Woodland Township, County Durham, 1848
WOODLAND, a township, in the parish of Cockfield, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 6 miles (N.W.) from Staindrop; containing 243 inhabitants. It comprises 2658a. 1r. 27p., of which the soil is generally poor. Coal is obtained in the neighbourhood, and a basaltic dyke runs through the township, affording a material admirably adapted to the repair of roads. The tithes have been commuted for £83. 14. per annum. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.
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.