Mordon

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Coordinates: 54°37′58″N 1°29′23″W / 54.63278°N 1.48972°W / 54.63278; -1.48972

Mordon in 2007

Mordon is a village in County Durham, England.[1] It is situated a few miles to the north-east of Newton Aycliffe. The population recorded by the 2011 census was 260.[2]

The name Mordon is from the Old English mōr-dūn, meaning "hill in marshland".[3]

In 1872 the population was 179.[4] It is part of the historical parish of Sedgefield,[4][5] but part of the modern parish of Mordon.[2]

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  1. ^ Landranger sheet 93 Middlesbrough (Darlington & Hartlepool) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 9780319228777. 
  2. ^ a b "Parish population 2011". Office of National Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ A.D.Mills (2003). Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198527589. 
  4. ^ a b John Marius Wilson, ed. (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. IV. p. 372. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  5. ^ William Page, ed. (1928). A History of the County of Durham. British History Online. 3. Victoria County History. p. 321. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 

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