Weardale St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1817 from Stanhope Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

  • St John in Weardale
  • St John’s Chapel
  • Weardale

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1788
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1774

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WEARDALE-ST. JOHN, a chapelry, with a village, in Stanhope parish, Durham; on the river Wear, 7 miles W of Stanhope r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of St. John’s Chapel, under Darlington, a market-cross, a weekly market on Saturday, and a fair on 4 July. Rated property, £8,369. Pop., 3,100. The property is subdivided. Lead mines employ many of the inhabitants, and belong to W. B. Beaumont, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £400. Patron, the Bishop of D. The church is good; and there are four dissenting chapels, and a national school.

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, St. John’s Chapel

England, Durham, Weardale-St. John – Cemeteries ( 4 )
Epitaphs at St. John’s Chapel Weardale, Co. Durham

Epitaphs, about 1600-1800, Weardale St. John, Durham, England

Monumental inscriptions of St. John’s Chapel, County Durham —
Author: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

St. John’s Chapel, County Durham, monumental inscriptions
Author: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

England, Durham, Weardale-St. John – Church records ( 5 )
Baptisms, 1878-1904
Author: Weardale Circuit (Durham : Wesleyan Methodist Church); Wesleyan Methodist Church (Durhamshire, England)

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

The history of the parishes of the S. John’s Chapel and Heathery Cleugh in the county palatine of Durham
Author: Surtees, H. Conyers (Herbert Conyers), 1858-

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

England, Durham, Weardale-St. John – Church records – Indexes ( 7 )
Cornucopia, vol 1
Author: Bell, George; Yellowley, Carol

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

St. John’s Chapel baptism index, 1819-1827 : (registers indexed: EP/SJ 1/3 (part))
Author: Emmerson, Mr.

St. John’s Chapel baptism index, 1827-1922 : (registers indexed: EP/SJ 1/4)
Author: Todd, J. W.

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

England, Durham, Weardale-St. John – History ( 1 )
The Milburn connection
Author: Milburn Family Association (Mesa, Arizona); Murphy, Beverly Jean Lund, 1924-2003; Krainock, Tonie Lund (Ruth Antonette Lund), 1932-2005

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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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