Oxenhall, a hamlet in Darlington parish, Durham, on the river Skerne and the N.E.R., 2½ miles S of Darlington. Four round pools called Hell Kettles are here; they measure from 84 to 90 feet in diameter, are popularly believed to be fathomless, have water strongly impregnated with sulphur like that of the neighbouring spas of Croft and Dinsdale, were long and still in some measure are regarded locally with superstitious feeling, and are supposed by some persons to have originated by earthquake.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Poor Law union||Darlington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Oxenhall from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Oxenhall, or Oxneyfield)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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