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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

Administration

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 
WardDarlington 

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.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL14
Post TownBishop Auckland