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West Herrington, Durham

Historical Description

Herrington, West, a township in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham, on the river Wear, 1½ mile W of Middle Herrington. Post town, Fence Houses; money order and telegraph office, Shiney Row. Acreage, 980; population,. 3426. The Earl of Durham is lord of the manor. The townships of East and West Herrington were formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1884. Population, 3635. The living of St Aidan with St Cuthbert is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church of St Aidan is a building in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, &c. St Cuthbert's is a small church, erected in 1840.

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 parishHoughton le Spring 
Poor Law unionHoughton-Le-Spring 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Herrington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of West Herrington 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 districtDH4
Post TownHoughton Le Spring