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TANTOBY, a hamlet, in the chapelry of Tanfield, parish of Chester-le-Street, union of Lanchester, Middle division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 9 miles (S. W.) from Gateshead. The village is situated in an extensive coal district, and on the southern acclivity of a hill whence a fine prospect is obtained of the surrounding country.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.