Lynesack is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1850 from a chapelry in Hamsterley Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: South Bedburn and South Side.

Alternative names:

  • Lynesack and Softley
  • Lynesack and Softly
  • Lynesach and Softley

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LYNESACK AND SOFTLY, a township-chapelry in Auckland-St. Andrew parish, Durham; on headstreams of the river Gaunless, 3 miles W by N of Cockfield r. station, and 7 NNE of Barnard-Castle. Post town, Bishop-Auckland, under Darlington. Acres, 5,946. Real property, £3,215; of which £1,095 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 787; in 1861, 1,120. Houses, 223. The property is much subdivided. Part of the land is a barren hilly tract, called South Side. Many of the inhabitants are employed in coal mines. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is modern.

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, Lynesack and Softly – Cemeteries ( 3 )
Burial register, Lynesack and Softly, 1964-1998
Author: Lynesack and Softly (Durhamshire)

St. John, Lynesack & Softley, Co. Durham, monumental inscriptions
Author: McLee, Carol A.; Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

St. John, Lynesack & Softley, Co. Durham, monumental inscriptions
Author: McLee, Carol A.

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

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
1851 census for Lynesack & Softley, Hamsterley, North Bedburn, South Bedburn (all Durham County) : including Fir Tree, Old Woodifield, Harperley & Thistleflatt
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – Church records ( 1 )
Parish registers for Lynesack and Softly, 1848-1911
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Lynesack and Softly (Durham)

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Lynesack & Softley, baptisms, marriages & burials 1848-1901
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Church of England. Chapelry of Lynesack and Softly (Durham)

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – History ( 1 )
The history of the parishes of Hamsterley, and Lynesack and Softley in the county palatine of Durham
Author: Surtees, H. Conyers (Herbert Conyers), 1858-

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Lynesack and Softly, 1787-1827
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – Schools ( 1 )
Mixed and infants admission register, 1910-1926
Author: Lynesack C. E. School (Lynesack and Softly, Durham)

England, Durham, Lynesack and Softly – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Lynesack and Softly, 1787-1827
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Valuation list, 1897-1900
Author: Lynesack and Softly (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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