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Is No Place your home?

No Place is a small village close to Beamish near the town of Stanley in County Durham.

It is believed the name of the village is a shortening of “North Place” or “Near Place”, others that village was a boundary between two parishes.

No Place was originally four terraced houses, but when they were demolished in 1937, residents in close by Co-operative Villas took on the name for their village. In 1983 residents protested when Derwentside Council tried to change the name of the village back to Co-operative Villas; today road signs say both No Place and Co-operative Villas.

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no place sign post

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Posted by on January 28, 2019 in History