Place:South Bedburn, Durham, England

NameSouth Bedburn
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.679°N 1.845°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
Barnard Castle Rural, Durham, Englandrural district of which it was part 1937-1974
Teesdale District, Durham, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bedburn is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated in the civil parish of South Bedburn, near Hamsterley, Hamsterley Forest, and the River Wear. The population of this civil parish at the 2011 UK census was 171.

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South 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 until 1937 it was part of Auckland Rural District. In 1937 it was transferred to Barnard Castle Rural District and absorbed 50 acres of North Bedburn parish which was broken up at this time. In 1974 it became part of the larger Teesdale non-metropolitan district. Since 2009 County Durham has been a unitary authority. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

A nineteenth century description

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

"BEDBURN (South), a Township in Auckland-St. Andrew parish, Durham; on the Bedburn rivulet, 3¼. miles from the Weardale railway, and 7½ W of Bishop-Auckland. Acres: 6,765. Real property: £2,920. Population: 332. Houses: 61."

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