East Rainton  County Durham


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

RAINTON (East), a township and a chapelry in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durhamshire. The township lies 2 miles N E of Leamside-Junction r. station, and 5 N E by N of Durham. Post-town, Fence-Houses. Acres, 1,065. Real property, £5, 870; of which £829are in railway s. Pop. in 1851, 1, 695; in 1861, 1, 505. ...

Houses, 339. Most of the inhabitants are miners. The chapelry comprises part of E. R. township and all Moors-ley. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was built in 1866; is in the early decorated English style; and has a bell-turret. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

East Rainton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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