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South Hetton, Durham

Historical Description

Hetton, South, a colliery village and an ecclesiastical district in Easington parish, Durham, on the Sunderland and Hartlepool railway, 3½ miles SW of Seabarn Harbour. There is a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Sunderland. The ecclesiastical district was constituted in 1863. Population, 2476. Coal is extensively worked in the neighbourhood, employing a great many hands. The living is a district chapelry in the diocese of Durham; net value, £460 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels in the village.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Poor Law unionEasington 
WardEasington 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtDH6
Post TownDurham