Darlington St Cuthbert is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Oxney, Cockerton, Oxneyfield, Darlington Borough, Prebend and Priestgate, Brankin Moor, Bondgate, and Blackwell.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1590
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1762

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Darlington

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DARLINGTON, a town, a township, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a ward in Durham. The town stands on a declivity, at the river Skerne, adjacent to the York and Newcastle railway, near the boundary with Yorkshire, 18½ miles by road, and 23¼ by railway S of Durham; and is connected by railways eastward with Stockton-on-Tees, westward with the W of England, and north-westward with Bishop-Auckland. It dates from remote times; figures in the history of St. Cuthbert; and had long a residence of the Bishops of Durham, which was built about 1162, and in which the Princess Margaret lodged, in 1504, on her way to Scotland. It consists mainly of streets branching from a spacious central square; has recently undergone much improvement; and now includes a new town N of the old. A covered market, on a fine plan, was erected in 1864. A drinking fountain, in granite and bronze, was erected in 1859. St. Cuthbert’s church was erected about 1160 by Bishop Pudsey; is a spacious cruciform structure, partly Norman and early English, with a central steeple 180 feet high; was formerly collegiate, with four chantries; and has carved stone stalls, and highly-finished western door. A subscription of upwards of £3, 300 was raised in 1862 for restoring it. There are also Holy Trinity, St. Paul’s, and St. John’s churches; the last with a tower, and built in 1853. An Independent chapel, at a cost of £2,500, was built in 1862; a U. Presbyterian chapel, at a cost of £3, 600, in 1869; and each has a tower and spire. The Roman Catholics have two chapels and two nunneries. There are also chapels for Baptists, Quakers, Wesleyans, Free Methodists, and Primitive Methodists. The new cemetery, about a mile from the town, was opened in 1858. A grammar-school, founded in the time of Elizabeth, has £247 from endowment; a blue coat school has £42; and other charities have £118. The workhouse was reconstructed from the Bishop’s palace, which had fallen into neglect. There is a literary and scientific institution, with a large room for lectures. There is also a mechanics’ hall, with a lecture-room. Public baths were erected in 1850; and a public park, comprising about 23 acres, was opened in 1853. The town has a head post office, two railway stations with telegraph, three banking-offices, and three chief inns; is a parliamentary borough by the act of 1867, a seat of sessions, and a polling-place; and publishes four weekly newspapers. A weekly market is held on Monday; and fairs on the first Monday of March, Easter Monday, Whit-Monday, the second Monday after Whit-Monday, 23 Nov., and the second Monday after 23 Nov. There are worsted mills, mousseline-de-laine works, cotton factories, tanneries, iron-works, optical glass manufactures, and locomotive engine establishments; and much trade is done in connexion with railway transit, and through contiguity with the mining districts of South Durham, West Durham and Cleveland. The famous bull “Comet” was sold here for £1, 050. The town gives the title of Earl to the Duke of Cleveland; and it sends one member to parliament. Pop. in 1851, 11, 228; in 1861, 15, 781. Houses, 2, 683.

The township contains also the hamlet of Oxneyfield. Acres, 3, 569. Real property, £243, 073; of which £186, 642 are in railways, £429 in quarries, £830 in iron-works, and £828 in gas-works. Pop., 15, 789. Houses, 2, 685. The parish contains likewise the townships of Blackwell, Cockerton, and Archdeacon-Newton. Acres, 7, 856. Real property, £251, 874. Pop., 16, 762. Houses, 2, 875. The property is much subdivided. Blackwell is the seat of R. H. Allan, Esq. Bushell Hill commands a view to York minster. A medicinal spring is in the vicinity of the town; and salt springs are at Hell Kettles. St. Cuthbert’s, Trinity. and St. John’s livings are vicarages, and St. Paul’s is a p. curacy, in the diocese of Durham. Value of St. C., £220; of T., £310; of St. J., £300; of St. P., £200. Patron of St. C., the Duke of Cleveland; of T., the Archdeacon of Durham; of St. J. and St. P., alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

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

Blackwell

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLACKWELL, a township in Darlington parish, Durham; on the river Tees, near the Croftbridge railway, 1 ½ mile SW by S of Darlington. Acres, 1,499. Real property, £3,573. Pop., 336. Houses, 62. Blackwell-Grange is the seat of the Allan family; and he death-place of George Allan, the antiquary. There Wesleyan chapel.

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

Cockerton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COCKERTON, a township in Darlington parish, Durham; on a branch of the river Skerne, 1 mile NW of Darlington. It has a post office under Darlington. Acres, 1, 748. Real property, £4, 043. Pop., 576. Houses, 117. A number of the inhabitants are linen weavers. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a n. school.

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

Oxneyfield

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OXENHALL, a hamlet in Darlington parish, Durham; on the river Skern and the North eastern railway, 2¼ miles S of Darlington. Four round pools, called Hell-Kettles, are here; measure from 84 to 90 feet indiameter; are popularly believed to be fathomless; have water strongly impregnated with sulphur, like that of the neighbouring spas of Croft and Dinsdale; were long, and still in some measure are, regarded locally with superstitions feeling; and are supposed, by some persons, to have originated by earthquake.

