Place:Hett, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.723°N 1.563°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoMerrington, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Durham Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Durham Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
City of Durham District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hett is now a large hamlet in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles south of Durham. Hett is largely surrounded by farmland. To the south, rape fields are predominant while at the northern end, cattle are grazed year round. It is believed to derive its name from its topography - the village sits on a low rounded hill shaped like a hat (Hætt in old English).

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hett from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HETT, a township in Merrington parish, Durhamshire; near the river Wear, 4 miles S of Durham. Acres: 1,256. Real property: £1,533; of which £601 are in mines, and £17 in quarries. Population: 241. Houses: 54. There is a paper mill."

Hett was originally a township in Merrington ancient parish. It became a civil parish in 1866 and part of the Durham Rural District from 1894 until 1974. It was transferred to the City of Durham non-metropolitan district in 1974 when it was renamed Croxdale and Hett and also covered the former township and civil parish of Sunderland Bridge. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

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