Close House, County Durham

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Close House
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Entering Close House
Close House is located in County Durham
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Close House shown within County Durham
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54°38′53″N 1°38′28″W / 54.648°N 1.641°W / 54.648; -1.641Coordinates: 54°38′53″N 1°38′28″W / 54.648°N 1.641°W / 54.648; -1.641

Close House is a village in County Durham, in England.[1][2] It is situated a short distance to the north of Shildon, near to Eldon and Coundon Grange. In the 2001 census Close House had a population of 296.[3]

The famed Gilbert and Sullivan star John Reed was born here in 1916.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 93 Middlesbrough (Darlington & Hartlepool) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 9780319228777. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wear Valley Settlement Summary Sheets" (PDF). Durham County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 7, 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

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