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Brafferton, Durham

Historical Description

Brafferton, a township in Aycliffe parish, Durham, or. The river Skerne, 1 mile from Aycliffe station on the N.E.R., and 4¼ miles N of Darlington, which is the post town. Acreage, 2428; population, 157. There is a Methodist chapel.

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 parishAycliffe 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brafferton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Brafferton 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 districtDL1
Post TownDarlington