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Grindon, Durham

Historical Description

Grindon, a township and a parish in Durham. The township lies near the Clarence railway, half a mile NNE of Carlton railway station, and 4 NNW of Stockton-on-Tees. The parish contains also Thorpe Thewles, and comprises 3511 acres; population, 400. Post town, Stockton. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Londonderry, whose seat is Wynyard Park, with an area of about 2500 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £304: with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Londonderry. The church, which was rebuilt in 1886, is a building in the Early English style.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishGrindon St. Thomas à Becket 
Poor Law unionStockton 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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