Tanfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1768 from a chapelry in Chester le Street Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Lintz Green, Lintz-green, and Beamish.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1719
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TANFIELD, a village, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Durham. The village stands 5½ miles S by W of Scotswood r. station, and 7 SW of Gateshead; is connected by mineral railways with the Tyne; and has a post-office under Gateshead. The chapelry includes Beamish and Lintz-green township, and is in Chester-le-Street parish. Acres, 7,072. Real property, £21,043; of which £10,810 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 3,480; in 1861, 4,593. Houses, 875. The increase of pop. arose from the working of new coal mines. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £133. Patron, Lord Ravensworth. The church is good. Charities, £48.

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, Tanfield – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions, Tanfield Parish Church, Tanfield, Durham, England.
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission

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

England, Durham, Tanfield – Church records ( 4 )
Chester-le-Street Deanery burials, 1798-1812
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Bell, George

England, Durham, Tanfield, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1844
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish register transcripts, 1719-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

Parish registers for Tanfield, 1719-1948
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

England, Durham, Tanfield – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Parish printout of Tanfield, Durham, England

Tanfield marriages, 1719-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

Tanfield, County Durham, 1837-1876, St. Margaret’s marriage index
Author: Tait, Ralph; Johnson, Millicent; Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

Tanfield, St. Margaret burials index, 1719-1791 : register indexed, EP/Ta 1
Author: Perkins, J.; Williams, L., Mrs.; Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham)

England, Durham, Tanfield – Probate records ( 1 )
England, Durham, Tanfield, probate records, 1737-1760
Author: Northumberland County Record Office (England)

England, Durham, Tanfield – Schools ( 1 )
Admission registers, 1874-1910
Author: Tanfield, Burnopfield, Leazes Council School (Tanfield, Durham); Lintz Colliery School (Lintz, 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: Chester le Street
  • Poor Law Union: Lanchester
  • Hundred: Chester Ward
  • Province: York

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