Place:Healeyfield, Durham, England


Alt namesHealyfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
Located inDurham, England
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Healeyfield is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is situated to the south west of Consett.

First documented in the Boldon Book as Heleie, “Alain de Chilton, holds Heley, as is contained in his charter, for Cornforth...”. The village is also listed in Bishops Hatfield’s survey (1381) as Heley, "...being held by John de Chilton". The place name probably means “the high clearing”.

The village was the site of a prisoner of war camp during the First World War from which two prisoners escaped.

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