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Wackerfield, Durham

Historical Description

Wackerfield, a township in Staindrop parish, Durham, 6 miles SW by S of Bishop Auckland, and 2½ from Cockfield station on the N.E.R. Post town, Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Gainford. Acreage, 751; population, 138.

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 parishStaindrop 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wackerfield from the following:

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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington