Chilton is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated a few miles to the east of Bishop Auckland, and a short distance to the south of Ferryhill, on the A167. The bypass on the A167 opened on the 20 June 2005 cutting the traffic down by up to 80% through Chilton.
Chilton is currently undergoing a refurbishment to its main street costing the local councils over one million pounds. Chilton is home to a primary school (Chilton Primary). There is also a Church, Post Office, a Public House, a Doctor, Dentist, Library, and several shop units serving the local community. There is a football ground and all night automatically lit basketball court. There is a regular bus service to Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Durham and Hartlepool, and points between.
Chilton was originally a mining town and called Chilton Buildings. The mine was located on the site of the current Chilton Primary School, with the miners living in Windlestone Colliery - a series of terraced houses named Albert Street, Arthur Street and Prospect Terrace.
A large amount of further reconstruction is planned for the village, with several long terraces of houses being partially knocked down to make way for a by-pass.
The town has a thriving allotment community, serving over 200 allotments.
Famous Residents: Jack Dunn