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Middleton St George, Durham

Historical Description

Middleton St George, a village and a parish in Durham. The village stands on the river Tees, at the boundarywith Yorkshire, near Dinsdale Spa, half a mile S of Dinsdale station on the Darlington and Stockton railway, and 4¼ miles ESE of Darlington. It consists of a row of well-built houses, extending nearly half a mile, together with two good hotels; was erected chiefly for the accommodation of visitors to Dinsdale Spa; communicates by omnibus with the railway station of Dinsdale; and has a post office (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Fighting Cocks. The parish contains the village of Middleton-One-Row, the hamlet ofOak Tree, and part of the hamlet of Fighting Cocks. Acreage, 2517; population of the civil parish, 870; of the ecclesiastical, 853. The manor belongs to the Cocks family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £74. The church stands near the village, is small and plain, and consists of nave, chancel, and a tower with pinnacles added in 1883; it was restored and reseated in 1889. A chapel of ease was erected in 1870-71 at a cost of about £2000, and is a building of stone in the Early English style. There is a Free Methodist chapel at Middleton-One-Row and a Wesleyan chapel at Fighting Cocks.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Civil Registration

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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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RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington