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West Rainton, Durham

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West Rainton, Durham

West Rainton is a village and civil parish in County Durham, England. It is situated between Durham and Houghton-le-Spring. Leamside is about 1 kilometre to the west. The village straddles a ridge parallel to the A690 with extensive views to the west. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,255.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3246
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191
Population2,255 (2001)

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

Rainton ~ Rainton West

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

Rainton, West, eccl. dist. and township, Houghton le Spring par., in co. and 4 miles NE. of Durham - dist., pop. 3778; township, 1776 ac., pop. 2888; P.O., T.O.; has coal mines.

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