Heelyfield

HEELYFIELD, a township, in the parish and union of Lanchester, W. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 8½ miles (N.) from Wolsingham; containing 189 inhabitants. It gave name to the ancient family of Heleie, and was, in the 12th century, the property of Alan de Chilton. The old chapel here is mentioned in the foundation charter of the collegiate church of Lanchester. At Allansford, in the township, is a bridge over the Derwent into Northumberland, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on that stream; there are a few cottages on each side of the river.

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

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