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Urpeth, Durham

Historical Description

Urpeth, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham, 2¾ miles NW of Chester-le-Street, and 2 from Birtley station on the N.E.R. Post town, Chester-le-Street; money order and telegraph office, Birtley. Acreage, 1861; population, 2172. Urpeth Lodge is a chief residence.

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 Urpeth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Urpeth 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