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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Crook

How and why did Crook develop in the period between 1851 and 1901?

Learn about the nineteenth century development of a mining town in the Durham coalfield, using key sources for local history research. 

See how you could use similar records to find out about the history of your own area.

This local history project presents maps, census returns, trade directories and photographs to support Key Stage 3 History:  Local history study. It also supports Key Stage 4 syllabi that include local history or changes in health and population from the mid 18th to the late 19th centuries.

The sources can also be used as an exemplar for Key Stages 1 and 2 local history work.

How and why did Crook develop in the period between 1851 and 1901?

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Old map of Crook

Old map of Crook