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Craghead is a former mining village in County Durham, England.[1][2] It is located at the bottom of the valley to the south of Stanley, on the main road between Stanley and Durham, and not far from the village of Edmondsley.

The village still has some reminders of its industrial past, including a colliery brass band. The area between Craghead and Burnnhope back in the day was known as Sandy Lauren Where the four winds blow.

Also in Craghead there are many public houses including the Punch and Judy Bowl. Craghead is also well known for its wind farm which sees two wind turbines on a hill known as the Craghead Windmills.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 88 Newcastle upon Tyne (Durham & Sunderland) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229989.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.

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Media related to Craghead at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°51′N 1°40′W / 54.850°N 1.667°W / 54.850; -1.667