Tow Law

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Tow Law (pron.: /taʊˈlɔː/) is a town and civil parish in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,952. It is situated a few miles to the south of Consett. Tow Law Town football team are based in the town. The town constituted an urban district from 1894 until 1974. The town is mentioned in the Mark Knopfler song “Hill Farmer’s Blues” from his album The Ragpicker’s Dream.

The name “Tow Law” is from the Old English tot hlaw meaning “lookout mound,” the name of a house which stood there before the iron works and the village were built.

The main road through the town is the A68 which starts near Darlington and goes on up to Dalkeith.

Since December 2001 the town has had a 2.3 MW wind farm consisting of three 50 m (160 ft) high wind power turbines.

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