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
Population7,139 (2011 Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ241219
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBishop Auckland
Postcode districtDL
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
List of places
UK
England
County Durham
54°39′49″N 1°38′03″W / 54.663730°N 1.634085°W / 54.663730; -1.634085Coordinates: 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.

History[edit]

The name Coundon comes from its original name, "Cunadun", which either translates in Old English "cow's hill",[2] or else derives from the Brittonic toponymic term *cönẹ:d , whose meaning is obscure. [3]

Sport[edit]

Coundon had a football team called Coundon TT which played in the FA Cup in 1984. However, the club folded in 1991.[4] Coundon Greyhound Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium situated off the B6287[5] and was constructed in 1936, on fields to the south side of the Bishop's Park Colliery.[6] [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Coundon-a short history" (PDF).
  3. ^ "The Brittonic Language in the Old North" (PDF). Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ Coundon TT at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ "Coundon – a short history" (PDF). Durham in Time.
  6. ^ "OS County Series Durham 1939". old-maps.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Coundon Greyhound Stadium". Greyhound Derby.com.

External links[edit]

Media related to Coundon, County Durham at Wikimedia Commons