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

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OXNEYFIELD, a hamlet in Darlington parish, Durham; near Hell-Kettles pools, 2 miles S S W of Darlington.

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, Darlington – Cemeteries ( 6 )
Burial and graves registers, Darlington, 1858-1998
Author: Darlington (Durhamshire)

Darlington Holy Trinity monumental inscriptions, 1843-1870

Darlington Holy Trinity monumental inscriptions, 1914-1919

England, Durham, Darlington, Society of Friends, burial ground register transcripts, 1865-1897
Author: Society of Friends. Darlington Monthly Meeting (Durham); Durham University Library

Holy Trinity, Darlington, Co. Durham, monumental inscriptions
Author: Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

St. Cuthbert’s, Darlington, monumental inscriptions
Author: Masterman, Henry; Cleveland Family History Society

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

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1841 ( 2 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1851 ( 2 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
1851 census for Darlington, Durham
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1861 ( 2 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1871 ( 2 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1881 ( 2 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1891 ( 2 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

England, Durham, Darlington – Census – 1891 – Indexes ( 2 )
1891 census for Darlington (North East) : piece no. RG12/4041
Author: Coulthard, Robin; Fell, Ann; Thompson, Lewanna; Darlison, Marion; Cleveland Family History Society. Darlington Branch

1891 census for Darlington (North), piece no. RG12/4042 : an index and partial transcription
Author: Bramham, C.; Cleveland Family History Society. Darlington Branch

England, Durham, Darlington – Church history ( 4 )
The Backhouse papers
Author: University of Durham. Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic

The Baptist Church in Darlington : a centenary record of its rise and progress
Author: Bartlett, G. W.

Coniscliffe church
Author: Hodgson, J. F.

Landmarks in the history of Grange Road Baptist Church, Darlington, 1810-1985

England, Durham, Darlington – Church history – Sources ( 1 )
Darlington church history

England, Durham, Darlington – Church records ( 25 )
Baptisms and burials, 1812-1837
Author: Bondgate Chapel (Darlington, Durham : Wesleyan); Darlington Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Durham and York)

Baptisms, 1783-1824
Author: Catholic Church. St. Augustine’s Chapel (Darlington, Durham)

Baptisms, 1783-1840
Author: Catholic Church. St. Mary’s Chapel (Stockton-on-Tees, Durham)

Births, marriages and burials, 1628-1840
Author: Society of Friends. Darlington Monthly Meeting (Durham)

Catholic church records of Darlington, 1837-1981
Author: Catholic Church. St. Augustine’s (Darlington, Durhamshire)

Catholic church records of Darlington, 1873-1984
Author: Catholic Church. SS William and Francis of Sales (Darlington, Durhamshire)

Church rate books, 1859-1868
Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Darlington, Durham)

Church records, 1813-1837
Author: Bethel Chapel (Darlington, Durham : Independent)

Church records, 1868-1931
Author: New Connexion Methodist Church (Shildon, Durhamshire)

Darlington, St. Cuthbert, baptism index, 1813-1837 : (registers indexed: EP/Da.SC 8 (part), 9, 10 (part))
Author: Acres, Wendy; Cleveland Family History Society. Darlington Branch

England, Durham, Darlington, Holy Trinity Church, bishop’s transcripts, 1843-1854
Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Darlington, Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Darlington, Society of Friends, burial ground register transcripts, 1865-1897
Author: Society of Friends. Darlington Monthly Meeting (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Darlington, St. Cuthbert’s Church, bishop’s transcripts, 1762-1867
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham); Durham University Library

Parish chest material
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish of St. Cuthbert, Darlington, index of marriages, 1590-1653
Author: Poll, I. M.; Church of England. St. James’ Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Darlington, 1843-1937
Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish registers for St. Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington, 1590-1912
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish registers for St. Hilda’s Church, Darlington, 1888-1909
Author: Church of England. St. Hilda’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish registers for St. James’ Church, Darlington, 1873-1901
Author: Church of England. St. James’ Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish registers for St. John’s Church, Darlington, 1847-1906
Author: Church of England. St. John’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Parish registers for St. Paul’s Church, Darlington, 1872-1900
Author: Church of England. St. Paul’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Record of members, 1845-1913
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Stockton Branch (Durhamshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Middlesborough Branch (Yorkshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Darlington Branch (Durhamshire)

Record of members, 1900-1929
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Darlington Branch (Durhamshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Skelton Branch (Yorkshire)

St. Cuthbert’s, Darlington : a transcription of baptisms, 1813-1837
Author: Cleveland Family History Society. Darlington Branch

Vestry minutes, 1857-1860
Author: Church of England. St. John’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – Church records – Indexes ( 10 )
Darlington Saint Cuthbert, baptism and burial index 6 July 1590 – 29 September 1653
Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Darlington, Holy Trinity marriage index, 1843-1863
Author: Bradley, E., Mrs.; Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Darlington, Durham)

Darlington, Holy Trinity, marriage index, 1863-1869 : (registers indexed: EP/Da.HT 12)
Author: Calland, L., Mrs.; Bradley, E., Mrs.; Williams, L., Mrs.

