Forest and Frith  County Durham


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

FOREST AND FRITH, a township in Middleton-in-Teesdale parish, Durham; commencing about 4½ miles NW of Middleton, and extending to the borders of Westmoreland. It consists of three parts, called Ettersgill, Middle Forest, and Harwood; and comprises the two chapelries of Forest and Harwood. ...

Acres, 17, 270. Real property, £1, 714. Pop., 862. Houses, 130. The property is divided among a few. Grass Hall is a hunting-seat of the Duke of Cleveland. The surface is prevailingly mountainous and moorish; but it possesses more romantic and picturesque scenery than any other tract in the county; includes brilliant spots along the course of the headstreams of the Tees; and boasts the two magnificent waterfalls, called High Force and Caldron Snout. Lead ore is plentiful, and has been worked. The two chapelries are p. curacies, annexed to the rectory of Middleton-in-Teesdale, in the diocese of Durham; and they have a good church.

Forest and Frith through time

Forest and Frith is now part of Teesdale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Teesdale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Forest and Frith itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Forest and Frith, in Teesdale and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th May 2021

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