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Healeyfield is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. The population of the civil parish taken from the 2011 census was 1,544.[1] It is situated to the south west of Consett.

First documented in the Boldon Book as Heleie, “Alain de Chilton, holds Heley, as is contained in his charter, for Cornforth...”.[2] The village is also listed in Bishops Hatfield’s survey (1381) as Heley, "...being held by John de Chilton".[3] The place name probably means “the high clearing”.[4]

The village was the site of a prisoner of war camp during the First World War from which two prisoners escaped.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Greenwell, William (1852). Boldon buke : a survey of the possessions of the see of Durham, made by order of Bishop Hugh Pudsey. Durham: Surtees Society. pp. 32, 66. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Greenwell, William. Bishop Hatfield's survey, a record of the possessions of the see of Durham. Durham: Surtees Society. p. 124. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Watts, Victor (2002). A dictionary of County Durham place-names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society. p. 57. ISBN 0904889653. 
  5. ^ The Times. 1917-12-19. p. 3.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Hatch, F. H. (1920). The iron and steel industry of the United Kingdom under war conditions. London: harrison. p. 53. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 54°49′43″N 1°53′35″W / 54.82871°N 1.89293°W / 54.82871; -1.89293