High Street, Tow Law
|Post town:||Bishop Auckland|
|North West Durham|
The name "Tow Law" is from the Old English tot hlaw meaning "lookout hill", the name of a house which stood there before the iron works and the village were built.
Since December 2001 the town has had a 2.3 MW wind farm consisting of three 164 ft high wind power turbines.
During the 2001 foot and mouth crisis, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food buried diseased animals at the former Inkerman Pit site. This was an emotive issue for local residents, who were disturbed by vehicle movements and smells from the pit. The site was kept operational until the spring of 2002.
- Football: Tow Law Town FC
The town is mentioned in the Mark Knopfler song "Hill Farmer's Blues" from his album The Ragpicker's Dream.
- Room's book ISBN 0-7475-0170-X
- unknown (February, 2002). "Wear Valley Community Research Tow Law Community Appraisal" (pdf). Wear Valley District Council. http://www.wearvalley.gov.uk/media/pdf/q/o/TowLaw_1.pdf. Retrieved 4 November 2009.