Great Eppleton Township,1848
Great Eppleton is a hamlet located immediately east of Hetton-le-Hole. In the past Great Eppleton was a township. Today there are a couple of dwellings, a sand and limestone quarry and a windfarm.
EPPLETON, GREAT, a township, in the parish and union of Houghton-le-Spring, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham, 7¼ miles (N.E. by E.) from Durham; containing 74 inhabitants. The township comprises 695a. 2r. 23p., of which 303 acres are arable, 362 grass, 22 wood, and 7 waste. The Durham and Sunderland railway passes through this township and that of Little Eppleton. The tithes have been commuted for £75.
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.