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Shildon Township, 1848

SHILDON, a township, in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland, union of Auckland, N. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 3½ miles (S.E. by S.) from Bishop-Auckland; containing 2631 inhabitants. Here is a depot for goods, on the railway from Witton Park to Darlington and Stockton. The station is 124 yards in length, and will contain more than 1,000 coal-waggons; four locomotiveengines are generally kept here, and there are extensive warehouses. A church was erected some years ago in a conspicuous situation on rising ground east of the old village: a district has been assigned, comprising the townships of Shildon, Midridge, Eldon, and East Thickley; and a parsonage-house built, towards which the Earl of Eldon subscribed 100 guineas. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Bishop of Durham, and is endowed with £225 per annum out of the property of the see. The impropriate tithes of the township have been commuted for £43. 3.

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.

Shildon Town Council area Parish of Auckland, St. Andrew, 1848 Shildon
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