Local History: Chilton (County Durham)

  • Description

    "The small parish of Chilton lies in the south of County Durham, close to Darlington . For much of its history it was part of the larger parish of Ferryhill. However, by the early 20th century the construction of two collieries had led to a huge rise in the population of the area leading to the area becoming a parish in its own right. Although a number of Mesolithic flints were found in the area, there are no other remains in the parish that predate the medieval period. As Chilton was not a parish in the medieval period it had no church, but the Lord of the Manor built a chapel in the late 13th century...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6762
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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