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Butterknowle, Durham

Historical Description

Butterknowle, a village in the parish of Lynesack and Softley, Durham. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) West Auckland, on the N.E.R., is the railway station. There is a colliery in the neighbourhood.

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 Butterknowle 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL13
Post TownBishop Auckland