Iveston is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated a short distance to the east of Consett. A Roman road passes through the south of the village. Housing in the area consists of a mixture of traditional cottages and large, newer residential properties. Historically, farming and mining formed the chief sources of employment in the village.
Coal mining probably became important in the area as early as the 15th century; coal mines are recorded in 1440. Further mines are recorded between 1611 and 1703, but like the rest of Durham it was really the 19th century that saw the massive expansion of coal mining in the area. Iveston Colliery itself was sunk in 1839 and closed in 1892. The colliery was served by the Iveston Railway.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Iveston.
Iveston was originally a township in the ancient parish of Lanchester, Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Leadgate Urban District. In 1937 it was abolished and absorbed, for the most part, into Consett. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Derwentside non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Iveston from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72: