Place:Middlestone, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.675°N 1.611°W
Located inDurham, England     ( - 1937)
See alsoAuckland St. Andrew, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Auckland Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Bishop Auckland, Durham, Englandparish into which it was part absorbed in 1937
Spennymoor, Durham, Englandparish into which it was part absorbed in 1937
Wear Valley District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

Middlestone is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated to the south of Spennymoor, near Kirk Merrington. In the 2001 census Middlestone had a population of 67. (Source: Wikipedia)

Middlestone was originally a township in the ancient parish of Auckland St. Andrew in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 until 1937 it was part of Auckland Rural District. In 1937 it was abolished and split between Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor. Between 1974 and 2009 both sections were part of the Wear Valley non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Middlestone from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MIDDLESTONE, a township in Auckland-St. Andrew parish, Durham; 3¼ miles ENE of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 879. Real property: £2,859; of which £1,600 are in mines, and £28 in quarries. Population: 497. Houses: 95. Coal is worked by the Black Boy Coal company."

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