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STOCKLEY, a township, in the parish of Brancepeth, N. W. division of Darlington ward, union, and S. division of the county of Durham, 4¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Durham; containing 53 inhabitants. It comprises about 1160 acres: the village is situated near the source of a rivulet to which the township gives name. The tithes have been commuted for £49.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.