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Trimdon, Durham

Historical Description

Trimdon, a village and a parish in Durham, on the Hartlepool and Ferryhill railway, 6 miles E of Ferryhill. The parish comprises Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Colliery. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) of the name of Trimdon Grange. Acreage, 2494; population, 4136; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2328. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. There are limestone quarries and lime kilns. The manor belongs to the Beckwith family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £206. The church is an ancient building in the Norman style, and was restored in 1887. There are a mission church erected in 1886, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, the latter rebuilt in 1892, and a temperance hall, erected in 1888, at Trimdon Grange. There are also a Roman Catholic church, a chapel for Christian Lay Brethren, built in 1891, and two police stations. Trimdon colliery is included in the ecclesiastical parish of Deaf Hill with Langdale.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishTrimdon St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS29
Post TownTrimdon Station