Waldridge, Durham

Historical Description

Waldridge, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham, 5 ½ miles N by W of Durham, and 2 ½ from Chester-le-Street station on the N.E.R. There is a post and money order office of the name of Waldridge Colliery, under Chester-le-Street; telegraph office, Chester-le-Street. Acreage, 752; population, 1961. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. There are a mission church erected in 1886, Primitive Methodist and Methodist New Connexion chapels, and an extensive colliery.

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


Ancient County County Durham
Poor Law union Chester-le-Street
Ward Chester

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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


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

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (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: