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Civil Parishes in County Durham


The list below includes civil parishes and the main non-parished areas within the Durham County Council (DCC) area. The table includes links to further details of the civil parishes, their main settlements, population, and links () to details of historic buildings and monuments located within the parishes / non-parished areas. Use the Search box (below) to filter the list.

Town /Civil Parish Population (2011) Main Settlements Listed Buildings
Barforth  <100 Barforth Listed Buildings
Barnard Castle (town)  5,495 Barnard Castle  Listed Buildings
Barningham     241 Barningham Listed Buildings
Bearpark  2,283 Bearpark Listed Buildings
Belmont  8,881

Belmont

Carrville

Dragonville

Gilesgate Moor

Moor End

New Durham

Listed Buildings

Bishop Auckland (town) 16,276 Bishop Auckland  Listed Buildings
Bishop Middleham  1,275

Bishop Middleham

Mainsforth

Listed Buildings

Bolam    209 Bolam Listed Buildings
Boldron    109 Boldron Listed Buildings
Bournmoor  2,082 Bournmoor Listed Buildings
Bowes    471 Bowes  Listed Buildings
Bradbury and the Isle    133

Bradbury

Great Isle

Little Isle

Listed Buildings
Brancepeth    414 Brancepeth Listed Buildings
Brandon and Byshottles 18,509

Alum Waters

Brandon

Broompark

Browney

Esh Winning

Langley Moor

Meadowfield

New Brancepeth

Ushaw Moor

Waterhouses

Brignall <100

Brignall

Greta Bridge (west part)

Listed Buildings
Burnhope  1,564

Burnhope

Holmside

Peartree

Listed Buildings
Cassop-cum-Quarrington  5,219

Bowburn

Cassop

Tursdale

Old Cassop

Old Quarrington

Parkhill

Listed Buildings

Castle Eden    642 Castle Eden Listed Buildings
Chilton (town)  3,744 Chilton  Listed Buildings
City of Durham (est. 2018) 48,069 Durham (city) - see note #1 on population Listed Buildings
Cleatlam <100 Cleatlam Listed Buildings
Cockfield  1,531 Cockfield  Listed Buildings
Cornforth  2,501 Cornforth  Listed Buildings
Cornsay  1,128

Cornsay 

Cornsay Colliery

Hamsteels (Esh Winning)

Listed Buildings
Cotherstone    594 Cotherstone  Listed Buildings
Coxhoe  4,190 Coxhoe Listed Buildings
Croxdale and Hett    866

Croxdale

Hett

Sunderland Bridge

Listed Buildings

Dalton le Dale  1,546

Cold Hesledon

Dalton-le-Dale

Listed Buildings

Dene Valley  2,478

Auckland Park

Bridge Place

Close House

Coronation

Eldon Lane

Gurney Valley

South Church (part)

Listed Buildings

Easington Colliery  5,022 Easington Colliery Listed Buildings
Easington Village  2,171 Easington Listed Buildings
Edmondsley    543 Edmondsley Listed Buildings
Edmundbyers    173

Edmundbyers

Ruffside 

Listed Buildings
Eggleston    448

Egglesburn

Eggleston

Egglestone Abbey <100

 

Listed Buildings

Eldon    387

Eldon

Old Eldon

Esh  4,984

Esh

Langley Park

Quebec

Ushaw

Etherley  2,060

Bildershaw

High Etherley

Low Etherley

Toft Hill

Evenwood and Barony  2,455

Evenwood

Evenwood Gate

High Lands

Low Lands

Morley

Ramshaw

Wind Mill

Listed Buildings

Ferryhill (town)  9,940

Chilton Lane

Dean Bank

East Howle

Ferryhill

Ferryhill Station

Mainsforth (part)

Metal Bridge

Listed Buildings
Fishburn  2,588 Fishburn -
Forest and Frith    163

Ettersgill

Forest-in-Teesdale

Harwood

Langdon Beck

Listed Buildings

Framwellgate Moor  6,112

Brasside

Framwellgate Moor

Pity Me

Listed Buildings

Gainford  1,241

Gainford

Listed Buildings

Gilmonby <100 Gilmonby Listed Buildings
Great Aycliffe (town) 26,633

Aycliffe Village

Newton Aycliffe

School Aycliffe (part of)

