Station Name: COX GREEN
Cox Green station is seen in December 1989 looking south-east. The station building is just left of centre. Occupying the prominent position above it, almost a mile beyond, is Penshaw Monument. This folly is properly called the Earl of Durham’s Monument and is a half-sized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. It crowns the 446ft hill and forms a dominant and most attractive feature of the landscape. A famous local legend and music-hall song commemorates the ‘Lambton Worm’, a mythical creature which wrapped itself several times around ‘Penshaw Hill’ – though local people claim that Fatfield Hill was the correct location of this ‘incident’. Today trees obscure this wonderful view.
by Alan Lewis from his Ipernity photo gallery
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