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Marwood, Durham

Historical Description

Marwood, formerly a township in Gainford parish, Durham, but in 1884 it was amalgamated with Barnard Castle. Vestiges of an ancient town of Marwood, once a place of considerable importance, are on an eminence adjoining Barnard Castle. Remains exist of an old chapel. The chase or park of Marwood, which extends along the N bank of the river Tees, was purchased from the grantees of the Crown by Sir Henry Vane, and is now the property of the Duke of Cleveland and others.

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 
Civil parishGainford 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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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