Local Histories: Whorlton

  • Description

    "Whorlton stands on the north bank of the Tees four miles downstream from Barnard Castle. The village of Whorlton (population 205) consists of houses built round a triangular green, various out-lying farms and Sledwich, a 16th century house. This village was first recorded as Queorningtun in about 1050. It probably means 'Farmstead by the mill stream'. The Old name of Whorlton Beck was no doubt Cweorning, a derivative of Old English cweorn 'mill'. Whorlton has a long history, being a local crossing point of the Tees for many centuries. Originally there was a ford to Wycliffe and beyond. But this was dangerous, and a ferry boat operating from 1691 proved equally so...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6903
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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