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Ferryhill

Ferryhill shown within the United Kingdom
Population 10,006 (2001) [1]
OS grid reference NZ291326
District Sedgefield
Shire county County Durham
Region North East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FERRYHILL
Postcode district DL17
Dialling code 01740
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
UK Parliament Sedgefield
European Parliament North East England
List of places: UKEnglandCounty Durham

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Ferryhill is a town in south-central County Durham, England with a population of around 12,000 people. It is in the borough of Sedgefield. The town grew in the nineteenth century and very rapidly in the 1900s around the coal mining industry, although the last mine closed in 1966. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Sedgefield is a local government district and borough in County Durham, in north-east England. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Surface coal mining in Wyoming. ...


Ferryhill sits on the western edge of the Ferryhill Gap, a natural gateway in the Limestone Escarpment that outcrops on the Eastern Durham Plateau. The main settlement lies along the SW-NE ridge, with later development to the south of the ridge. Ferryhill lies on the medieval Great North Road which formerly was the A1, now the A167, which leads to Durham City and Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the North, and to Darlington in the south. Sign at Junction 1 of the A1(M) at South Mimms in Hertfordshire The A1, at 409 miles (658 km) long, is the longest numbered British road. ... , Newcastle upon Tyne (usually shortened to Newcastle) is a large city in Tyne and Wear, England. ... This article is about the town in England. ...



The town grew dramatically as a mining town in the early 20th Century but before that it was an agricultural village. There was an agricultural settlement here in medieval times and maybe much earlier than that. Before the Reformation, Ferryhill belonged to the Priory of Durham and was a thriving agricultural concern. In 1539, the properties and rights were transferred to the Dean and Chapter of Durham. This did not affect the people of Ferryhill very much, but some Yeoman families became quite prosperous and it is recorded that in 1615 a Lawrence Wilkinson was granted a personal Coat of Arms. The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...


During the English Civil War between Charles I and Parliament (1642 – 1648), Ferryhill was split, some men supporting the Royalists whilst others backed the Parliamentarians. The people of the Village suffered from plundering and persecution as troops passed through. For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to the supporters of Parliament during the English Civil War. ...


In 1599, the scourge of The Plague reached Ferryhill and during August and September of that year, 26 people are recorded to have died. This figure was probably around 5 to 10% of the population at that time. The village water supply was clean enough to ensure that no further outbreaks of The Plague occurred in nearby villages, although a small farming community near the Bunny Banks and two houses in Kirk Merrington were affected. The bubonic plague or bubonic fever is the best-known variant of the deadly infectious disease caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis. ...


In 1683 there was a well known murder in Ferryhill at Brass Farm (now known as High Hill House Farm, which is behind Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College) where Andrew Mills, a servant, killed the three children of his employer John Brass whilst their parents were out visiting friends. He was tried, found guilty and hanged in a gibbet to the north of the village. Hanging is the suspension of a person by a ligature, usually a cord wrapped around the neck, causing death. ...


Very little changed in the way of life in Ferryhill right up to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when a railway was laid (1840) and a blast furnace was constructed. The population of Ferryhill in 1841 was 854 and in 1901 had grown to just over 1,000, but by the time the two main collieries (Dean and Chapter Colliery and Mainsforth Colliery) opened this had swelled tenfold to 10,133 in 1911. Lots of new terraced houses were built to accommodate the great influx of labour that came to work in the North East Coalfields. A lot of these houses are still occupied today. In 1941, over 5,000 men were working at the two pits to produce coal to keep the Country going during the war effort. Both Collieries closed during the 1960s and the great pit heaps are now unrecognisable. New landscaping has hidden much of the evidence that this was a village driven by coal. Blast furnace in Sestao, Spain. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ...


A famous custom in Ferryhill takes place at Halloween. Whilst the rest of the country buys Pumpkins to carve faces out of, the poor, poor people of Ferryhill had to make do with swedes (or as they erroneously call them: Turnips) and carve faces from these vegetables. It is said that it could take up to three weeks to scoop the meat from the vegetable as they used stainless steel spoons. This article is about the holiday. ... Binomial name Brassica rapa L. Subsp. ...


Famous residents

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History of Ferryhill (1175 words)
Ferryhill Town Council covers 870 hectares and includes the areas of Ferryhill Station, Chilton Lane, Dean Bank, Mainsforth, Ferryhill Village and the Broom and this is the history of Ferryhill and Ferryhill Town Council.
The population of the village therefore increased from 3,123 in 1902 to 10,674 by 1921.
Ferryhill was separated from the Parish of Merrington in 1843 and a new parish was formed consisting of the township of Ferryhill and Chilton.
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