Place:Belmont, Durham, England

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NameBelmont
TypeVillage
Located inDurham, England
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Belmont is a formerly separate village in County Durham, England that is now incorporated into, and a suburb of, Durham City. It was initially a coal mining village and is situated to the north-east of the city centre, just east of the A1(M) motorway. The village forms the nucleus of the Belmont parish.

The secondary school located here (Belmont community school, formally Belmont community arts colage) was originally planned to be turned into an academy. However, a large portion of the staff working there protested against this, causing the school to stay the same.

The Church was bombed in the Second World War because the German pilots mistook it for Durham Cathedral (in the fog).

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