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Hurworth, Durham

Historical Description

Hurworth, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham. The village stands on the brow of a hill, overlooking the Tees, at the boundary with Yorkshire, 1 mile ENE of Croft railway station, and 3 miles SSE of Darlington; consists chiefly of one spacious well-built street; commands a fine view of the valley of the Tees; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Darlington. The township comprises 2439 acres; population, 1439. The parish contains also the township of Neasham, and comprises 4073 acres; population, 1774. A Benedictine nunnery was at Neasham. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £498 with residence. The church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1832 at a cost of —£1800, and restored in 1870; has a stained glass window and a tower; and contains a pulpit and reredos of Caen stone, two military effigies, and a monument to the mathematician W. Emerson, who was a native and is buried in the churchyard. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, young men's club and reading-room, and a temperance hall.

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 parishHurworth All Saints 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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