In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Helmington Row like this:
HELMINGTON-ROW, a township in Brancepeth parish, Durham; on the river Wear and the Weardale railway, 4 miles N of Bishop-Auckland. Acres, 1, 244. Real property, £14, 158; of which £10, 158 are in mines, £78 in quarries, and £135 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 1, 182; in 1861, 3, 469. Houses, 655. Coal mining is largely carried on, and has been much extended. The township is a meet for the Cleveland hounds.
Helmington Row is now part of Wear Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wear Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Helmington Row itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Helmington Row, in Wear Valley and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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