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About Bishop Auckland - show infohide info

Bishop Auckland is a market town in County Durham in North East England. It is 12 miles from the city of Durham, and lays at the confluence of the River Wear with its tributary the River Gaunless. The name of Bishop Auckland’s River Gaunless is taken from the Norse word for useless. The area has several noteworthy buildings, including the Bishop’s palace or Auckland Castle. It is the official residence of the Bishop of Durham. Auckland Castle is surrounded by a large park that was an ideal hunting ground for previous Bishops. Part of the building also used to house Scottish prisoners and so was nicknamed “Scotlandâ€?. The Lewis Carroll story “A Legend of Scotlandâ€? was set here. The Binchester Roman Fort, Vinovia to the Romans, is one of finest preserved bath houses in the world. From the Victorian era, the gothic Tow Hall still stands overlooking Bishop Auckland’s market. It is now grade 2 listed and fully restored after being abandoned and then condemned for demolition in the eighties. The town’s development accelerated rapidly in the 19th century from the success of the coal mines around Bishop Auckland. The area of Bishop Auckland is not without its legends. In the Middle Ages, a great beastly brawn (boar) roamed the town and nearby villages, and several attempts to kill it had ended in failure. When the Bishop of Durham offered an unspecified reward, Richard Pollard, a skilled but poor young knight rose to the challenge and began to study the behaviour of the brawn, which is supposed to have been as large as a cow. Heavily armed, Pollard tracked the beast south of Bishop Auckland towards Raby Castle and Staindrop in Teesdale, where he eventually fought long and hard and succeeded in killing it. He cut out the creature’s tongue, and slept where he had fought. Unbeknownst to him, someone else made off with the carcass and claimed the prize, but when Pollard reached Bishop Auckland he was able to present the tongue as proof. In return, he was rewarded with fertile lands, which became known as Pollard's lands.

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