In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Evenwood like this:
EVENWOOD, a village and a chapelry in Barony township, Auckland-St. Andrew parish, Durham. The village stands on an eminence, above the river Gaunless, adjacent to the Northern Counties Union railway, 5 miles SW of Bishop-Auckland; and has a station on the railway. The chapelry was constituted in 1863. ...
Post town, Cockfield, under Darlington. Pop., 1, 949. Many of the inhabitants are coal miners. A castle once stood here; and there are still traces of its moat. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Evenwood, in Teesdale and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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