"St. Margaret's and St. Oswald's are parishes formed at an early date, the former from St. Oswald's, and St. Oswald's from St. Giles or St. Nicholas, but neither exercise the township rights enjoyed by the mother parishes. St. Cuthbert is of quite modern foundation."
"Durham College, including the Cathedral, is like the Bailies, and contains 28 acres, with a ratable value of £1049, and a population of 91 in 1871; 66 in 1881; and 107 in 1891.
"The Castle, 9 acres in area, ratable value of £816, and a population of 29 in 1871; 33 in 1881; and in 1892 there were 35 souls.
"Magdalen Place, another extra-parochial place, although for all practical purposes it has ceased to be a parish, is still recognised as separate, the inhabitants having no parochial rights in any other church, and are without a church. The ruined chapel of St. Mary Magdalen stands on the north side of Gilesgate, near to the old railway station. This was the chapel of the Hospital of St. Mary Magdalen, which stood near it, and included in-brethren and out-brethren and also sisters. It has not been used for services since the Restoration, though there have been interments in the cemetery, which has now been closed for many years. The area of Magdalen Place is 27 acres, its ratable value is £453, and its population in 1871 was 16; in 1881, 27; and in 1891 there were only 16.
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894
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