Eastgate, County Durham


Eastgate, County Durham

Eastgate is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated in Weardale, a few miles to the west of Stanhope.

Eastgate originally marked the eastern border of the private hunting park used by the Prince Bishops of Durham. This was second in extent only to the royal hunting park of the New Forest in Hampshire.

Geothermal plant

In 2004 it was announced that a hot geothermal power plant would go ahead on the site of a former cement works. The geothermal plant will heat the UK's first geothermal energy model village. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4096231.stm 'Hot rocks' found at cement plant] ]

The exploritory geothermal borehole drilled in December 2004 was the first to be completed in the United Kingdom for over 20 years.cite journal
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coauthors = D.A.C. Manning1, P.L. Younger, F.W. Smith, J.M. Jones, D.J. Dufton, S. Diskin
title = A deep geothermal exploration well at Eastgate, Weardale, UK: a novel exploration concept for low-enthalpy resources
journal = Journal of the Geological Society
volume = 164
issue = 2
pages = 371–382
date = 2007
url = http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/cgi/content/abstract/164/2/371
doi = 10.1144/0016-76492006-015
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accessdate = 2007-08-06
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author = Manning, D.A.C.
] The water temperature at a depth of 995 m was found to be 46.2°C, and it was estimated that the water temperature of a production borehole with a depth of about 1800m would be in the range 75-80°C, with a volume of water similar to that already being exploited in the existing geothermal energy scheme in Southampton.

ee also

*Geothermal power in the United Kingdom

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