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Castleside, Durham

Historical Description

Castleside, a small village, forming with Healeyfield township and Rowley hamlet an ecclesiastical parish in Durham, 3 miles SSW of Shotley-Bridge. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1864. It has a post and money order office under Blackhill (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Consett. Population, 947. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300, alternately in the gift of the Crown and Bishop of Durham. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist 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.


Online maps of Castleside 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 districtDH8