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Tudhoe, Durham

Historical Description

Tudhoe, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Brancepeth parish, Durham, 1 mile N of Spennymoor station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Tudhoe Colliery (T.S.O.), under Spennymoor. Acreage of township, 1852; population, 7653. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1865. Population, 4850. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £282 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter. The church, erected in 1886, is in the Gothic style, consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and bell turret, and contains several stained windows. There are a chapel of ease, an iron building erected in 1880, a Roman Catholic church, a convent of the Sacred Heart, also collieries and ironworks, Tudhoe Grange, an ecclesiastical parish in Durham, formed in 1884 chiefly out of the ecclesiastical parish of Tudhoe, and partly out of that of St Paul's, Spennymoor. Population, 5977. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office at Low Spennymoor, under Spennymoor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £305. Patron, the Bishop. The church, erected in 1884, is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, W porch, and an octagonal embattled tower with spire, and is seated for a congregation of between five and six hundred persons. There is also a Baring memorial chapel. There are Wesleyan chapels at Tudhoe Grange and Mount Pleasant, and Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels at Tudhoe Colliery. There are also an institute and reading-rooms. At Tudhoe Colliery is a memorial erected by their fellow-workmen to the men and boys who lost their lives in an explosion in 1882.

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 parishWhitworth 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL16