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Newton Cap, Durham

Historical Description

Newton Cap, a township in Auckland St Andrew parish, Durham, on the river Wear, half a mile NW of Bishop Auckland, with which it is connected by a bridge. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Bishop Auckland. Acreage, 1279 of land and 24 of water; population, 1256. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. There are an iron church and a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newton Cap from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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