Place:Brafferton, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.583°N 1.548°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoAycliffe, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Darlington Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Darlington District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

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:

"BRAFFERTON, a township in Great Aycliffe parish, Durham; on the river Skerne, and on the Northeastern railway, 4½ miles N of Darlington. Acres: 2,409. Real property: £2,158. Population: 254. Houses: 44. There is a Methodist chapel."

NOTE: This description should read "Aycliffe parish". Great Aycliffe was a township until 1866 and then a civil parish.

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