Castle Eden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Castle Eden Colliery.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1769

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASTLE-EDEN, a rivulet, two villages, and a parish in Easington district, Durham. The rivulet traverses a romantic dell, called Castle-Eden dean; and goes eastward to the sea. The villages are Castle-Eden and Castle-Eden-Colliery; they stand near the Hartlepool and Ferryhill railway, 7½ and 6¾ miles NW by W of Hartlepool; and they have stations on the railway, and post-offices under Ferryhill. There is also a post-office of Castle-Eden Station under Ferryhill. The parish comprises 1,935 acres. Real property, £4,942; of which, £1,500 are in mines. Pop., 535. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to Gisborne priory and the see of Durham. Castle-Eden Hall, the seat of R. Burdon, Esq., is a handsome modern castellated edifice, surmounting a wooded precipice contiguous to Castle-Eden dean, and commanding brilliant views. Coal is extensively worked, and there are brickworks and a brewery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £242. Patron, R. Burdon, Esq. The church was built in 1764, and has a fine spire. The vicarage of Wingate-Grange is a separate benefice. There are Wesleyan and P. Methodist chapels.

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, Castle-Eden – Cemeteries ( 3 )
Castle-Eden (St. James) monumental inscriptions
Author: Carter, Pamela; Family History Group. People’s Centre (Hartlepool); Cleveland Family History Society. Hartlepool Branch

Monumental inscriptions Castle Eden area
Author: Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

Monumental inscriptions, Castle-Eden and Easington

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

England, Durham, Castle-Eden – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 3 )
1851 census for Castle Eden, Durham
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

1851 census for Castle Eden, Hutton Henry, South Wingate Colliery, Sheraton (Durham County) : volume no. 125
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

1851 census for Monk Hesledon Village, Church Hesledon, Castle Eden Colliery (all Durham County)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Castle-Eden – Church records ( 6 )
England, Durham, Castle-Eden, bishop’s transcripts, 1769-1851
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eden (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish chest materials, 1661-1893
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eden (Durham)

Parish register transcripts of Sunderland and various other parishes in Durham and Northumberland, 1719-1879
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sunderland (Durham); Mailing Rigg Chapel (Sunderland : United Presbyterian Church); St. George’s Chapel (Sunderland, Durham : Presbyterian); Church of England. Castle Eden (Durham); Church of England. St. Nicholas’ Church (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland)

Parish registers for Castle-Eden, 1694-1912
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eden (Durham)

Record of members, 1848-1855
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Castle Eden Branch (Durhamshire)

The registers of Castle Eden, in the county of Durham : baptisms 1661-1812, marriages 1698-1794, burials 1696-1812
Author: Robinson, F. G. J. (Frederick Godwin Johnson); Wood, A. E.; Wood, G. M. F.; Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eden (Durham)

England, Durham, Castle-Eden – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Castle Eden, Durham, England

Marriage index for Pittington, Croxdale, Castle-Eden and Muggleswick, 1575-1846
Author: Rounce, W. E.

England, Durham, Castle-Eden – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Castle-Eden, 1787-1807
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Castle-Eden – Schools ( 1 )
Parish registers for Castle-Eden, 1694-1919
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Eden (Durham)

England, Durham, Castle-Eden – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Castle-Eden, 1787-1807
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

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

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