Place:Bolam, Durham, England

Alt namesHiltonsource: hamlet in parish
Morton Tinmouthsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Chapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.598°N 1.695°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoGainford, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Auckland Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1937
Barnard Castle Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1937-1974
Teesdale District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bolam is a small village located immediately south of West Auckland in County Durham, England. The village population (including Hilton and Morton Tinmouth) at the 2011 UK census was 209. Bolam is situated a few miles to the northwest of Darlington.

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Bolam was originally a township in the ancient parish of Gainford in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Auckland Rural District. In 1937 it was transferred to Barnard Castle Rural District when Auckland Rural District was abolished. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Teesdale 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 Bolam from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BOLAM, a chapelry in Gainford parish, Durham; 5 ½ miles S of Bishop-Auckland. It has a post office under Durham. Population: 190. The chapelry was constituted in 1867. Living, a [perpetual] curacy. Value: £150."

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