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Tow Law, Durham

Tow Law is a town and civil parish in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,952. It is situated a few miles to the south of Consett. Tow Law Town football team are based in the town. The town constituted an urban district from 1894 until 1974. The town is mentioned in the Mark Knopfler song "Hill Farmer's Blues" from his album The Ragpicker's Dream.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1138
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01388

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

Tow Law, town and ry. sta., Wolsingham and Lanchester pars., Durham, 8 miles NW. of Bishop Auckland, 468 ac., pop. 5005; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; Tow Law originated in ironworks, begun in 1844.

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