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ANCROFT

Location of Ancroft
The location of the Parish of Ancroft (shown in green).

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"ANCROFT PAROCHIAL CHAPELRY. Consists of the four townships of Ancroft, Cheswick, Haggerston, and Scremerston, and the three villages of Ancroft, Cheswick, and Greensis, the joint populations of which, in 1801, amounted to 1144, in 1811 to 1236, and, in 1821, to 1378 persons, comprising 266 families, living in 255 houses, which, with the other buildings and lands in the chapelry, were estimated, in 1823, for the Durham county rate, at the annual value of £10,542 10s." [From History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the counties of Durham and Northumberland, Parson and White, 1828]

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