Boldon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Hylton Grove, West Boldon, and East Boldon.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1571
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOLDON, two villages and a parish in South Shields district, Durham. The villages are West and East Boldon; and the former stands in the southern vicinity of the Brandling Junction railway, 4½ miles NW of Sunderland, and has a post-office under Gateshead; while the latter is about a mile to the E. The parish comprises 3,954 acres. Real property, £8,637. Pop., 1,024. Houses, 211. The property is much subdivided. The manor has belonged, from time immemorial, to the see of Durham; and gives name to the “Boldon Buke,” an ancient survey of the diocese, preserved in the cathedral. Limestone is abundant. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £653. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is early English, and has several memorial windows put up in 1851. There are a chapel of ease, an Independent chapel, built in 1863, a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities £14.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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England, Durham, Boldon – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Monumental inscriptions, St. Nicholas West Boldon
Author: Ashburner, J.; Ashburner, J., Mrs.

Monumental inscriptions, West Bolden and Shildon
Author: Nicholson, G.

England, Durham, Boldon – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Boldon, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Durham, Boldon – Church records ( 6 )
Bolden transcript, 1573-1600
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham)

Church records, 1843-1907
Author: Methodist Church. South Shields Circuit (Durham, England)

England, Durham, Boldon, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham); Durham University Library

Marriage index for St. Nicholas, Boldon, 1837 to 1914
Author: Tait, Ralph; Tait, Doreen; Davison, K.; Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1571-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham)

Records of the Congregational Church assembling at [East Boldon]
Author: Congregational Church (Boldon, England)

England, Durham, Boldon – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Boldon baptisms, marriages & burials, 1813-1839
Author: Bell, George; Yellowley, Carol; Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham)

Boldon parish church, index to marriage registers, 1573-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham)

Computer printout of Boldon, Durham, Eng

Marriage index, St. Nicholas–Bolden, 1837 to 1914
Author: Tait, R.; Davison, K.; Tait, D.; Church of England. Parish Church of Boldon (Durham)

England, Durham, Boldon – Court records ( 1 )
The justicing notebook (1750-64) of Edmund Tew, Rector of Boldon
Author: Tew, Edmund, 1700-1770; Morgan, Gwenda; Rushton, Peter

England, Durham, Boldon – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Boldon, 1760-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Boldon – Schools ( 4 )
Log book, 1879-1890
Author: North Road School (Boldon, Durham)

Log book, 1909-1925
Author: West Boldon Council School (Boldon, Durham)

Log books, 1863-1925
Author: Boldon Church of England School (Durham)

Log books, 1885-1925
Author: East Boldon Council School (Boldon, Durham)

England, Durham, Boldon – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Boldon, 1760-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

  • County: Durham
  • Civil Registration District: South Shields
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Durham (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Durham
  • Rural Deanery: Chester le Street
  • Poor Law Union: South Shields
  • Hundred: Chester Ward
  • Province: York

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