Shildon is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1837 from a chapelry in Auckland St Andrew Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: East Thickley, Eldon, Middridge, East Thicklerley, and East Thickerley.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1834
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHILDON, a village, a townsliip, and a chapelry, in Auckland-St. Andrew parish, Durham. The village stands on the Stockton and Darlington railway, 1¼ mile E of Watling-street, and 3 SSE of Bishop-Auckland; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office under Darlington. The township contains also the hamlet of New Shildon, and comprises 552 acres. Real property, £5,629; of which £2,560 are in mines, £72 in quarries, and £200 on the railway. Pop. in 1851, 2,144; in 1861, 2,947. Houses, 647. The manor is divided among three. The chapelry was constituted in 1837. Rated property, about £14,000. Pop. in 1861, 4,458. Houses, 955. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £420. Patron, the Bishop of Durham. The church was built in 1834. There are chapels for Wes1eyans, Primitive Methodists, and U. Free Methodists, and national and British schools.

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, Shildon – Cemeteries ( 4 )
All Saints, New Shildon, Co. Durham : monumental inscriptions

Monumental inscriptions, West Bolden and Shildon
Author: Nicholson, G.

Shildon churchyard, County Durham, some monumental inscriptions
Author: Nicholson, G.; Readdie, J. A.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

St. John, Shildon, Co. Durham : monumental inscriptions
Author: Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society

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

England, Durham, Shildon – Census – 1851 ( 1 )
1851 Census for Shildon (Co. Durham)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Shildon – Church history ( 1 )
Independent Methodist Church, Shildon : diamond jubilee, 1870-1930

England, Durham, Shildon – Church records ( 7 )
Brougham Street Primitive Methodist Church, register of baptisms
Author: Wilson, Frances; Wilson, Christopher; Horner, Stan; Primitive Methodist Chapel (Hartlepool, England); Cleveland Family History Society

Church records, 1868-1931
Author: New Connexion Methodist Church (Shildon, Durhamshire)

Church records, 1899-1910
Author: Old Shildon Chapel (Shildon, Durhamshire : Wesleyan Methodist)

Church records, 1899-1915
Author: New Shildon Chapel (Shildon, Durhamshire : Wesleyan Methodist)

Parish baptisms of Shildon, Durham County, England

Parish registers for Shildon, 1834-1905
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shildon (Durham)

Record of members, 1883-1947
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Shildon Branch (Durhamshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pelton Branch (Durham)

England, Durham, Shildon – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Marriage index, Chester-le-Street and other parishes
Author: Rounce, W. E.

Shildon, St. John, burial index, 1834-1837 : (registers indexed: EP/Eh 24 (part))
Author: Bell, George; Yellowley, Carol; Original Indexes

England, Durham, Shildon – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Shildon, 1787-1830
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Shildon – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Shildon, 1787-1830
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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