Place:Preston le Skerne, Durham, England

NamePreston le Skerne
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Hamlet
Coordinates54.61°N 1.528°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoAycliffe, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Sedgefield Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Mordon, Durham, Englandparish into which it was absorbed since 1974
Sedgefield District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Preston le Skerne is now a hamlet in the civil parish of Mordon, County Durham, in England. It is situated a short distance to the east of Newton Aycliffe. This transfer to Mordon civil parish took place after 1974.

Preston le Skerne was originally a township in the ancient parish of Aycliffe in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Sedgefield Rural District. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Sedgefield non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

A nineteenth century description

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

"PRESTON-LE-SKERNE, a township in Aycliffe parish, Durham; on the river Skerne, and on the Stockton and Bishop-Auckland railway, adjacent to its intersection of the North eastern railway, 6¼ miles N N E of Darlington. Acres: 2,610. Real property: £1,811. Population: 146. Houses: 25."

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