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Middlestone, Durham

Historical Description

Middlestone, a township in Morrington parish, Durham, 3: miles ENE of Bishop Auckland, and 1½ mile from Coun-don station on the N.E.R. The township includes the hamlet of Leasingthome, which has a post office under Bishop Auckland; money order and telegraph office, Coundon. Acreage, 893; population, 1941. The Dean and Chapter of Durham are lords of the manor. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, and also a coal mine.

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 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Middlestone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Middlestone 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL14
Post TownBishop Auckland