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Stillington, Durham

Historical Description

Stillington, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Durham, with a station on the N.E.R., 6 miles WNW of Stockton-on-Tees. Post town, Ferry Hill; money order office, Carlton Ironworks; telegraph office, Stillington railway station. Acreage of township, 1153; population, 65. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1872 and extended in 1886. It comprises the townships of Stillington, Whitton, and Foxton-cum-Shotton. Population, 1198. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £228 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is in Whitton township, was erected in 1879, is in the Gothic style, and consists of nave, S aisle, small transept, S porch, and bell turret. The vicarage was erected in 1884.

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 parishRed Marshall 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stillington from the following:

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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS21
Post TownStockton-On-Tees