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Earsdon St Alban

[Population 1911: 7,359]

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The church of St. Alban, erected in 1836 at a cost of £2,200, partly on the eastern portion of the site of the former church, and consecrated on the 12th of October, 1837, is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of six bays and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 3 bells: there are 600 sittings, all free. In the churchyard are buried the bodies of 159 of the 204 miners who perished in the terrible catastrophe at Hartley colliery, Thursday, Jan. 16, 1862. The register dates from the year 1837. The living is a vicarage, tithe rent-charge £17, net yearly value £296, including glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Newcastle, and held since 1881 by the Rev. Edward Greenhow, M.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford, and surrogate. [Kelly's Directory of Durham and Northumberland (1890), page 757.]

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