Trimdon

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Trimdon
Trimdon is located in County Durham
Trimdon
Trimdon
Location within County Durham
Population2,958 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ369342
Civil parish
  • Trimdon
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTRIMDON STATION
Postcode districtTS29
Dialling code01429
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
County Durham
54°42′06″N 1°25′42″W / 54.7017°N 1.4284°W / 54.7017; -1.4284Coordinates: 54°42′06″N 1°25′42″W / 54.7017°N 1.4284°W / 54.7017; -1.4284

Trimdon is a village in County Durham, in England (earlier Tremeldon (1196) or Tremedon (1262)[2]).

It is 9 miles west of Hartlepool, and adjacent to Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange and Deaf Hill (also known as Trimdon Station). Locally, to distinguish it from these it is known as Trimdon Village or simply "The Village".

The main focal point of "The Village" is Saint Mary Magdalene church, which was constructed during the Norman period (approximately 1145AD).

Trimdon Labour Club (now closed) was the setting for some of the former prime minister and constituency MP, Tony Blair's constituency speeches. Blair's local house was in nearby Trimdon Colliery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall,1959, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Placenames (4th edition), OUP, Oxford, p. 480; he cites taxation sources, glossing the name as Anglo-Saxon "the cross on the hill", though a British origin should perhaps not be ruled out from tre= farmstead or settlement, with an element related to Welsh maldod=indulge or Cornish melder=delight.

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