Tow Law


 

Tow Law is a town and civil parish in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,952, increasing to 2,138 at the 2011 Census. It is situated a few miles to the south of Consett. Tow Law Town football team are based in the town. The town constituted an urban district from 1894 until 1974. The town is mentioned in the Mark Knopfler song "Hill Farmer's Blues" from his album The Ragpicker's Dream.

The name "Tow Law" is from the Old English tot hlaw meaning "lookout mound," the name of a house which stood there before the iron works and the village were built.

The main road through the town is the A68, which starts in Darlington and goes on north, ending near Dalkeith, just south-east of Edinburgh.

Since December 2001 the town has had a 2.3 MW wind farm consisting of three high wind power turbines. During the 2001 foot and mouth crisis, MAFF buried diseased animals at the former Inkerman Pit site. This was an emotive issue for local residents, who were disturbed by vehicle movements and smells from the pit. Many protesters attended the site every day for six months but had no effect and Defra continued to keep the site operational until the spring of 2002.

Notable people

  • Albert Ernest Hillary, English chocolate manufacturer and Liberal politician
  • Sean Hodgson, Britain’s longest serving prisoner found to be innocent
  • Alan Milburn, a British Labour politician
  • Chris Waddle, Premier League footballer who was discovered playing for Tow Law Town A.F.C.
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Tow Law 1840 ‐1900
- A "The area we now know of as Tow Law was originally common or fell‐land, on the fringe of the Bishop of Durham’s hunting park at Wolsingham.....However ...

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Inkerman Colliery (1873-1969?)

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