Place:Woodham, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.636°N 1.557°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
Sedgefield District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

Wikipedia covers Woodham at the end of its article on Newton Aycliffe. Woodham is now a small hamlet on the northeast edge of Newton Aycliffe.

Woodham 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 Woodham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WOODHAM, a township in Aycliffe parish, Durham; 7 miles ESE of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 3,705. Real property: £2,681. Population: 218. Houses: 36."

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