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Heighington Parish, 1848


HEIGHINGTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the unions of Darlington and Auckland, S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham; containing, with the townships of Coatsamoor, Killerby, Redworth, School-Aycliffe, and Walworth, 1,347 inhabitants, of whom 695 are in the township of Heighington, 6½ miles (N.N.W.) from Darlington. This parish, anciently Hetchinton, comprises by measurement 8,215 acres, of which about two-thirds are arable, and the remainder meadow and pasture, with a small portion of woodland. The substratum abounds with good limestone, of which great quantities are procured, and conveyed by the Darlington railway, which is joined at Sim-Pasture farm, in this parish (where is a station), by the Clarence railway, from the river Tees near Haverton Hill. The village is situated on elevated ground, and commands very extensive views, bounded by the Cleveland hills; the air is remarkably salubrious, and the place distinguished for the longevity of its inhabitants: water is supplied by pipes from a distance of a quarter of a mile. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £12. 14. 9½.; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Durham: the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £322. The church is an ancient structure, of which the body and the tower are of Norman architecture: the aisle is of later date; and in 1841 the whole of the interior was renewed, and eight handsome windows of a uniform style inserted, at an expense of £500. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The free grammar school was founded in 1601, by Elizabeth Jennison, of Walworth, who endowed it with £10 per annum; the income is now £52. 10., arising from endowments by the Rev. Edward Kirby, vicar of the parish, in 1697, and the Bishop of Durham in 1724. A mount here is supposed to have been the site of a Roman encampment. Catesby, one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder plot, resided at Midridge Grange, in the parish.

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.

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Walworth Township, 1848
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Walworth Township, 1848
- WALWORTH, a township, in the parish of Heighington, union of Darlington, S.E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 4½ miles (N.W.) from Darlington; containing 152 ...
Killerby Township, 1848
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Killerby Township, 1848
- KILLERBY, a township, in the parish of Heighington (though entirely surrounded by the parishes of Gainford and Staindrop), union of Darlington, S.E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the ...
Coatsay Moor
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Coatsay Moor
- COATSAMOOR, or Coatsay-Moor, a township, in the parish of Heighington, union of Darlington, S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 5½ miles (N.N.W.) from ...
School Aycliffe
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School Aycliffe
- Overview About School Aycliffe Map Street View School Aycliffe is a village, partly in County Durham and in the Borough of Darlington. It is located about ¼ mile south-west of ...
Redworth
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Redworth
- Overview About Redworth Map Street View Redworth is a village in the Borough of Darlington in Tees Valley, and in the ceremonial county of County Durham. Redworth Hall dates from ...
Church of St Michael, Heighington
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Church of St Michael, Heighington
- Overview Map Street View St Michael's is the parish church in Heighington, County Durham. The present church was built c.1130 AD, over the remains on an even earlier Anglo Saxon ...

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