Edmondsley Township, 1848
EDMONDSLEY, a township, in the parish and union of Chester-le-Street, Middle division of Chester ward, N. division of the county of Durham, 3 miles (S.W.) from Chester le-Street; containing 253 inhabitants. It is situated on the south of the Cone beck, and comprises 2,218 acres of land, four-fifths of which are arable, of good quality; iron-ore has been wrought, and a coal-mine is in operation.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.