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Whessoe


Whessoe is a hamlet to the north of Darlington. Historically it was a township within the ancient parish of Haughton-le-Skerne in County Durham; now within the Borough of Darlington. The ruins of the old manor house are located by Whessoe Grange Farm. The settlement gives it's name to todays Whessoe Civil Parish and Whessoe Road, a major route heading northward from the centre of Darlington. 

WHESSOE, a township, in the parish of Haughton-le-Skerne, union of Darlington, S. E. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 2½ miles (N. by W.) from Darlington; containing 118 inhabitants. It comprises 1,402 acres, of which 888 are arable, 477 grass-land, 7 wood, and 30 in roads and waste; the soil is a strong clay. The Stockton and Darlington, and the York and Newcastle, railways, pass through the township. The tithes were commuted in 1838 for £43. 11.6. Charles Colling, Esq., who contributed much to the improvement of short-horned cattle, resided at Ketton House here.

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.

Tees Valley Haughton-Le-Skerne Parish, 1848 Whessoe Civil Parish
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Whessoe House

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Whessoe Road

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The Darlington to Bishop Auckland Railway

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Whessoe Holme : Reservoir

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Track to Whessoe Grange Farm

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Whessoeville Farm.

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MANOR HOUSE RUINS AND WALL, 70 METRES SOUTH EAST OF WHESSOE GRANGE FARMHOUSE - List Entry
- "Manor House ruins and wall attached to south. Possibly a C12 chapel, converted into a house in early-mid C16 and later into a barn. Coursed and squared rubble. One storey ...

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