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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; containing 467 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 3,460 acres. The village is occasionally called East Brandon, to distinguish it from a farm-hold within the township, bearing the name of West Brandon. Here is a paper manufactory. Burn Hall, a handsome mansion here, was built about twenty years since, near the site of an ancient residence. The tithes have been commuted for £311. 15. 10. On the summit of Brandon Hill is an oblong mount, or tumulus, supposed to have been either the site of a beacon, or the burial-place of some departed hero.

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.

Brandon Brancepeth Parish, 1848 Brandon and Byshottles Civil Parish
Brancepeth Parish, 1848
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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 …


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