Bishop Auckland, England


Stan Laurel Pub Sign

This evening, I am posting information on the market town of Bishop Auckland in County Durham, N.E.England.

Summary facts and information:

  • Located close to the merging of the rivers Wear and Gaunless.
  • Has a history dating back to Roman times. Located on Watling Road which was the Roman Dere Street.Nearby is the Roman archaeological site of Binchester.
  • Close by at Escomb, is an Anglo-Saxon church which may be the oldest church in Britain.
  • Names is derived from the residences of the Bishops of Durham.
  • Population is about 25,000.
  • Was a colliery town (deep coal mining).
  • Comedian, Stan Laurel spent his childhood years in the town and was baptised there is 1891.

Bishop Auckland Town HalL

Statue above Pittal Boy Alley, Bishop Auckland

Entrance to Bishop’s Park, Bishop Auckland

Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland

Central Bishop Auckland

Town hall, Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland architecture


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