Place:Cassop, Durham, England

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NameCassop
Alt namesCassop-cum-Quarringtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Located inDurham, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cassop (formerly New Cassop) is a village in County Durham, in England. It has a population of about 500 and is located near the city of Durham. A former mining village, mining is no longer the main occupation of Cassop's inhabitants due to extensive mine closure over the last 30 years.

Formerly this village was in the parish of Kelloe, but like many of the villages in that extensive parish, it broke away during the 19th century in this case to form the parish of Cassop-cum-Quarrington, with the neighbouring village, Quarrington Hill. This no doubt happened due to the inevitable expansion of the population as was the case all through County Durham due to the widespread mining industry.

Cassop Primary School is believed to have been the first in the UK to generate some of its own electricity with its own wind turbine which was erected in February 1999.


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