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Satley, Durham

Historical Description

Satley, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish formed from the parishes of Lanchester, Chester-le-Street, and Ebchester, Durham. The village stands 3 miles N of Tow Law railway station, and 4 SW of Lanchester, and has a post office under Tow Law (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Tow Law. The township comprises 3349 acres; population, 295. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The ecclesiastical parish includes also the townships of Cornsay, Butsfield, and Hedleyhope. Population, 2288. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £342 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is in the Early English style; consists of chancel, nave, and western tower; and was thoroughly restored in 1870-71. There is a school with a small endowment.

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 parishLanchester 
Poor Law unionLanchester 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Satley 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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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL13
Post TownBishop Auckland