Westgate, County Durham

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The preserved mine (wheel pit) north of Westgate on the Slitt vein

Westgate is a village in County Durham, in North East England. It is situated in Weardale between St John's Chapel and Eastgate-In-Weardale.In the 2001 census Westgate had a population of 298.[1] Westgate is also the entrance to Slitt wood and an old abandoned lead mine. Other features of the village include a caravan site and a football and basketball court.

Weardale Railway[edit]

At one time, the village was once served by a railway station, that was on the Weardale Railway (that once ran up the valley to Wearhead).

The line has now long been preserved and currently running between Bishop Auckland and nearby Eastgate-In-Weardale, whilst the former Westgate station itself, is now long closed and under different use.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wear Valley Settlement Summary Sheets" (PDF). Durham County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Westgate, County Durham at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°44′N 2°08′W / 54.733°N 2.133°W / 54.733; -2.133