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Bolam, Durham

Historical Description

Bolam, a township and a chapelry in Gainford parish, Durham, 5½ miles S of Bishop Auckland, and 9 from Darlington. It has a post and money order office under Heighington (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Gainford. Acreage, 1013; population of the township, 134; of the chapelry, 169. The latter was constituted in 1867. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £129, in the gift of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is also a Wesleyan chapel. Lord Barnard is lord of the manor.

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 parishGainford 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bolam from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington