Early descriptions of the area

Some early descriptions of the Bowburn area – mostly of the wider “Quarrington” township – have been transcribed by Bowburn LHS from the following sources: 
• Robert Surtees (1816/1972), “The History and antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham”, Volume I, reprinted by E. P. Publishing Limited
• Hagar & Co. (1851) “Directory of the County of Durham”
• F. Whellan (1856) “History, Topography and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham”
• W. Fordyce (1857): “The History & Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham…”, Newcastle
• Whellan (1894) “History, Topography and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham” (2nd Edn)
[often known as “the Durham Book”
• Kelly's, “Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory of Durham” (1906)

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