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Whorlton, Durham

Historical Description

Whorlton, a township-chapelry in Gainford parish, Durham, 3½ miles SW of Winston station, and 3½ ESE of Barnard Castle. It has a post and money order office under Darlington; telegraph office, Barnard Castle. Acreage, 1972; population, 249. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £116. Patron, the Vicar of Gainford. The church is in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, and turret. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishGainford 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL12
Post TownBarnard Castle