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Ushaw, Durham

Historical Description

Ushaw, a place, with a Roman Catholic college, in Esh chapelry, Durham, 4 miles WNW of Durham, near Ushaw Moor station on the N.E.R. The college stands on a bleak hill 600 feet above the sea, was founded in 1804 and opened in 1808, underwent extension in 1850 and following years, includes a fine chapel opened in 1848, forms an open quadrangle together with a long cloister and a seminary, and has. about 300 students and 100 boys.

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


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

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishLanchester 
Poor Law unionLanchester 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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