Place:Auckland St. Helen, Durham, England

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NameAuckland St. Helen
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Located inDurham, England
See alsoAuckland Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1937
Bishop Auckland, Durham, Englandurban district into which it was part absorbed in 1937
Etherley, Durham, Englandurban district into which it was part absorbed in 1937
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Auckland St. Helen from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"AUCKLAND (St. Helen), a township-chapelry in the parish of St. Andrew-Auckland, Durham; on the river Gannless and on the Haggerleases branch railway, 2½ miles SW of Bishop-Auckland. It has a station on the railway; and its Post Town is West Auckland under Darlington. Acres: 1,480. Real property: £7,570, of which £5,102 are in mines. Population: 842. Houses: 167. The property is subdivided. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value: £220. Patron: the Bishop of Durham. The church is tolerable."

Auckland St. Helen was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Auckland St. Andrew which became a civil parish in the 19th century and was part of Auckland Rural District until 1937 when it was split between the parishes of Bishop Auckland and Etherley.

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