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Stockley, Durham

Historical Description

Stockley, a township in Brancepeth parish, Durham, 1½ mile from Brancepeth station on the N.E.R. Post town, Oakenshaw; money order and telegraph office, Willington. The township includes the village of Oakenshaw. Acreage, 2343; population, 2697. The inhabitants are employed in neighbouring collieries. There are Primitive Methodist and Methodist New Connexion chapels, a mission church, and a reading-room with library.

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 parishBrancepeth 
Poor Law unionDurham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stockley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stockley 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: