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Hedworth, Durham

Historical Description

Hedworth, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1878 from Boldon, Monk Wearmouth, Whitburn, and Jarrow parishes, Durham, 3½ miles SSW of South Shields, and 1 mile from Brockley Whins station on the N.E.E. The township forms with the townships of Monkton and Jarrow a civil parish. Total area, 4314 acres, besides 522 of tidal water; population, 50, 858. [See JARROW and MONRTON.] Post town and money order office, Boldon Colliery; telegraph office, Sunderland. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 3267. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Crown and Bishop alternately. The church was erected in 1882, and is in the Decorated style. Heebies, a channel in the Hnmber, 2 miles E of Hull, E.R. Yorkshire. It has a floating light, visible at the distance of 5 miles.

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 parishJarrow 
Poor Law unionSouth Shields 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hedworth from the following:

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

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DistrictSouth Tyneside
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE32
Post TownJarrow