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Middridge, Durham

Historical Description

Middridge, a village and a township in Auckland St Andrew parish, Durham, 4 miles SE of Bishop Auckland; and 1½ mile from Shildon station on the N.E.R. There is a post office under Heighington (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Shildon. Acreage of township, 1132; population, 874. It has a parish council consisting of seven members, and sends one member to the district council. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishHeighington 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Middridge from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Middridge 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 districtDL5
Post TownNewton Aycliffe