Brandon and Byshottles Civil Parish


Brandon and Byshottles is a civil parish in County Durham, located to the south-west of the City of Durham. The parish includes the settlements of Alum BanksBrandon, New Brancepeth, Broompark, BrowneyLangley Moor, Ushaw Moor, Meadowfield, Waterhouses and Esh Winning. Brandon with Byshottles was a smaller township in the mid 19th century, with a population of 467, and part of the Parish of Brancepeth. The population grew rapidly in the mid-late 19th century in association with coal mining. Brandon and Byshottles was made a Local Board District in 1882 and later an Urban District in 1894, which existed up to 1974. The modern parish has a population of 18,509 (2011 Census).

Brandon and Byshottles is a civil parish and electoral ward in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 17,774 increasing to 18,509 at the 2011 Census. The parish includes Brandon, New Brancepeth, Broompark, Langley Moor, Ushaw Moor, Meadowfield, Waterhouses and Esh Winning.

Unusually, the parish shares jurisdiction over a quarry south of Esh Winning with the neighbouring parish of Brancepeth.

For electoral purposes the parish is divided into wards

Currently a majority of the Councillors were elected as Labour Party Candidates.

Brandon & Byshottles was established as a local government unit when it was established as a Local Board District in 1882. Brandon & Byshottles was reconstituted as an Urban District through the Local Government Act 1894. The Brandon & Byshottles Urban District Council was abolished in 1974 when the area became part of the (now abolished) City of Durham local government area. The Brandon & Byshottles Parish is co-terminous with the pre-1974 UDC area.

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