|Name||Auckland St. Helen|
|Alt names||St. Helen Auckland||source: alternate name|
|Type||Chapelry, Civil parish|
|Located in||Durham, England ( - 1937)|
|See also||Auckland St. Andrew, Durham, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Darlington Ward, Durham, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Auckland Rural, Durham, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1937|
|Bishop Auckland, Durham, England||urban district into which it was part absorbed in 1937|
|Etherley, Durham, England||urban district into which it was part absorbed in 1937|
|Wear Valley District, Durham, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
- 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 abolished and the area split between the parishes of Bishop Auckland and Etherley. Shortly afterward Etherley took on the name West Auckland. Between 1974 and 2009 it was located in Wear Valley non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.
The co-ordinates quoted come from Google Earth which locates Auckland St. Helen close to West Auckland and beyond Etherley from the centre of Bishop Auckland.
Categories: Durham, England | Auckland St. Helen, Durham, England | Auckland St. Andrew, Durham, England | Darlington Ward, Durham, England | Auckland Rural, Durham, England | Bishop Auckland, Durham, England | Etherley, Durham, England | Wear Valley District, Durham, England