"Long Newton Parish
is bounded on the north-east and north by the parishes of Elton and Bishopton, on the west by Sadberge, on the south-west by Middleton St. George parish, on the south and south-east by Egglescliffe, and on the east by the township of Preston, in the parish of Stockton.. It forms only one constablery or township, which comprises Coatham Conyers and Goosepool. The latter is attached to this parish in ecclesiastical matters, but for other purposes it is said to be in Middleton St. George parish. Long Newton parish comprises an area of 7405 acres, and the value of property assessed for the County rate, £6571, 10s.
"The Village is situated on the road between Stockton and Darlington, and extends to withing four and a half miles from the former, and is six miles from the latter."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]