|Name||Newfield (near Bishop Auckland)|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Durham, England|
|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||parish which it absorbed in 1937|
|Wear Valley District, Durham, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Newfield (near Bishop Auckland) is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated to the south of Willington, near Bishop Auckland. In the 2001 UK census Newfield had a population of 368.
Newfield was originally a township in the ancient parish of Auckland St. Andrew in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Auckland Rural District. In 1937 it was abolished and absorbed into Bishop Auckland. Between 1974 and 2009 the area became part of the larger Wear Valley non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.
A nineteenth century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newfield (near Bishop Auckland) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "NEWFIELD, a township, with a village, in Auckland St. Andrew parish, Durham; 3 miles N of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 199. Population in 1831: 8; in 1841: 345; in 1861: 1,024. Houses: 177. Coal-mining is largely carried on. Some spots command a fine view."
Categories: Durham, England | Newfield (near Bishop Auckland), Durham, England | Auckland St. Andrew, Durham, England | Darlington Ward, Durham, England | Auckland Rural, Durham, England | Bishop Auckland, Durham, England | Wear Valley District, Durham, England