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Howden le Wear, Durham

Historical Description

Howden-le-Wear, a village in the ecclesiastical parish of Fir Tree and Witton-le-Wear parish, Durham, on the N.E.R. Beechburn is the railway station, close to the church, and 1 mile from Crook. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Harperly Park, near Fir Tree hamlet, the seat of the Wilkinsons, is in the parish, which is nsually described as Fir Tree Howden-le-Wear, Fir Tree being the name when the parish was separated from Witton-58 — le-Wear, and before the church and village of Howden were built. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £310 with residence. Patron, the Crown and the Bishop alternately. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 2503. The church, erected in 1870, is a building in the Gothic style, with chancel, nave, and W porch. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and extensive collieries in the township.

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

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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