In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Waldridge like this:
WALDRIDGE, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durhamshire; 5½ miles N by W of Durham. Acres, 795. Real property, £4,660; of which £3,430 are in mines, and £300 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 747; in 1861, 945. Houses, 158.
Waldridge is now part of Chester le Street district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chester le Street has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Waldridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Waldridge, in Chester le Street and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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