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Burnopfield Conservation Area


Burnopfield is a secluded village, surrounded by trees and woodland on a ridge of land that falls away sharply to the north into the Derwent Valley.

Burnopfield is situated approximately 16 miles north-west of the City of Durham and 9 miles south-west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne just off the A692 that connects Consett and Gateshead.

The distinct character of the place is largely derived from this unique location and the way the built form relates to its unusual topography. The settlement of Burnopfield is believed to have Anglo-Saxon origins, but its interest today lies in its connections with the local coal mining industry of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Burnopfield Conservation Area was designated in 1984 and reviewed in 2009.

Burnopfield Conservation Area Appraisal

To ensure County Durham's conservation areas are properly managed, we produce Conservation Area Character Appraisal documents that will help raise awareness of their special character and interest. The Burnopfield Conservation Area Character Appraisal was formally adopted by our Cabinet on 16 December 2009 and recommends ways to improve and to manage change as well as providing an interesting history and snapshot of the area.

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