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Whitton, Durham

Historical Description

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.

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 parishGrindon 
Poor Law unionStockton 

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS21
Post TownStockton-On-Tees