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Woodham, Durham

Historical Description

Woodham, a township in Aycliffe parish, Durham, 7 miles ESE of Bishop Auckland, 8 from Darlington, and 3 from Aycliffe station on the N.E.R. It comprises the hamlets of Nunstainton and Ricknall. Post town, Ferry Hill; money order and telegraph office, Rushyford. Acreage, 3811; population, 122.

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 parishAycliffe 
Poor Law unionSedgefield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woodham from the following:

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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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL5
Post TownNewton Aycliffe