UK Genealogy Archives logo
DISCLOSURE: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a commission.

Heatherycleugh, Durham

Historical Description

Heatherycleugh, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Stanhope parish, Durham. The village stands near the river Wear, and in the northern vicinity of Stanhope town and railway station, and is inhabited chiefly by lead and ironstone miners. Post and money order office, Cow's Hill, under Darlington; telegraph office, St John's Chapel The ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1866, comprises the hamlets of Lane Head, Cow's Hill, Wear Head, Burnhope, Wellhope, and Rillhope. Population, 1139. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £425. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church was built in 1824.

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 Heatherycleugh from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Heatherycleugh 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