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Evenwood and Barony Civil Parish


About the Parish

The civil parish of Evenwood & Barony in County Durham is located about 3 miles south-west of Bishop Auckland. The parish is situated in the lower Gaunless Valley in the Teesdale area. The bulk of the population in the parish are in village of Evenwood, which grew in the 19th century in association with coal mining.

Main Settlements: Evenwood, Evenwood Gate, High LandsLow LandsMorley, RamshawWindmill & parts of Toft Hill
Population:

2,455  (2011 Census)

2,534  (2001 Census)

Area: 25.0 km²
Parish Council: Evenwood & Barony Parish Council
Unitary Authority: Durham County Council

Historical

Ancient Township:

Evenwood with Barony Township

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

Ancient Parish:

Parish of Auckland, St. Andrew

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 when the district was abolished, 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 Evenwood and Barony Note: listed buildings are generally the responsibility of the county council, rather than the parish council.

Civil Parishes in County Durham Morley Ramshaw (Bishop Auckland) Evenwood Evenwood Gate Wind Mill High Lands Low Lands Evenwood with Barony Township, 1848 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Evenwood and Barony
from https://www.evenwoodandbaro...
Evenwood & Barony Parish Council
- "Evenwood & Barony Parish Council serves the villages of Evenwood, Ramshaw, Lands, Morley and Windmill in County Durham....."

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High Lands
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Evenwood Civil Parish

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