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Woodland, Durham

Historical Description

Woodland, a township in Cockfield parish, Durham, 4½ miles NE of Barnard Castle station on the N.E.R., with a post and money order office under Butterknowle (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Butterknowle. Acreage, 2885; population, 694. Lord Barnard is lord of the manor. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a small cemetery formed in 1883, and a colliery.

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 parishCockfield 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woodland from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Woodland 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:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL13
Post TownBishop Auckland