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The Shadforth Plough pub

Shadforth is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles to the east of Durham. The historic centre of the village is designated a conservation area.

Shadforth is also a civil parish that also incorporates Ludworth and Sherburn Hill.


Shadforth was a farming village from around AD 600. The village is mentioned in the Boldon Book of 1183. It is perhaps the only village in England with the name 'Shadforth' meaning 'Shallow Ford’. Shadforth is unusual in that it has never had its own pit in an area where mining was a large part of the community.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Shadforth village website Shadforth Plough Pub & Restaurant

Media related to Shadforth at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°45′43″N 1°27′58″W / 54.762°N 1.466°W / 54.762; -1.466