Melsonby History

This section is where aspects of Melsonby’s history are being collected.

The very popular Melsonby History DVD  is available for sale from Ian Black or Barton Shop


Ian Simpson has found these references in Darlington Central Library Local Studies Card Index:


  • Present day life etc D&S Times 05/01/63 p.9
  • Centenary of Methodist Chapel – Scarr Cuttings Book III p.111
  • History . Present day life etc N Echo 05/04/69 p.12
  • Villagers’ argument for primary school being built in the village  – E.Desp 16/11/72 p.3
  • Thorndale Trout Farm Development – Blog Cuttings 1989 p.14
  • History of church in Cuttings Book 0400a E 800004166 p.85
  • Brief description of events at celebration of King George V in 1911 N.Echo 14/04/04 p.8
  • Echo Memories C Bk p 27
  • Mopping up begins but residents braced for more  N.Echo 21/07/07 p.3
  • Short article D&S 20/02/32 p.12
  • History of Melsonby School D&S Times 22/06/57 p.4 and 29/06/57  p.11
  • Cof E School closed after 202 years . Opened in 1757 by Wm Cockin with 5 pupils  D&S Times 15/08/59 p.6
  • Photo of church  Cuttings Book 1981 p.125
  • Cottage wins Civic Trust Award (photo) Cuttings Book 1985 p.85
  • Melsonby crossroads to be made safer – Cuttings Book 1988 p.252
  • Woman dies in raid on Post Office  D&S Times 26/03/10 p.2
  • Langdale Hall sale particulars D&S Times 27/05/11 p.39