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Etherley, Durham

Historical Description

Etherley, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in St Andrew's parish, Auckland, Durham, 3½ miles WSW of Bishop-Auckland. The village is picturesquely situated, and contains a very handsome lecture-room, institute, and recreation ground, in addition to two national schools. The railway station on the N.E.R. is 1½ mile distant. Bishop-Auckland is the post town. The parish, which includes the hamlet of Morley, abounds with coal and freestone. Population, 1993. It was constituted in 1833, and subsequently, by order in Council, made a rectory. The net value of the living is .6384 with residence. The church is a fairly good one, and in good repair. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester.

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


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Ancient CountyCounty Durham 

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Land and Property

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