British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Durham » Shildon, Durham - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Shildon, Durham

Local area map loading...

Shildon, Durham

Shildon is a town in County Durham, in England. It is situated 2 miles south east of Bishop Auckland and 11 miles north of Darlington. It is 13 miles from Durham, 23 miles from Sunderland and 23 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Shildon is part of the Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency, which is represented by Helen Goodman MP.
Post townSHILDON
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ2326
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01388
Population10,341 (2010)

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

Shildon, town and township with ry. sta., Anckland St Andrew par., Durham, 3 miles SE. of Bishop Anckland - township, 598 ac., pop. 6946; town (comprising Shildon and East Thickley townships), 1066 ac., pop. 8704; P.O., T.O. Coal mines and quarries give employment to the inhabitants. New Shildon, eccl. dist., pop. 4210; P.O., T.O., extends into Heighington par.

Your comments about Shildon, Durham

What do you know about Shildon, Durham? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus