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Mainsforth is a small village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the east of Ferryhill, and lies within the ecclesiastical parish of Bishop Middleham The earliest settlement in Mainsforth may have been on Marble (Narble Hill). It has been suggested, without great historical foundation, that this was a Danish settlement. From medieval times through to the early twentieth century the village was in effect a small collection of farms and farm workers' cottages.
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Mainsforth, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Mainsforth, township, Bishop Middleham par., Durham, on river Little Skerne, 74 miles E. of Bishop Auckland, 653 ac., pop. 114; contains Mainsforth Hall, seat, and an ancient camp.
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