In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cockerton like this:
COCKERTON, a township in Darlington parish, Durham; on a branch of the river Skerne, 1 mile NW of Darlington. It has a post office under Darlington. Acres, 1, 748. Real property, £4, 043. Pop., 576. Houses, 117. A number of the inhabitants are linen weavers. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a n. school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cockerton, in Darlington and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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