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Properties To Rent in High Spen, Rowlands Gill.

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High Spen is an old mining village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Although it is a small village the following amenities are available.

  • The Paddock Farm Shop
  • VIP Tees - Tea Room
  • Chinese Takeaway
  • Field House Farm Butchers
  • Wig's Place - Micropub
  • Renaissance - Hair Salon
  • Pit Stop - Cafe
  • Sunlea Stores - Convenience store
  • High Spen Primary School
  • Dovecote Care Home
  • St. Patrick's Church
  • Claire's Saddlery
  • Chopwell Woods

High Spen was categorised as a "category D village" by Durham County Council, one of many scheduled for destruction and demolition following the decline of mining in the west of the county in the 1950s and 1960s. The demolition was cencelled and the village has gradually grown and developed, serving as a commuter village accessible to the centres of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Durham City.