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High and Low Coniscliffe, Durham

Historical Description

Coniscliffe, High and Low, two townships and a parish in Durham. High Coniscliffe township lies on the river Tees, and on the Roman road to Binchester, 1 mile from Piercebridge station on a branch of the N.E.R., and 4½ miles W of Darlington, and has a post office under Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Piercebridge. Acreage, 2139; population, 349. A Roman station seems to have been here, and Roman relics, including coins and an altar, have been found. Low" Coniscliffe township lies also on the Tees, about a mile SE of High Coniscliffe, and includes the hamlet of Carlbury. Acreage, 1039; population, 149. The entire parish comprises 3178 acres; population, 498. The Coniscliffe Fells in the north-are romantic eminences, with slate quarries and copper ore. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value½ £210 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is Early English, has a tall spire, and commands a. fine prospect. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishConiscliffe St. Edwin 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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