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West Auckland, Durham

West Auckland is a village in County Durham, in North East England, to the west of Bishop Auckland on the A688 road. It is not known exactly when West Auckland was first inhabited, but there is evidence of Auckland West in the history of St. Cuthbert in the 11th century. The Bolden Book in 1183 showed that at that time West Auckland was inhabited by a number of serfs who were part of the tenantry of the Bishop of Durham, Hugh de Puset, the first of the Prince Bishops.
Post townBISHOP AUCKLAND
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ1826
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01388
 

Other names by which West Auckland, Durham has been known in the past

Auckland ~ Auckland West

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

Auckland, West, township, St Helen Auckland par., S. Durhamshire, 3 miles SW. of Bishop-Auckland, 3410 ac., pop. 3177; P.O.

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