Settlement in Durham


Where is Barlow?

Spen Banks View across Spen Banks and pylons.  Road leads to Hookergate Comprehensive School and Spen Lane to the right and Hugar Road on the left.
Spen Banks Credit: Colin Edgar

Barlow is a small village located in the county of Durham, in the northeast of England. It is situated approximately 6 miles northwest of the city of Durham and is part of the larger parish of Witton Gilbert. The village is nestled amidst picturesque countryside, offering scenic views and a tranquil setting.

Barlow is known for its rich history, dating back to medieval times. The village is home to several historic buildings, including St. Michael's Church, which dates back to the 12th century. This charming church boasts unique architectural features, such as its Norman tower and stained glass windows.

Despite its small size, Barlow offers a range of amenities to its residents. The village has a local pub, The Barlow Arms, which serves as a social hub for both locals and visitors. Additionally, there is a small primary school, ensuring that families have access to education within the village.

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in and around Barlow. The village is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Nearby attractions include the renowned Durham Dales, which offer stunning landscapes and opportunities for nature walks.

Overall, Barlow is a charming village that combines its rich history with a peaceful and scenic setting. Its close proximity to Durham city provides residents with easy access to additional amenities and attractions, making it an attractive place to live for those seeking a balance between rural and urban lifestyles.

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Images are sourced within 2km of 54.941195/-1.758015 or Grid Reference NZ1560. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

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Barlow is located at Grid Ref: NZ1560 (Lat: 54.941195, Lng: -1.758015)

Unitary Authority: Gateshead

Police Authority: Northumbria

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