Croft on Tees  North Riding


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

CROFT, a village, a township, and a parish in the district of Darlington, and N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Tees, adjacent to the York and New-Castle railway, at the boundary with Durham, 2¾ miles S of Darlington; and has, on the Durham side of the river, a station on the railway and a post office under Darlington. ...

It is a watering-place, with sulphureous and saline springs; has a good hotel, lodging-houses, and baths, and a handsome stone bridge; and was the birth-place of Thomas Burnet, the philosopher and divine. The township includes also the hamlet of Halnaby, and part of the parish of Great Smeaton. Acres, 1, 482. Real property, £6, 138; of which £725 are in railways. Pop., 466. Houses, 73. The parish contains also the township of Dalton-upon-Tees, and part of the township of Stapleton. Acres, 7, 030. Assessed property, £9, 105. Pop., 761. Houses, 133. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Croft Hall, belongs to Sir W. Chaytor, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £825.* Patron, the Crown. The church is English, of various styles; has a quaint, weather-worn, ancient appearance; contains monuments of the Clervaux, ancestors of the Chaytors: and is good. There are charities £10.

Croft on Tees through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Croft on Tees, in Richmondshire and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 11th August 2022

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