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Etherley Civil Parish

About the Parish

Main Settlements: High Etherley, Low Etherley ,Bildershaw, and parts of Toft Hill

2,060  (2011 Census)

2,185  (2001 Census)

Area: 16.6 km²
Parish Council: Etherley Parish Council
Unitary Authority: Durham County Council


Ancient Township:

Ehtherley ecclesiastical district within the Chapelry of St Helen Auckland

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

Ancient Parish:

Auckland St. Andrew Parish

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:

Auckland Rural District formed in 1894, abolished in 1937.

Barnard Castle Rural District from 1937 to 1974. The district itself had been formed in 1894. It 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 Etherley Civil Parish Note: listed buildings are generally the responsibility of the county council, rather than the parish council.

Civil Parishes in County Durham Low Etherley Toft Hill High Etherley Historic Buildings and Monuments in Etherley Civil Parish
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Etherley Parish Council
- "Located in the heart of County Durham, on the outskirts of Teesdale and on the borders of Wear Valley, Etherley Parish is uniquely situated within beautiful countryside yet benefiting from ...

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High Etherley
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Toft Hill
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