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Eastgate, Durham

Historical Description

Eastgate, an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1885 from that of Stanhope, in Durham, on the river Wear, 3 miles W of Stanhope town and railway station. It has a post office under Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Stanhope. Population, 337. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; value, £400, in the gift of the Bishop of Ripon. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishStanhope 
Poor Law unionWeardale 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eastgate from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Eastgate 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