Place:Middridge, Durham, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.63°N 1.66°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 1894-1974
Shildon, Durham, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1937
Sedgefield District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
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Middridge is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated immediately east of Shildon and northwest of Newton Aycliffe. The arrival of the industrial age in the nineteenth century resulted in two coal mines: Charles Pit and Eden Pit. These pits were collectively known as Middridge Colliery, and provided employment for hundreds of people in their heyday while producing a combined daily total of 600 tons of coal, before closing in the early 20th century. Its population, according to the census of 2011, was 312. (John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 gives a population of 313.)

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Middridge 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 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. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

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