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Benfieldside, Durham

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Benfieldside, Durham

Benfieldside is a parish in County Durham, in England. Although not a village in its own right (ecclesiastically it incorporates Shotley Bridge, Bridgehill and much of Blackhill), it is signposted and locally known. The name 'Benfieldside' survives in Benfieldside Road, a school of that name, the local tennis club and the church. Its post office no longer exists, though one remains in the village of Shotley Bridge. The Parish Church is dedicated to St. Cuthberthttp://www. communigate. co.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ0952
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham

Benfieldside, Durham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Benfieldside, township and eccl. dist., N. Durham, on river Derwent, 13 miles SW. of Gateshead, 1832 ac., pop. 5700.

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