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Kelloe, Durham

Historical Description

Kelloe, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham. The township lies 6½ miles SE of Durham, and 1½ mile from Coxhoe Bridge station on the N.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Coxhoe (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Coxhoe. Acreage, 1596; population of township, 976; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2570. The manor belonged anciently to the Kellaws or Kellows, one of whom, Richard Kellow, became Bishop of Durham in 1311, and it took its name from them, and now belongs to the Marquis of Londonderry, who is the principal landowner. The parish contains also the townships of Thomley, Wingate, Coxhoe, and Cassop-cum-Quarrington. Coxhoe Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £1000 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is Decorated English, has a chancel of 1854, with a memorial window to Miss Wood, and it was founded by the Kellaws as a chantry. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in a large colliery.

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 parishKelloe St. Helen 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH6
Post TownDurham