Archive for September, 2014

Corner Of Cockhouse Lane, Ushaw Moor, Ushaw Moor, Durham, DH7 FOR SALE £60,000 Under Offer

September 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Prominent corner site available extending to approximately 1300 sqaure meters, suitable for a variety of redevelopment schemes subject to planning approval. The main photograph shows a view from Station Road.Situated 4 miles from Durham City Centre, in a residential area within Ushaw Moor Village close to local shops and amenities.Offers are invited around £60,000


Please note that all sizes have been measured with an electronic measure tape and are approximations only. Under the terms of the Misdescription Act we are obliged to point out that none of these services have been tested by ourselves. We cannot vouch that any of the installations described in these particulars are in perfect working order. We present the details of this property in good faith and they were accurate at the time of which we inspected the property. Stuart Edwards for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice, that: (1) the particulars are in produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only, and do not constitute any part of a contract; (2) no person in the employment of Stuart Edwards has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this property.

via Corner Of Cockhouse Lane, Ushaw Moor, Ushaw Moor, Durham, DH7 FOR SALE £60,000 Under Offer.


Roof of England Cycling Club – Where ALL The Rides are FREE | Deerness Valley Cycling

September 19, 2014 Leave a comment

The Roof of England Cycling Club is for anyone who loves cycling in Allendale, Weardale and Teesdale.



 Based at Chatterbox Cafe in the picturesque village of St John’s Chapel at the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can provide the routes, the cafes and pubs, somewhere to stay – as well as things to do when your legs won’t go any further.

 There are no centrally organised rides which means you can come on your own, with your friends or family, or with mates from your home club and ride in your own time and on your own terms.

The Roof of England Cycling Cub is not just for those of us fortunate to live here – it’s for anybody who wants to have fun in our natural cycling playground – whether it be for a day out from home, as part of a long distance trek, or as a base for a week long holiday.

The Facebook group and this website are administered by Cameron Gordon from Chatterbox Cafe in St John’s Chapel as part of our ambition to help more people to enjoy The North Pennines  in a environmentally responsible, yet extremely fun way.

Roof of England Cycling Club – Facebook GROUP

Work on £13m estate to start soon From Durham Advertiser

September 10, 2014 2 comments

BUILDING on a new housing estate is expected to start later this month.

Durham County Council granted planning permission for the construction of 167 new homes on open land north of Ladysmith Terrace, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, earlier this summer.

Now housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has announced work is expected to begin during September.

Karl Morton, the firm’s sales and marketing director, said: “This development will bring more quality living opportunities…. and will mean the area is further added to in a style that is sympathetic to the surrounding countryside.

“The site will offer a mix of two, three and four bedroom traditional family homes, which will be of varying styles and heights to complement the environment and maximise the stunning views.

“We’ve had large levels of early interest and expect to help househunters move here very quickly.”

The £13m estate, covering 5.5 hectares, will have 33 “affordable” two- or three-bedroom houses plus other detached homes with three or four bedrooms.

Council planning officers had recommended planning consent be refused, citing congestion problems on the A167 and A690, but community leaders said the area needed the new homes and investment.

Prices will be announced in the next few months but potential buyers can register an interest online at

via Work on £13m estate to start soon From Durham Advertiser.

New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing – Ushaw Moor

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment


A VOLUNTEER-run cafe has expanded its fare, after a new kitchen was installed.

The Hive opened on Station Road, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, last October, serving drinks, scones and teacakes.

The food menu was limited by the facilities available.

However, a £1,500 grant from Starbucks plus some other cash has paid for a new purpose-built kitchen, meaning hot food can now be prepared on site.

The new menu was introduced last Wednesday (August 27) and volunteers have already noticed a sharp increase in customers.

The Hive is currently open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

There is free use of computers and free wifi and the cafe also serves as a Durham Foodbank distribution point.

Supporters hope to extend its opening hours to five or six days a week, but are dependent on more volunteers coming forward.

Meanwhile, The Hut, another community facility in the village – like The Hive managed by the Ushaw Moor Action Group – has received a small grant from the Mid-Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP).

The money has been put towards buying extra folding tables, junior size tables and chairs, making The Hut more suitable for parent and toddler groups, parties and special events.

For further details, visit

via New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing From The Northern Echo.

Nearly NEW – Bag A Bargain – Bobby Robson Centre 14th Sept.

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Nearly NEW – Bag A Bargain – Bobby Robson Centre, Ushaw Moor, 2.15pm – 4pm, 14th September

Lots of baby and children’s clothes, toys, prams, cots and nursery equipment, all at bargain prices.

Refreshments business stands and much more !!

Ushaw College – ‘Hidden gem’ to become visitor attraction From The Northern Echo

September 2, 2014 Leave a comment



A CENTURIES old former Catholic seminary largely hidden from the public for decades is set to become the region’s newest visitor attraction.

Ushaw College was founded near Ushaw Moor, County Durham, as a college for training would-be priests by Catholics fleeing revolutionary France in 1808.

It boasts stunning architecture including the 1870s-built St Cuthbert’s Chapel and a 500-acre estate, including walled gardens.

The 75,000-book library includes works from the Middle Ages, the archive of the English College at Lisbon from 1628 to 1971 and an extensive collection of works on and by Cardinal John Newman, a 19th century priest who beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

At its peak in the 1950s, there were 300 adult students and 150 children and its alumni include cardinals and bishops.

However, it closed in summer 2011 amid falling rolls and rising maintenance costs.

Talks are ongoing which could see part of the campus become a new Durham University college.

But although some small group tours have been undertaken in recent years, its treasures have mostly been kept away from public view.

Now Ushaw bosses want to open up much of the campus to visitors for concerts, exhibitions, open days, lectures and other events.

A year-long programme will be launched during the Heritage Open Days weekend, of September 13 to 14.

But the plans are dependent on finding enough volunteers.

Help is needed greeting visitors, leading tours, serving refreshments, stewarding venues, restoring the gardens and more.

Monsignor John Marsland, president of Ushaw College, said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity for people of all ages to come along and make a real difference, by helping to open up to the public one of the most important and largely unknown architectural and cultural gems in the region.

“We hope it will be a rewarding and life-enhancing experience for all.

“Please come along whatever your skills and join this wonderful project.”

Anyone interested is invited to join a college tour on Saturday, September 13, at 11am or attend an opening evening on Wednesday, September 17, from 4pm to 7pm. To register, email: or call 07421-035-240.

‘Hidden gem’ to become visitor attraction From The Northern Echo.