Escomb is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1743 from a chapelry in Auckland St Andrew Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Pollard’s Land, Pollard’s Lands, Witton Park, Evenwood and Barony, and Bishop Auckland.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1543
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ESCOMB, a parochial chapelry in Auckland district, Durham; on the river Wear, and on the Weardale railway, 1½ mile WNW of Bishop-Auckland. Post town, Bishop-Auckland, under Darlington. Acres, 840. Real property, £15, 360; of which £11, 250 are in mines, and £70 on the railway. Pop. in 1851, 1, 293; in 1861, 3, 743. Houses, 649. The property is subdivided. The chief employment is coal-mining. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church was at one time prebendal to Auckland college; was annexed, in 1501, to Durham deanery; and is in tolerable condition. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.

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, Escomb – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Parish registers for Escomb, 1543-1952
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)
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England, Durham, Escomb – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Escomb, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office
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England, Durham, Escomb – Census – 1851 ( 1 )
1851 census for Escomb, Coundon Grange (Durham County)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society
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England, Durham, Escomb – Church history ( 1 )
The history of the village and church of Escombe, County Durham
Author: Surtees, H. Conyers (Herbert Conyers), 1858-
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England, Durham, Escomb – Church records ( 4 )
England, Durham, Auckland-St. Andrew, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1851
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Auckland-St. Andrew (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham); Durham University Library
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England, Durham, Escomb, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1849
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham); Durham University Library
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Parish register transcripts for the chapelry of Escomb, 1543-1812
Author: Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)
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Parish registers for Escomb, 1543-1952
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)
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England, Durham, Escomb – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Computer printout of Escomb, Durham, Eng
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)
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Escomb, St. John transdex of burials, 1543-1812 : volume 1, 1543-1741 : volume 2, 1741-1812
Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)
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Escomb, St. John, burial index, 1543-1812 : (registers indexed: EP/Es 1-2)
Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham)
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Marriages: Escomb, 1543-1837; Slaley, 1722-1837; Bywell-St. Peter, 1663-1837; Bywell-St. Andrew, 1685-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Chapelry of Escomb (Durham); Church of England. Parish Church of Slaley (Northumberland); Church of England. Parish Church of Bywell-St. Andrew (Northumberland); Church of England. Parish Church of Bywell-St. Peter (Northumberland)
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England, Durham, Escomb – History ( 1 )
The history of the village and church of Escombe, County Durham
Author: Surtees, H. Conyers (Herbert Conyers), 1858-
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England, Durham, Escomb – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the chaplery of Escomb, 1787-1827
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)
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England, Durham, Escomb – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Overseers accounts for Escomb (Durhamshire), 1683-1831
Author: Escomb (Durhamshire, England)
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England, Durham, Escomb – Taxation ( 2 )
The Hearth Tax Assessments for Aucklandshire and Upper Weardale, Lady Day 1666
Author: Howe, J. C.
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Land tax assessments for the chaplery of Escomb, 1787-1827
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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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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