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Whitwell House, Durham

Historical Description

Whitwell House, a township not attached to any parish, in Durham, 3 miles ESE of Durham, and 1¼ mile from Shincliffe station on the N.E.R. Post town, Durham; money order and telegraph office, Sherburn. Acreage, 642; population, 210. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a reading-room.

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 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whitwell House from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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