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Haswell, Durham

Haswell is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated between Durham and Peterlee. It is notable as the birthplace of English world champion road racing cyclist Tom Simpson, born 30 November 1937. It was also the home of the world's first coal mine as we know it, being the first in the world with a steel cable down its mine shaft. This revolutionised the coal mining industry. Haswell once had two railway stations - Haswell railway station.
Post townDURHAM
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3743
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 code0191

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

Haswell, township with ry. sta., Easington par., N. Durham, 10½ miles S. of Sunderland, 3225 ac., pop. 6156; P.O., T.O.; contains extensive coal mines.

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