Place:Brandon and Byshottles, Durham, England

NameBrandon and Byshottles
Alt namesBrandonsource: colliery village in parish
Langley Moorsource: colliery village in parish
Meadowfieldsource: colliery village in parish
New Brancepethsource: colliery village in parish
Waterhousessource: colliery village in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates54.764°N 1.652°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoBrancepeth, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
City of Durham District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Brandon and Byshottles is a civil parish in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 UK census it had a population of 17,774 which increased to 18,509 at the 2011 UK census.

Brandon and Byshottles was established as a local government unit when it was established as a Local Board District in 1882 and was reconstituted as an urban district through the Local Government Act 1894. The Brandon and Byshottles Urban District Council was abolished in 1974 when the area became part of the (now abolished) City of Durham local government area. The present Brandon & Byshottles Parish is co-terminous with the pre-1974 Urban District Council area. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

Brandon and Byshottles was originally a township in the ancient parish of Brancepeth in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. It was a coal mining area.

The parish includes the colliery settlements of Brandon, New Brancepeth, Langley Moor, Meadowfield and Waterhouses which have been redirected here and for which there are brief notes below. Esh Winning and Ushaw Moor have been redirected to Esh with which they have had longer associations. No references to Byshottles outside the title "Brandon and Byshottles" has been found. The former parish of Broom (now known as Broompark) was part transferred to Brandon and Byshottles in 1937 and is considered separately in WeRelate.

SettlementLatitudeLongitude Notes
Brandon54.75N1.628Wlong Wikipedia article with map at bottom
Langley Moor54.758N1.607WWikipedia article
Meadowfield54.752N1.618WWikipedia article
New Brancepeth54.767N1.65WWikipedia article stub with map as in Brandon
Waterhouses54.761N1.717WWikipedia article

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