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Newbottle, Durham

Historical Description

Newbottle, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham. The village stands 1½ mile NNW of Houghton-le-Spring, and 2 miles NNE of Fence Houses station on the N.E.R., has a post and money order office under Fence Houses; telegraph office, Houghton-le-Spring; and is inhabited chiefly by colliers. Acreage of township, 1454; population, 5552. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the Earl of Durham is chief landowner. The ecclesiastical parish contains the colliery villages of Sunniside, Success, and Philadelphia, and the hamlet of Bunker Hill. Population, 4115. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £312 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church was built in 1850 and rebuilt in 1886, and is a fine stone structure in the Early Decorated style. The parsonage was built in 1866. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishHoughton le Spring 
Poor Law unionHoughton-le-Spring 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newbottle from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH4
Post TownHoughton Le Spring