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Wolsingham, Durham

Wolsingham is a small market town in Weardale, County Durham, England. It is situated by the River Wear, between Crook and Stanhope in North West Durham.
Post townBISHOP AUCKLAND
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ0737
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01388
Population2,061 (2001)
 

Wolsingham, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wolsingham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Durham - par. (containing Thornley and parts of Tow Law and Frosterley), 24,016 ac., pop. 7895; town, on river Wear, 10 miles NW. of Bishop Auckland by rail, pop. 2504; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. The town is irregularly built, and has a town hall, a church (rebuilt 1848), and an endowed grammar school. Woollen cloth, edge tools, and agricultural implements are manufactured; and there is much business in connection with the neighbouring coal, lead, iron, and limestone works. Fine black-spotted marble is quarried here. Near the town are the remains of a monastery.

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