Sockburn  County Durham


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

SOCKBURN, a township in Durham, and a parish partly also in N. R. Yorkshire, but all in Darlington district. The township lies within a fold of the river Tees, 3 miles ENE of Dalton-Junction r. station, and 6½ SE by S of Darlington; and is celebrated in the legendary ballad of "Sockburn Worm." Acres, 653. ...

Real property, £848. Pop., 59. The parish includes two other townships, and comprises 2,638 acres. Post town, Darlington. Pop., 231. Houses, 41. The manor belonged to the Conyerses, and passed to the Blacketts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £190. Patron, not reported. The church is early English.

Sockburn through time

Sockburn is now part of Darlington district. Click here for graphs and data of how Darlington has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sockburn itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2022

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