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County Durham - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards of County Durham

Image right - The Saxon Church at Escomb, County Durham


The aim of this project is to gather together information regarding cemeteries and graveyards in the county which either have available transcriptions or have been photographed and transcribed.


Please update the project by adding links to any available monumental inscriptions or pages where images of the graves/cemeteries can be seen - mostly Billion Graves or Find a Grave.

Source to watch

The Church Monuments Society Updated as at 19/04/2014

Links to pages that have no entries are marked ✘.

Those links with records have no ✘ (blank, or the number of entries in some instances).

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List of Towns

The four registration areas are:

  • Seaham
  • Stanley
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Durham City.

Seaham area covers:

Blackhall

Blackhall Rocks

Castle Eden

Cold Hesleden

Crimdon Dene

Dalton-le-Dale

Deaf Hill

Easington Colliery

Easington Village

Fleming Field

Haswell

Haswell Plough

Hawthorn

Hesleden

High Hesleden

Horden

Hutton Henry

Monk Hesleden

Murton

Old Shotton

Peterlee

Seaham

Sheraton

Shotton

Shotton Colliery

Shotton Village

South Hetton

Station Town

Thornley

Trimdon Foundry

Trimdon Station

Wheatley Hill

Wingate

Kelloe Winning

Town Kelloe

Old Kelloe

Trimdon Grange Kelloe

Stanley area covers:

Allendale Cottages

Allensford

Annfield Plain

Benfieldside

Blackhill

Bridgehill

Burnhope

Burnopfield

Blackhouse

Birtley

Bournmoor

Castle Dene

Castleside

Catchgate

Chester Moor

Chester-le-Street

Craghead

Consett

Cornsay Colliery

Crookhall

Delves Lane

Dipton

East Hedley Hope

East Law

Ebchester

Edmondsley

Esh Village

Fencehouses (part)

Grange Villa

Great Lumley

Greencroft

Hamsterley Colliery

Hamsterley Mill

Harelaw

Healeyfield

High Handenhold

High Westwood

Horsleyhope

Iveston

Knitsley

Lanchester

Langley Park

Leadgate

Low Westwood

Maiden Law

Medomsley

Milkwell Burn

Moorside

Muggleswick

Nettlesworth

New Kyo

Ouston

Oxhill

Pelton

Pelton Lane Ends

Pelton Fell

Perkinsville

Plawsworth

Picktree (part)

Pickering Nook

Quebec

Quaking Houses

Rowley

Sacriston

Satley

Shield Row

Shiney Row (part)

Shotley Bridge

South Moor Hospital

Stanley

Stony Heap

Tantobie

Tanfield Lea

Templetown

Urpeth

Waldridge Fell

Waskerley

West Pelton

Wharnley Burn

Witton Gilbert (pre-1938)

White-le-Head

Bishop Auckland area covers:

Auckland Park

Aycliffe Village

Barforth

Barnard Castle

  • Barnard Castle - St. Mary

The Church Monuments Society

Barningham

Beechburn

Boldron

Bowes

Bildershaw

Billy Row

Binchester

Bishop Auckland

Bishop Middleham

Bishopton

Bitchburn

Brusselton

Burnt Houses

Butterknowle

Bradbury

Byers Green

Chilton

Chilton Lane

Cleatlam

Close House

Cockfield

Copley

Copelaw - Aycliffe

Coronation

Cotherstone

Coundon Gate

Coundon Grange

Coundon

Cowshill

Crook

Daddry Shield

Eastgate

Edmundbyers

Eggleston

Elstob

Embleton

Eldon Lane

Eldon

East Howle

Escomb

Etherley

Evenwood

Ferryhill

Fir Tree

Fishburn

Foxton & Shotton

Frosterley

Gainford

Gilmonby

Gurney Valley

Hamsterley

Harperley

Helmington Row

High Grange

Holwick

Hotts

Howden-le-Wear

Hunderthwaite

Hunstanworth

Hunwick

Hutton Magna

Ingleton

Ireshopeburn

Laithkirk

Lands

Langton

Lartington

Leasingthorne

Leeholme

Lunedale

Lynesack

Kirk Merrington

Marwood

Mainsforth

Metal Bridge

Mickleton

Middridge

Morden

Morley

Middlestone Moor

Middleton in Teesdale

Newfield

Newton Aycliffe

Newbggin in Teesdale

North Beechburn

North Close

Oakenshaw

Old Cornforth

Ovington

Page Bank

Phoenix Row

Ramshaw

Roddymoor

Romaldkirk

Rookhope

Ruffside

Rushyford

School Aycliffe

Shildon

South Church

Spring Gardens

Staindrop

  • Staindrop Friends Burial Ground or Cemetery

Find a Grave

  • Staindrop, St. Mary

The Church Monuments Society 1 Monument - Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland (1425) and two wives. Alabaster

  • Staindrop, St. Mary Churchyard

Find a Grave

Find a Grave 2nd page

Stainton

Stanhope

St. Helens Auckland

Sedgefield

  • Sedgefield, St. Edmund Churchyard

Find a Grave

Stillington (part)

Stanley (Crook)

Startforth

  • Startforth, Holy Trinity Churchyard

Find a Grave


St. Johns Chapel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John's_Chapel,_County_Durham (Villiage)]

Sunniside (Crook)

Sunnybrow

Thinford

Thornley Village

Todhills

Toft Hill

Toronto

Tow Law

Trimdon Village

Trimdon Grange

Trimdon Colliery

Tudhoe

Wackerfield

Wearhead

Wear Valley Junction

West Auckland

West Cornforth

Westgate

Westerton

Wheatbottom

Whitworth

Whorlton

Windlestone

Windmill

Winston

Woodham

Woodhouses

Woodland

Willington

Witton-le-Wear

Witton Park

Wolsingham

Wycliffe

Durham City area covers:

Durham City

Durham

  • Durham Cathedral

The Church Monuments Society

Brandon

Bowburn

Broompark

Browney

Bearpark

Brancepeth

Coxhoe

Cornforth Lane

Cassop

Croxdale

East Hetton

Esh Winning (part)

Earls House

Hett

Kelloe

Kimblesworth (up to 1974)

Langley Moor

Leamside

Littletown

Ludworth

Meadowfield

New Brancepeth

Pittington

Pity Me

Quarrington Hill

Rainton Gate

Shadforth

Sherburn

Sherburn Hill

Shincliffe

Sunderland Bridge

Ushaw Moor

Waterhouses

West Rainton

Witton Gilbert

References and Sources

Contacts==

Register Office - Seaham Seaham Contact Centre

St John's Square

Sophia Street

Seaham

County Durham

SR7 7JE

Register Office - Bishop Auckland

  • Cockton House
  • 35 Cockton Hill Road
  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • DL14 6HS