Welcome to

Etherley Parish Website

A beautiful part of County Durham to live and enjoy

What's new::

  • Warm Spaces - Toft Hill Community Centre - go to the 'What's On' page for details

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 some properties located within West Auckland.

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

  • an outstanding Primary School

  • two child day care establishments

  • Nursing home for the elderly

  • Doctors Surgery

  • two popular churches

  • Community Centre which hosts a range of interest groups

  • Cricket Club and Social club

  • Local eating establishmentsl: The Curlew Cafe and the A68 Cafe

  • Hairdressers

  • Public houses: The Sportsman at Toft Hill, The Three Tuns at High Etherley

  • and The Blacksmith's Arms at Spring Gardens

  • a 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

where there is a wide range of shopping outlets and places to eat out.


The History of Etherley can be seen on this page.

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Parish Council News

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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.