Langley-Dale, with Shotton

LANGLEY-DALE, with Shotton, a township, in the parish of Staindrop, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 4 miles (N. W.) from Staindrop; containing 185 inhabitants. The township comprises 4685a. 2r. 17p., the soil of which is fertile, though in many parts wet, from its proximity to the moors. The smeltingworks established here, at the Gaunless lead-mill, are owned by the Duke of Cleveland, who lets them on lease. The land is tithe-free, with the exception of a farm of 59 acres, the tithes of which have been commuted for a rent-charge of £7. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. An ancient tower here was formerly an out-post belonging to Raby Castle.

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

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