Belmont (parish)

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For other places with the same name, see Belmont.

Belmont is a civil parish in County Durham, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 8,939, decreasing to 8,881 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The parish covers a number of settlements:

The civil parish was created in 1894 from the northern and eastern parts of Durham's St. Giles Parish and extends down to Kepier in the west. There were minor boundary changes in 1896, 1935 and 1958.

For electoral purposes the parish is divided into three wards, each electing five members of the parish council:

  • Belmont (Population (2011) 6,159)[2]
  • Carrville
  • Gilesgate Moor

The Parish Council is currently controlled by the Liberal Democrats, who gained control from Labour in the 2003 local elections taking 14 of the 15 seats.

The Council has offices at the Belmont Community Centre, Sunderland Road, Gilesgate Moor.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

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Coordinates: 54°47′08″N 1°31′59″W / 54.78556°N 1.53306°W / 54.78556; -1.53306