Witton Park

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For the park in Blackburn, Lancashire, see Witton Country Park.
Witton Park
Low Queen Street in Witton Park
Low Queen Street in Witton Park
Witton Park is located in County Durham
Witton Park
Witton Park
Witton Park shown within County Durham
Population 3,323 (ward, including Witton Park) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference NZ208294
• London 227 mi (365 km) SbE
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL14
Dialling code 01388
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
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County DurhamCoordinates: 54°39′59″N 1°44′01″W / 54.6663°N 1.7335°W / 54.6663; -1.7335

Witton Park is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the west of Bishop Auckland.

Famous people born in Witton Park[edit]

  • 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.


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