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Houghton le Side, Durham

Historical Description

Houghton-le-Side, a township in Gainford parish, Durham, on Whinstone Dyke, 6 miles NW of Darlington, and 3 from Aycliffe railway station. Post town and money order office, Heighington; telegraph office, Aycliffe. Acreage, 1065; population, 89.

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 parishGainford 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Houghton le Side from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Houghton le Side 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: