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Dunston, Durham

Historical Description

Dunston, a village and an ecclesiastical parish on the north border of Durham, near the river Tyne, 2 miles WSW of Gates-head, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Gateshead. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 3397. Many of the inhabitants are keehnen. Dunston Lodge is a private lunatic asylum, established in 1830. The living is a vicarage; net value, £300, with a grant for residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Durham. The church, built in 1876, is in the Early English style. There are also, a Roman Catholic church, erected in 1883, Wesleyan and Methodist New Connexion chapels, sawmills and fire-brick works, &c. I

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE11
Post TownGateshead