Place:Cockerton, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.534°N 1.574°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoDarlington, 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 1894-1915
Darlington, Durham, Englandcounty borough into which it was part absorbed in 1915
Archdeacon Newton, Durham, Englandparish into which it was part absorbed in 1915
Darlington District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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Cockerton is a suburb of Darlington, a town in County Durham, England. It is situated immediately to the northwest of Darlington town centre, close to the other suburbs of Mowden, Branksome, West Park and Faverdale. The population, as of the UK census of 2011, was 9,502.

Cockerton was originally a township in the ancient parish of Darlington in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Darlington Rural District. In 1915 it was abolished and the area split between the county borough of Darlington and the parish of Archdeacon Newton with Darlington receiving two-thirds of the area. Since 1974 it is covered by the the non-metropolitan Borough of Darlington.

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