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Egglestone, Durham

Historical Description

Egglestone, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Middleton-in-Teesdale civil parish, Durham, on the verge of the county and the river Tees, 3 miles NV by N of Barnard Castle station on the N.E.R., with a post and money order office under Darlington; telegraph office, Romald Kirk. Acreage, 8056; population of the township, 645; of the ecclesiastical parish, 653. The manor, with Egglestone Hall, belongs to the Hutchinsons. Much of the surface is hill and moor. Lead mines are worked. They are said to have been in operation from the time of Henry VI., and probably were known to the Romans, and connected with them are the large lead mills and smelting works of the London Lead Company. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Crown. A new church was built in 1869 in the Early English style. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, a mechanics' institute, and a large library and reading-rooms.

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 parishMiddleton In Teesdale 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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