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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Shildon within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Shildon, town and township with ry. sta., Anckland St Andrew par., Durham, 3 miles SE. of Bishop Anckland - township, 598 ac., pop. 6946; town (comprising Shildon and East Thickley townships), 1066 ac., pop. 8704; P.O., T.O. Coal mines and quarries give employment to the inhabitants. New Shildon, eccl. dist., pop. 4210; P.O., T.O., extends into Heighington par.