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Seaham, Durham

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Seaham, Durham

Seaham, formerly Seaham Harbour, is a small town in County Durham, situated 6 miles south of Sunderland and 13 miles east of Durham. It has a small parish church, St Mary the Virgin, with a late 7th century Anglo Saxon nave resembling the church at Escomb in many respects. St Mary the Virgin is regarded as one of the 20 oldest surviving churches in the UK. Seaham is currently twinned with the German town, Gerlingen. The people of Seaham have strong historic ties to Sunderland.
Post townSEAHAM
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ4149
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 code0191
Population21,714 (2001)

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

Dawdon ~ Seaham Harbour

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

Dawdon, township, Dalton-le-Dale par., N. Durham, 6½ miles SE. of Sunderland, 1089 ac. (108 water), pop. 7714. See SEAHAM HARBOUR.

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