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Byers Green, Durham

Historical Description

Byers-Green, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Durham. The township lies on the river Wear,;½ miles NNE of Bishop-Auckland, and has a station on the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Spennymoor. Acreage, 1069; population, 2346; of the ecclesiastical parish, 3505. The parish was constituted in 1845, and embraces the township of Newfield, the larger part of that of Binchester, and nearly all that of Byers-Green. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £330 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. There are two Methodist chapels, a church institute, a library, and reading-rooms. The inhabitants are almost wholly employed in coal mining.

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 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL16