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Whittonstall, Durham

Historical Description

Whittonstall, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Bywell St Peter parish, Northumberland, 5 miles NNE of Shotley Bridge, and 4½ SSE of Stocksfield station on the N.E.R. There is a post office under Stocksfield (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Ebchester. Acreage of the township, 2197; population, 153; of ecclesiastical parish, 580. The ecclesiastical parish comprises the townships of Newlands and Hedley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Newcastle-on-Tyne; net value, £262. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was restored in 1832, and is a small building, consisting of apse, nave, and an embattled western tower. It was again restored, and a chancel built in 1895-96.

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 CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishBywell St Peter 
Poor Law unionHexham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whittonstall from the following:

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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RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH8