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   The Village Hall needs your help

   It costs between £4000 and £5000 a year    just to cover the basic overheads of running    the village hall (gas, electricity etc.). The    Community Association is also spending in    the region of £2000 this year on    maintaining and redecorating the hall. Some    of this is covered by grants from local    government but we still need to raise a    significant amount ourselves.

The Association has joined forces with an organisation called LocalGiving to enable individuals to donate whatever amount they wish, whether as a one off of on a regular basis with just a few mouse clicks. Not only are you helping directly but if you are a UK tax payer then by filling in the Gift Aid section the Association can reclaim any tax you have paid from HMRC. If you can help then please click on the LocalGiving logo below and you will be taken to our secure page on their website (there should be a padlock symbol in the address bar of your browser).


Shadforth is located in the beautiful North-East of England, in County Durham, Land of the Prince Bishops, about 5 miles east of the City of Durham.

Brief History

The village is very old and was mentioned in the Boldon Book of 1183. It is perhaps the only village in England with the name 'Shadforth' meaning 'Shallow Ford’. The oldest part of the village has maintained its medieval shape of irregular houses placed around a linear village green. Although surrounded by coal mines and industry, Shadforth is unusual as it has always remained rural, never having its own pit. Shadforth is known as one of the ‘green villages’ of the North-East of England, having a registered village green and being designated a conservation area.

The village has changed over the years but proudly retains it's community spirit and has many acitivities occurring in it's village hall totally maintained and funded by the villagers. Over the last 3 years the park in the village has undergone a major programme of refurbishment and enhancements - take a peek here at what has been happening.


Shadforth Village Hall, hosts many village activities and is available to hire by village residents as well as non-residents. There is limited free parking outside.

Shadforth Village Church - St Cuthbert's

Park with a new children's play area, sculptures reflecting the local area, a nature area by Shadforth Beck and football pitch.

Regular Bus Service - 24, 24X. Click here for map and latest information.

The Shadforth Plough - Pub and Restaurant Open 7 days a week, serving good value food and beers. Have a look here at sample food, menu and comments.

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