In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Burdon like this:
BURDON (Great), a township in Haughton-le-Skerne parish, Durham; near the Stockton railway, 2½ miles NE of Darlington. Acres, 588. Real property, £1,231. Pop., 104. Houses, 17.
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 Great Burdon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Darlington. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Great Burdon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Burdon, in Darlington and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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