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Thornley (Wolsingham), Durham

Historical Description

Thornley, an ecclesiastical parish in Wolsingham parish, Durham, 1½ mile S of Tow Law railway station, and 13 miles from Durham. Post town, Tow Law (R.S.O.) Population, 1212. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £400. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church consists of chancel, nave, aisle, and tower with spire erected in 1892. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Land and Property

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