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Coxhoe Street Scene

The modern day village of Coxhoe developed on both sides of the road that ran from Stockton on Tees to Durham City, a route that would have been used for trade between the two areas.

It is postualted that the road for part of its length followed a Roman road known as Cades road. It is named after John Cade of Durham, an 18th-century antiquarian who in 1785 proposed its existence and possible course from the Humber Estuary northwards to the River Tyne, a distance of about 100 miles (160 km). Although evidence exists for such a road on some parts of the proposed route, there is still some doubt regarding its exact course. The road's Roman name is unknown.

The road through the village remains long and straight descending a hill from Blackgate on the southern side of the village until it levels out after 400 yards. At Blackgate there are crossroads where a road runs eats to west from The Avenue to Cornforth Lane and it was around this intersection that modern day Coxhoe developed. Over the last 150 years Coxhoe has seen streets and buildings erected and then demolished, however many remain and like many streets their names usually have a local connection. Streets in Coxhoe bear the names of those that contructed or owned them or are named after a specific area.

Streets and buildings that no longer exist include, Red Row, Blue Row, Pit Row and the small housing development known as Oxclose / California that was situated behind the Potteries and Belgrave House. Some streets have the names of individuals such as Barkers Buildings, Kenmir Buildings, Lumley Buildings and Sanderson street. Then there are those that are named after a specific area such as Blackgate, Church Street, Long Row, School Avenue, The Avenue, Victoria Terrace, Vicarage Terrace and Station Road.

Finally some street names are named after organisations, events or specific individuals, namely Welfare Terrace, Co-operative Terrace, Coronation Terrace and Gladstone Terrace.

The photo gallery contains images of Coxhoe streets and areas from days gone bye. Each picture when clicked on will open a larger image in a new window. To return to the gallery page click the back button

 

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The Avenue
The Avenue
Blackgate
crossroads
Blackgate
Blackgate
Cornforth Lane
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Cornforth Lane
Church Street
Church Street
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Post Office, Chapel & Co-op
Commercial Road
Commercial Road
Foundry Row
Long Row
Long Row
Bogma Avenue
Garden Terrace / School Avenue
Gladstone Terrace / School Ave.
Linden Villas / Co-operative Terr
Co-operative Terrace / Sanderson
Panicos shop, now Whitfields


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