Listed Buildings

Great Lumley  3,684 Great Lumley Listed Buildings
Greater Willington (town)  7,190

Sunnybrow

Page Bank

Oakenshaw

Willington

Listed Buildings

Greencroft    171

Greencroft

Maiden Law

Listed Buildings

Hamsterley    445

Hamsterley (nr Bishop Aukland)

Listed Buildings

Haswell 1,831

Haswell

Haswell Moor

Haswell Plough

Hawthorn    500 Hawthorn  Listed Buildings
Headlam <100 Headlam  Listed Buildings
Healeyfield  1,544

Castleside

Healyfield

Knitsley

Rowley

Listed Buildings

Hedleyhope    171 Hedley Hope Listed Buildings
Hilton <100 Hilton Listed Buildings
Holwick <100 Holwick Listed Buildings
Hope <100   Listed Buildings
Horden 8,087 Horden  Listed Buildings
Hunderthwaite    114

Hunderthwaite

Hury

Listed Buildings
Hunstanworth    116 Hunstanworth 
Hutton Henry  1,565

Hutton Henry

South Wingate

Station Town

Hutton Magna    194

Hutton Magna

Lane Head

Ingleton    510

Ingleton

Listed Buildings

Kelloe 1,502 Kelloe Listed Buildings
Kimblesworth and Plawsworth 1,614

Kimblesworth

Nettlesworth

Plawsworth

Plawsworth Gate

Sacriston (part of)

Listed Buildings

Lanchester 4,054 Lanchester 
Langleydale and Shotton <100 Langleydale Listed Buildings
Langton <100 Langton Listed Buildings
Lartington    135 Lartington  Listed Buildings
Little Lumley 1,771 Woodstone Village Listed Buildings
Lunedale    187

Bowbank

Grassholme

Laithkirk

Thringarth

West Pasture

+other hamlets

Listed Buildings

Lynesack and Softley 1,219

Butterknowle

Copley

High Wham

Lynesack

Softley

South Side

Listed Buildings

Marwood    529

Kinninvie

High Shincliffe

Low Shipley

Listed Buildings

Mickleton    413 Mickleton Listed Buildings
Middleton in Teesdale 1,137

Aukside

Middleton-in-Teesdale

Middle Side

Middridge    312 Middridge  Listed Buildings
Monk Hesleden 5,722 Monk Hesleden  Listed Buildings
Mordon    260

Elstob

Mordon

Preston-le-Skerne

Listed Buildings
Morton Tinmouth <100 Morton Tinmouth -
Muggleswick    113 Muggleswick 
Murton 7,676

Cold Hesledon

Murton

Listed Buildings
Nesbitt <100 Nesbitt Listed Buildings
Newbiggin    146 Newbiggin Listed Buildings
North Lodge 2,304   Listed Buildings
Ouston 2,821 Ouston -
Ovington   217 Ovington Listed Buildings
Pelton 6,100

Grange Villa

High Handenhold

Newfield

Pelton 

Pelton Lane Ends

Perkinsville

West Pelton

Listed Buildings

Peterlee (town) 20,164 Peterlee 
Pittington 2,534

Hallgarth

High Pittington 

Littletown

Low Pittington

Raby with Keverstone    166

Raby

Keverstone Grange

Low Keverstone

Rokeby    158

Greta Bridge

Rokeby

Romaldkirk    169 Romaldkirk
Sacriston 4,999 Sacriston 
Satley    287 Satley  Listed Buildings
Scargill <100 Scargill   Listed Buildings
Seaham (town) 20,172 Seaham Listed Buildings
Seaton with Slingley 1,271

