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Tow Law /taʊˈlɔː/ is a town and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles to the south of Consett and 5 miles to the north west of Crook.

According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,952, increasing to 2,138 at the 2011 Census.

The main road through the town is the A68, which starts in Darlington and goes on north, ending near Dalkeith, just south-east of Edinburgh. The River Deerness rises from a spring on the eastern edge of the town.

Tow Law Town football club is based in the town. The town is mentioned in Mark Knopfler’s song “Hill Farmer’s Blues” from his album The Ragpicker’s Dream.