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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.

Ushaw Moor Community on

A new social networking site that's geared towards your local area, use this to chat about stuff happening in Ushaw Moor. It can be community issues,crime, selling your stuff, events in fact anything you want to chat about.

This is the place to share questions, warnings, grumbles and the things you love locally.


Added - New Railway Photos

Ushaw Moor Viaduct

Community BLOG is now on Facebook

Check out the NEW Facebook PAGE, find updates to the Community BLOG. This PAGE
has been produced for the information on community related content in and around Ushaw Moor. Updates will appear on the PAGE from the MAIN Community BLOG. If you have any info. on community type stuff going on in Ushaw let us know here

Photos in Gallery 8 - Harwood Collection

New Photos Added To Historic Gallery
8 - Superb photos courtesy of Ken Harwood  Check out the GALLERY HERE

Facebook Fan Page   ~~ Latest Posts on Facebook Page and Twitter

You can now find us on Facebook, check out the Ushaw Moor Memories FAN Page. This has been added to try and bring more users and hopefully new posts onto the Main Memories BLOG. We have 308 fans to date, we would love to hear your memories or if you have any photos upload them via the Fan page.

I hope you find this site informative and interesting, please feel free to get in touch with us regarding anything to do with submitting information to the site and your views on the site in general.

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New Site Design

Let Us Know What you think !

Site has had a complete re-design, hopefully it will be easier to use and easier on the eyes. I have also changed host but if you still keep using or then you will have no problems finding the site.

Multimedia Interactive Map of Ushaw Moor

New Ineractive map of Ushaw Moor and Deerness Valley,  powered by Google and Community Walk 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. Go HERE


Ushaw Moor Action Group

The Ushaw Moor Action Group has been established to engage with the whole village community to address issues which affect us all as residents, by working together to implement improvements  that make a difference in Ushaw Moor.

Upcoming Events

Are you Holding a Community Event in the area ?

Have your event advertised here !If you are involved or know of an event happening in Ushaw Moor and the Deerness Valley let us know, and we will post the details on the site. Remeber the site is for all members of the community and advertising is free.

Let us know by email

Get Involved

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Share your information and photos

Ushaw Moor Community Website greatly appreciates the submissions to the BLOG and main part of the site, but we are always looking for more. If you have a photo you want to share or just a few words you want to share with the rest of the community then send them in, either email or ask for an invite either to the Community BLOG or the Memories BLOG.