To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wolviston High Street
Wolviston High Street
St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church

Wolviston is a village and civil parish within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 877.[1] It is situated to the north of Billingham. The village has several businesses, including a florist, saddlery, international consultancy firm, riding school and post office run by former Middlesbrough footballer Graeme Hedley and his wife. Wolviston benefits from two pubs, the Wellington Inn and the Ship. It has a traditional village green and a duck pond.[2]


Wolviston can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest (1066), with name changes that appear to be related to Saxon times. In the 11th century it was known as Olverstona, in the 16th as Wulston and as Woulston in the late 17th century. In 1577 Wolviston became a separate parish. There have been two churches in the village. The first, from the 12th century and dedicated to St Mary Magdelene, fell into disrepair in the 16th century but was restored in 1716. In 1876 a new church dedicated to St Peter was built behind the High Street and the old church was demolished in 1878. The new building was renovated in 1969–1972.[3][4]

The village today

Wolviston is a community with a cricket and a Wearside League football team, a guides association and allotment holders' club.[5]

Near to Wolviston is Wynyard Hall, historically the family home of the Londonderry dynasty, whose fortune came from the ownership of several collieries and a port in County Durham. The present Wynyard Hall was completed in 1848 and many royal visitors were entertained there over the following hundred years. The war memorial commemorates the Wolviston casualties in both World Wars.[6]

The A19 ran through the village until it was bypassed in the 1970s to the east then in the 1980s bypassed to the west when the original bypass became gridlocked towards Billingham and Stockton during rush hours. The A689 also used to run through the village but was bypassed to the north in the 1970s.[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ Mackenzie, Eneas; Ross, Marvin (1834). An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County Palatine of Durham: Comprehending the Various Subjects of Natural, Civil, and Ecclesiastical Geography, Agriculture, Mines, Manufactures, Navigation, Trade, Commerce, Buildings, Antiquities, Curiosities, Public Institutions, Charities, Population, Customs, Biography, Local History, &c. Mackenzie and Dent. pp. 513–.
  3. ^ Fellowes, P. "A Brief History of Wolviston Village". The Wolviston Boys. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Wolviston". Cleveland / Teesside Local History Society. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Wolviston's dreams of Lord's fast approaching reality". The Northern Echo. 7 August 2001. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  6. ^ "A look back at the history of Wynyard Hall - and the great and the good who have stayed there". Teesside Live. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Billingham". Engliand's North East. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  • Watts, Victor. A Dictionary of County Durham Place-Names. English Place-Name Society, Nottingham, 2002. ISBN 0-904889-65-3

This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 04:09
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.