Sedgefield is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Durham. Embleton is a chapelry of Sedgefield.

Other places in the parish include: Foxton, Oldacres, Mordon, Morden, Layton, Foxton and Shotton, The Isle, Fishburn, Butterwick and Oldacres, Butterwick, Bradbury and the Isle, and Bradbury.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1580
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1769

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEDGEFIELD, a small town, a township, a parish and a sub-district, in Stockton district, Durham. The town stands on a rising-ground, 1½ mile E of the Stockton and Ferryhill railway, and 9 NW by N of Stockton; commands extensive views, especially to the S and the SE; enjoys a remarkably salubrious climate; was visited, in July 1792, by an ice storm, with some pieces nearly a foot in diameter; is a polling-place; comprises three principal streets, with a central market-place; and has a post-office under Ferryhill, a r. station, a market-cross, a church, Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chapels, a mechanics’ institute, a grammar-school with £18 a year from endowment, alms-houses with £155, apprenticing charities £8, and poors’ charities £112. The church is cruciform, and partly early English; has a nave 72 feet long, a chancel 36 feet long, and a lofty W tower; and was restored in 1852. A weekly market was formerly held on Friday; and fairs for pigs are now held on the first Friday of every month; and cattle fairs on the first Friday of April and Oct. The township comprises 5, 171 acres. Real property, £7, 877; of which £15 are in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 1, 362; in 1861, 1,808. Houses, 317. The manor was given in 900 to the see of Durham. A workhouse and the Durhamshire lunatic asylum the latter a large brick edifice of 1860 are in the township; and, at the census of 1861, had 31 and 340 inmates. The parish contains also six other townships, and comprises 17, 471 acres. Pop. in 1851, 2, 192; in 1861, 2, 656. Houses, 480. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £1, 802. Patron, the Bishop of D. A chapel of ease is at Embleton. Bishops Leyburn, Redmayne, Lesley, and Louth, and George Viscount Barrington were rectors.

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, Sedgefield – Cemeteries ( 3 )
Monumental inscriptions, the old cemetery, Sedgefield, Co. Durham
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

Register of burials, Fishburn, 1934-1960
Author: Fishburn (Durhamshire)

St. Edmund, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, monumental inscriptions
Author: Corner, Michael

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

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Census – 1841 – Indexes ( 1 )
1841 census for Sedgefield and district
Author: Walker, K. G.; Walker, I. J.

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 3 )
1851 Census for Bishop Middleham, Bishopton, Garmondsway, Sedgefield, Great and Little Stainton
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

1851 census for Sedgefield
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

Sedgefield and district census, 1851 (HO 107/2384)
Author: Walker, K. G.

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Census – 1871 – Indexes ( 1 )
1871 census for Sedgefield and district
Author: Walker, K. G.; Walker, I. J.

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Census – Indexes ( 1 )
1851 census index, Trimdon, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Bishoptton, Bishop-Middleham, Cornforth, etc.

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Church records ( 6 )
Burial register of Saint Edmund’s, Sedgefield, 1580 to 1672
Author: Poll, I. M.

Church records for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Sedgefield, 1839-1882
Author: Catholic Church. St. Joseph’s (Sedgefield, Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Sedgefield, bishop’s transcripts, 1769-1854
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sedgefield (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish register transcripts for the chapelry of Embleton, 1650-1760
Author: Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Church of England. Chapelry of Embleton (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1580-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sedgefield (Durham); Wood, H. M.

Parish registers for Sedgefield, 1813-1948
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sedgefield (Durham)

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Church records – Indexes ( 5 )
Computer printout of Embleton, Durham, Eng

Parish printout of Sedgefield, Durham, England

Sedgefield, St. Edmund, baptism index, 1766-1838 : (register indexed: EP/Se 1/3-5)
Author: Walker, K.

Sedgefield, St. Edmund, burial transcript and index, 1766-1853 : (registers indexed: EP/Se 1/3-4, 1/10)
Author: Walker, K.

Sedgefield, St. Edmund, marriage index, 1837-1916 : (registers indexed: EP/Se 1/9 and 21)
Author: Applegarth, I.

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Sedgefield, 1784-1830
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Workhouse records, 1837-1927
Author: Sedgefield Workhouse (Sedgefield, Durham)

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Sedgefield, 1784-1830
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Tithe apportionment for Butterwick, 1838
Author: Great Britain. Tithe Commission

England, Durham, Sedgefield – Vital records ( 1 )
Births and deaths, 1837-1893
Author: Sedgefield Workhouse (Sedgefield, Durham)

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Administration

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

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