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Waldridge, Durham

Historical Description

Waldridge, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham, 5½ miles N by W of Durham, and 2½ from Chester-le-Street station on the N.E.R. There is a post and money order office of the name of Waldridge Colliery, under Chester-le-Street; telegraph office, Chester-le-Street. Acreage, 752; population, 1961. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. There are a mission church erected in 1886, Primitive Methodist and Methodist New Connexion chapels, and an extensive colliery.

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 parishChester le Street 
Poor Law unionChester-le-Street 

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH2
Post TownChester Le Street