Seaton

Slingley Hill

Listed Buildings

Sedgefield (town) 5,211 Sedgefield Listed Buildings
Shadforth 2,118

Ludworth

Shadforth

Sherburn Hill

Listed Buildings

Sheraton with Hulam 118

Hulam

Sheraton

Listed Buildings

Sherburn Village 3,140 Sherburn Village Listed Buildings
Shildon (town) 9,976

Shildon 

Brusselton

East Thickley

West Thickley

Listed Buildings
Shincliffe 1,796

Sherburn House

High Shincliffe 

Shincliffe 

Listed Buildings

Shotton 4,359 Shotton Colliery Listed Buildings
South Bedburn    171 Bedburn Listed Buildings
South Hetton 3,032 South Hetton -
Spennymoor (town) 19,816

Spennymoor  

Tudhoe

Staindrop 1,310 Staindrop  Listed Buildings
Stanhope 4,581

Cowshill

Crawleyside

Eastgate

Frosterley

Ireshopeburn

Lanehead

Rookhope

St John's Chapel

Stanhope 

Wearhead

Westgate

Listed Buildings
Stanley (town) 32,766 Annfield Plain
Bloemfontein
Catchgate
Causey
Clough Dene
Craghead
East Kyo
Greencroft
Harelaw
Kip Hill
New Kyo
No Place
Oxhill
Quaking Houses
Shield Row
South Moor 
Stanley 
Tanfield
Tanfield Lea
Tantobie
The Middles
West Kyo
White-le-Head
Listed Buildings
Stainton and Streatlam    476

Broomielaw

Stainton

Stainton Grove

Streatlam

Listed Buildings

Startforth 1,361 Startforth  Listed Buildings
Thornley 2,457

Thornley

Thornley grange

Listed Buildings
Tow Law (town) 2,138 Tow Law  Listed Buildings
Trimdon 4,782 Trimdon Listed Buildings
Trimdon Foundry 1,484

Deaf Hill

Trimdon Station

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Urpeth 3,630 Urpeth Listed Buildings
Wackerfield <100 Wackerfield Listed Buildings
Waldridge 4,215 Waldridge 
West Auckland 2,513 West Auckland 
West Rainton and Leamside 2,316

Leamside 

West Rainton

Listed Buildings

Westwick <100

Westwick

Listed Buildings

Wheatley Hill 3,144 Wheatley Hill Listed Buildings
Whorlton    302

Whorlton 

Listed Buildings

Windlestone    212 Windlestone  Listed Buildings
Wingate 4,168 Wingate Listed Buildings
Winston   431

Little Newsham

South Cleatlam

Winston

Listed Buildings
Witton Gilbert 2,419 Witton Gilbert Listed Buildings
Witton le Wear    690 Witton-le-Wear  Listed Buildings
Wolsingham 2,720

Thornley (Weardale)

Wolsingham 

Listed Buildings

Woodland    234 Woodland Listed Buildings
Wycliffe with Thorpe <100 Wycliffe Listed Buildings

Non parished area: Leadgate and Medomsley (Ward)

8,870

Ebchester

Leadgate

Medomsley

Listed Buildings

Non parished area: Benfieldside (Ward)

 

6,637

Consett (north parts)

Shotley Bridge

Listed Buildings

Non parished area: Chester-le-Street (Wards)

East, North, South, and West Central Wards

24,227

Chester-le-Street

Listed Buildings

Non parished area: City of Durham (Wards)

Belmont, Coxhoe....

48,069 (incl. City of Durham)

Durham (City)

Listed Buildings

Non parished area: West Auckland Ward

8,509

Escomb

St Helen Auckland

Listed Buildings

Notes:

[1] City of Durham Parish was established in 2018. Population figure shown is for the Durham built-up area from the 2011 Census. However, areas differ, so this is not an exact number.

See the separate list of Civil Parishes in Tees Valley, some of which are in the ceremonial county of County Durham (but not in the DCC administrative area). 

