Sherburn, Durham

Historical Description

Sherburn, a township, with a village, and an ecclesiastical parish in Pittington parish, Durham, with a station, called Sherburn Colliery, on the N.E.R., 2 ½ miles E of Durham. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Durham. The township includes the colliery village of Sherburn Hill. Acreage, 1310; population, 2988; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1397. The township of Sherburn, which includes part of the ecclesiastical parish of Shadforth, has a parish council of eleven members. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. Coal is extensively worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £255 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was built in 1872, is in the Early Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and a public reading-room.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County County Durham
Poor Law union Durham
Ward Easington

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Sherburn from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Sherburn are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online: