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Seaham, New, Durham

Historical Description

Seaham, New, a colliery village, with a station, and an ecclesiastical parish in Seaham parish, Durham, 5 miles S of Sunderland. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Sunderland. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1859. Population, 4691. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £500 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Londonderry. The church was built in 1861, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a belfry. There are also a church mission room and two reading-rooms for the colliers.

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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