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Sunderland Bridge, Durham

Historical Description

Sunderland Bridge, a township in Croxdale ecclesiastical parish, St Oswald parish, Durham, on the river Wear 3½ miles S of Durham, and about 1 mile from Groxdale station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Durham; money order office, Croxdale Colliery; telegraph office, Tnd-hoe Colliery. Acreage, 1442, including 30 of water; population, 1359. The parish church of St Bartholomew is in this township. It is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, S aisle, and tower with spire. There are collieries in the neighbourhood.

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 
Civil parishAuckland St Andrew 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sunderland Bridge from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sunderland Bridge 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH6
Post TownDurham