Etherley Parish

A beautiful location to live, work and enjoy

Latest news:

  • Live Music from 'BIG RIVER' Band - Friday 4th November at Toft Hill Community Centre - go to 'What's on' page for details

  • Toft Hill and Etherley Community Centre - Christmas Fair - Saturday 26th November at 1.00p.m.


The History of Etherley can be seen on this page.

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Full information about the Community Association and it's events...

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News about Etherley Parish and a full list of events can be found by clicking the below...

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Village Fete

The Village Fete

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Our History

Today the population of Etherley Parish stands at 2431 inhabitants with all dwellings having piped water, bathrooms and inside toilets. Not so very along ago, fifty years infact, the picture was very different with a parish population of 1835 - over 40 dwellings without piped water, 365 dwellings using outside toilets and a staggering 405 dwellings with no bathroom.

Welcome to the website of Etherley Parish Council.

Etherlay Parish is located in the heart of County Durham, on the outskirts of Teesdale and on the borders of Wear Valley. The Parish is situated within beautiful countryside yet still benefiting from access to excellent local services.

The Parish stretches across a wide area which includes, Low Etherley, Phoenix Row, High Etherley, Toft Hill, Etherley Bank, Spring Gardens, Hummerbeck, Bildershaw, Royal Oak and parts of West Auckland.

Etherley Parish has a range of local services and facilities including:

  • an outstanding Primary School and child day care establishments

  • Nursing home for the elderly

  • Doctors Surgery

  • two popular churches

  • a Community Centre

  • Cricket Club and Social club

  • hairdressers

  • public houses at Toft Hill, High Etherley and Spring Gardens

  • Cafe on the A68

  • garage on the outskirts of the Parish (Oakley Service Station)

The Parish also has the advantage of being located within easy driving distance of a major retail park providing many shopping outlets and places to eat out.