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Shiney Row, Durham

Historical Description

Shiney Row, a village in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham, a quarter of a mile from Penshaw station on the N.E.R., and 2 miles NW of Houghton. It is inhabited chiefly by coal-miners, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Fence Houses. There are Wesleyan, Wesleyan Reform, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 districtDH4
Post TownHoughton Le Spring