Evenwood

EVENWOOD, a township, in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland, union of Auckland, N. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 5ΒΌ miles (S. W.) from Bishop-Auckland; containing, with Barony, 1729 inhabitants. The greater part of this township is in the chapelry of Auckland St. Helen, and the rest in the newly-assigned district of Etherley. The village is situated on the summit of a steep bank to the south of the Gaunless, and contains a place of worship for Wesleyans. There was formerly a castle, of which the moat may still be traced.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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