English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Parish in the County of Durham


Bishopton parish comprises the three townships of Bishopton in the north-east, East Newbiggin & West Newbiggin to the south and Little Stainton to the west. The soil is clay, and in 1850 there were 2,370 acres of arable to 1,522 of pasture, VCH III 213.

Major Settlements