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Iveston, Durham

Historical Description

Iveston, a village and a township in Leadgate ecclesiastical parish, Durham, 9 miles NW of Durham, and about 1 mile from Consett station on the N.E.R., containing the hamlets of Crook Hall and High Brooms. Post, money order, and telegraph office, Leadgate (B.S.O.) Acreage, 1781; population, 4188. The manor belonged anciently to Kepier Hospital, and now belongs to Sir H. A. Clavering, Bart. There are Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chapels, and coal mines and an iron and brass foundry.

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 parishLanchester 
Poor Law unionLanchester 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Iveston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Iveston 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 districtDH8