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Wolviston, Durham

Historical Description

Wolviston, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Billingham parish, Durham. The township lies 1½ mile N of Billingham station on the N.E.R., and 5 miles N by E of Stockton-upon-Tees, and has a post and money order office under Stockton-upon-Tees; telegraph office, Norton. Acreage, 2447; population, 585. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1860. Population, 711. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham; net value, £299 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham, who are lords of the manor. The church, dedicated to St Peter, was built in 1876, and consists of nave and chancel.

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 parishBillingham 
Poor Law unionStockton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wolviston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Wolviston 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 districtTS22
Post TownBillingham