Croxdale, a village and an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1843 from the parishes of St Oswald and Merrington, Durham, on the river Wear and the Weardale railway, with a station on the N.E.R., 3 miles S of Durham. The parish contains the townships of Sunderland-Bridge and Hett, and has a post and money order office of the name of Croxdale Colliery under Durham; telegraph office, Tudhoe Colliery. Population, 1716. Croxdale Hall is the seat of the Salvin family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £300 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is good, and there are Primitive Methodist and Roman Catholic chapels. There is an ancient chapel, now a mortuary chapel, belonging to the Salvin family. It possesses interesting features of Norman, Early English, and Curvilinear periods.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Poor Law union||Durham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Croxdale from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Croxdale)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Online maps of Croxdale 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: