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Whessoe, Durham

Historical Description

Whessoe, a township in Haughton-le-Skerne parish, Durham, 2½ miles NW by W of Darlington station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Darlington. Acreage, 1443; population, 278. Divine service is held in the school-room.

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 parishHaughton le Skerne 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whessoe from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL3
Post TownDarlington