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CONSETT

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 977 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CONSETT, an urban district in the north-western parliamentary division of Durham, England, 20 M. S.E. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne by a branch of the North Eastern railway. Pop. (1901) 9694. It is the centre of a populous industrial district, At Shotley Bridge (where there is a small spa) a colony of German metal-workers, making swords and knives, was established in the 17th century; but this industry has now been replaced by paper mills. There are extensive collieries and ironworks in the district.
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