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Bensham, Durham

Historical Description

Bensham, an ecclesiastical parish and suburb of Gateshead parish, Durham, 1½ mile SSW of Gateshead. The parish was constituted in 1865, and has a railway station. Population, 9642. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church was built in 1848. There are two mission rooms.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Bensham are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE8
Post TownGateshead