Place:


Little Lumley  County Durham

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Lumley like this:

LUMLEY (LITTLE), a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham; contiguous on the N to Great Lumley, and 1½ mile E of Chester-le-Street. Pop. in 1851,337; in 1861,373. Houses, 75. Lumley Castle here is the seat of the Earl of Scarborough; was founded, in the time of Edward I., by the L ...


umleys, descendants of Lyulph the Saxon, and ancestors of the Earl of Scarborough; was extended, in the time of Richard II., by Sir Ralph Lumley; has since been partly rebuilt and modernized; stands on a gentle elevation, with a lawn sloping to the river Wear; forms a quadrangular pile of yellow freestone, flanked by octagonal towers; measures 196 feet along the S front, and 84 feet by 75 in the inner court: contains a good collection of family portraits; is approached through a bold and stately gateway, and commands a varied and very extensive view.

Little Lumley through time

Little Lumley is now part of Chester le Street district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chester le Street has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Little Lumley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Lumley, in Chester le Street and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4266

Date accessed: 23rd October 2019


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