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Long Newton, Durham

Historical Description

Newton, Long, a village and a parish in Durham. The village stands 3 miles from Yarm station on the N.E.R., and 5 SW by W of Stockton, and has a post office under Darlington; money order office, Sadberge; telegraph office, Fighting Cocks. The parish comprises 4312 acres; population, 287; of the ecclesiastical parish, 304. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Londonderry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £328 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church was rebuilt in 1857, has on the N side of the chancel a mausoleum belonging to the family of the Marquis of Londonderry. It is a fine architectural piece of work, has a stone groined roof, and the windows are filled with stained glass. It contains an exceedingly fine monument to The grandfather of the present Marquis, who died in 1854. There are also several monuments to the Vanes.

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 parishLong Newton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStockton-upon-Tees 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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