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Croxdale, Durham

Historical Description

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.

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


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

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH6
Post TownDurham