Coundon

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This article is about Coundon in County Durham. For Coundon in Coventry see the article Coundon, Coventry.
Coundon
Church of St James, Coundon, County Durham.jpg
Church of St James, Coundon
Coundon is located in County Durham
Coundon
Coundon
Coundon shown within County Durham
Population 7,139 (2011 Ward)[1]
OS grid reference NZ241219
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bishop Auckland
Postcode district DL
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
UK
England
County DurhamCoordinates: 54°39′49″N 1°38′03″W / 54.663730°N 1.634085°W / 54.663730; -1.634085

Coundon is an old mining village in County Durham, England. The Boldon Book mentions a mine in Coundon in the twelfth century.

The name Coundon comes from its original name, "Cunadun", which translates as "cow on a hill".[2] Coundon had a football team called Coundon TT which played in the FA Cup in 1984. However, the club folded in 1991.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Coundon – a short history". 
  3. ^ Coundon TT at the Football Club History Database

External links[edit]

Media related to Coundon, County Durham at Wikimedia Commons