Barnard Castle, Durham
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barnard Castle and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Parkinson Family

George Parkinson and his wife, Ann (nee Bowron) married:13.5.1845 at Rokeby Parish Church. After living and working at Balder Mill, just outside Cotherstone, the family moved to live at Desmesne Mill around 1853/4. The Mill has been renovated, but when The Parkinson family were there, they would have lived in ...Read full memory

Lemonade And What A Shame .....

When I was small we used to walk to the abbey bridge from my Nanas house in thorngate,at the corner of Gray lane. The elderly couple who were in charge of the toll used to sell lemonade in one of the little toll houses, and the toilet was in the other, I can remember looking down into the toilet and seeing the ...Read full memory