Interactive multimedia map of Ushaw Moour, County Durham, UK. Showing Historical photos from Ushaw Moor Site with geographical positions. Included is cycle route following Deerness Valley Branch with Photos of interesting points on the way.
Ushaw Moor Community Website
117 Oakridge Road
Ushaw Moor, Durham Dh77LW, GB
Community and Historical Website in Ushaw Moor and the Deerness Valley.www.ushawmoor.org.uk
Ushaw Moor is an ex-coal mining village three miles west of the Historic City of Durham and a short distance to the South of Bearpark.
Parish registers suggests that the settlement dates to a least the sixteenth century. The village existed in a largely agricultural state, with a windmill being its one feature up till the nineteenth century.
Ushaw College is located to the north of the village a Roman Catholic seminary and one of the constituent colleges of the University of Durham. It moved to Ushaw Moor in 1808, on the initiative of Bishop Gibson. It was originally founded at Douai in France in 1568.
Station House Ushaw Moor
Station House in Ushaw Moor location of former Ushaw Moor Station part of the Deerness Valley Branch.
he Ushaw Moor Branch of New Brancepeth Co-operative Store in Durham Road with at least 18 employees.
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Behind Ushaw Moor Club Station Road
A fine body of troops. We believe the photograph was taken in 1940. Do you know who any of the soldiers may have been? Were they celebrating an important event with this photo? Were they going somewhere? Are they regular troops or The Home Guard?
The large building in the background was used as a cinema. The wooden addition was the projection room.
Ushaw Moor Colliery
The row of derelict houses in the photo backed directly onto the Pit Yard. The Walton family lived in this terrace and Tom and Billy Walton both worked at John Bells farm which was situated next to the Institute on the Esh Winning road. This farm has recently been converted into living accommodation. I think that Albert Whitfield lived in the house nearest Ushaw Moor. Entry to the Pit Yard could be gained round the gable end of the terrace (Esh Winning end) and also through the Pit Yard entrance which was situated about fifty yards away in the direction of Ushaw Moor. There was a house/shop directly opposite the Pit Yard gates. I can never remember it being open as a shop and it is now a house only. There was a derelict electricity sub station when I was a lad situated at the bottom left hand side of the wood in the distance. This was a narrow brick built building three storeys high. We used to climb a steel ladder attached to the right front side of the building. The fascination about the building for me was that the concrete ceilings of the building were papered with newspapers printed during the First World War and I used to spend hours straining my eyes reading those newspapers. In the field to the left of the wood was a conker tree and we would spend hours throwing stones and bits of wood into the branches of the tree for a couple of conkers. I wonder if kids still seek conkers there? I cannot remember the name of this derelict terrace. Perhaps someone could send this information in.
Ushaw Moor Miners Banner
Taken on 17th July 1960 being the last time the banner was flown with Ushaw Moor on it. The pit closed a month later and the banner went to Kimblesworth Colliery and attended the 1965 Durham Miners Gala with the name repainted to read Kimblesworth
Ushaw Moor Aged Miners Homes
Opening of the aged miners' homes, Ushaw Moor, 1910. Twenty homes were erected, with funds raised by the New Brancepeth, Bearpark, and Ushaw Moor Lodges.
No demolished and new housing built.
Ushaw Moor Baptist Church in the early 1900's.
Ushaw Moor Baptist Church in the early 1900's.
St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church was built in 1909
The first St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church was built in 1909. This picture show the ornate embelishment created inside a humble church.
Broughs store Station Road
Broughs store at the bottom of Station Road operated a delivery service which covered a large area of the Deerness Valley. They created employment for at least 22 people in 1914.
Station Hotel in early 1900's, now demolished.
Oakridge Road in about 1957
Oakridge Road in about 1957............... Thanks to John Graham for this Photo.....
Additional Information supplied by Brian McLoughlin
"I was filled with memories when I saw the photograph of Oakridge Road. This photograph must have been taken in the early 50s. We kids could enjoy playing in the street in those days, this can be seen by the one motor vehicle seen in the photograph, motor vehicles were very few and far between. The white building seen in the distance was a small branch of the New Brancepeth Co-operatine Society. It was very handy for people living in the area otherwise it was a walk down the street to the shops there. It consisted of one large room with counter at the Bracken Court end of the building. Billy Calvert worked in the shop. The Co-op never extended the shop and it closed after a few years. Billy Calvert lived along Deerness or Joyce Terrace. Oakridge Road was exceptionally well laid out with lawns and it was a great change for people moving into the new houses from the colliery rows at Ushaw Moor Colliery or New Brancepeth. Motor vehicles parked in the area have spoilt the original lay out. The architect who designed Oakridge Road was named Fred Hedley. Fred was the architect for the local council - Brandon & Byshottles Rural District Council. Byshottles is a great word but I have never known the meaning of the word."
