Van Hire in Leadgate
Leadgate is a village in County Durham. It is located to the north east of Consett. The ancient Roman road Dere Street runs right through the middle of the village, today this goes by the name of Durham Road and the B6309.
The name Leadgate comes from the old English word hlidgeat, which means swing-gate. St Ives church was constructed in 1865-68. The Roman Catholic church of Our Blessed Lady and St. Joseph lies a little way out of the village at Brooms and was constructed by the Irish migrant community. Leadgate was the base of the workers and staff of the Eden colliery which opened in 1844, this closed however in 1980.
Leadgate is a village with a very close-knit community, plans to regenerate the area have been put in place by the local council and the area is looking better all the time.
The retail in Leadgate is centered around its Front Street which, until the construction of the Leadgate bypass, was one of the main routes from Consett to Newcastle. The Northern coast-to-coast cycle route runs right through the middle of Leadgate and follows onto the path of the former Stanhope to Tyne railway line.
Leadgate is about 5 minutes drive from Pickering Nook Garage where we are based so we are right on your doorstep. We have a range of vans staring at just £30 which is fully insured and AA covered so you have complete peace of mind.