Place:Hedleyhope, Durham, England

Alt namesEast Hedleyhopesource: settlement in parish
Hedley Hopesource: spelling variant
Hedley-Hopesource: spelling variant
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.782°N 1.783°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoBrancepeth, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Lanchester Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
South Cornsay, Durham, Englandvillage providing employment for Hedleyhope residents
Derwentside District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009

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

"HEDLEY-HOPE, a township in Brancepeth parish, Durham; on the Weardale Extension railway, 4½ miles NE of Wolsingham. Acres: 1,506. Population: 93. Houses: 15."

Hedleyhope was originally a township in the ancient parish of Brancepeth in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. It was much closer to the colliery village of South Cornsay to its west than to Brancepeth and in 1894 became part of Lanchester Rural District and transferred some of its area to South Cornsay civil parish. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Derwentside non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

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