Overview of St John's Chapel,

St John's Chapel is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated in Weardale, on the south side of the River Wear on the A689 road between Daddry Shield and Ireshopeburn. The 2001 census reports a population of 307, of which only 43 are children under 16 (as of 2001). In 1980 there were 160 children in the village. The nearest secondary school is 14 miles away, as is the nearest swimming pool, and the nearest library is 22 miles away. This population makes the village marginal in terms of thresholds for service provision. Although the population of the ward (1,446, including surrounding hamlets) has remained fairly stable for 30 years, this masks the out-migration mainly of the younger generation affecting the population structure. Although this area has a high quality of life with low pollution and crime rates, in 2001 16 residents were unemployed and 26% of households were without a car. Originally St John's chapel was a medieval hunting stop, it then grew as a centre of lead mining after 1600. The area is also keen for hikers and walkers alike, this is because the area is host to many areas of natural beauty. Pubs in the village include the Blue Bell and the Golden Lion. St John's Chapel was the penultimate stop of the Weardale Railway extension which opened on 21 October 1895, being mainly a freight line carrying limestone, iron ore, lead ore and fluorspar to the industrial areas of North East England. It closed to passenger traffic in 1953 and later to freight in 1963. The station was entirely demolished.

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St John's Chapel Primary School in DL13 1QH (0.1 miles)
Wearhead Primary School in DL13 1BN (2.0 miles)
Rookhope Primary School in DL13 2DA (4.4 miles)

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5 Bedroom Detached house for sale in Westgate, DL13

Westgate, Westgate, DL13
Barrasdale stands in a prominent position set back from the road amidst fields and countryside just south of the village of Westgate. The property is set...

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3 Bedroom Semi-detached house for sale in St. Johns Chapel, DL13

7, Burnfoot, St. Johns Chapel, DL13
***NO FORWARD CHAIN*** A well maintained three-bedroom semi-detached house, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With the lounge and...

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3 Bedroom Detached house for sale in St Johns Chapel, DL13

Harthope Road, St Johns Chapel, DL13
This attractive detached stone barn conversion is located in the rural village of St. Johns Chapel. The property has oil fired central heating and double...

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