Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Belmont like this:

BELMONT, a chapelry in the parish and county of Durham; on the Durham and Sunderland railway, 2 miles ENE of Durham. It was constituted in 1852; it contains the Durham suburb of Gilesgate-Moor or Gilligate, and the villages of Broomside and Carrville; and its Post Town is Durham. Rated property, £6,840. Pop., 3,337. Houses, 676. The property is divided among a few. Coal is worked. Belmont Hall, Ravensflat, and the Grange are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £1...

50.* Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1857, and is in the early decorated English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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