Place:Stanley, Durham, England

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NameStanley
TypeTown
Coordinates54.867°N 1.7°W
Located inDurham, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Stanley is a former colliery town and civil parish in County Durham, England. Centred on a hilltop between Chester-le-Street and Consett, the town lies south west of Gateshead.

Stanley was formerly divided into three distinct settlements — the main town of West Stanley and the mining villages of East Stanley and South Stanley. Through a process of gradual expansion, these have become amalgamated into one town, with East and South Stanley no longer officially used as town names (although they are still recognised colloquially). The village of South Moor lies to the south.

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