Medomsley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1765 from a chapelry in Lanchester Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Conside and Knitsley.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1608
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1766

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MEDOMSLEY, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Lanchester parish, Durham. The village stands on a branch of the Stanhope and Tyne railway, ¾ of a mile ENE of Watling-street, 1¾ E of the river Derwent at the boundary with Northumberland, and 2½ NE of Shotley-Bridge; and has a post-office under Gateshead. The township comprises 4,823 acres. Real property, £13,014; of which £20 are in quarries, £4,211 in mines, and £3,600 in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 840; in 1861, 1,296. Houses, 259. The property is divided among a few. Medomsley Hall was the birth-place of Dr Hunter, the physician and antiquary. The Scots crossed the Derwent adjacent to Medomsley, in 1644, by “a treebridge”. The chapelry is less extensive than the township. Pop., 856. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church is early English; has an E window of three lancet lights; contains, below the altar-steps, two curious sculptured-heads of a king and a bishop; and was recently in very bad condition.

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, Medomsley – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Monumental inscriptions, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Medomsley, County Durham
Author: Lamb, D.; Shield, A.

Monumental inscriptions, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Medomsley, County Durham
Author: Lamb, D.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

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

England, Durham, Medomsley – Census – 1891 – Indexes ( 1 )
Index to the 1891 census piece RG12/4091, Conside and Knitsley (part), Blackhill (part), Healeyfield, Castleside, Muggleswick and Medomsley (part) in the registration sub-district of Consett, County Durham
Author: Williams, K.

England, Durham, Medomsley – Church history ( 1 )
Medomsley Methodist Church : 200 years of worship, work and witness

England, Durham, Medomsley – Church records ( 6 )
England, Durham, Ebchester, bishop’s transcripts, 1766-1871
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Ebchester (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Medomsley, bishop’s transcripts, 1766-1846
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Ebchester (Durham); Durham University Library

Medomsley St. Mary Magdalen
Author: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire)

Parish chest material, 1803-1861
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1608-1730
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire)

Parish registers for Medomsley, 1608-1960
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire)

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

Medomsley marriage index, 1608-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Chapelry of Medomsley (Durhamshire)

Medomsley, St. Mary Magdalen, burial index, 1608-1797 : (registers indexed: EP/Me 1 and 2)
Author: Jewitt, Cyril

England, Durham, Medomsley – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Medomsley, 1760-1830
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Medomsley – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Medomsley, 1760-1830
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

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

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