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Cleadon, Durham

Historical Description

Cleadon, a village in Whitburn parish, Durham, on the coast, 3 miles SSE of South Shields, with a station called Cleadon Lane, on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Sunderland; money order and telegraph office, Whitburn. There is a chapel of ease and a Wesleyan 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 parishWhitburn 
Poor Law unionSouth Shields 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cleadon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cleadon 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:

DistrictSouth Tyneside
RegionNorth East
Postal districtSR6
Post TownSunderland