Place:High Grange, Durham, England


NameHigh Grange
Located inDurham, England

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High Grange is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated on the A689 between Bishop Auckland and Crook. The village consists of 62 brick-built houses. Although many houses are modernised (pebble-dashed etc.), and the old school rooms now house three local businesses, the village is basically as it was when built in the 1880s. It has one shop - a gun and fishing tackle shop.

High Grange has recently received a grant from the National Lottery and has purchased from the council the old football pitch, which is just off the main road. In July 2007, the field was indeed refurbished to include seats, play area and a walkway, complete with drainage and fencing.

The village tries to maintain a community spirit, holding an annual 'fun day', a Christmas party and bonfire night celebrations. The tradition of 'first footing' where villagers process to each other's houses on New Year's Eve to enjoy a drink and food still continues (2007), with around a dozen households taking part.

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