Searching for "NEW SEAHAM"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    DAWDON County Durham consequent on the opening of the new harbour. Dawdon township is conterminate with Seaham Harbour chapelry, and represents Seaham Harbour town. Imperial
    DURHAM County Durham Seaham-Harbour, Durham-St. Giles, Durham-St. Nicholas, Belmont, Croxdale, Shotton, South Hetton, Haswell, Herrington, Newbottle, South Hylton, Thornley, Shadforth, New Seaham Imperial
    DURHAM, or Durhamshire County Durham new practices in it have been encouraged and promoted on the estates of the great landowners, who still maintain a degree of the old feudal influence over their tenants; particularly on the Londonderry, the Lambton, the Raby, the Ravensworth, and the Bishopric estates. Farms, on these properties, average from 150 to 200 acres; and are held at from 25s. to 30s. per acre for inferior or middle-rate land, and at from 40s. to 80s. for the best land. Draining has been effected to a great extent, and at large cost. The farms, in the uplands, pay only from about Imperial
    New Seaham County Durham New Seaham , eccl. dist. and vil., Seaham par., Durham, on the coast-dist., pop. 2851; vil., 2 miles N. of Seaham Bartholomew
    SEAHAM County Durham Seaham-Harbour. The parish contains also the township of Seaton and Slingley, and comprises 3,079 acres. Post-town, Sunderland. Pop. in 1851, 929; in 1861, 2, 827. Houses, 480. The manor belonged to the Bowes; passed to the Collingwoods and the Milbankes; and, with S. Hall, belongs now to Earl Vane. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £380.* Patron, Earl Vane. The church is chiefly early English, and was the marriage-place of Lord by ron. The p. curacy of New Seaham Imperial
    Seaham, New County Durham Seaham, New , eccl. dist. and vil. (ry. sta. Seaham Colliery), Seaham par., Durham - dist., pop. 2851; vil., 2 miles N. of Seaham Bartholomew
    SEAHAM (New) County Durham SEAHAM (New) , a chapelry in Seaham parish, Durham; containing Seaham-Colliery village and r. station, 5 miles S of Sunderland Imperial
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