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Preston le Skerne, Durham

Historical Description

Preston-le-Skerne, a township in Aycliffe parish, Durham, on the river Skerne, 6½ miles NNE of Darlington, and 2 from Aycliffe station on the N.E.R. Post-town, Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Aycliffe. Acreage, 2681; population, 102. There are brick and tile works.

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 parishAycliffe 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Preston le Skerne from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Preston le Skerne are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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