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Weardale St John, Durham

Historical Description

Weardale St John, an ecclesiastical district, with a village, in Stanhope parish, Durham, on the river Wear, 7 miles W of Stanhope station on the N.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of St. John's Chapel, under Darlington. Population, 1318. Fairs are held on the third Wednesday in April, the second in Sept., and the second Saturdays in May and Nov. There are a town-hall and reading-rooms. Many of the inhabitants are employed in extensive ironstone mines. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £459 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is in the Italian style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishStanhope 
Poor Law unionWeardale 

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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