Keys to the Past

Local Histories

Starting with E - 22 Settlements found.

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Earle (Northumberland)
Earle parish lies in north Northumberland and stretches from the banks Wooler Water in the north-east to the summit of The Cheviot in the south-west. Much of the parish is made up of the hills to either side of the Harthope Burn....


Easington (County Durham)
The village of Easington lies in East Durham, just two miles from the coast. To the north lies the villages Hawthorn and to the south is Castle Eden. The old turnpike road between Stockton and Sunderland once ran through village, but it has been replaced by the new A19. It was long seen as the 'capital' of East Durham, though its importance declined as the new towns of Seaham Harbour and Peterlee developed in the 19th and 20th centuries....


Easington (Northumberland)
The coastal parish of Easington, in north Northumberland, stretches from Budle Bay in the east to the crags of Chesters Hill near Belford. Craggy outcrops of rock also lie in the centre of the parish where prehistoric settlements stand. The parish has a range of prehistoric and later archaeological sites and is also the home of the mythological Laidley Worm....


Easington Colliery (County Durham)
The growth of Easington colliery in the early 20th century led to major changes in the area. Easington Colliery is perhaps best known for a tragic mining disaster in 1951, when 83 men were killed after an explosion in the pit. A decorated screen and altar was placed in the Church of Ascension as a memorial to these men. A garden of remembrance was also built in Easington Cemetery. Although the mines shut in 1993 the area is still clearly a coal mining area, and some of the popular film 'Billy Elliot' was filmed in Easington Colliery Village....


East Chevington (Northumberland)
The civil parish of East Chevington lies on Northumberland's North Sea coast, three miles south of the town of Amble....


East Mellwaters (County Durham)
The little village of East Mellwaters stands just to the south of the A66, several miles to the southwest of Barnard Castle. To the south moors rise up steeply to Wytham Moor and the valley of the Sleightholme Beck runs northwards towards the river Greta....


Ebchester (County Durham)
Ebchester is a small parish, separated from Northumberland by the river Derwent. It lies about 12 miles to the south-west of Newcastle. Although a Neolithic handaxe has been found in the are, the village is best known for the Roman fort on which it now stands....


Edlingham (Northumberland)
The parish of Edlingham lies in central Northumberland in a landscape of scarps and vales. The village of Edlingham lies at the centre of the parish and is now a small settlement of mainly 19th century farmhouses and cottages. It lies in the valley of the Edlingham Burn that runs through the length of the parish from its source on Rimside Moor to the River Aln. The village is overlooked by Corby's Crags on the east and, with high ground to the west and south too, it is only to the north that the vale widens out to the valley of the River Aln. In Old English, Edlingham means 'homestead of the sons of Eadwulf' and has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period....


Edmundbyers (County Durham)
The village of Edmundbyers lies in moorland close to the boundary between County Durham and Northumberland. It stands not far to the south of the Derwent Reservoir, and has fine views over Edmundbyers and Muggleswick Commons. It around 11 miles to the south-east of Hexham....


Eggleston (County Durham)
The village of Eggleston lies in Teesdale, about four miles south-west of Middleton and six miles north-west of Barnard Castle. The village is crossed by a small stream which rises in neighbouring hills. Eggleston is often seen as marking the boundary between the gentle lower reaches of Teesdale and the wilder upland areas of the upper dale....


Egglestone Abbey (County Durham)
"The reverend pile lay wild and waste,....


Eglingham (Northumberland)
Eglingham parish lies in north Northumberland, not far from the North Sea coast. It has a varied landscape ranging from moorland to rolling farmland with many well-preserved archaeological monuments dating from prehistoric period onwards. Apart form the village of Eglingham, the present settlement pattern is one of scattered farmsteads....


Ellingham (Northumberland)
The parish of Ellingham lies in north-eastern Northumberland, close to the North Sea coast. Its landscape is varied and falls from moorland in the west to rolling farmland in east. The village of Ellingham lies roughly at the centre of the parish and is surrounded on most sides by remnants of its medieval field system. The name Ellingham probably means 'the homestead of Ella's sons.'....


Ellington and Linton (Northumberland)
Ellington and Linton lies near the coast in south-east Northumberland, close to the southern end of Druridge Bay. The main settlements are Ellington and Linton as well as several farmsteads scattered across the parish. Ellington probably means 'the homestead of Ella's sons' or 'Ella's farm' and Linton means 'farm on the River Lyne.' Historically, Ellington and Linton were part of Woodhorn parish. Today it is mainly gently rolling farmland with the River Lyne running through the centre of the parish on its way to the sea at Lynemouth. Ellington is also the site of the last deep coal mine in Northumberland....


Elsdon (Northumberland)
Elsdon lies in central Northumberland on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Archaeological remains in the parish date from prehistoric times to the 20th century....


Embleton (Northumberland)
Embleton lies on the north Northumberland coast just north of Dunstanburgh Castle. The northern part of Embleton Bay lies within the parish and the rocks at the northern end of the bay have claimed several shipwrecks. The main settlements are Embleton, hidden from the sea by a whinstone bluff, and Christon Bank, as well as a number of farmsteads. The name Embleton may mean 'elm valley' or may be the hill where a man nicknamed the Caterpillar lived!....


Escomb (County Durham)
The village of Escomb lies on the south bank of the river Wear about one and a half miles west of Bishop Auckland. Importantly for its history it is also not far from the Roman fort at Binchester....


Esh (County Durham)
The village of Esh lies to the north of Durham City, just to the south of Witton Gilbert. It was once part of the parish of Lanchester....


Etherley (County Durham)
A number of sites can be found in the church and churchyard of St. Cuthbert in High Etherley that attest to the contribution of the parish in the First World War and WW2. Inside the church there is a plaque listing those of the parish who served, fought and died whilst in the churchyard there is a memorial obelisk that is the focus of events on Armistice Day.


Ettersgill (County Durham)
The village of Ettersgill lies in Upper Teesdale. It is more or less due north of the famous waterfall of High Force, up a narrow valley. It was once part of the parish of Middleton-in-Teesdale and is now part of the parish of Forest and Frith. Whilst the village itself is on a valley bottom, most of the area is the upland area of Ettersgill Common....


Evenwood (County Durham)
The small village of Evenwood lies to the southwest of West Auckland. The earliest remains in the area date to the Mesolithic. A number of small flint tools of this date have been discovered. These were probably used by Mesolithic hunters. The population at this time lived entirely by hunting wild birds and animals and collecting wild plants....


Ewart (Northumberland)
Ewart lies in north Northumberland in an area known as the Milfield Basin, on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This is an area of sand and gravel deposits and such areas are often rich in archaeological sites that survive as cropmarks. Ewart is no exception and there are remains of all periods....
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