HEADLAM, a township, in the parish of Gainford, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 8 miles (W. N. W.) from Darlington; containing 117 inhabitants. It anciently belonged to the Nevills. The village, which is scattered, is pleasantly situated on rising ground, and watered by a small stream, which falls into the Tees at Carlbury. The soil is fertile; and there are some good limestone-quarries. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £111. 17. 8., payable to Trinity College, Cambridge, and the vicarial for £51. 6.