Place:Plawsworth, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.825°N 1.591°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoChester le Street, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Chester Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1829
Durham Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1829
Chester le Street Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Chester le Street District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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Plawsworth is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a short distance to the east of Sacriston, on the A167 road between Durham and Chester le Street.

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Plawsworth was originally a township in the ancient parish of Chester le Street, Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Chester le Street Rural District. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Chester le Street non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

A nineteenth century description

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

"PLAWSWORTH, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durhamshire; near the river Wear, 4 miles N by W of Durham. Acres: 1,224. Real property: £2,207; of which £500 are in mines. Population in 1851: 286; in 1861: 681. Houses: 130. The increase of population arose from the extension of collieries. There is a New Connexion Methodist chapel.

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