Brady's Square & Level Crossing, Washington Station, WASHINGTON, County Durham

Washington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Barmston and North Biddick.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1600
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WASHINGTON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Chester-le-Street district, Durham. The village stands 1 mile NNW of Washington r. station, and 6 SE by S of Gateshead; and has a postal letter-box under Washington station. The station is on the Northeastern railway, at the intersection of the Stanhope and Tyne railway, and has a head post-office, designated of the county of Durham, and a telegraph office. The township comprises 1,894 acres. Real property, £8,739; of which £1,690 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,224; in 1861, 1,829. Houses, 353. The manor was held, in the 12th century, by the family of Wessington; and passed, in the time of Richard III., to the Washingtons, a descendant of whom was the famous George Washington, first president of the United States. There are collieries, blast furnaces, iron-works, brick-works, and extensive chemical works. The parish contains also Usworth and Barmston townships, and comprises 5,335 acres. Pop. in 1851, 3,485; in 1861, 5,981. Houses, 1,133. The property is not much divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Durham. Value, £610. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church was rebuilt in 1832. The rectory of Usworth is a separate benefice. There are three Methodist chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, an endowed school with £33 a year, and charities £6.

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, Washington – Cemeteries ( 3 )
Burial registers for Washington Cemetery, 1902-1998
Author: Washington Cemetery (Washington, Durham)

Monumental inscriptions : Penshaw, High Usworth, Washington
Author: Nicholson, G.

Pre-1851 monumental inscriptions in Washington churchyard, formerly Co. Durham, now Tyne and Wear
Author: Nicholson, G.; Readdie, J. A.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

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

England, Durham, Washington – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
Index to 1851 census of Chester-le-Street and adjacent parishes
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Johnson, M., Mrs.; Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

England, Durham, Washington – Church records ( 8 )
Chester-le-Street Deanery burials, 1798-1812
Author: Yellowley, Carol; Bell, George

Church records for Usworth, 1853-1921
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Usworth (Durham)

Church records, 1843-1907
Author: Methodist Church. South Shields Circuit (Durham, England)

Church records, 1862-1920
Author: Catholic Church. Our Blessed Lady Immaculate (Washington, Durham)

England, Durham, Usworth, bishop’s transcripts, 1837
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Usworth (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Washington, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1847
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Washington (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish register for Usworth, 1877-1901
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Usworth (Durham)

Parish register transcripts, 1603-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Washington (Durham); Wood, Herbert Maxwell

England, Durham, Washington – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Computer printout of Washington, Durham, England

Marriage index for Washington, Usworth, Seaham, Easington, Dalton-le- Dale and Kelloe, 1570-1841
Author: Rounce, W. E.

Washington Holy Trinity burials 1773-1797 : Durham CRO EP Wa 1/3
Author: Thornton, Jean

Washington Parish Church marriage index, 25 November 1837 to 1 December 1900
Author: Tait, R.; Tait, D.; Johnson, M.; Church of England. Parish Church of Washington (Durham)

England, Durham, Washington – Description and travel ( 1 )
Washington, Durham England
Author: Urban District Council; Deselected Church of England. Parish Church of Washington (Durham)

England, Durham, Washington – Directories ( 2 )
Washington then and now
Author: Sutherland, Ashley; Wood, John

Washington, Durham England
Author: Urban District Council; Deselected Church of England. Parish Church of Washington (Durham)

England, Durham, Washington – History ( 1 )
Washington then and now
Author: Sutherland, Ashley; Wood, John

England, Durham, Washington – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Washington, 1760-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Washington – Maps ( 2 )
AZ street atlas, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham : Gateshead, North & South Shields, Tynemouth, Chester-le-Street, Peterlee, Seaham, Stanley, Wallsend, Washington, Whitley Bay
Author: Geographers’ A-Z Map Company

A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne : Sunderland, Durham : Gateshead, South Shields, Tynemouth, Washington, Bedlington, Blyth, Chester-le-Street, Cramlington, Peterlee, Ponteland, Seaham, North Shields, Stanley, Whitley Bay
Author: Geographers’ A-Z Map Company

England, Durham, Washington – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 3 )
Parish relief, 1832-1857; and poor rates, 1837-1852
Author: Usworth (Durham)

Poor law records, 1808-1851
Author: Washington (Durham)

Poor rate book, 1846-1847
Author: Washington (Durham)

England, Durham, Washington – Schools ( 6 )
Infants’ school log book, 1877-1921 and mixed school admission register, 1910-1925
Author: Barmston Council School (Barmston, Durham)

Log book, 1908-1925
Author: Washington Glebe Secondary School (Washington, Durham)

Log book, 1910-1921
Author: Washington Upper Standard School (Washington, Durham)

Log books and admission registers, 1893-1926
Author: Biddick Council School (North Biddick, Durham)

Log books, 1876-1926
Author: North Biddick Church of England School (North Biddick, Durham)

Mixed and infants’ school log book, 1887-1910
Author: Washington Colliery School (Washington, Durham)

England, Durham, Washington – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Washington, 1760-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

Valuation lists, 1897-1900
Author: Washington (Durham)

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Administration

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

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