Place:Eldon, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.641°N 1.64°W
Located inDurham, England
See alsoAuckland St. Andrew, 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
Shildon, Durham, Englandparish which it absorbed in 1937
Sedgefield District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

Eldon is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles southwest of Bishop Auckland, and a short distance from Shildon. (Source: Wikipedia)

Eldon was originally a township in the ancient parish of Auckland St. Andrew in County Durham. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Auckland Rural District. In 1937 it was abolished and absorbed into Shildon. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Sedgefield non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

The village became a civil parish, with a parish council, again on 1 April 2003. It had previously been part of Shildon parish. The population of this civil parish as at the 2011 census was 387. (Source: Wikipedia)

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