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Evenwood is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the south west of Bishop Auckland. It is in the civil parish of Evenwood and Barony, which has a population of 2,534[1] falling to 2,455 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Evenwood
Evenwood is located in County Durham
Evenwood
Evenwood
Location within County Durham
Population2,455 
OS grid referenceNZ153112
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBishop Auckland
Postcode districtDL14
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
List of places
UK
England
County Durham
54°37′13″N 1°45′40″W / 54.620195°N 1.761168°W / 54.620195; -1.761168Coordinates: 54°37′13″N 1°45′40″W / 54.620195°N 1.761168°W / 54.620195; -1.761168

A former coal mining village, the major pit, Randolph Colliery with its associated coke ovens, was worked between 1893 and 1962, and at its peak in 1914 employed over 1000 men.[3]

GovernanceEdit

An electoral ward in the name of Evenwood exists. This ward stretches west to Woodland with a total population of 8,114.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ census Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Teesdale Retrieved 2009-09-18
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ Durham Mining Museum : Randolph Colliery Retrieved 2009-09-18
  4. ^ "Evanwood ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 July 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Evenwood at Wikimedia Commons