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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.
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.