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Elstob, Durham

Historical Description

Elstob, a township in Great Stainton parish, Durham, on the Clarence railway, 8 miles WNW of Stockton-upon-Tees. Post town, Ferryhill. Acreage, 738; population, 59. The name is thought to be a corruption of 'l Ella's stob," derived from the fact that Ella the Dane after landing first pitched his tent here.

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 parishStainton 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Elstob from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Elstob 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS21
Post TownStockton-On-Tees