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Cockfield Civil Parish


About the Parish

Main Settlements: Cockfield (village)
Population:

1,531  (2011 Census)

1,545  (2001 Census)

Area: 6.50 km²
Parish Council: Cockfield Parish Council
Unitary Authority: Durham County Council

Historical

Ancient Township:

Cockfield

Townships became civil parishes in their own right in 1866 (see below).

Ancient Parish:

Cockfield Parish  (St Mary)

Ancient parishes refer to the parishes before the split between ecclesiastical (church) and civil parishes in the 19th century. They had a parish church and often were composed of multiple townships and chapelries. In many cases, townships and parishes were originally based on the territory of manors from the feudal system during medieval times. Civil parishes were created following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866, in which Church of England parishes, extra-parochial areas, townships and chapelries, became "civil parishes" which could set their own poor rate (tax). Then the reforms of Local Government Act 1894 established elected civil parish councils (or parish meetings for parishes with less than 300 residents) and created urban and rural districts. Boundaries of parishes and civil parishes may have changed over time.

District Council:

Barnard Castle Rural District, formed in 1894. The district was abolished in 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972.

Teesdale District (County Durham) from 1974 to 2009.

The district council was abolished when County Durham became a unitary authority on the 1st of April 2009.

See also: Historic Buildings and Monuments in Cockfield Civil Parish Note: listed buildings are generally the responsibility of the county council, rather than the parish council.

Civil Parishes in County Durham Cockfield Historic Buildings and Monuments in Cockfield Civil Parish
Cockfield
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Cockfield
- Overview About Cockfield Map Street View   Cockfield is a village on the edge of Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is situated 8 miles to the south-west of Bishop Auckland, ...
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Cockfield Parish Council
- Cockfield Parish Council , County Durham "...The aim of the Parish Council is to help ensure Cockfield and the immediate area remain a pleasant and safe place to live, work and ...

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