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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

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

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