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Blackwell, Durham

Historical Description

Blackwell, a village and a township in Darlington parish, Durham, on the river Tees, 1½ mile SW by S of Darlington. Post town, Darlington, with money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1571; population, 391. Blackwell Hall is the seat of the Allan family, and was the death-place of George Allan the antiquary. There are a Free Methodist chapel and workmen's club and reading-room.

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 parishDarlington 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blackwell from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Blackwell are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL3
Post TownDarlington