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Langleydale with Shotton, Durham

Historical Description

Langleydale-with-Shotton, a township in Staindrop parish, Durham, on a beadstream of the river Gauuless, 5 miles N of Bamard Castle, which is the nearest railway station. Acreage, 4660; population, 219. Baron Barnard is lord of the manor and sole landowner. Much of the land is common, and portions of it present wild spots of forest scenery. Lead ore has been smelted here, to the extent of producing about 400 pigs of lead and 4000 ounces of silver weekly. There is an ancient tower, known as the Lady's Tower, formerly an outpost of Eaby Castle, and associated with the life of the last of the Earls of Westmorland, Charles Xeville.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishStaindrop 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 
WardDarlington 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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