Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wolsingham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Wolsingham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Durham - par. (containing Thornley and parts of Tow Law and Frosterley), 24,016 ac., pop. 7895; town, on river Wear, 10 miles NW. of Bishop Auckland by rail, pop. 2504; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. The town is irregularly built, and has a town hall, a church (rebuilt 1848), and an endowed grammar school. Woollen cloth, edge tools, and agricultural implements are manufactured; and there is much business in connection with the neighbouring coal, lead, iron, and limestone works. Fine black-spotted marble is quarried here. Near the town are the remains of a monastery.