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Ouston, Durham

Historical Description

Ouston, a township in Chester-le-Street, Durham, 1¼ mile SE of the river Team, 2½ miles NW of Chester-le-Street, and 2 from Pelaw station on the N.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Chester-le-Street; telegraph office, Birtley. Acreage, 643; population, 953. There are a large colliery and Primitive and Free Methodist 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 parishChester le Street 
Poor Law unionChester-le-Street 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ouston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Ouston 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 districtDH2
Post TownChester Le Street