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The ruins of St. Lawrence's chapel, in Barforth, are among the few visible remains of Old Richmond.
Population 77 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference NZ167163
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL2
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54°32′31″N 1°44′35″W / 54.542°N 1.743°W / 54.542; -1.743Coordinates: 54°32′31″N 1°44′35″W / 54.542°N 1.743°W / 54.542; -1.743

Barforth is a civil parish in the Teesdale district of County Durham, England, near Gainford. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 77. At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100. Information is therefore maintained in the parish of Ovington. The northern border of the parish is the River Tees.


The abandoned village of Old Richmond lay in Barforth, west of Gainford, and the remains include the ruins of a dovecote and of St Lawrence's chapel, as well as the still-inhabited Barforth Hall.

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