Place:East Thickley, Durham, England

NameEast Thickley
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.626°N 1.637°W
Located inDurham, England     ( - 1937)
See alsoAuckland St. Andrew, Durham, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Darlington Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Shildon, Durham, Englandurban district of which it was part 1894-1937
Shildon, Durham, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1937
Sedgefield District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of East Thickley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"THICKLEY (East), a township in Auckland-St-Andrew parish, Durham; 3½ miles SE of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 260. Real property: £2,464; of which £1,200 are in mines. Population in 1851: 622; in 1861: 1,142. Houses: 232."

East Thickley was originally a colliery village and a township in the ancient parish of Auckland St. Andrew in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1894 it was made a part of Shildon Urban District. In 1937 it was abolished and absorbed into the civil parish of Shildon. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Sedgefield non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

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