Five cheapest places to purchase property in Durham

Framwellgate Moor

One of the popular residential areas in Durham is Framwellgate Moor. Other places in the area are North End, River Wear, Framwelgate and Crossgate. For those who are interested the name Framwellgate Moor is from the Old English words which is fram and wella and these when coupled with the Old Norse gata simply means a street alongside a strongly gushing spring. Mention of this place was made in 1352 although at that time the name which is mentioned was Framwelgate. The primary reason for the establishment of Framwellgate Moor was the construction of Framwellgate Bridge which was lying on the main route between Durham and parts further north. A property in Durham for sale  may cost 95,000 pounds.

Sherburn Village

Sherburn Village is a little village located in the County of Durham and it is sometimes only referred to as Sherburn. It is very close to Durham and it is actually located in the Sherburn division of Durham County Council. Approximately 10,000 people are living in this village. The entire area was primarily a farming village until the 19th century with the Industrial Revolution which led to the sinking of mines which was necessary in order to fuel the industries. Naturally this also require the construction of railways in order to ensure the effective distribution of coal. However, as early as the 1950s two of the coal producing pits in the region was closed and within 2 to 3 decades most of the neighboring collieries also ceased production which made the railways redundant. Properties might sell for about 90,000 pounds.


One of the other villages in Durham is Carrville which is lying a short distance from Durham not far from places such as Belmont and Moor End. In fact, Carrville has always been a part of the Belmont parish. It is favorably located with easy access to main routes such as the A690 and A1 which provides easy access to most of the North East cities in particular to places such as Newcastle and Sunderland. Other public transport is also available in the form of reliable bus services and there are also excellent taxi services in the region which is available at all times of the day and night. Property prices in Carrville is on average approximately 83,000 pounds.

Sherburn Hill

In the County of Durham there is also the village of Sherburn Hill which is lying just east of Sherburn. This also was at one time a coal producing town particularly between1835 to 1965. During those years the Sherburn Hill Colliery was in full operation. As far back as 1851 the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church opened its doors in Sherburn Hill. Properties may be available for around 65,000 pounds if you want to sell your property quickly.


The city of Durham is located in the North East of England. It is not far from Newcastle upon Tyne and in fact the River Wear also runs around the Norman Durham Castle as well as the Romanesque Durham Cathedral. In the vicinity there is also the 13th-century medieval Crook Hall which not only has a maze but also beautiful gardens. Furthermore, the Durham University has its own botanic Gardens with lots of tropical plants and even woodland. Other landmarks are the Oriental Museum worth various interesting exhibits which include Middle Eastern, Egyptian and also Asian artefacts.