Coundon is a village in County Durham, located just under 2 miles east of Bishop Auckland.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Coundon is an old mining village in County Durham, England. The Boldon Book mentions a mine in Coundon in the twelfth century.
The name Coundon comes from its original name, "Cunadun", which either translates in Old English "cow's hill", or else derives from the Brittonic toponymic term *cönẹ:d , whose meaning is obscure.
Coundon had a football team called Coundon TT which played in the FA Cup in 1984. However, the club folded in 1991. Coundon Greyhound Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium situated off the B6287 and was constructed in 1936, on fields to the south side of the Bishop's Park Colliery.