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South Bedburn, Durham

Historical Description

Bedburn, South, a township in Hamsterley parish, Durham, on the Bedburn rivulet, 3½ miles from the Wealdale railway, and 7½ W of Bishop-Auckland. Acreage, 10,046; population, 300. There are the remains of a Roman encampment here. Hoppyland Park, Dryderdale Hall, Pillmore Hall, and Scliull Hall are the principal seats in the neighbourhood.

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 
Civil parishAuckland St Andrew 
Poor Law unionAuckland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for South Bedburn from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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