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Chopwell, Durham

Historical Description

Chopwell, a township in Winlaton parish, Durham, on the verge of the county, on the river Derwent, 8½ miles SW by W of Gateshead, and 3 from Carr Green station on the N.E.R. Post town, Lintz Green; money order and telegraph office, Blaydou. Acreage, 3846; population, 2193. Coal is found.

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 parishRyton 
Poor Law unionGateshead 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chopwell from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Chopwell 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 districtNE17
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne