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Esh, Durham

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Esh, Durham

Esh is a village and civil parish situated around five miles north-west of Durham in County Durham, England. The central area of the village contains a stone cross, which probably replaced a former market cross. This is locally known as St Cuthberts Cross and bears the inscription I. H. S. , and the date 1687. Esh is a rural village, nestled between a number of working farms; it has two primary schools, a pub and the church, St Michaels.
Post townDurham
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1944
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 code01385
Population5,023 (2001)

Other names by which Esh, Durham has been known in the past


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

Esh, township and vil., Lanchester par., in co. and 5 miles NW. of Durham, 3119 ac., pop. 6305; P.O.; in W. vicinity of vil. is a Roman Catholic college.

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