Tow Law


Tow Law

infobox UK place
country = England
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latitude = 54.74882
longitude = -1.81513
official_name = Tow Law
population = 1952
shire_district= Wear Valley
shire_county = County Durham
region = North East England
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post_town =
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os_grid_reference = NZ119393

Tow Law is a town and civil parish in the Wear Valley district of County Durham, in 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 The Ragpicker's Dream album.

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

Wind Farm

Since December 2001 the town has had a 2.3 MW wind farm consisting of three convert|50|m|abbr=on high wind power turbines.

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