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Felling, Durham

Historical Description

Felling, a large village and an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1866 from the chapelry of St Mary, Heworth, and is part of the old parish of Jarrow, Durham. The village stands on the N.E.R., 1½ mile SE of Gateshead, with which it is connected by a steam tramway; has grown of late years from two hamlets to its present condition. It is maintained by factories and by mining operations; is connected with Felling Shore, a coal-shipping place on the Tyne; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), a railway station, a church, built in 1866, five dissenting chapels, and a Roman Catholic church. It forms part of a district governed by a local board. Population, 7765. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300 with residence. There is a church institute, erected in 1885 at a cost of about £2000, containing large lecture hall, class-rooms, and reading-room. A Roman Catholic church was erected in 1894. Felling Shore and High and Low Felling are comprised in this parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishJarrow 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE10
Post TownGateshead