Wreckenton, Durham

Historical Description

Wreckenton, a village in the N of Durham, 3½ miles SSE of Gateshead. It has a post and money order office under Gateshead; telegraph office, Low Fell. There are Wesleyan and New Connexion Methodist chapels.

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

Administration

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 Gateshead Fell
Poor Law union Gateshead
Ward Chester

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wreckenton from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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