In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Coundon like this:
COUNDON, a township and a chapelry in Auckland-St. Andrew parish, Durham. The township lies adjacent to the Stockton railway, 2 miles ESE of Bishop-Auckland; and has a post office under Darlington. Acres, 584. Real property, £4, 725; of which £2, 205 are in mines. Pop., 2, 765. Houses, 534. The chapelry was constituted-in 1842. Pop., 3, 095. Houses, 608. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Coundon, in Wear Valley and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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