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Lyons, Durham

Historical Description

Lyons, including Easington Lane, an ecclesiastical parish in Durham, 1½ mile from South Hetton station on the N.E.R., U miles NW of Easington, and 4 SE of Fence Houses. It has a post and money order office at Easington Lane, under Hetton-le-Hole (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Hetton-le-Hole. Population, 4411. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the neighbouring collieries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £320 with residence, alternately in the gift of the Bishop and the Crown. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, a Church of England mission hall, and colliery schools.

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH5
Post TownHoughton Le Spring