Place:Coniscliffe, Durham, England

Alt namesHigh Coniscliffesource: township in ancient parish
Low Coniscliffesource: township in ancient parish
Carlburysource: hamlet in Low Coniscliffe
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.537°N 1.648°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoDarlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Darlington Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Darlington District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"CONISCLIFFE, two townships and a parish in Darlington district, Durham. High Coniscliffe township lies on the river Tees, on the Roman road to Binchester, and on the South Durham railway, adjacent to Piercebridge [railway] station, 4¼ miles W of Darlington; and has a post office under Darlington. Real property: £2,608. Population: 234. Houses: 51. A Roman station seems to have been here; and Roman relics, including coins and an altar, have been found.
"Low Coniscliffe township lies also on the Tees, about a mile SE of High Coniscliffe; and includes the hamlet of Carlbury. Real property: £1,429. Population: 200. Houses: 38.
"The parish comprises 3,008 acres. Real property: £4,037. Population: 434. Houses: 89. The property is divided among a few. The Coniscliffe fells, in the north, are romantic eminences, with slate quarries and copper ore. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value: £216. Patron: the Bishop of Durham. The church is early English, has a tall spire, and commands a fine prospect. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £12.

Coniscliffe was an ancient parish in the Darlington Ward of County Durham. Its two townships were made separate civil parishes in 1866, but have been redirected here. They became part of the Darlington Rural District from 1894 until 1974. Between 1974 and 2009 High and Low Coniscliffe became part of the larger Darlington non-metropolitan district (a unitary authority).

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