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Cowpen or Coopen Bewley, Durham

Historical Description

Cowpen or Coopen-Bewley, a township in Billingham parish, Durham, 2 miles from Billingham station on the N.E.R. at the estuary of the Tees, 4¼ miles NE by N of Stockton" upon-Tees. Post town, money order, and telegraph office, Stockton-on-Tees. Area (including Salthoime), 2835 acres; population, 1051. The Dean and Chapter of Durham are lords of the manor and owners of all the land except Salthoime, a large farm which belongs to the governors of Durham University.

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 parishBillingham 
Poor Law unionStockton-Upon-Tees 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cowpen or Coopen Bewley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cowpen or Coopen Bewley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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