Bollihope Common

Common land located in Stanhope, Wear Valley, Durham.


An extensive area of moorland located to the south of Stanhope.


Not disputed. The Church Commissioners claim ownership in fee simple of any minerals, together with rights to work these.

Joint ownership between three private owners.

Final.Owners registered by application.


Sheep and cattle.

Grazing for cattle is limited to between 1st Augustand 1st December each year. There is one claim for 'vicinage' instead of 'grazing'. Rights entries were disputed and modified.


  • B roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Other Paths
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - North Pennines

National Nature Reserve - Proposed site


Land Data

Common Land Name Bollihope Common
County Durham
District Wear Valley
Parish Stanhope
TVG Reg # 38
Authority Durham
Area 2986.52 hectares / 7,379.85 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 92
OS 100km Grid Square NY93
Easting 3960
Northing 5350
OS Grid Ref 396000,535000
Min Contour 250
Max Contour 650
Median Elevation 450



Data recorded July, 1985.

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