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Brancepeth

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Brancepeth is a village and civil parish in County Durham, in England. It is situated about 8km from Durham on the A690 road between Durham and Weardale. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 414.Brancepeth Castle was until 1570 the fortress of the Neville Earls of Westmorland. The castle was extensively modified and rebuilt in the 19th century by Viscount Boyne (later Baron Brancepeth). It was later a military hospital.St Brandon's Church had fine 17th century woodwork until it was destroyed in a major fire in 1998.In 1924 Harry Colt laid out a golf course on the deer park which formed part of the estate surrounding the castle. A club house was created from the old coach house and stables and remains in use by Brancepeth Castle Golf Club. The 6400-yard, par 70 course is regarded as one of the finest in the north-east of England.According to one story, the village's name is said to derive from "Brawn's Path". There is a legend that Brancepeth was once terrorized by an enormous brawn, which was eventually killed by a knight named Sir Roger de Ferie in 1208. A commemorative stone marks the traditional location of the brawn's death.
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