Darlington, St. Augustine (RC), baptism index, 1840-1855 : (register indexed: RC/Da.SA 1/1)
Author: Catholic Church. St. Augustine’s (Darlington, Durhamshire)

Darlington, St. Cuthbert marriages
Author: Joiner, Paul R.; Poll, I. M.; Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Darlington, St. Cuthbert, burial transcript and index, 1653-1691 : (register indexed: EP/Da.SC 2)
Author: Hodgson, P., Mrs.; Williams, L., Mrs.

Darlington, St. Cuthbert, marriage index, 1837-1912
Author: Bowes, I., Mrs.; Calland, L., Mrs.; Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Darlington, St. Hilda, marriage index, 1889-1917
Author: Calland, L., Mrs.; Church of England. St. Hilda’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Darlington, St. Luke, marriage index, 1884-1904 : (register indexed: EP/Da.SL 1/4)
Author: Hodgson, P., Mrs.; Lockey, P.

Pre 1837 non-Anglican marriages, Durham
Author: Bell, George; Yellowley, Carol

England, Durham, Darlington – Civil registration ( 1 )
Register of deaths, 1877-1879, 1868-1914
Author: Darlington Union Workhouse (Darlington, Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – History ( 2 )
The history and antiquities of the parish of Darlington, in the bishoprick
Author: Longstaffe, W. H. D. (William Hylton Dyer)

A history of Hartlepool
Author: Sharp, Cuthbert

England, Durham, Darlington – History – Bibliography ( 1 )
Local history guides

England, Durham, Darlington – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Darlington, 1760-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Darlington – Maps ( 2 )
Darlington (North), 1896
Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

Darlington (West), 1898
Author: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey

England, Durham, Darlington – Maps – Bibliography ( 1 )
Darlington maps and plans

England, Durham, Darlington – Military records – Militia ( 2 )
Parish chest material, 1659-1897
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Poor law records, 1727-1834
Author: Parish of St. Cuthbert (Darlington, Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – Newspapers ( 1 )
Northern echo

England, Durham, Darlington – Newspapers – Bibliography ( 1 )
Newspapers

England, Durham, Darlington – Occupations ( 2 )
Parish chest material, 1659-1897
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Poor law records, 1727-1834
Author: Parish of St. Cuthbert (Darlington, Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 6 )
Darlington workhouse : 1841-1891 census returns
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Darlington workhouse : census returns [1841-1891]
Author: Nicholson, J. T.

Parish chest material, 1659-1897
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Poor law records, 1727-1834
Author: Parish of St. Cuthbert (Darlington, Durham)

Poor law records, 1796-1900
Author: Darlington (Durhamshire)

Register of deaths, 1877-1879, 1868-1914
Author: Darlington Union Workhouse (Darlington, Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. – Indexes ( 1 )
Darlington rate book index, 1840

England, Durham, Darlington – Probate records ( 2 )
Darlington wills and inventories, 1600-1625
Author: Atkinson, J. A. (Joy A.)

Parish chest material, 1659-1897
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – Public records ( 2 )
Parish chest material, 1659-1897
Author: Church of England. St. Cuthbert’s Church (Darlington, Durham)

Public Health Act report to the General Board of Health on Darlington (Durham), 1850
Author: Ranger, William, 1800-1863; Smith, H. John (Henry John); Great Britain. General Board of Health

England, Durham, Darlington – Schools ( 6 )
Admission register, 1912-1916
Author: Darlington Central Boys’ School (Darlington, Durham)

Admission registers for Darlington, 1867-1933
Author: Darlington Grammar School (Darlington, Durham)

Admission registers, 1871-1926
Author: Holy Trinity School (Darlington, Durham)

Admission registers, 1915-1926
Author: Darlington Technical College (Darlington, Durham)

Admissions registers for St. William’s Roman Catholic School, 1898-1925
Author: St. William’s Roman Catholic School (Darlington, Durhamshire)

Our present opportunities : the history of Darlington College of Education (Darlington Training College)
Author: Stanton, Olive M.

England, Durham, Darlington – Taxation ( 6 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Darlington, 1760-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Poor law records, 1796-1900
Author: Darlington (Durhamshire)

Valuation lists for the township of Blackwell, 1870-1901
Author: Blackwell (Durham)

Valuation lists for the township of Cockerton, 1873-1915
Author: Cockerton (Durham)

Valuation lists for the township of Harrowgate Hill, 1895-1901
Author: Harrowgate Hill (Durham)

Valuation lists, 1869-1898
Author: Archdeacon-Newton (Durham)

England, Durham, Darlington – Voting registers ( 1 )
Freeholders for Chester, Darlington, Stockton and Easington, 1783

England, Durham, Darlington – Voting registers – Bibliography ( 1 )
Elections

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Administration

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

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