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Throston, Durham

Historical Description

Throston, a township in Hart parish, Durham, partly within the borough of West Hartlepool, and 2 miles from West Hartlepool railway station. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under West Hartlepool. Acreage, 1632 of land and 99 of foreshore; population, CO 83. The West Hartlepool workhouse is in this township. There is a Wesleyan chapel. See WEST HARTLEPOOL.

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 parishHart 
Poor Law unionStockton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Throston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Throston 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 districtTS24
Post TownHartlepool