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Blackhill and Shotley Bridge, Durham

Historical Description

Blackhill and Shotley Bridge almost form one town, and are in the parish of Benfieldside, Durham, with a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) and a station on the N.E.R. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300 with residence. Patrons, the Crown and the Bishop of Durham alternately. The church, built in 1885, is in the Early English style. There are two Methodist, a Baptist, and Roman Catholic chapels.

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.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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

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