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== Parish History ==
EASINGTON (St. Mary), a '''parish''', and the '''head of a union''', in the S. division of Easington ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 9½ miles (E.) from Durham; comprising the townships of Easington, Haswell, Hawthorn, and Shotton. There is a place of worship for '''Wesleyans'''. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50934#s15 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 124-127. Adapted. Date accessed: 11 December 2013.</ref>
Easington is an ancient parish and the church is dedicated to St Mary. The ancient Norman church said to have been rebuilt in the thirteenth century was restored in 1853.
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