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Coundon, Durham

Historical Description

Coundon, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Durham. The township lies adjacent to the Stockton railway, 2 miles ESE of Bishop-Auckland, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bishop-Auckland. Acreage of township, 794; population, 3635; of the ecclesiastical parish, 4229. The parish was constituted in 1842, and comprises the townships of Coundon, Westerton, and Windleston. Windle-stone Hall and Howlish Hall are the chief residences. The inhabitants are engaged in the extensive collieries near the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham; gross value, £460 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is good, and is a building in the Gothic style erected in 1872; and there are Wesleyan, and Primitive and New Connexion Methodist chapels.

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 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL14
Post TownBishop Auckland