Burnopfield shown within County Durham
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Burnopfield is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated north of Stanley, close to the River Derwent and is 564 feet above sea level. A village with local school, churches and newsagents. It has recently had a children's park built near Lintz Cricket Club.
The name 'Burnopfield' probably comes from the Old English meaning 'field by the valley stream', though local legend says that the village got its name after an attempted Scottish invasion of England was foiled by literally 'Burning Up the Fields' to stop the advancing armies.
Burnopfield was the site of a leper hospital (High Friarside Hospice), which was founded in 1312, but was demolished in approximately 1450. The remains of the original Chapel can still be seen. High Friarside Hospice Chapel
The oldest remaining building is Burnopfield Hall, which was constructed in 1720 by the Newton family, a wealthy coalmine owning family.
Between 1833 and 1836, Dr John Snow (physician) was an assistant at a medical practice in Burnopfield.
It is the prior home of Annie Jopling, née Oselton, who is said to have ridden horses at the Derwent races.(attrib: A. Jopling, son)#
Burnopfield used to have a library, however, it was moved to the surrounding village of Rowlands Gill.
Burnopfield is home to woods, and many, many fields.
- Colin Milburn the popular Northamptonshire and England cricketer was brought up in the village. Milburn hit 654 runs in 9 tests with an average of 46.71 in the 1960s, before the loss of an eye in a car accident cut short his career.
- Eddie Chapman (1914-1997) double-agent aka Zig-Zag
- Dr John Snow, Physician,
- Andrew Robinson Stoney
- The famous court case, Miller v. Jackson, arose from cricket played by Lintz Cricket Club.
X70 (including 70, 70A), 43. The 44 bus goes through the Hobson, an area near Burnopfield. Previous bus services included the X12 and the 770 which locals agree were much more efficient services.
There are around 5,000 inhabitants in Burnopfield.
Marley Hill 2 miles
Rowlands Gill 2 miles
Stanley 3 miles
Durham 15 miles
Bishop Auckland 23 miles
Low Fell 7 miles
Newcastle upon Tyne 10 miles
Ryton 8 miles
Prudhoe 9 miles
Crawcrook 7 miles
Tantobie 2 miles
Byermoor 2 miles
Sunniside 3 miles
Dipton 3 miles
Tanfield 2 miles
Lintzford 4 miles
Whickham 4 miles
Consett 6 miles
Hexham 20 miles
Blaydon 6 miles
Brancepeth 19 miles
Medomsley 4 miles
Shotley Bridge 4 miles
Chester-le-Street 8 miles
Hamsterley Mill 3 miles
Annfield Plain 4 miles