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Brancepeth is a village and civil parish in County Durham, in England. It is situated about 8 km (5.0 mi) 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 was famed for its exceptional 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. A more likely explanation is that it derives from "Brandon's Path", after St Brandon, the patron saint of the parish church.


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Facts and Stats for Brancepeth*

  • Pollution Statistics in Brancepeth

    Know the pollution level of Brancepeth before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.38 (Very Low)
  • Brancepeth: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 37.22 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.89 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.2 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.85 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50.54 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.91 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.06 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.26 (Moderate)
  • Living in Brancepeth - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Brancepeth is 197.13 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.58 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.16 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.61 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.48 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 126.57 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Brancepeth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Brancepeth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.46 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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