In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Chester le Street like this:
Chester-le-Street, town, par., and township with ry. sta., in N. of co. and 5 m. N. of Durham and 260 NW. of London -- par., 32,094 ac. (188 water), pop. 40,337; township, 2913 ac. (52 water), pop. 6646; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper; has extensive coal mines and ironworks. Chester Moor, 3 m. from Chester-le-Street; P.O.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Chester le Street has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Chester le Street. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Chester le Street and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chester le Street in County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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