Moss Moor

Common land located in Stanhope, Wear Valley, Durham.


An area of moorland located 1 km west of Cowshill.


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

Part owned by one private owner and part owned by The Public Trustee.

Final. Owners as directed by the Commons Commissioner.Two applications have been made for a further hearing.



One right held in gross. All entries are limited toparts of the common. Stock numbers vary according to the time of year. Rights entries were disputed.


  • Footpaths

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - North Pennines


Land Data

Common Land Name Moss Moor
County Durham
District Wear Valley
Parish Stanhope
TVG Reg # 73
Authority Durham
Area 100.04 hectares / 247.20 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 87
OS 100km Grid Square NY84
Easting 3840
Northing 5405
OS Grid Ref 384000,540500
Min Contour 450
Max Contour 550
Median Elevation 500



Data recorded July, 1985.

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