Brafferton is a village and civil parish in the borough of Darlington and the traditional and ceremonial county of Durham, England. The population of Brafferton Parish taken at the 2011 UK census was 154. It is situated between Darlington and Newton Aycliffe, a short distance from Coatham Mundeville.
Brafferton was originally a township in the ancient parish of Aycliffe in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Darlington Rural District. Since 1974 it it has been part of the larger Darlington non-metropolitan district which is a unitary authority.
A nineteenth century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Brafferton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
NOTE: This description should read "Aycliffe parish". Great Aycliffe was a township until 1866 and then a civil parish.