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Merrington Parish, 1848


MERRINGTON (St. John the Evangelist), a parish, in the unions of Auckland, Durham, and Sedgefield, S.E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham; containing, with the chapelry of Ferry-Hill, and the townships of Chilton and Hett, 1,704 inhabitants, of whom 431 are in the township of Merrington, 3¾ miles (E. by N.) from Bishop-Auckland. The soil is in general light and gravelly, resting upon limestone, but in some parts clay on hard blue whinstone; the surface is hilly, and the scenery much diversified. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £14. 4. 9½., and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Durham: the tithes of the vicar have been commuted for £376. The church is principally in the Norman style, and stands on elevated ground. There is a district church at Ferry-Hill. On the usurpation of the see of Durham by Comyn, about 1143, this place was seized by his nephew, who partly encompassed the church with a ditch and vallum, and occupied it with armed men.

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.

Kirk Merrington County Durham, 1848 - Parishes and Townships Ferryhill Township, 1848 Chilton Township (Ferryhill), 1848 Middlestone
Ferryhill Township, 1848
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Ferryhill Township, 1848
- FERRY-HILL, a township, in the parish of Merrington, union of Sedgefield, S.E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 5¾ miles (E.N.E.) from Bishop-Auckland; containing 850 ...
Chilton Township (Ferryhill), 1848
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Chilton Township (Ferryhill), 1848
- CHILTON, a township, in the ecclesiastical district of Ferry-Hill, parish of Merrington, union of Sedgefield, S.E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 9 miles (S. ...
Middlestone
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Middlestone
- Overview Map Street View Middlestone is a hamlet in County Durham, located just under half a mile west of Kirk Merrington. MIDDLESTONE, a township, in the parish of Merrington, union ...

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