Class of 1949 at Ushaw Moor Junior
Comments: This is the first time I have seen this photograph and it was nice to see some old friends. The lad 3rd from the left in the back row is Ernie Ellis. He was a good friend and he lived at No. 1 Whitehouse Court with his brother Billy and sister Elsie. He was a good footballer. I think the lad on the extreme left in the middle row is Chris Hanson. Another good lad, Chris lived on the block at the bottom of Station Road between the Station Hotel and Neeshams Bottling Plant. Chris had brothers named Gordon, Tom and Sid and a sister named Margaret, there may have been more in the family but I cannot remember them. Harry Kirby is the la d third from the left in the middle row. I knocked around with Harry for a few years, the family lived behind the Bush and then moved to Holly Park (?) near Oakridge Road. Harry had a brother named Robert and a younger sister named Margaret. When the pits began to close the Kirby family moved to the Midlands for work in the pits. I think the lad at the extreme left in the back row is called Seed. The family lived in Hall Avenue in the village. Happy Days.
Brian Mc Loughlin
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Ushaw Moor Crossroads 1900's
Photo of Ushaw Moor crossroads in 1900's
Ushaw Moor station in 1890
Ushaw Moor station in 1890. Before the footbridge was erected. Access was gained to the platform via an underpass and stairway.
Miners Gala Day 1961
The was taken on the morning of Miners Gala Day 1961. The locomotive 77002 came from West Auckland shed and was one of the two locos that hauled the last train over Stainmore on 20th January 1962. It had taken the empty coaching stock to the colliery sidings at Flass Junction to run round its train and it would be sitting at Ushaw Moor to load the passengers for about 20 mins since the band and banner had not yet arrived.
April66 Ushaw Moor Viaduct
April66 Ushaw Moor Viaduct
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Broompark Picninc Area
Cycle Route from Broompark Picnic Area to Esh Winning, Waterhouses and Crook.
Esh Winning (Waterhouses) Station
Esh Winning (Waterhouses) Station aAt the end of Station Avenue, Esh Winning.
The line opened for goods on 1.1.1858 from Deerness Valley Junction on the Durham to Bishop Auckland line to a point near the junction of The Stanley Incline and the line to East Hedley Hope Colliery. A passenger service wasn't introduced until 1.11.1877 when a single platform terminus was built part way along the line at Esh Winning, the station was named Waterhouses; passenger trains never went beyond Waterhouses. A second station was added at Ushaw Moor on 1.9.1884.
Ushaw Moor Signal Colliery Box
Ushaw Moor Colliery Junction, showing the signal box which closed circa 1928. After its closure, it was reduced to ground frame status and the junction was operated by the train staff. The structure in the background was the original signal box, it was replaced circa 1904 but seems to have been retained for platelayer's use.
The Deerness Valley branch had two distinctive timber viaducts, which were among the very last of their type on any passenger-carrying line anywhere in Britain. One of the viaducts was near Ushaw Moor Colliery Junction, some 2.5 miles along the branch from the junction with the main line. Shortly before the branch passenger services were withdrawn in 1951, G5 0-4-4T No.67298 crosses the viaduct on its way to Waterhouses with what is probably the school train.
Ornamental Trees near Ushaw Moor Crossroads
Ushaw Moor Roundy
The Roundy' was commissioned as a memorial to the mining industry by residents group Ushaw Moor First which campaigns for improvements for the City of Durham village. Traditionally a Roundy was a miner's term for a large lump of coal, the Ushaw Moor Roundy stands at over four meters high and weighs over 14 tons!
Ushaw Moor Colliery Chimney in 1932
Two Dutchmen were brought to Ushaw Moor colliery to fell this chimney in 1932. The memorial hall can be seen on the horizon.
Ushaw Moor Cricket Club, Mid Durham Senior League,
Ushaw Moor Cricket Club, Mid Durham Senior League, Winners 1947.
Back Row: C. Brewis Com., F. Hume, H. Mawston, G. Graham, M. Robinson, J. Abley, C. Fryer Treas., A. Gillespie, F. Hutchinson Com., G. Ayre, J. Graham Ccm., G. Gillespie Chairman, W. Quinn, J. Nightingale Scorer,
Front Row: S. Last, H. Gillespie, A. Smith Pro, E. Sinclair Capt., R.W. Hope Sec., J. Bell, T. Buxton
Bearpark station was built in 1883 but called Aldin Grange but was renamed to Bearpark in 1927.
Ushaw Moor Sure Start
Durham Road, Ushaw Moor
Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Sure Start programme should contact
Diane Jones on 0191 3734844.
Millyard House Surgery
Ushaw Moor, Durham DH7 7QH, UK
0191 373 0202
W Smith Ltd Chemist
Ushaw Moor, Durham DH7 7LD, UK
0191 373 0255
Alderson Building Services
0191 373 0393
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N Alderson Funeral Directors
Durham DH77LW, UK
0191 373 1828
The Vail Hairdressers
9 Valley View
Ushaw Moor, Durham
0191 373 2315
Flowers By Fleurella
4 Station Road
Durham, Durham DH7 7PX, GB
Ushaw Moor Post Office
1 Temperance Terrace
Durham, Durham, GB
Durham, Durham, GB
0191 373 3322
Slatersheen Hair / Beauty
1 Station Road
Durham, Durham DH7 7LG, GB
Silver Tree Primary School
Durham DH7 7LF, uk
Ushaw Moor Junior School
Durham DH 7 7LF
Durham Community Business College
St. Josephs Roman Catholic Primary School
0191 373 0355
The Flass Inn
0191 373 2467