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Greencroft, Durham

Historical Description

Greencroft, a township in Lanchester parish, Durham, 1¾ mile N of Lanchester. Post town, Durham; money order and telegraph office, Annfield Plain. Acreage, 2367; population, 1887. Greencroft Park is a large mansion, built by the Claverings, and was the place where Lady Catherine Graye, daughter of the Earl of Westmoreland, was arrested in 1598 on suspicion of treason. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishLanchester 
Poor Law unionLanchester 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Greencroft from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH9
Post TownStanley