Fir Tree, Durham
Fir Tree, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in the civil parish of Witton-le-Wear, Durham, constituted in 1862. Population, 2503. Beechburn station on the Crook and Darlington line of the N.E.R. is in the parish. Harperly Park and Smelt House are chief residences. The parish church, situated at Howden-le-Wear, was erected in 1870. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross- value, £310 with residence, alternately in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Durham. There are three Wesleyan and a Primitive Methodist chapel in the parish.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Online maps of Fir Tree are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online: