West Newbiggin, Darlington
West Newbiggin is a hamlet in the Borough of Darlington, located about 5 miles north-east of the centre of Darlington and 5 miles from the centre of Stockton-on-Tees. It is accessed via a track off Darlington Back Lane. Historically, West and East Newbiggin formed a township in the ancient parish of Bishopton in County Durham. Today they form the Civil Parish of East and West Newbiggin.
NEWBIGGIN, EAST and WEST, a township, in the parish of Bishopton, union of Sedgefield, S. W. division of Stockton ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 5 miles (W.) from Stockton; containing 37 inhabitants. This place formerly belonged to the Conyers family, with whom it continued until the beginning of the 17th century, when Sir George Conyers, Knt., and his son, alienated the manor in various parcels to their tenants, of whom the family of Widdowes appear to have been the chief, one of them being at the time vicar of the parish of Bishopton. The township comprises about 850 acres, of which 460 are arable, 356 pasture, 25 waste and roads, and 9 wood. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £9. 10.; and the impropriate for £97, payable to Sherburn Hospital.