Belmont, County Durham

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Coordinates: 54°46′59″N 1°31′01″W / 54.783°N 1.517°W / 54.783; -1.517

Belmont
Belmont is located in County Durham
Belmont
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 Belmont shown within County Durham
OS grid reference NZ305435
Unitary authority County Durham
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DURHAM
Postcode district DH1
Dialling code 0191
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Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
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Belmont is a formerly separate village in County Durham, England that is now incorporated into, and a suburb of, Durham City. It was initially a coal mining village and is situated to the north-east of the city centre, just east of the A1(M) motorway. The village forms the nucleus of the Belmont parish.

The secondary school located here (Belmont Community School, formerly Belmont Community Arts College) was originally planned to be turned into an academy. However, a large portion of the staff working there protested against this, causing the school to stay the same.[citation needed]

The Church was bombed in the Second World War because the German pilots mistook it for Durham Cathedral (in the fog)[citation needed].

Facilities[edit]

The village is on the bus route from Sunderland to Durham. There are three pubs, two school sites and a church, St. Mary Magdelene. Since 1994 Belmont has been the site of New Ferens Park, home of Unibond League (and former Football League) club Durham City AFC. It also contains Chevely Park shopping centre which includes shops such as Spar, Peter's and other food establishments.

In popular culture[edit]

  • Get Carter - the house "Beechcroft" situated on Broomside Lane was used as a location in the 1971 film as the home of character Cliff Brumby. It was here that Michael Caine as Jack Carter delivered the oft-quoted line "You’re a big man, but you’re out of shape."[1] Despite a sustained campaign to preserve it, the house was demolished in December 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The fight for Get Carter house". Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Get Carter house demolished". Sunderland Echo. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 

External links[edit]

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