Shadforth, County Durham


 

Shadforth is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles to the east of Durham. The historic centre of the village is designated a conservation area. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 2118.

Shadforth is also a civil parish that also incorporates Ludworth and Sherburn Hill.

History

Shadforth was a farming village from around AD 600. The village is mentioned in the Boldon Book of 1183. It is perhaps the only village in England with the name 'Shadforth' meaning 'Shallow Ford’. Shadforth is unusual in that it has never had its own pit in an area where mining was a large part of the community.

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Arriving at Shadforth from the east

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The Shadforth Plough

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Village street in Shadforth

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Copeley House: for 101 years Shadforth village school

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West end of the village street in Shadforth

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St Cuthbert's Church

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Play area at Shadforth

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Appletree House, Shadforth

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Farmhouse at West Farm Shadforth

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John Smith - 8th DLI - Shadforth (Wounded)

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DH6 81: George V wallbox, Shadforth, Co Durham

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Built by voluntary labour

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Shadforth Sign

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Shadforth Limestone Quarry

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