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Survey of English Place-Names

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Middleton St George

Parish in the County of Durham


The parish contains a single township. The land is chiefly an undulating tableland between 100ˈ and 140ˈ above sea level sloping steeply to the river Tees except in the south-east corner where there is some low-lying land. In 1850, the principal industry was agriculture and in 1905 there were 986½ acres of arable, 1,181½ acres under grass and 23 acres of plantation. The soil is clay and the chief crops were wheat, barley, oats, beans and turnips, VCH III 293–4.

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