Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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Bishop Auckland is a town in County Durham

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Bishop Auckland within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Bishop Auckland in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Bishop Auckland, township and market town with ry. sta., S. Durham, on eminence near confluence of rivers Wear and Gaunless, 9½ miles SW. of Durham -- town, 950 ac., pop. 10,097; township, 2126 ac., pop. 11,632; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. There is a handsome town-house (1863) with tower 100 ft. high; at NE. stands palace of Bishop of Durham, a splendid pile, covering 5 ac., surrounded by park of 800 ac. The town has cotton factories and engineering works; extensive coal-mines are in the vicinity. is a Good Stuff website.