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Haughton-Le-Skerne Parish, 1848


HAUGHTON-LE-SKERNE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Darlington, partly in the S.E. division of Darlington ward, and partly in the S. W. division of Stockton ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 1¾ mile (N.E. by E.) from Darlington; containing, with the townships of Great Burdon, Barmpton, Morton-Palms, Whessoe, and Coatham-Mundeville, and the chapelry of Sadberge, 1,518 inhabitants, of whom 576 are in the township of Haughton. This parish is situated on the river Skerne, a tributary to the Tees, and comprises 10,215 acres, of which 1,903 are within the township; of these latter about 1,000 are arable and in cultivation, 839 meadow and pasture, 18 wood and plantations, and the remainder roads and waste. The surface is nearly level, and the scenery, in some parts enriched with wood, is generally of pleasing character; the soil varies from a light gravel to a retentive clay. The village forms one long and spacious street, neatly built, and there are several handsome houses, the residence of opulent families. The Stockton and Darlington railway passes through part of the township for about a mile and a quarter. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £53. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Durham; the tithes have been commuted for £1011. 17. 6.; the glebe comprises 250 acres. The church is an ancient structure, chiefly in the Norman style of architecture, with a square tower; but it has suffered much from injudicious alterations. There is a chapel of ease at Sadberge. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. Bishop Butler, author of the Analogy, was rector of the parish prior to his elevation to the see of Durham.

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.

Haughton-le-Skerne Great Burdon Coatham Mundeville Whessoe County Durham, 1848 - Parishes and Townships Sadberge Morton Palms Township, 1848 Barmpton, 1848 St Andrew's Church
Barmpton, 1848
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Barmpton, 1848
- BARMPTON, a township, in the parish of Haughton-le-Skerne, union of Darlington, S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 2½ miles (N.E. by N.) from ...
Morton Palms Township, 1848
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Morton Palms Township, 1848
- MORTON-PALMS, a township, in the parish of Haughton-le-Skerne, union, and S. E. division of the ward, of Darlington, S. division of the county of Durham, 3 miles (E. by S.) ...
Great Burdon
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Great Burdon
- BURDON, GREAT, a township, in the parish of Haughton-le-Skerne, union, and S. E. division of the ward, of Darlington, S. division of the county of Durham, 2 miles (N.E. by ...
Whessoe
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Whessoe
- Overview Map Whessoe is a hamlet to the north of Darlington. Historically it was a township within the ancient parish of Haughton-le-Skerne in County Durham; now within the Borough of ...
Coatham Mundeville
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Coatham Mundeville
- Overview Map Street View Coatham Mundeville is a village in the borough of Darlington in County Durham. It is situated by the River Skerne near Brafferton, on the A167 between ...
Sadberge
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Sadberge
- Overview About Sadberge Map Street View Sadberge is a village located about 3 miles north-east of Darlington and 5 miles south-west of Stockton-on-Tees. Sadberge lies within the Borough of Darlington ...
St Andrew's Church
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St Andrew's Church
- Overview About St Andrew's Church Map Street View St Andrew's Church in Haughton-le-Skerne was built in c.1125, on the site of an earlier Saxon church.[1] The church was restored in ...

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