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Dawdon, Durham

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Dawdon, Durham

Dawdon is a former pit community to the south of Seaham, County Durham, in England. An area of the beach near Dawdon (known locally as "the Blast", a former waste coal dumping site) was used in the opening scenes of the film Alien 3.
Post townSunderland
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ4248
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
Population4,187 (2001 Census)

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