Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SOCKBURN

SOCKBURN, a township in Durham, and a parish partly also in N. R. Yorkshire, but all in Darlington district. The township lies within a fold of the river Tees, 3 miles ENE of Dalton-Junction r. station, and 6½ SE by S of Darlington; and is celebrated in the legendary ballad of "Sockburn Worm." Acres, 653. Real property, £848. Pop., 59. The parish includes two other townships, and comprises 2,638 acres. Post town, Darlington. Pop., 231. Houses, 41. The manor belonged to the Conyerses, and passed to the Blacketts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £190. Patron, not reported. The church is early English.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Darlington PLU/RegD       County Durham AncC       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Sockburn

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