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Wackerfield Township, 1848

WACKERFIELD, a township, in the parish of Staindrop, union of Teesdale, S.W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 2 miles (N.E.) from Staindrop; containing 122 inhabitants. This is one of the places said to have been given by Canute to the church of Durham; and it appears that in Bishop Langley's time a family named Sockburn held lands here under the prior of Durham. The township is on the road from Durham to BarnardCastle, and comprises 744a. 3r. 7p.; the soil is of a mixed quality, with gravel and clay, and the scenery, which is very beautiful, embraces extensive views. An old Roman way passes on the north. The tithes have been commuted for £126. 17. 7.

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.

Wackerfield Staindrop Parish, 1848 Wackerfield Civil Parish


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