Crook is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1845 from a chapelry in Brancepeth Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Crook and Billy Row, Willington, and Billy Row.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1843
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CROOK, a township and a chapelry in Brancepeth parish, Durham. The township bears the name of Crook and Billy-row; lies on an affluent of the river Wear, and on the Weardale Extension railway, 5½ miles NNW of Bishop-Auckland; and has a station on the railway and a post-office under Darlington, both of the name of Crook. Acres, 4, 008. Real property, £25, 981; of which £15, 603 are in mines, and £500 in gas-works. Pop., 5, 134. Houses, 954. The chapelry is more extensive than the township; and was constituted in 1845. Pop., 8, 603. Houses, 1, 609. The property is divided among a few. Crook Hall belonged to the Hiltons and the Bakers; was the birthplace of Baker, the historian of St. John’s college, Cambridge; and passed to the Williamsons. Coal is largely worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Brancepeth. The church is tolerable; and there are chapels for Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, New Connexion Methodists, and Roman Catholics. The New Connexion Methodist chapel was built in 1860; and a mechanics’ institute was built in 1869.

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, Billy-row

England, Durham, Crook – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Crook and Billy-row, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Durham, Crook – Census – 1851 ( 1 )
1851 census for St. Helen, Middridge, Helmington Row, Crook (Durham County)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Crook – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
1851 census for Crook & Billy Row …[and] Witton Le Wear … (all Durham County)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Crook – Church history ( 1 )
Lingard remembered : essays to mark the sesquicentenary of John Lingard’s death
Author: Phillips, Peter

England, Durham, Crook – Church records ( 11 )
Baptisms, 1850-1900
Author: Primitive Methodist Church. Crook Circuit (Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1859-1900
Author: Primitive Methodist Church. Bishop-Auckland Circuit (Durham)

Baptisms, 1861-1900
Author: New Connexion Methodist Chapel (Sunnybrow, Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1862-1900
Author: New Connexion Methodist Chapel (Crook, Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1865-1900
Author: Wesleyan Methodist Church. Crook Circuit (Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1882-1900
Author: Rumby Hill New Connexion Methodist Church (Crook, Durhamshire)

Baptisms, 1894
Author: Wesleyan Methodist Church. Crook Circuit, Willington Section (Durhamshire)

Catholic church records of Crook, 1892-1915
Author: Catholic Church. Our Lady Immaculate and St. Cuthbert (Crook, Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Crook, bishop’s transcripts, 1843-1848
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Crook (Durham); Durham University Library

Marriage register, 1865
Author: Hope Street Wesleyan Methodist Church (Crook, Durhamshire)

Wesleyan Methodist church records of Tow-Law, Sunniside, Thornley, East Hedleyhope, Hedley Hill and Salter’s Gate churches, 1885-1901

England, Durham, Crook – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Crook, St Catherine, baptisms, marriages & burials, 1843-1861
Author: Bell, George; Original Indexes; Church of England. Chapelry of Crook (Durham)

England, Durham, Crook – History ( 1 )
Crook and Billy Row in 1851 : an analysis of the census returns

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Administration

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

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