Place:Newfield (near Bishop Auckland), Durham, England

NameNewfield (near Bishop Auckland)
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.697°N 1.683°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
Bishop Auckland, Durham, Englandparish which it absorbed in 1937
Wear Valley District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE:There is another place named Newfield (near Chester le Street) in County Durham. They should not be confused.

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

Newfield (near Bishop Auckland) is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated to the south of Willington, near Bishop Auckland. In the 2001 UK census Newfield had a population of 368.

Newfield 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 Bishop Auckland. Between 1974 and 2009 the area became part of the larger Wear Valley non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newfield (near Bishop Auckland) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWFIELD, a township, with a village, in Auckland St. Andrew parish, Durham; 3 miles N of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 199. Population in 1831: 8; in 1841: 345; in 1861: 1,024. Houses: 177. Coal-mining is largely carried on. Some spots command a fine view."

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Newfield, Bishop Auckland. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.