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Catchgate is located in County Durham
Catchgate shown within County Durham
Population 3,000 (approx)
OS grid reference NZ162523
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STANLEY
Postcode district DH9
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
County DurhamCoordinates: 54°51′54″N 1°44′56″W / 54.865°N 1.749°W / 54.865; -1.749

Catchgate is a former mining village in County Durham, England. It has a population of approximately 3,000 people.

Its nearest town is Stanley, also a former coal mining community. The town of Consett, once famous for its steel works, is 5 miles (8.0 km) away.

It is bordered by the villages of Greencroft to the west, Annfield Plain to the south, Harelaw to the north, and West Kyo (also known as Old Kyo) to the east. Also once to the west of Catchgate was Pontop village, now no more than a few bungalows, dominated by the enormous Pontop Pike television and radio transmitter.

Catchgate is the birthplace of Adam Chetter, an entrepreneur who setup TalentStar, the UKs first ever Community Interest Company, a form of social enterprise.


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