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Tunstall, Durham

Historical Description

Tunstall, a township in Silksworth ecclesiastical parish, formed out of Bishop Wearmouth parish, Durham. Post town, Sunderland; money order and telegraph office, New Silksworth. Acreage, 808; population, 4503. There is a parish council consisting of fourteen members. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The church ia situated in Silksworth township. There are Roman Catholic and Primitive Methodist chapels, a church institute, mission hall, and reading-room. Maiden Paps here are two round-topped limestone rocks, which serve as a landmark to mariners. entering Sunderland harbour. See SUNDERLAND.

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 parishBishop Wearmouth 
Poor Law unionSunderland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tunstall from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Tunstall 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 districtSR3
Post TownSunderland