Place:North Bedburn, Durham, England

NameNorth Bedburn
Alt namesFir Treesource: village in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.705°N 1.783°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
Auckland Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Crook and Willington, Durham, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1937
Wear Valley 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 North Bedburn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BEDBURN (North), a township in Auckland-St Andrew parish, Durham; near the Weardale railway and the river Wear, 5½ miles NW of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 2,036. Real property: £6,112, of which £2,963 are in mines. Population: 1,771. Houses: 335. There is a Wesleyan chapel."

North Bedburn 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 Crook and Willington. Between 1974 and 2009 it became part of the larger Wear Valley non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority.

North Bedburn included the village of Fir Tree (redirected here). For more information, see Wikipedia.

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