15  Things Worth Knowing About Living in Spennymoor

If you want to know a little bit more about the town of Spennymoor before buying a new home there, then you’re in the right place! Take a look at our answers to 15 of the most frequently asked questions about this location.

What’s the postcode area?

The postcode area for Spennymoor is DL16. 


What is the telephone area code for Spennymoor?

The dialling code for the area is 01388.

What council is Spennymoor under?

Spennymoor falls under Durham County Council. 


What is the population?

According to the 2011 census (which is the most recent), the population of Spennymoor is 19,816.


What county is Spennymoor in?

Spennymoor is in County Durham. 


What region is Spennymoor in?

Spennymoor is located in the North East of England. 


What police force covers the area?

Spennymoor is served by Durham Constabulary, who are responsible for policing the council areas of County Durham, as well as Darlington. 


What’s the nearest city? 

Spennymoor’s nearest city is Durham, which is just 6 miles away. And another major city, Newcastle upon Tyne, isn’t all that far away either! The city can be reached in little over half an hour by car. 

What are the neighbouring towns?

The town and civil parish of Spennymoor includes the villages of Kirk Merrington, Middlestone Moor, Byers Green and Tudhoe. The nearest towns to Spennymoor include Bishop Auckland, which is 6 miles away. The town of Chilton is less than 4 miles away, whilst Ferryhill is less than 3 miles away from Spennymoor. 


What is Spennymoor famous for?

Spennymoor was built on the mining industry, and is famous for being the lifelong home of the mining artist, Norman Cornish. 

What is the nearest train station?

The nearest train station can be found in Bishop Auckland, which is just a 6 mile drive from Spennymoor itself. The town used to have its own train station, however this was closed in 1952.


Does Spennymoor have a bus station?

The town doesn’t have a bus station, however buses do serve the area and run regularly between Duham and Bishop Auckland, as well as Bishop Auckland and Newcastle. 


How do you get to Spennymoor by car?

Spennymoor can be reached by car by travelling down the A1(M), and either taking the exit at Junction 60, or travelling further down to Junction 61 and taking the exit to the Bowburn Interchange. 


What green space is there in Spennymoor?

Spennymoor is home to Jubilee Park, which is open to the community year round, with events taking place in the summer. There’s also three village greens to be found in Byers Green, Tudhoe Village and Kirk Merrington. And in the heart of Spennymoor, you’ll find the Cow Plantation Nature Reserve, which is an important woodland habitat with grassland meadows too. 


What is the nearest airport?

There are two airports close to Spennymoor - Newcastle International Airport and Teeside International Airport. The two airports together offer great links through to the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond.


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