Bearpark

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Bearpark
Bearpark village centre.jpg
The centre of Bearpark village
Bearpark is located in County Durham
Bearpark

 Bearpark shown within County Durham
Population1,946 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNZ238431
Unitary authorityCounty Durham
Ceremonial countyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDURHAM
Postcode districtDH7
Dialling code0191
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK ParliamentCity of Durham
List of places
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Coordinates: 54°46′56″N 1°37′48″W / 54.782222°N 1.630000°W / 54.782222; -1.630000

Bearpark
Bearpark village centre.jpg
The centre of Bearpark village
Bearpark is located in County Durham
Bearpark

 Bearpark shown within County Durham
Population1,946 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNZ238431
Unitary authorityCounty Durham
Ceremonial countyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDURHAM
Postcode districtDH7
Dialling code0191
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK ParliamentCity of Durham
List of places
UK
England
County Durham

Bearpark is a village and civil parish in County Durham in England. It is situated two and a half miles west of Durham, and a short distance to the north of Ushaw Moor. The name may be a corruption of the French term Beau Repaire – meaning "beautiful retreat". Half a mile to the north of the present village lies the ruins of Beaurepaire Priory, built in the 13th century by monks from Durham Cathedral. Bearpark later became a coal mining village until 1984, when the mine was closed.

Bearpark Community centre is at the hub of the local village, a red brick building originally built in 1921 as a miners welfare hall. An old pit wheel stands in front of the building, a memorial to the village's mining history.

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