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Stanhope, County Durham, the “capital” of Weardale, lies high in the moorland with fells reaching more than 2,000 ft towards the South West. Weardale is a quiet holiday haven, an old lead-mining centre which is now more concerned with farming, quarrying and visitors. The area, still rich in beauty-spots, walks and drives, once provided good hunting for medieval knights and princes of the Church. There are plentiful caravan and camping sites. Stanhope itself is memorable for its lime trees, the Old Rectory, which was built in 1697 and rebuilt as it was in 1821, the l8th-century castle, and St Thomas's Church, with the market cross at its gate. The church dates from 1200. In the sanctuary hang two interesting Flemish carved oak plaques (one showing Adam and Eve and the other Christ baptizing St Peter) and a painting, probably also Flemish. The old stone font is thought to be Anglo-Saxon. The Victorian font is of Frosterley marble and local marble also borders the altar dais. Stanhope Castle, fronting the market place, was rebuilt in 1798 on a medieval foundation. A Roman altar discovered in the 18th century on Bollihope Common is in the choir vestry. The giant stump of a fossilized tree can be seen through a gap in the churchyard wall. At the west side of town, a path up Stanhope Dene leads through a wooded gorge to Heathery Burn Cave, where in 1843 men building a tramway for a limestone quarry broke into a cave from which a remarkable collection of Bronze Age tools and weapons was taken in the next few years. The finds are now in the British Museum. They are believed to be relics of a wealthy family which took refuge in the cave and was drowned when the waters rose rapidly. Among the articles found were spearheads, axes, a gold bracelet, a bronze bucket, and cheek pieces and a bit which pointed to the first use of domesticated horses and wheeled vehicles in Britain.

Nearby towns: Allendale Town, Alston, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Brough, Consett, Crook, Wolsingham

Nearby villages: Allenheads, Bedburn, Blanchland, Broadwood, Burtree Ford, Castleside, Cockfield, Copley, Cornsay, Dipton, Eastgate, Edmundbyers, Eggleston, Evenwood, Fir Tree, Frosterley, Hamsterley, Holwick, Hunstanworth, Ireshopeburn, Knitsley, Mickleton, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Moorside, Morley, Muggleswick, Newbiggin, Rookhope, Satley, Shotley Bridge, St. Johns Chapel, Studdon, Tow Law, Waskerley, Wear Head, Westgate, Witton le Wear, Woodland

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