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Monk Wearmouth, Durham

Historical Description

Monk Wearmouth, a township and a parish in Durham. The greater part of the township is in the county borough of Sunderland. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Snnderland, and a station on the N.E.R. Area, 430 acres, besides 46 of tidal water and foreshore; total population, 9116, of which 8994 are in the county borough. The parish church of St Peter's originally belonged to the priory founded here in the 7th century, and was thoroughly restored in 1875. It consists of nave, transept, N aisle, chancel, and an embattled western tower. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £329 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. Population of the ecclesiastical parish of St Peter, 8479. There are also several dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic church, a workmen's hall, and a cemetery. The parish also comprises the townships of Hylton, Southwick, Monk Wearmouth Shore, and Fulwell. Population, 41,738. It is situated on the N bank of the river Wear, and is connected with Sunderland by a bridge over the river. See SUNDERLAND.

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 parishMonk Wearmouth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionSunderland 

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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