Place:Stockley, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.732°N 1.667°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoBrancepeth, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1829
Durham Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1829
Willington, Durham, Englandurban district of which it was part 1894-1937
Crook and Willington, Durham, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1937
Wear Valley District, Durham, England|district municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"STOCKLEY, a township in Brancepeth parish, Durhamshire; 4½ miles SW by W of Durham. Acres: 1,342. Real property: £2,961; of which £2,000 are in mines. Population in 1851: 44; in 1861: 282. Houses: 51. The increase of population arose from the extension of coal mining."

Stockley was originally a township in the ancient parish of Brancepeth in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Willington Urban District. In 1937 it was abolished and absorbed into Crook and Willington civil parish. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Wear Valley non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

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