Stanhope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Hollinhope Common, Park Quarter, Newlandside, Newland Side with Bishopley Quarter, Newland Side and Bishopley, Stanhope Quarter, Frosterley Quarter, Frosterley, Forest Quarter, and Bishopley.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1609
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1762

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STANHOPE, a small town, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Weardale district, Durham. The town stands on the river Wear, and on the Wear Valley railway, amid a wildly moorland country, 5½ miles WNW of Wolsingham; is a seat of petty-sessions and a polling place; and has a r. station with telegraph, a post-office under Darlington, a banking office, a good inn, a weekly market on Friday, and three annual fairs. The township comprises 13,000 acres, and contains Weardale workhouse. Pop. in 1851, 2,545; in 1861, 2,918. Houses, 569. The parish includes four other townships, and comprises 54,870 acres. Real property, £54,346; of which £29,584 are in mines, and £951 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 8,882; in 1861, 9,654. Houses, 1,896. The property is much subdivided. S. Castle and the Rectory House are chief residences; the latter was built by Bishop Philpotts, when rector. S. Park is about 12 miles in circuit, bare and moorish; and was the hunting-ground of the Bishops of Durham, and the place where Douglas, in 1327, retreated from Edward III. Lead ore and ironstone are extensively mined, and limestone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £1,650. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church was restored in 1868. The p. curacies of Eastgate, Westgate, Rookhope, Frosterley, Heathery-cleugh, and Weardale are separate benefices. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, school endowments £135 a year, and charities £69.

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, High House

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

England, Durham, Stanhope – Church records ( 16 )
Baptisms, 1813-1858
Author: High House Circuit (Durham : Wesleyan Methodist Church); Wesleyan Methodist Church (Stanhope, Durham)

Baptisms, 1843-1934
Author: Stanhope and Westgate Circuit (Durham : Primitive Methodist Church); Primitive Methodist Church (Durhamshire, England)

Births and baptisms, 1813-1837
Author: High House Methodist Chapel (Forest-Quarter, Durham : Wesleyan)

Births and baptisms, 1813-1837
Author: High House Methodist Chapel (Forest-Quarter, Durham : Wesleyan)

England, Durham, Heatherycleugh, bishop’s transcripts, 1825-1839
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heatherycleugh; Durham University Library

England, Durham, Stanhope, bishop’s transcripts, 1762-1833
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Weardale-St. John, bishop’s transcripts, 1771-1840
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Weardale-St. John (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish chest material, 1675-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham); Stanhope (Durhamshire, England)

Parish register transcripts, 1595-1780
Author: Church of England. St. Thomas’ Church (Stanhope)

Parish register transcripts, 1781-1812
Author: Church of England. St. John’s Church (Stanhope)

Parish registers for Frosterley, 1866-1920
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Frosterley (Durham)

Parish registers for Stanhope, 1607-1939
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham)

Register of baptisms
Author: Protestant Dissenting Congregation (Stanhope, Durham)

The registers of Stanhope, in the county of Durham : marriages, 1613-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham); Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Egglestone, William Morley

Stanhope, miscellaneous items
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham)

Transcript of baptisms, 1783-1822
Author: Ireshopeburn Presbyterian Church (Weardale-St. John’s)

England, Durham, Stanhope – Church records – Indexes ( 14 )
Computer printout of Stanhope, Durham, Eng

Computer printout of Stanhope, High House Forest Quarter Wesleyan Methodist, Durham, Eng

Computer printout of Stanhope, Ireshopeburn Presbyterian, Durham, Eng

High House & elsewhere Wesleyan Methodist : baptisms, 1842-1858, Durham CRO M/We 169
Author: Everson, Valerie

High House Wesleyan Methodist Chapel : baptisms, 1813-1837, Durham CRO M/We 168
Author: Everson, Valerie

Marriage index for Stanhope; St. John’s Chapel, Weardale; and Heatherly Cleugh, 1613-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Weardale-St. John (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Heatherycleugh

Parish register printouts of Stanhope, Durham, England (Wesleyan Methodist, High House Forest Quarter) ; christenings, 1813-1838
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

The registers of Stanhope, in the county of Durham; marriages, 1613-1812
Author: Wood, Herbert Maxwell; Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham)

Stanhope Deanery burial index, 1798-1812 : Edmundbyers, Hunstanworth, Muggleswick, St. John’s Chapel, Stanhope, Wolsingham
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Bell, George

Stanhope Deanery burials : 1813-1839
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Church of England. Parish Church of Edmondbyers (Durham); Church of England. Parish Church of Muggleswick (Durham); Church of England. Chapelry of Heatherycleugh; Church of England. Parish Church of Wolsingham (Durham)

Stanhope Deanery burials, 1798-1812
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Bell, George

Stanhope parish registers index, 1609-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham)

Stanhope, St. Thomas baptism index, 1609-1653, burial index, 1595-1653
Author: Jewitt, Cyril; Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham)

Stanhope, St. Thomas burial index, 1854-1904 : (register indexed: EP/St 1/22)
Author: Etherington, M., Mrs.; Boys, D. J.

England, Durham, Stanhope – Land and property ( 2 )
England, Durham, Stanhope, lead mines (Gorbut Mea) deeds, 1693
Author: Blagdon Estate (Northumberland); Northumberland County Record Office (England)

Land tax assessments for the township of Stanhope, 1787-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Stanhope – Land and property – Inventories, registers, catalogs ( 1 )
The Weardale chest : list of documents relating to the forest of Weardale and Stanhope Park
Author: University of Durham. Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic; Peirce, E.

England, Durham, Stanhope – Occupations ( 1 )
Stanhope apprentices, 1866-1874

England, Durham, Stanhope – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Parish chest material, 1675-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham); Stanhope (Durhamshire, England)

Stanhope, miscellaneous items
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham)

England, Durham, Stanhope – Probate records ( 1 )
Parish chest material, 1675-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Stanhope (Durham); Stanhope (Durhamshire, England)

England, Durham, Stanhope – Schools ( 1 )
Admission registers, 1910-1926
Author: Stanhope Wesleyan School (Stanhope, Durham)

England, Durham, Stanhope – Taxation ( 3 )
General district rates, 1898
Author: Stanhope (Durham). Board of Health

The Hearth Tax Assessments for Aucklandshire and Upper Weardale, Lady Day 1666
Author: Howe, J. C.

Land tax assessments for the township of Stanhope, 1787-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

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

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