Ramshaw, Bishop Auckland

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Ramshaw is located in County Durham
Ramshaw shown within County Durham
OS grid reference NZ149261
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Darlington
Postcode district DL14 0QB
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
County Durham
54°37′48″N 1°46′12″W / 54.630°N 1.770°W / 54.630; -1.770Coordinates: 54°37′48″N 1°46′12″W / 54.630°N 1.770°W / 54.630; -1.770

Ramshaw is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the west of Bishop Auckland. Ramshaw was originally a mining village and is home to two restaurants, the Bridge Inn and the Trotters Arms. There is also an Indian style restaurant within the Trotters Arms - a Taste of India. The River Gaunless runs through Ramshaw. The name Gaunless itself is of later Norse origin, meaning useless. It is believed that this derives from the river's inability to power a mill, sustain fish or create fertile floodplains. The bridge connecting Ramshaw with neighbouring village Evenwood is between 300 and 500 years old. Ramshaw has a caravan site.


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