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Heworth, Durham

Historical Description

Heworth, a town, a township, and a parish in the county of Durham. The town stands adjacent to the river Tyne, 1 mile from Felling station on the N.E.R., and 2½ miles ESE of Gateshead, and has a post office under Felling (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Felling, The parish lies partly within Gateshead borough, includes Upper Heworth, Heworth Shore, and Bill Quay. Acreage, 2811; population, 18, 454; of the ecclesiastical parishes of St Mary and St Alban, 6024 and 4359. Shipbuilding is carried on, coal is extensively mined and exported, and pottery, glass, and chemicals are manufactured. The chapelry -was at one time contermi-nato with the township, but was curtailed and made ecclesiastically parochial in 1843. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £133 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1822, is in the Pointed style, with an embattled tower. A monumental column is in the churchyard, commemorative of the death of ninety-one persons in 1812 by an explosion in Felling colliery. The Dean and Chapter of Durham are lords of the manor. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 districtNE10
Post TownGateshead