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Swallwell, Durham

Historical Description

Swallwell, a village in Whickham parish, Durham, on the river Derwent and the Consett railway, 3½ miles W by S of Gateshead. It has a railway station, steel works, paper-mills, fire-brick works, and a post and money order office (R.S.O.) under Whickham; telegraph office, Whickham. There are United Presbyterian, Wesleyan, Primitive, and New Connexion Methodist chapels, and a mission church, built in 1893-94.

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 parishWhickham 
Poor Law unionGateshead 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Swallwell from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Swallwell 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: