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Chester, Durham

Historical Description

Chester, one of the four wards of Durham. It forms the northern part of the county; is separated from Easington ward by the river Wear from a point 2½ miles south of Durham to the sea; extends west by southward, from the Wear's mouth to Shorngate Cross, 33 miles; varies in breadth northward from 3 miles to 17; and has an area of 157,992 acres.

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: