Local History: Croxdale (County Durham)

  • Description

    "The village of Croxdale lies about half way between Durham and Spennymoor. The river Wear runs along the north side of the parish, and is crossed by a series of impressive bridges. Unlike many surrounding areas there is little surviving evidence for the history or archaeology of the village from before the medieval period. However, there must have been a village here from the late Anglo-Saxon period as the name 'Croxdale' means 'Croc's piece of land'. It was first recorded as 'Crokesteil' in 1195....."
  • Owner

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

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Details?PRN=D6776
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
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