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Ford, Durham

Historical Description

Ford, a township in the ecclesiastical parish of South Hylton, Durham. The township lies on the river Wear, at Hylton ferry, 1½ mile from Hylton railway station, and 3 miles W of Sunderland. Post town, Hylton, under Sunderland. Acreage, 1029; population, 2737. Ford Hall was the birthplace of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, K.C.B. The township is conterminate with the parish.

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 parishBishop Wearmouth 
Poor Law unionSunderland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ford from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Ford 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 districtTD15
Post TownBerwick-Upon-Tweed