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Easington, Chester le Street, Co Durham, England



 


Notes: Easington is a town in eastern County Durham, England. It comprises the ancient village of Easington Village and the ex-mining town of Easington Colliery, both of which are separate civil parishes. It is located at the junction of the A182 leading north-west to Hetton-le-Hole. Seaham Harbour and Houghton-le-Spring, and the A19, which travels north to Sunderland and south to Middlesbrough. As a former coal mining town, Easington is now an unemployment blackspot after the mine closed in 1993. The population of Easington Village is 2,164.[1]

One of the most prominent events in the long history of the village was the hanging of two men on the village green for alleged involvement in the plot to replace Tudor monarch Queen Elizabeth with Mary, Queen of Scots. Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100–1 September 1159), born Nicholas Breakspear, lived here for a time.

The sinking of Easington Colliery began on 11 April 1899. The ward lies just north of Peterlee and the settlement grew up around the colliery. Development west along the B1283 road has resulted in a continuous settlement with Easington Village. However, the two places have retained their distinctive characters and continue to reflect different trends. Easington Colliery was the last pit to close on the Durham Coalfield in 1993, with the loss of 1,400 jobs.

The town is also known for being the setting of the folktale, "The Legend of the Easington hare".[2]

The town is home to one of the few remaining 13th century domestic buildings in the country, Seaton Holme. Once an open hall medieval home, it became an archdeacons residence and was a children's home at a time before falling into disrepair. In 1992 it was finally restored to a semblance of its former stature.

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County/Shire : Latitude: 54.7852726, Longitude: -1.3535747


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Gardener, Mary Isabella  1859Easington, Chester le Street, Co Durham, England I4460

Died

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Dilkes, Thomas  5 Nov 1914Easington, Chester le Street, Co Durham, England I4410

Census

Matches 1 to 11 of 11

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Census    Person ID 
1 Shields, Alice  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3768
2 Shields, Alice  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I727
3 Shields, Ann  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3772
4 Shields, Elizabeth  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3767
5 Shields, Henry  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I729
6 Shields, James  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I728
7 Shields, Mark  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3770
8 Shields, Ralph  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3769
9 Shields, Richard  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3771
10 Shields, Robert  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I3773
11 Thornton, Ann  1841Easington, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, England I726