Hulam, or Holom

HULAM, or Holom, a township, in the parish of Monk-Hesleton, union of Easington, S. division of Easington ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 12¾ miles (N.) from Stockton-upon Tees; containing 11 inhabitants. This place, anciently styled Holme, which is the term used to designate it in the Boldon book, formerly belonged to a family of the same name, and more lately to the Claxtons, of whom notices occur in the records of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries; among subsequent landed proprietors, have been the families of Perkinson, Strode, Evans, Carr, and Wilkinson. The township comprises 565 acres, forming one estate, and is united with Sheraton as far as regards the maintenance of the poor, and two places making one constablewick; it abounds with coal and limestone. The turnpike-road from Stockton to Sunderland passes along the west side.

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

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