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Bearpark is a village and civil parish in County Durham in Englandmarker. It is situated a few miles west of Durhammarker, and a short distance to the north of Ushaw Moormarker.The name may be a corruption of the French term Beau Repaire - meaning "beautiful retreat". Half a mile to the north of the present village lies the ruins of Beaurepaire Priory, built in the 13th century by monks from Durham Cathedral. Bearpark later became a coal mining village until 1984, when the mine was closed.

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