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Sedgefield, Durham

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Sedgefield, Durham

Sedgefield is a small town and civil parish in County Durham, England. It has a population of 4,534. Sedgefield has attracted particular attention as the Member of Parliament for the wider Sedgefield constituency was the former Prime Minister Tony Blair; he was the area's MP from 1983 to 2007, leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. During November 2003, Sedgefield was visited by the American president George W.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ3528
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 code01740
Population4,534 (2001)

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


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

Sedgefield, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Durham, 9 miles NW. of Stockton and 17 W. of Hartlepool - par., 17,857 ac., pop. 3505; township, 5259 ac., pop. 2601; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. The town stands on rising ground commanding extensive views. The church (restored 1852) is an Early English building. The town has also a grammar school, mechanics' institute, and an old market cross. Fairs for cattle are held in April and October. The Durham County Lunatic Asylum is in the township.

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