Topics > Tees Valley > Civil Parishes in Tees Valley > Houghton-Le-Side Civil Parish > Houghton-Le-Side, 1848

Houghton-Le-Side, 1848

HOUGHTON-LE-SIDE, a township, in the parish of Gainford, union of Darlington, S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 6¼ miles (N.W. by N.) from Darlington; containing 130 inhabitants. The vill was a portion of the inheritance of the early lords of Raby, and was granted by Robert Fitz-Mildred to the Springs, of whom Sir John Spring was, in 1312, murdered in his manorhouse here by Robert Lascelles, of Yorkshire. In 1403, the Nevills, of Raby, were still the superior lords; and in 1687 the freeholds were held by the families of Bellingham, Hobson, Denham, and Richmond. The township comprises 1,031 acres, exclusively of 29 acres of waste land: the hamlet is situated on a lofty brow of limestone, to the north of Denton, and commands a full view over the vale of the Tees. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £84, payable to Trinity College, Cambridge, and the vicarial for £51.

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.

Houghton-Le-Side Civil Parish Gainford Parish, 1848 Houghton-le-Side


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.