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Dalton le Dale, Durham

Historical Description

Dalton-le-Dale, a township and a parish in Durham. The township lies near the coast, 1 mile NE by E of Murton station on the N.E.R., and 6½ S of Sunderland. Acreage, 812; population, 134. The parish contains the townships of Dalton-le-Dale, East Murton, and Coldhesledon. Post town, Sunderland; money order and telegraph office, Murton Colliery. Population, 5868. The living is a vicarage and rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £447 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The present parish church, the Holy Trinity, is in the township of Murton. The original church, St Andrew's, in Dalton-le-Dale township, is used as a chapel of ease.

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 parishDalton-Le-Dale St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionEasington 

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