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Kepyer, Durham

Historical Description

Kepyer, a tract in St Giles parish, Durham, on the river Wear, adjacent to Durham city. An hospital was founded here in 1112 by Bishop Flambard, was burned by the usurper Comyn, was rebuilt in the time of Richard I. by Bishop Pud-sey, and is now represented by only a picturesque gateway with a wide pointed arch. Kepyer Wood extends along a deep rocky ravine, which is spanned at a great height by a railway bridge.

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

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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