Pelton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham. The village stands 7 miles N of Durham, 8 S of Newcastle, and 2¼ NW of Chester-le-Street station on the N.E.R., and has a station on the Annfield Plain branch of the N.E.R., three-quarters of a mile from the village, and near to the colliery village of Pelton Fell. There is a post and money order office under Chester-le-Street; telegraph office, Pelton Fell. The township comprises 1078 acres; population, 4296. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. The ecclesiastical parish is more extensive than the township, comprising part of the townships of Chester-le-Street, Pelton, Urpeth, and the whole of the township of Ouston; was constituted in 1842, and has a population of 6034. The chief employment of the inhabitants is in coal mines, of which there are many in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £244 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Chester-le-Street. The church was built in 1842, is in. The Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, and turret. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Civil parish||Chester le Street|
|Poor Law union||Chester-le-Street|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Online maps of Pelton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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