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Bourn Moor or Burnmoor, Durham

Historical Description

Bourn Moor or Burnmoor, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham, with a post office under Fence Houses, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage of township, 512; population, 1362; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1634. The parish comprises the townships of Bourn Moor, South Biddick, and Lambton, and part of Harraton, 1 mile NE of Fence Houses station on the N.E.R. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £405 with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Durham, who is lord of the manor and chief landowner. There are four dissenting chapels. There is a colliery, also coke ovens and brick factories.

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 parishHoughton le Spring 
Poor Law unionChester-le-Street 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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