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Harraton, Durham

Historical Description

Harraton, a township in Bourn Moor parish, Durham. The township lies on the river Wear, 3 miles from Washington station on the N.E. R. Post town and money order office, Fatfield; telegraph office, Washington station. Acreage, 2997; population, 2808. The manor belongs to the Earl of Durham, and has his seat, Lambton Castle, on an eminence-adjacent to the Wear. Coal is worked.

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 parishChester le Street 
Poor Law unionChester-le-Street 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Harraton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Harraton 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 districtNE38
Post TownWashington