South Church, County Durham

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South Church
South Church.jpg
St. Andrew's parish church
South Church is located in County Durham
South Church
South Church
Location within County Durham
OS grid referenceNZ220332
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
List of places
County Durham
54°39′03″N 1°39′52″W / 54.6507°N 1.6645°W / 54.6507; -1.6645Coordinates: 54°39′03″N 1°39′52″W / 54.6507°N 1.6645°W / 54.6507; -1.6645

South Church is a village just south of Bishop Auckland in County Durham, England.

South Church railway station opened in 1842 but was in operation for only about three years.[1] Nowadays the area is served by Bishop Auckland railway station. The 18th century astronomer and mathematician Thomas Wright was buried in the grounds of St Andrew's church after he died in 1786.


  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.