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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

Administration

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 
WardDarlington 

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.


Maps

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
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL14
Post TownBishop Auckland

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