Sherburn, a township, with a village, and an ecclesiastical parish in Pittington parish, Durham, with a station, called Sherburn Colliery, on the N.E.R., 2 1/2 miles E of Durham. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Durham. The township includes the colliery village of Sherburn Hill. Acreage, 1310; population, 2988; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1397. The township of Sherburn, which includes part of the ecclesiastical parish of Shadforth, has a parish council of eleven members. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. Coal is extensively worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £255 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was built in 1872, is in the Early Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and a public reading-room.