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Brearton or Brierton, Durham

Historical Description

Brearton or Brierton, a township in Stranton parish, Durham, 3 miles W from West Hartlepool, and 2¼ from Seaton Carew station on the N.E.R. Area, 762 acres; population, 38. The manor was anciently held by the Grey-stocks, and after many changes is now the property of the Kirkleatham Free School and the trustees of the Lamb family.

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 parishStranton 
Poor Law unionStockton-upon-Tees 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brearton or Brierton 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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