Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Today
Coxhoe is a now a reasonably thriving village. The village has a range of facilities including a primary school,doctors and dentists surgeries, a district Leisure Centre with associated play areas and football pitches. It has a good mix of shops largely located in the Front Street. These include bakers, green grocers, a post office, butchers, a pet store, hardware store, cycle sales, and chemists. There is a large furniture, carpets and domestic goods store and a large Co-operative store. Hot food take away shops and sit down cafes are in an abundance and satisfy any taste. Coxhoe has a range of pubs and clubs within and on the edge of the village. There is also a good range of hair dressers and a beauty salon. There are three churches within the village all located in Front Street.
There are a range of other businesses including a local taxi company, a community care enterprise, a timber company, van sales and a number of garages. Coxhoe has only limited industrial development. This includes a garden and patio company which makes paving stones and associated goods.
There is a mix of housing choice as all tenures are represented in the village. There was significant new house building undertaken in the late 80's with several new private housing estates developed. Since them there has been some small infill sites developed. Spring 2010 saw the commencement of the development of some 80 new private houses.
Coxhoe has a village hall in its centre. There are strong and effective community groups within the village. There are several local football teams for all ages including Coxhoe Athletic FC (Wearside League), Coxhoe Working Men's Club and Coxhoe United.
Quarrington is a much smaller village than Coxhoe with a smaller range of facilities. It has a couple of shops, a fish and chip shop a pub (currently closed) and a working mens club. The village has a community centre. It shares a primary school with nearby Cassop. There is a small industrial estate and a garage business.
Quarrington Hill has less housing choice. There is a significant number of council and former council houses. There has only been limited infill development over the last 20 years due to the constrained nature of the village which is set in open countryside.
You can access the Primary School's websites here:
Cassop Primary School
Coxhoe Primary School
The latest demographic information for the Parish is in the 2001 census. In summary this shows:
- the total population of the Parish was 4077;
- 49% were male and 51% female;
- 13% were over 65 years of age;
- 20% were below 16 years of age;
- over 98% were of white British Origin;
- 76.4% of the population were economically active;
- the unemplotyment rate was at 3.3%;
- 1.4% were self employed;
- 27.2% had no qualifications; and
- 85.5 % were of the Christia Faith.
You can access more detail from the following documents prepared by the county council. You will need to search on coxhoe after you download the documents as they cover all Parishes within County Durham.
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