Little more than a hamlet before the 19th Century, with a few houses and a water-mill, the town grew after the establishment of the mining industry. At one time there were around 26 pits in and around the town. Since 1960, the town has undergone a gradual and significant change from long-established deep mining and coke works, to short-lived general light industry and dormitory town. Current population around 15000.

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Castle View Weather
Daily weather forecast, records and webcam pictures from the weather station at Witton-le-Wear.
Horse Riding Lessons
Horse riding lessons, showjumping, and stableyard. Countryside hacks, picnic rides and riding parties. On site livery service.
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