Plawsworth  County Durham


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

PLAWSWORTH, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durhamshire; near the river Wear, 4 miles N by W of Durham. Acres, 1, 224. Real property, £2, 207; of which £500 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 286; in 1861, 681. Houses, 130. The increase of pop. arose from theextension of collieries. There is a New Connexion Methodist chapel.

Plawsworth through time

Plawsworth 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 Plawsworth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th July 2024

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