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Neasham, Durham

Historical Description

Neasham, a village and a township in Hurworth parish, Durham, on the river Tees, at the boundary with Yorkshire, 4 miles SE of Darlington, and 2 from Dinsdale station on the N.E.R. There is a ferry on the Tees, and a post and money order office under Darlington; telegraph office, Hurworth. Acreage of township, 1634; population, 335. The monks who bore the body of St Cuthbert crossed the Tees by a ford here on their way to Ripon. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here by tie Dacres before the time of Henry II., and is now represented by the foundations only. Neasham Abbey commands extensive and beautiful views.

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 parishHurworth 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Neasham from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Neasham are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington