Shincliffe is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1827 from Durham St Oswald Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1826
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1826

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHINCLIFFE, a village, a township, and a chapelry in St. Oswald parish, Durhamshire. The village stands on the river Wear, adjacent to the Northeastern railway, 2 miles SE of Durham; is inhabited chiefly by colliers; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Durham. The township comprises 1,303 acres. Real property, £9,253; of which £4,507 are in mines, and £218 in the railway. Pop. in 1851, 1,175; in 1861, 1,544. Houses, 298. The property is subdivided. The chapelry was constituted in 1831. Pop. in 1861, 1,620. Houses, 310. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £98. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church was built in 1826; and schools, in the early English style, were built in 1866.

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

England, Durham, Shincliffe – Church records ( 6 )
Baptisms, 1884-1934
Author: Methodist New Connexion Chapel (Shincliffe, Durham); United Methodist Church (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Shincliffe, bishop’s transcripts, 1826-1870
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish chest material for the chapelry of Shincliffe, Durhamshire
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

Parish registers for Shincliffe, 1826-1903
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

Record of members, 1851-1853
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Shincliff Branch (Durhamshire)

Register of burials, 1828-1930, the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Shincliffe, County Durham
Author: Johnson, M.; Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

England, Durham, Shincliffe – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Baptisms registered at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Shincliffe, County Durham, 1826-1868 & 1868-1947
Author: Johnson, M.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

Durham, St. Oswald and Mary-the-Less marriage indexes, 1538-1842
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. St. Oswald’s Church (Durham, Durham); Church of England. St. Mary-the-Less Church (Durham, Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

Marriages registered at the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Shincliffe, County Durham, 1827-1896 & 1896-1951
Author: Johnson, M.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

England, Durham, Shincliffe – Land and property ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Shincliffe, 1787-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Parish chest material for the chapelry of Shincliffe, Durhamshire
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

England, Durham, Shincliffe – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish chest material for the chapelry of Shincliffe, Durhamshire
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

England, Durham, Shincliffe – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Shincliffe, 1787-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Parish chest material for the chapelry of Shincliffe, Durhamshire
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Shincliffe (Durham)

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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: Easington
  • Poor Law Union: Durham
  • Hundred: Easington Ward
  • Province: York

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