Evenwood

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This article is about the village in England. For the community in the United States, see Evenwood, West Virginia.
Evenwood
Evenwood is located in County Durham
Evenwood
Evenwood
Evenwood shown within County Durham
Population 2,455 
OS grid reference NZ153112
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bishop Auckland
Postcode district DL14 0
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
List of places
UK
England
County DurhamCoordinates: 54°37′13″N 1°45′40″W / 54.620195°N 1.761168°W / 54.620195; -1.761168

Evenwood is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the south west of Bishop Auckland. It is in the civil parish of Evenwood and Barony, which has a population of 2,534[1] falling to 2,455 at the 2011 Census.[2]

A former coal mining village, the major pit, Randolph Colliery with its associated coke ovens, was worked between 1893 and 1962, and at its peak in 1914 employed over 1000 men.[3]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the name of Evenwood exists. This ward stretches west to Woodland with a total population of 8,114.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ censushttp://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/viewFullDataset.do?instanceSelection=03070&productId=779&$ph=60_61&datasetInstanceId=3070&startColumn=1&numberOfColumns=8&containerAreaId=790378 Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Teesdale] Retrieved 2009-09-18
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Durham Mining Museum : Randolph Colliery Retrieved 2009-09-18
  4. ^ "Evanwood ward population 2011". Retrieved 9 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Evenwood at Wikimedia Commons