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Sadberge, Durham

Historical Description

Sadberge, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Haughton-le-Skerne parish, Durham. The village stands 1½ mile N of Dinsdale railway station, and 3½ miles ENE of Darlington, and has a post and money order office under Darlington; telegraph office, Fighting Cocks. The manor was purchased by Bishop Pudsey from Richard I. for £11,000, was then a large place and the capital of an important wapentake or hundred, had sheriffs, coroners, other officers, and a jail of its own for the government of the wapentake, retained the office of jailor as a sinecure office till so late as 1862, gave the title of Earl to the Prince-Bishops of Durham, and is now a small place with no vestige of its former consequence. The Roman camp can still be traced. The township comprises 2087 acres; population, 337. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The ecclesiastical parish includes also Morton Palms township, and was constituted in 1856. Population, 438. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is a plain building in the Norman style, consists of chancel, nave, W porch, and bell-turret, and contains three memorial windows and a hexagonal font of Caen stone presented in 1887. It was restored in 1890, the chancel seated in oak, and an oak pulpit was erected. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A reservoir to hold 12,000,000 gallons of water was constructed in 1889.

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 parishHaughton le Skerne 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington