Coxhoe Parish is located in the centre of County Durham and has a well established road network in all directions. Being located close to the A1 (M) it is easily accessible. The Parish includes two principal settlements, Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill.
The rural aspect of the parish ensures that there are good views of County Durham particularly from Quarrington Hill, which is elevated above Coxhoe. Both villages have good footpath links into the surrounding countryside. We pride ourselves on the quality of our walks.
Coxhoe has approximately 1500 households and Quarrington Hill about 330. Both villages are traditionally proud of their warm and friendly community spirit. The Parish lies in the City of Durham Parliamentary Division and is served by Durham County Council.
Coxhoe Village is located about 1 mile from the Bowburn intersection of the A1M and about 4 miles to the south of Durham City. It has a primary school, medical centre, dentists, leisure park and village hall. It has a good variety of shops, pubs and local businesses cater well for the diverse consumer demands.
In the 1970’s when the now demised City of Durham Council last did a village plan for Coxhoe it was deemed to be a village in decline. In recent years however, there has been considerable housing development and as a result a significant rise it its population. This has presented service providers with the new challenges. Many of the improvements to the village in recent times have been driven by the Parish Council and the Coxhoe Village Partnership.
Quarrington Hill lies 1.5 miles to the east of Coxhoe on a previously well used link road to Peterlee and Hartlepool with Bishop Auckland and the west of the county. Since a new bypass was opened a few years ago the village has benefitted from the reduction in traffic and noise. The village shares a well respected primary school with neighbouring Cassop. There is a thriving community centre offering a range of activities for all ages as well as a football field and large playground for younger and older children which boasts the best view of any play park!
The village has a general store, a well reputed fish and chip shop and a post office all owned and run by villagers. There is a busy Working Mens Club with live entertainment at weekends and there are two public houses one of which also has live entertainment most weekends.
The village benefits from it’s location with open access to countryside on all sides with miles of footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways through reclaimed land and the Crow Trees nature reserve. The village has remained fairly constant in size which helps it to retain it’s traditional village atmosphere and culture.
Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill can also be viewed on the interactive map supplied by Durham County Council, just put in your house number and postcode when you enter the site.
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