Place:Tanfield, Durham, England

Alt namesTanfield Leasource: colliery village in parish
Tantobiesource: colliery village in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates54.897°N 1.703°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoChester le Street, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Chester Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Chester le Street Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Stanley, Durham, Englandparish which it absorbed in 1937
Derwentside District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Tanfield is a former mining village in County Durham, England, near Stanley. It had a population of 8,720 in the UK census of 2011. It had three collieries: Tanfield Lea Colliery which closed in 1962, and two collieries in Tabtobie, both of which opened before 1850 and closed 1948 and 1965.

Tanfield was originally a township in the ancient parish of Chester le Street, Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. For the year 1894-1895 it was part of Chester le Street Rural District. In 1895 it was made an urban district. In 1937 it was abolished and absorbed into Stanley. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Derwentside non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

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