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Redworth, Durham

Historical Description

Redworth, a village and a township in Heighington parish, Durham, 7 miles NNW of Darlington, and 2 from Heighington station on the N.E.R., with a post office under Heighington (R.SO.); money order and telegraph office, New Shildon. Acreage, 1886; population, 522. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Redworth Hall is the property of the Surtees family. A Danish mount of observation, with a triple terrace, is at Shackerton. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Redworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Redworth 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 districtDL5
Post TownNewton Aycliffe