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Westerton, Durham

Historical Description

Westerton, a township in Auckland St Andrew parish, Durham, 2½ miles E by N of Bishop Auckland, and 1 mile from Coundon station on the N.E.R. Post town, Bishop Auckland; money order and telegraph office, Coundon. Acreage, 699; population, 495. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. There is a colliery. Westerton Folly is an ancient landmark and beacon.

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 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Westerton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Westerton 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL14
Post TownBishop Auckland