"This parish, comprising the townships of Kimblesworth and Witton Gilbert, is bounded on the north by the parish of Chester-le-Street, and on the north-west and west by that of Lanchester, on the south-west by the parish of Esh, on the south by St. Oswald's parish, and on the east by the recently formed parish of St. Cuthbert. It contains 3106 acres.
"Kimblesworth Township has an area of 571 acres and its ratable value £3609.
"Witton Gilbert Township comprises an area of 2535 acres, and its ratable value is £13,026."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]