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The Wear, Durham

Historical Description

Wear, The, a river of Durham, rising on Killhope Moor, adjacent to the boundary with Cumberland, running east-by-southward, past Weardale St John, Stanhope, Wolsingham, and Witton-le-Wear, to Bishop-Auckland, and going thence north eastward, past Durham and Chester-le-Street, to the sea at Sunderland. It has a total course of about 60 miles, and is navigable for barges up to Durham.

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.