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Brancepeth Parish, 1848


BRANCEPETH (St. Brandon), a parish, in the unions of Durham, Auckland, and Lanchester, N.W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, comprising the townships of Brandon with Byshottles, Crook with Billy-Row, Hedley-Hope, Hemlington-Row, Stockley, and Willington; and containing 2,151 inhabitants, of whom 352 are in the township of Brancepeth, 4¼ miles (S.W.) from Durham. The name is supposed to be a corruption of Brawn's path, in allusion to the number of wild boars that formerly infested the district, and for the purpose of hunting which the Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III., frequently resorted to this place, where his maternal ancestors, the Nevills, had a fortress. This fortress was almost entirely taken down by the late Matthew Russel, Esq., who erected on its site the present Brancepeth Castle. Coal is found, and there are some quarries of stone. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £60. 10. 5., and in the patronage of R.E.D. Shafto, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £985. 12. The church is a fine cruciform edifice, highly decorated within; the chancel is stalled and wainscoted with oak carved in tabernacle work, and has an ornamented ceiling. At Crook is a living in the Rector's gift. There are some medicinal springs of a vitriolic and sulphureous kind.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Brancepeth Civil Parish Willington Brandon Crook with Billy-Row, Township, 1848 County Durham, 1848 - Parishes and Townships Brandon with Byshottles, 1848 Brancepeth
Brancepeth
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- Overview About Map Street View Brancepeth is a village in County Durham, about 8km south-west of the city of Durham; it is also a civil parish. The village includes Brancepeth ...
Brandon
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Willington
- Overview About Willington Map Street View WILLINGTON, a township, in the parish of Brancepeth, N.W. division of Darlington ward, union, and S. division of the county, of Durham, 4 miles ...
Brandon with Byshottles, 1848
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Brandon with Byshottles, 1848
- BRANDON, with Byshottles, a township, in the parish of Brancepeth, union of Durham, N.W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 3 miles (W.S.W.) from Durham; ...
Crook with Billy-Row, Township, 1848
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Crook with Billy-Row, Township, 1848
- CROOK, with Billy-Row, a township, in the parish of Brancepeth, union of Auckland, N. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 5½ miles (N.W. by ...

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