Whitton, a township in Stillington ecclesiastical parish, Durham, 4½ miles NW by W of Stockton-on-Tees, and 1 mile from Stillington station on the N.E.R. There is a post and money order office at Carlton Ironworks under Ferry Hill; telegraph office, Stillington railway station. Acreage, 784; population, 1081. The parish church is in this township, was built in 1879, and is in the Gothic style. There are also a Wesleyan chapel built in 1883, and the Cariton Ironworks, connected with which is a working-men's club.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Poor Law union||Stockton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Whitton from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Online maps of Whitton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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