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Eighton Banks, Durham

Historical Description

Eighton Banks, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Durham, constituted in 1863. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Gateshead. Population, 2723. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Durham. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, a mechanics' institute, with reading room and library in connection with it, also a parish reading room and library.

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 parishChester le Street 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eighton Banks from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Eighton Banks 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:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE9
Post TownGateshead