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Low Dinsdale, Durham

Historical Description

Dinsdale, Low, a small village and a parish in Durham, on the river Tees, with a station on a branch of the N.E.R., 5 miles SE of Darlington. Post town, Middleton-One-Row, under Darlington; money order office, Fighting Cocks. Acreage, 1177; population, 221. The manor belonged once to the Surtees family, and was the birthplace of Place the artist. There is a sulphur spa of much repute in skin. diseases here, and good baths and a magnificent hotel are in. its neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £210. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is an ancient one, erected in 1196 on the site of a Saxon church, in the Early English style, and was restored in 1876, when the remains of a fine churchyard cross of Saxon origin were discovered.

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 parishLow Dinsdale St. John 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington