope village is situated along the road running north east from the mast towards Holmside and Edmondsley.

Housing developments have taken place at the western end of the village throughout the 20th Century but the oldest parts of the village, from the 1840's lie to the east.

Interactive Map

Use this map to see how the village has changed over time. The map shows the village as it stands now, there are various 'hot spots' on the map - hover over them and you will be shown what originally stood in that area in the past.

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