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Edmondbyers or Edmundbyers, Durham

Historical Description

Edmondbyers or Edmundbyers, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham. The township lies near the river Derwent and the boundary with Northumberland, 4 miles from Burnhill Junction on the N.E.R., and QJ NNW of Wal-singham, and has a post office under Blackhill (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Blanchland. The parish comprises 5102 acres, and includes the hamlet of Rough-side. Population, 252. The surface is hilly, and the rocks are rich in lead ore. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £270 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was restored in 1859. 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 parishEdmondbyers St. Edmund 
Poor Law unionWeardale 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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