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Great Burdon, Durham

Historical Description

Burdon, Great, a village and a township in Haughton-le-Skerne parish, Durham, near the Stockton railway, 2½ miles NE of Darlington, which is the post town. Acreage of township, 604; population, 104. The Dean and Chapter of Durham are the chief owners of the land and the mines.

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 parishHaughton le Skerne 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Burdon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Great Burdon 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 districtDL1
Post TownDarlington