Fence Houses  County Durham


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

FENCE-HOUSES, a place in the county of Durham, on the York and Newcastle railway, 7¼ miles NNE of Durham. It has a station, with telegraph, on the railway, and a head post office. ‡

Additional information about this locality is available for Morton Grange

Fence Houses through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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