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Offerton, Durham

Historical Description

Offerton, a township in Penshaw ecclesiastical parish, Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham, near the river Wear, 4 miles W by S of Sunderland, and 1½ mile from Hylton station on the N.E.R. Post town, Sunderland; money order and telegraph office, Hylton. Acreage, including part of the hamlet of Cox Green, 928 of land and 13 of water; population, 287. The Earl of Durham is lord of the manor and principal landowner.

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 parishHoughton le Spring 
Poor Law unionHoughton-le-Spring 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Offerton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Offerton 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 districtSR4
Post TownSunderland