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Winterton, Durham

Historical Description

Winterton, a small village in Sedgefield parish, Durham, near Ferry Hill station on the N.E.R., and 9 miles from Durham. It has a post, money order, and telegraph effice under Ferry Hill. The County Lunatic Asylum was erected here in 1858, enlarged in 1879, and a new wing added in 1889. It consists of two blocks, with accommodation for 1300 inmates, and has a chapel. Gas for lighting it is supplied from works within the grounds.

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 Winterton 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:

CountyNorth Lincolnshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDN15
Post TownScunthorpe