Darlington is a market town in County Durham, in northeast England, and is located in the Tees Valley, a new combined local authority which commenced in the spring of 2016. With a population of 106,000 in the UK census of 2011, the town lies on the River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees. The town owes much of its development to the influence of local Quaker families in the Victorian era, and is famous as the terminus of Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger railway. Darlington railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line that runs between London and Edinburgh.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Darlington. Darlington's place in the history of railways and bridge building is covered.
Darlington was an ancient parish in the Darlington Ward of County Durham. The ancient parish had three townships (listed below). It became a Municipal Borough in 1837 and a County Borough in 1915. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)
On 1 April 1997, the Borough of Darlington became a unitary authority area with the formation of Darlington Borough Council, which separated it from the non-metropolitan county of Durham for administrative purposes only, as the town is still within County Durham for ceremonial purposes. (Source: Wikipedia)
Townships in Parish