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Toft Hill


 

Toft Hill is a hilltop village in County Durham, in England straggling along the A68, a few miles to the west of Bishop Auckland and adjoining the village of High Etherley. An ancient site of defensive settlement and used by the Romans, the name of Toft Hill is possibly of Norse or Angle derivation and means "Hill Hill". The village is underlaid by coal measures and saw expansion in the 19th century mining boom under the coal-owning Stobart family. The various drifts of their Carterthorne Colliery formed large extended galleries beneath the village. In recent years much of the village's archaeology has been swept away by open cast mining.

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County Durham Etherley Civil Parish Evenwood and Barony Civil Parish Toft Hill Hall
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William Waites - Toft Hill (Wounded and gassed)

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The Sportsman : Toft Hill

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The A68 at the west end of Toft Hill

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Postbox, Toft Hill

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The Sportsman Inn, Toft Hill

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Carterthorne Colliery

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High Toft Hill

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B6282 entering Toft Hill

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