In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holmside like this:
HOLMSIDE, a chapelry in Lanchester parish, Durhamshire; near the Stanhope railway, 6¾ miles NW of Durham. Acres, 2, 860. Real property, £6, 565; of which £4, 628 are in mines. Pop., 1, 048. Houses, 213. The manor belongs to the Wilkinsons. The living is a p. curacy. Value, £200. A new church was founded in 1869.
Additional information about this locality is available for Edmondsley
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holmside, in Derwentside and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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