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Crawcrook, Durham

Historical Description

Crawcrook, a village and a township formed in 1886 with Ryton Woodside into an ecclesiastical parish named Greenside, in Durham, on the river Tyne and the Newcastle and Carlisle railway, 7½ miles W of Gateshead, and 1½ mile from Ryton station on the N.E.R., with a post office under Kyton (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Emma Colliery. Acreage of township, 1059, of which 24 are water; population, 1054; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2679. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels. Bradley Hall is the seat of the Wallis family. See RYTON WOODSIDE.

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 parishRyton 
Poor Law unionGateshead 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Crawcrook from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Crawcrook 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 districtNE40
Post TownRyton