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Coxhoe, Durham

Historical Description

Coxhoe, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, in Kelloe parish, Durham. The township includes the hamlet of East Hetton, and lies 5¼ miles SSE of Durham, has two stations on the N.E.R. (Coxhoe and Coxhoe Bridge), and a head post office. Acreage, 1058; population of the township, 3133; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2179. Coal and lime are extensively worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300. Patrons, the Crown and the Bishop alternately. There are two Methodist chapels, a reading-room, collieries, stone quarries, and lime works.

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 parishKelloe 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Coxhoe from the following:

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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH6
Post TownDurham