Cockfield, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham. The township lies under Cockfield Fell, near Raby Park, 7 miles NE of Barnard Castle, and has a station on the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage of township, 1606; population, 1572; of the ecclesiastical parish, which includes Staindrop, 4118. The parish contains also the township of Woodland. Coal has been worked here for five centuries, but is worked less now than formerly. Stone also has been and is largely quarried. Lines of entrenchment are on Cockfield Fell. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Staindrop, in the diocese of Durham; joint net value, £300 with residence. Patron, Lord-Barnard. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, and was restored in 1868. There are also Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels and a cemetery.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Poor Law union||Teesdale|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cockfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cockfield)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Online maps of Cockfield are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online: