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Plawsworth, Durham

Historical Description

Plawsworth, a village and a township, with a station on the N.E.R., in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham, 3½ miles N by W of Durham. Post town and money order office, Nettlesworth; telegraph office, Sacriston. The township includes the hamlet of Nettlesworth. Acreage, 1320; population, 1055. There is a parish council consisting of nine members and a chairman. The Earl of Durham is lord of the manor. Coal is worked. There are a New Connexion Methodist and mission 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 parishChester le Street 
Poor Law unionChester-le-Street 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Plawsworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Plawsworth 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH2
Post TownChester Le Street