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Auckland St Andrew, Durham

Historical Description

Auckland, St Andrew, a township, a village, and a parish in Durham. The township lies on the Bishop-Auckland and Weardale railway, near the confluence of the Gaunless and, the Wear rivers, 1 mile SE of Bishop-Auckland. Acreage, 1274; population of the civil parish, 3110; of the ecclesiastical, 12,235. The parish includes also the townships of Bishop-Auckland, Coundon-Grange, Newton-Cap, and Pollards-Land, and its post town is Bishop-Auckland, which is the money order and telegraph office. Coal and limestone are extensively worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; net value, £542 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is a cruciform structure, with a tower at the west end; was made collegiate by Bishop Beck in 1292, for a dean and nine prebendaries: contains brasses and the effigies of a crusader; and has been thoroughly restored. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and four schools.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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