"This parish, which comprises the townships of Hurworth and Neasham, is bounded on the north by Haughton-le-Skerne and Sadberge, on the north-west and west by Darlington, on the south by a small portion of Sockburn and the river Tees, and on the east by Dinsdale. It contains 2274 statute acres, and its value is £12,268.
"The village of Hurworth is pleasantly situated near the river Tees, three and a half miles south-south-east of Darlington, and about one mile east of Croft Bridge. It extends for a considerable distance along the Tees, and the view on the opposite side of the river comprises a well-wooded amphitheatre, of about four miles in circumference. Many of the houses are well built, and the village is remarkable for its salubrity, and the environs are adorned with several spacious and elegant family mansions.
"Hurworth Place is a village in this township, situated at the north end of Croft Bridge, three and three-quarter miles south of Darlington, and opposite to the village of Croft, in Yorkshire. The place has rapidly increased in size and population since the formation of the Croft branch of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. The Tees is here crossed by Croft Bridge, which connects the countries of Durham and York, and consists of seven arches. The bridge is maintained at the joint expense of the two counties. The blue stone, or boundary, is over the third arch from the Durham side."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]