Ancient Parishes of County Durham Barforth Civil Parish Barnard Castle Civil Parish (Town Council) Barningham Civil Parish Bearpark Civil Parish Belmont Civil Parish Bishop Auckland Town Council Bishop Middleham Civil Parish Bolam Civil Parish Boldron Civil Parish Bournmoor Civil Parish Bowes Civil Parish Bradbury and the Isle Civil Parish Brancepeth Civil Parish Brandon and Byshottles Civil Parish Brignall Civil Parish Burnhope Civil Parish Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Castle Eden Civil Parish Chilton Town Council Area City of Durham Civil Parish Cleatlam Civil Parish Cockfield Civil Parish Cornforth Civil Parish Cornsay Civil Parish Cotherstone Civil Parish Coxhoe Civil Parish Croxdale and Hett Civil Parish Dalton-le-Dale Civil Parish Dene Valley Civil Parish Easington Colliery Civil Parish Easington Village Civil Parish Edmondsley Civil Parish Edmundbyers Civil Parish Eggleston Civil Parish Egglestone Abbey Civil Parish Eldon Civil Parish Esh Civil Parish Etherley Civil Parish Evenwood and Barony Civil Parish Ferryhill Town Council Fishburn Civil Parish Forest and Frith Civil Parish Framwellgate Moor Civil Parish Gainford Civil Parish Gilmonby Civil Parish Great Aycliffe Great Lumley Civil Parish Greater Willington Town Council area Greencroft Civil Parish Hamsterley Civil Parish Haswell Civil Parish Hawthorn Civil Parish Headlam Civil Parish Healeyfield Civil Parish Hedleyhope Civil Parish Hilton Civil Parish, County Durham Historic Buildings and Monuments in Leadgate and Medomsley Ward Historic Buildings and Monuments in Benfieldside Holwick Civil Parish Hope Civil Parish, County Durham Horden Civil Parish Hunderthwaite Civil Parish Hunstanworth Civil Parish Hutton Henry Civil Parish Hutton Magna Civil Parish Ingleton Civil Parish Kelloe Civil Parish Kimblesworth and Plawsworth Civil Parish Lanchester Civil Parish Langleydale and Shotton Civil Parish Langton Civil Parish, County Durham Lartington Civil Parish Little Lumley Civil Parish Lunedale Civil Parish Lynesack and Softley Civil Parish Marwood Civil Parish, Teesdale Mickleton Civil Parish Middleton-in-Teesdale Civil Parish Middridge Civil Parish Monk Hesleden Civil Parish Mordon Civil Parish Morton Tinmouth Civil Parish Muggleswick Civil Parish Murton Civil Parish, County Durham Nesbitt Civil Parish Newbiggin Civil Parish, County Durham North Lodge Civil Parish Ouston Civil Parish Ovington Civil Parish, County Durham Parish of Auckland, St. Andrew, 1848 Pelton Civil Parish Peterlee Town Council area Pittington Civil Parish Raby with Keverstone Civil Parish Rokeby Civil Parish Romaldkirk Civil Parish Sacriston Civil Parish Satley Civil Parish Scargill Civil Parish Seaham Town Council Seaton with Slingley Civil Parish Sedgefield Town Council Shadforth Civil Parish Sheraton with Hulam Civil Parish Sherburn Village Civil Parish Shildon Town Council area Shincliffe Civil Parish Shotton Civil Parish South Bedburn Civil Parish South Hetton Civil Parish Spennymoor Town Council Area Staindrop Civil Parish Stainton and Streatlam Civil Parish Stanhope Civil Parish Stanley Town Council Startforth Civil Parish Thornley Civil Parish Tow Law (Town) Trimdon Civil Parish Trimdon Foundry Civil Parish Urpeth Civil Parish Wackerfield Civil Parish Waldridge Civil Parish West Auckland Civil Parish West Rainton and Leamside Civil Parish Westwick Civil Parish Wheatley Hill Civil Parish Whorlton Civil Parish Windlestone Civil Parish Wingate Civil Parish Winston Civil Parish Witton Gilbert Civil Parish Witton-le-Wear Civil Parish Wolsingham Civil Parish Woodland Civil Parish, County Durham Wycliffe with Thorpe Civil Parish

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