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Elton, Durham

Historical Description

Elton, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham, near the Stockton and Darlington branch of the N.E.R., 3½ miles WSW of Stockton station. Post town, Stockton-on-Tees. Acreage, 1444; population, 106. Elton Hall, the seat of the Sutton family, is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £146 with residence. The church was restored in 1886.

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 
Poor Law unionStockton 

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


Stalbridge Methodist chapel

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS21
Post TownStockton-On-Tees