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Great Lumley, Durham

Historical Description

Lumley, Great, a village and a township in Lumley ecclesiastical parish, Durham. The village stands on the river Wear, 2 miles NW of Fence Houses railway station, and 2 SE of Chester-le-Street. and has a post office under Fence Houses; money order and telegraph office, Fence Houses. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Acreage, 1644, of which 25 are water; population, 1927. The manor belongs to the Earl of Scarborough. There are extensive collieries.

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 parishChester le Street 
Poor Law unionChester-le-Street 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Lumley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Great Lumley are available from a number of sites:

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 districtDH3
Post TownChester Le Street