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Knights Hole, Durham

Historical Description

Knights Hole, a limestone cavern in the E of Durham, near Thornley Hill, 4 miles SW of Easington. It seems partly natural, partly enlarged by art; it communicates with an ancient chapel about 60 feet to the N; and it is said to have afforded escape to two priests in the time of Elizabeth.

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.