Sherburn, County Durham

Sherburn or Sherburn Village it is part of the unitary authority of County Durham lying 3.5 miles east of Durham in the north east of England.

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Church of St Mary The Virgin, Sherburn
Sherburn is located in County Durham
Location within County Durham
Population3,140 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ 3199142300
Civil parish
  • Sherburn Village
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
List of places
County Durham
54°46′29″N 1°30′15″W / 54.774601°N 1.5042200°W / 54.774601; -1.5042200Coordinates: 54°46′29″N 1°30′15″W / 54.774601°N 1.5042200°W / 54.774601; -1.5042200

The village is located in the Sherburn division of Durham County Council and the City of Durham constituency for Westminster elections. The population of this division taken at the 2011 census was 9,108.[2]


A settlement has existed in this location for some considerable time. Until the 19th century Sherburn was a farming village, but with the Industrial Revolution came the sinking of mines to provide coal to fuel the industries and railways to ensure its distribution. By the 1930s the two pits that were within the Parish boundaries were closed and with the demise of neighbouring collieries in the 1960s the railway lines also became redundant.

In recent years Sherburn Village has become a popular place in which to live, surrounded by countryside and with transport links to the City of Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and Teesside

Former Sunderland AFC, Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion Centre-half John Wile was born in Sherburn


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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