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Burnopfield is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated north of Stanley, close to the River Derwent. A very pretty village with local school, churches and newsagents.

The popular Northamptonshire and England cricketer Colin Milburn was brought up in the village. Milburn hit 654 runs in 9 tests with an average of 46.71 in the 1960s, before the loss of an eye in a car accident cut short his career.

Other famous former residents include Eddie Chapman, Dr John Snow and Andrew Robinson Stoney The famous court case, Miller v. Jackson, arose from cricket played by Lintz Cricket Club, in the neighbouring village of Lintz.

The village is believed to have got its name after an attempted Scottish invasion of England was foiled by literally Burning Up the Fields to stop the advancing armies. Other name ideas come from the local burn that is up a field.

Bus services: X70 (including 70, 70A), 43, MC1. The 44 bus goes through the Hobson, an area near Burnopfield. Coordinates: 54.905° N 1.737° W


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