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Holmside


HOLMSIDE, a township, in the parish and union of Lanchester, W. division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 7¼ miles (N.W.) from Durham; containing 610 inhabitants. This place, which lies near the south-eastern verge of the parish, was anciently the seat of the Tempest and Whittingham families. The Hall appears to have been built with a view to defence, although not a castle: part of the old court-yard is remaining; the chapel forms the north side, and its west window is still perfect, with a mutilated figure above. The original lights of the building are narrow, strongly guarded with mullions and iron bars; the gables have been taken down, and the house enlarged towards the south. It now presents a mass of building of very different dates and forms. On rising ground to the north is New Holmside Hall. The tithes have been commuted for £147.

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.
County Durham Lanchester Parish, 1848 Burnhope Civil Parish Holmside Hall
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Holmside Lane entering Holmside

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Cottages in Holmside

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The hamlet of Holmside

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The hamlet of Holmside

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