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Wingate, Durham

Historical Description

Wingate, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Kelloe parish, Durham, The village stands on the Hartlepool and Ferryhill railway, 9 miles WNW of Hartlepool. It is inhabited chiefly by colliers, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a railway station. The township comprises 4176 acres; population, 4463. In the neighbourhood are brickworks and a large colliery. The ecclesiastical parish bears the name of Wingate Grange, is partly in Monk Hesledon parish, and was constituted in 1842. Population, 5310. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £340 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church, erected in 1840 and restored in 1870, is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and bell-turret. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, a reading-room and library, a theatre of wood built in 1885, and a police station.

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 unionEasington 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS28
Post TownWingate