Burnop, with Hamsteels

BURNOP, with Hamsteels, a township, in the parish and union of Lanchester, W. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham; containing 154 inhabitants. Burnop, which probably derives its name from "Brunehop," the gill or hollow of the Brune or Browney, lies on that river; Hamsteels is situated across the water westward nearer Esh. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £81. 7. 10. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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