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Kimblesworth, Durham

Historical Description

Kimblesworth, a colliery village and a parish in Durham, on the N.E.R., 2¾ miles N by W of Durham station. Post town, Chester-le-Street; money order and telegraph office, Durham. Acreage, 626; population, 1192. The Earl of Durham is lord of the manor. The colliery affords employment to a large number of the inhabitants. For ecclesiastical purposes it is united with the ecclesiastical parish of Witton Gilbert. There are a mission church erected in 1893, a Wesleyan chapel built in 1887, and a reading-room and institute.

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 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH2
Post TownChester Le Street