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Lanchester, Durham

Lanchester is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England, and was in the former district of Derwentside (1975–2009). It is 8 miles to the west of the city of Durham and 5 miles from the former steel town of Consett, and has a population of slightly over 4,000 people. Although there was a small drift mine on the edge of the village which closed in the 1970s, Lanchester's economy was mainly based on agriculture.
Post townDURHAM
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1647
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01207

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

Lanchester, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Durham--par. (containing Leadgate and parts of Consett and Tow Law), 46,082 ac., pop. 45,346; township, 15,235 ac., pop. 4038; vil., on Smallhope burn, 9 miles NW. of Durham; P.O., T.O.; on hill top to W. of vil. are remains of a remarkable Roman station.

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