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Foxton and Shotton, Durham

Historical Description

Foxton and Shotton, a township in Sedgefield parish, Durham, near the Clarence railway, 7 miles NW by W of Stockton-on-Tees, and 3 from Sedgefield station on the N.E.R. Post, money order, and telegraph office, Sedgefield, under Ferry Hill. Acreage, 1803; population, 52. Viscount Boyne is the sole landowner. The manor belonged to the Knights of St John, and passed to the Russells of Brance-peth. For ecclesiastical purposes the township was joined to Stillington 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 
Civil parishSedgefield 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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