GOSFORTH STREET, FELLING, (NEAR GATESHEAD), COUNTY DURHAM

Heworth St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1815 from a chapelry in Jarrow Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Windynook and Felling.

Alternative names: Heworth

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1696
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1768

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEWORTH, a town, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district in Jarrow parish, and Gateshead district, Durham. The town stands adjacent to the river Tyne, and to the Darlington and Brandling railway, near Pelaw Junction station, 2½ miles ESE of Gateshead; and has a post-office under Gateshead. The township lies partly within Gateshead borough; includes the chapelries of St. Albans and Felling, constituted in 1843 and 1866; and comprises 2, 786 acres of land, and 67 of water. Real property, £27, 435; of which £9, 286 are in mines, £938 in quarries, and £700 in iron works. Pop. in 1851, 8, 869, in 1861, 10, 315. Houses, 1, 570. The increase of pop. was caused by the extension of chemical works. Pop. of the part within Gateshead borough, 838. Houses, 132. Ship building is carried on in several yards; coal is extensively mined and exported; and paper, pottery, glass, and chemicals, are manufactured. The chapelry was at one time conterminate with the township, but was curtailed and made ecclesiastically parochial in 1843. Rated property, £19, 902. Pop. in 1861, 7, 680. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £234. Patrons, Lady James and Thomas Drewett Brown, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1822; is in the pointed style, with an embattled tower; and contains 668 sittings. A monumental column is in the churchyard, commemorative of the death of 91 persons, in 1812, by an explosion in Felling colliery. There are a national school and a mechanics’ institution.

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, Heworth – Cemeteries ( 4 )
Heworth Cemetery burials and graves registers , 1941-1998
Author: Heworth Cemetery (Heworth, Durhamshire)

Monumental inscriptions, St. Mary’s, Heworth Parish Church, Co. Durham
Author: Ashburner, J.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

Monumental inscriptions, St. Mary’s, Heworth Parish Church, Co. Durham
Author: Ashburner, J.; Johnson, M., Mrs.

Monumental inscriptions, St. Mary’s, Heworth, Parish Church, Co. Durham
Author: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

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

England, Durham, Heworth – Church records ( 9 )
Church records, 1843-1907
Author: Methodist Church. South Shields Circuit (Durham, England)

Church records, 1936-1938
Author: Presbyterian Church (Pelaw and Heworth, Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Heworth St. Mary, bishop’s transcripts, 1809-1875
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Jarrow, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1860
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Jarrow (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Windynook or Heworth, St. Alban’s Church, bishop’s transcripts, 1844-1879
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Windynook (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish chest material, 1807-1861
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1696-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

Parish registers for Heworth, 1696-1908
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

Register of burials in Heworth churchyard and Windy Nook churchyard, 1964-1998
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Windynook (Durham)

England, Durham, Heworth – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Heworth, Durham, England

Marriage index for Sunderland, Heworth, Monk-Hesledon, Trimdon, 1592- 1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.

Register indexes for Durham, St. Oswald, Heworth, St. Alban, Sadberge, Sedgefield, and Willington, 1751-1967
Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Tait, R.; Calland, L., Mrs.; Bowes, I., Mrs.; Church of England. St. Oswald’s Church (Durham, Durham)

England, Durham, Heworth – Land and property ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Heworth, 1760-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Parish chest material, 1807-1861
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

England, Durham, Heworth – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish chest material, 1807-1861
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

England, Durham, Heworth – Public records ( 1 )
Parish chest material, 1807-1861
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

England, Durham, Heworth – Schools ( 1 )
Birth registers, indexes to birth registers, 1868-1901
Author: Heworth School Board (Durhamshire, England)

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

Parish chest material, 1807-1861
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heworth (Durham)

England, Durham, Heworth – Vital records ( 1 )
Birth registers, indexes to birth registers, 1868-1901
Author: Heworth School Board (Durhamshire, England)

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Administration

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

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