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Windynook, Durham

Historical Description

Windynook, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Heworth township, Jarrow parish, Durham, 2 miles SSE of Gateshead, and about 1 mile from Felling station on the N.E.R. There is a post office under Gateshead; money order office, High Fell; telegraph office, Felling. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1843. Population, 4359. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Heworth. The church is Early English, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and bell-cote. There are New Connexion, Free, and Primitive Methodist 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 parishJarrow 
Poor Law unionGateshead 

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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