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Streatlam and Stainton, Durham

Historical Description

Streatlam and Stainton, a township in Barnard Castle parish, Durham. It comprises the village of Stainton and Streatlam Castle and Park, and lies about 2 miles from Barnard Castle station on the N.E.R. There is a post office of the name of Streatlam under Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Barnard Castle. Acreage, 2938; population, 299. Streatlam Castle, the seat of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, who is lord of the manor and principal landowner, stands in a well-timbered park, is in the Italian style, and contains some fine pictures by old masters. Divine service is conducted in the national school at Stainton, where there is also a small Wesleyan chapel. There are several freestone quarries.

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 parishGainford 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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