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Ludwell, Durham

Historical Description

Ludwell, a hamlet in the SW border of Wilts, 3½ miles E by S of Shaftesbury. It has a post office under Salisbury, Ludworth, a colliery village in Shadforth township and an ecclesiastical parish in Durham, 1½ mile from Haswell station on the N.E.R., and 5½ miles ESE of Durham city. It has a post and money order office under Durham; telegraph office, Thornley. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1876, a small Wesleyan chapel, a reading-room and institute, and a police station. Ludworth Tower was built in 1422 by Sir T. Holden, and is falling into ruins.

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.


Online maps of Ludwell 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: