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Chester le Street is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Holmside (part), Stanley, Plawsworth, Little Lumley, Waldridge, Hedley Lambton, Great Lumley, Edmonsley, and Edmondsley.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1582
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parishes adjacent to Chester le Street

Parish History

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHESTER-LE-STREET, a small town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, and a district in Durham. The town stands on a branch of Watling-street and the river Wear, adjacent to the Shields and Stanhope railway, 3 ¼ miles WNW of Fence-Houses station of the Northeastern railway, and 6 N of Durham city. It sprang from a Roman station; bore the name of Cunceastre in the time of the Northumbrian kingdom; was the seat of a bishopric from 883 to 955, intermediate between Lindisfarne-and Durham; consists now of one street about a mile long; is a seat of petty sessions and a polling-place; and has a post-office under Fence-Houses, a chief inn, a parish church, three dissenting chapels, an hospital, and a workhouse. The church is early and later English; has a fine tower and spire, 156 feet high; was restored in 1862, at a cost of £2,000; contains fourteen altar-tombs and effigies of the lords of Lumley; and was formerly collegiate. Lumley Park, a seat of the Earl of Scarborough, and Lambton Castle, the seat of the Earl of Durham, are in the neighbourhood. The township includes the town, and comprises 2,666 acres. Real property, £17,801; of which £8,300 are in mines, and £195 in railways. Pop., 3,013. Houses, 610. The parish contains also the townships of Great Lumley, Little Lumley, Lambton, Waldridge, Plawsworth, Edmonsley, Pelton, Urpeth, Ouston, Harraton, Birtley, Lamesley, Kibblesworth, Ravensworth, and Hedley, all in the district of Chester-le-Street, and the chapelry of Tanfield, in the district of Durham. Acres, 31,001. Real property, £127,637; of which £63,268 are in mines, £6,530 in iron-works, and £1,569 in railways. Pop., 23,076. Houses, 4,349. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Durham. Coal-mining, iron-working, and kindred operations are extensively carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £377. Patrons, alternately H. Joliffe, Esq., and Trustees. The p. curacies of Lumley, Birtley, Pelton, Lamesley, Tanfield, and Eighton-Banks, are separate benefices. Charities, £124.

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, Chester-le-Street – Cemeteries ( 7 )
Burial and graves registers, Chester-le-Street, 1895-1998
Author: Chester-le-Street (Durhamshire)

Burial and graves registers, Lumley, 1979-1998
Author: Lumley (Durhamshire)

Burial and graves registers, Pelton, 1889-1998
Author: Pelton (Durhamshire)

Chester-le-Street monumental inscriptions (1689-1928)
Author: Masden, John

Chester-le-Street, County Durham, transcript of marriages, 1832 to 1837 and copies of monuments inside the parish church, pages 14 to 33
Author: Madsen, J.

Monumental inscriptions of St. Mary’s and St. Cuthberts old churchyards, Chester le Street, Durham, England

Register of burials in the cemetery of the burial board for the parish of Beamish in the county of Durham, 1891-1998
Author: Beamish (Durhamshire)

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

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
Index to 1851 census of Chester-le-Street and adjacent parishes
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Johnson, M., Mrs.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Census – Indexes ( 3 )
Great Lumley census index, 1851-1881

Plawsworth census index, 1851-1881

Waldridge census index, 1851-1881

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Church history ( 2 )
The history of the church of Chester-le-Street
Author: Dodd, John

A History of the United Reformed Church, Low Chare, Chester Le Street, (formerly the “Bethel”)

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Church records ( 20 )
Births and baptisms, 1813-1837
Author: Bethel Chapel (Chester-le-Street, Durham : Independent)

Births and baptisms, 1813-1837
Author: Bethel Chapel (Chester-le-Street, Durham : Independent)

Catholic church records of Chester-le-Street, 1881-1955
Author: Catholic Church. St. Cuthbert’s (Chester-le-Street, Durhamshire)

Catholic church records of Stanley (near Beamish), 1878-1935
Author: Catholic Church. St. Joseph’s (Stanley, near Beamish, Durham)

Chester-le-Street Deanery burials, 1798-1812
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Bell, George

Chester-le-Street, county Durham, transcript of marriages, 1827 to 1831 (222 marr), and some extracts 1832 to 1837
Author: Gardner, David Ensign, 1915-2007

Chester-le-Street, County Durham, transcript of marriages, 1832 to 1837 and copies of monuments inside the parish church, pages 14 to 33
Author: Madsen, J.

England, Durham, Birtley, St. John the Evangelist Church, bishop’s transcripts, 1850-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Birtley (Durham); Durham University Library

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

England, Durham, Lamesley, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1851
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Lamesley (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Lumley, bishop’s transcripts, 1861-1867
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Lumley (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Pelton, bishop’s transcripts, 1845-1870
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Pelton (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Tanfield, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1844
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham); Durham University Library

Lamesley, St. Andrew transdex of baptisms, 1603-1730
Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Church of England. Chapelry of Lamesley (Durham)

Parish chest material, 1606-1887
Author: Chester-le-Street (Durhamshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1582-1826
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chester-le-Street (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1719-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

Parish registers for Chester-le-Street, Durham, 1582-1927
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chester-le-Street (Durham)

Parish registers for Eighton-Banks, 1857-1900
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Eighton-Banks (Durham)

Parish registers for Tanfield, 1719-1948
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Church records – Indexes ( 17 )
Birtley Parish Church–co. Durham, marriage index, 16 Feb. 1850 to 16 Nov. 1910
Author: Tait, R.; Tait, D.; Church of England. Chapelry of Birtley (Durham)

Chester-le-Street baptisms 1812-1826 : Durham CRO EP/CS 1/8
Author: Thornton, Jean

Chester-le-Street burials 1798-1812 : Durham CRO EP/CS 1/41 (part)
Author: Yellowley, Carol

Chester-le-Street, St. Mary & St. Cuthbert transdex of burials
Author: Emmerson, Shirley; Emmerson, John; Jewett, Cyril; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

Computer printout of Chester le Street, Bethel Independent, Durham, Eng

Computer printout of Chester le Street, St. Mary, Durham, England

Eighton Banks–parish church, Co. Durham, marriage index, 1863-1922
Author: Tait, R.; Tait, D.; Church of England. Chapelry of Eighton-Banks (Durham)

Index of burials registered at the Church of St. Andrew, Lamesley, County Durham : March 1730 – January 1798
Author: Errington, R.; Johnson, M.; Church of England. Chapelry of Lamesley (Durham)

Lumley Parish Church–county Durham, marriage index, 1862-1912
Author: Tait, R.; Tait, D.; Johnson, M.; Church of England. Chapelry of Lumley (Durham)

Marriage index, Chester-le-Street and other parishes
Author: Rounce, W. E.

Parish printout of Tanfield, Durham, England

Parish register printouts of Chester-le-Street, Durham, England (Independent, Bethel) ; christenings, 1813-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Pelton Holy Trinity : burials, 1842-1874
Author: Thornton, Jean; Church of England. Chapelry of Pelton (Durham)

Pelton Holy Trinity : marriages, 1843-1873
Author: Thornton, Jean; Church of England. Chapelry of Pelton (Durham)

Tanfield marriages, 1719-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

Tanfield, County Durham, 1837-1876, St. Margaret’s marriage index
Author: Tait, Ralph; Johnson, Millicent; Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

Tanfield, St. Margaret burials index, 1719-1791 : register indexed, EP/Ta 1
Author: Perkins, J.; Williams, L., Mrs.; Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Description and travel – Guidebooks ( 1 )
The Official guide to Chester-le-Street

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – History ( 4 )
A Community called Chester-le-Street 883-1983

Lumley Castle : the historic Durham home of the Earls of Scarbrough, now occupied by University College, Durham

The Official guide to Chester-le-Street

On Chester-le-Street
Author: Blane, Henry; Dodd, John; Planché, James Robinson

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

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Maps ( 3 )
AZ street atlas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham : Gateshead, North & South Shields, Tynemouth, Chester-le-Street, Peterlee, Seaham, Stanley, Wallsend, Washington, Whitley Bay
Author: Geographers’ A-Z Map Company

Chester-le-Street, 1895
Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne : Sunderland, Durham : Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Washington, Bedlington, Blyth, Chester-le-Street, Cramlington, Peterlee, Ponteland, Seaham, North Shields, Stanley, Whitley Bay
Author: Geographers’ A-Z Map Company

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Parish chest material, 1606-1887
Author: Chester-le-Street (Durhamshire)

Poor law records, 1792-1849
Author: Birtley (Durham)

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Schools ( 5 )
Admission registers, 1905-1921
Author: Chester-le-Street Secondary School (Chester-le-Street, Durham)

Log book, 1884-1920
Author: St. Aidan’s Church of England School (Birtley, Durham)

Log book, 1908-1926
Author: George Street Council School (Birtley, Durham)

Log books, 1870-1926
Author: Marley Hill Colliary School (Marley Hill, Durham)

Log books, 1885-1926
Author: Eighton Banks Barrington Church of England School (Eighton-Banks, Durham)

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Chester-le-Street, 1760-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Rate books, 1825-1848
Author: Birtley (Durham)

England, Durham, Chester-le-Street – Voting registers ( 1 )
Register of the electors, Chester-le-Street Division, 1885-1900
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

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

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