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For the park in Blackburn, Lancashire, see Witton Country Park.
Low Queen Street in Witton Park
Witton Park shown within County Durham
|Population||3,323 (ward, including Witton Park) (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||227 mi (365 km) SbE|
|Unitary authority||County Durham|
|Ceremonial county||County Durham|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BISHOP AUCKLAND|
|Fire||County Durham and Darlington|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
|UK Parliament||Bishop Auckland|
Famous people born in Witton Park
- Brigadier General Roland Boys Bradford VC—youngest ever Brigadier General in the British Army at 25 (see the Bradford Brothers website for more information)
- Hebrew scholar Dr. Thomas Witton Davies raised and educated in Witton Park
- Henry Bolckow, the German partner of Bolckow Vaughan became a Member of Parliament as did Witton Park (and later Bishop Auckland) tradesman Ben Spoor.
- Lord Essenden (William Lewis) world shipping magnate was born and lived in Dents Villas.
- "Area: Escomb (Ward): Key Figures for 2001 Census: Census Area Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
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