Teesdale  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Teesdale like this:

TEESDALE, a district, all registrationally in Durham, but in part politically in N. R. Yorkshire; comprehending the sub-districts of Staindrop, Barnard-Castle, and Middleton. Acres, 174,162. Poor rates in 1863, £7,902. Pop. in 1851, 19,813; in 1861, 20,880. Houses, 4,007. Marriages in 1863, 147; births, 685,-of which 69 were illegitimate; deaths, 382,-of which 123 were at ages under 5 years, and 13 at ages above 85. ...

Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,687; births, 6,729; deaths, 3,923. The places of worship, in 1851, were 17 of the Church of England, with 3,185 sittings; 5 of Independents, with 1,065 s.; 2 of Baptists, with 540 s.; 2 of Quakers, with 330 s.; 16 of Wesleyans, with 2,619 s.; 12 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,958 s.; 3 of Roman Catholics, with 534 s.; and 1 of Unitarians, with 55 attendants. The schools were 29 public day-schools, with 2,100 scholars; 35 private day-schools, with 872 s.; 32 Sunday schools, with 2,480 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 7 s. The workhouse is in Barnard-Castle.

Teesdale through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Teesdale has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Teesdale go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Teesdale in County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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