The centre of Bearpark village
Bearpark shown within County Durham
|Population||1,946 (2001 Census)|
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|Unitary authority||County Durham|
|Ceremonial county||County Durham|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||County Durham and Darlington|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
|UK Parliament||City of Durham|
Bearpark is a village and civil parish in County Durham in England. It is situated two and a half miles west of Durham, and a short distance to the north of Ushaw Moor. The name may be a corruption of the French term Beau Repaire – meaning "beautiful retreat". Half a mile to the north of the present village lies the ruins of Beaurepaire Priory, built in the 13th century by monks from Durham Cathedral. Bearpark later became a coal mining village until 1984, when the mine was closed.
Bearpark Community centre is at the hub of the local village, a red brick building originally built in 1921 as a miners welfare hall. An old pit wheel stands in front of the building, a memorial to the village's mining history.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bearpark.|
- Bearpark-Online : Many Photos of Bearpark and Beaurepaire
- Durham Mining Museum information on Bearpark Colliery
- Subterranea Britannica entry on Bearpark Station
- Keys to the Past's notes on Bearpark.
- City of Durham Council's notes on Beaurepaire
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