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Greenside, Durham

Historical Description

Greenside, an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1886, in Durham, comprising the townships of Ryton Woodside and Crawcrook. It has a post office under Ryton (R.S.O.); money order office, Emma Colliery; telegraph office, Ryton. There is also a post office at Crawcrook. Population, 2679. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £283 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Byton. The parish church is a modern stone building in the Decorated style.

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

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE40
Post TownRyton