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Harwood, Durham

Historical Description

Harwood, a district forming the western part of the Forest and Frith township, Middleton-in-Teesdale parish, Durham, on a brook of its own name, an affluent of the Tees, 3 miles E of the meeting-point with Westmorland and Cumberland, 10 SSE of Alston railway station, and 18 NWbyW of Bamard Castle. There is a post office at Forest School under Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Lord Barnard is lord of the manor. The surface is chiefly moor and mountain, and the rocks contain much lead-ore, which is extensively worked. The living is conjoint with that of Forest and Frith in the diocese of Durham. The population of the ecclesiastical parish is 675. The church was rebuilt in 1849. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1889.

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 parishMiddleton in Teesdale 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Harwood from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Harwood are available from a number of sites:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE61
Post TownMorpeth