Whitworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Durham.

Other places in the parish include: Tudhoe, Tudoe, and Spennymoor.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1766

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITWORTH, a parish in Auckland district, Durham; around Spennymoor r. station, and 4 miles NE by N of Bishop-Auckland. It contains Spennymoor, which has a post-office under Ferryhill. Acres, 1,465. Real property, £7,402; of which £5,219 are in mines, and £50 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 659; in 1861, 3,629. Houses, 636. W. Park is the seat of R. Duncombe, Esq. Old Park belonged once to the Bishops of Durham; became the residence of Dr. Wharton; was frequently visited, in his time, by the poet Gray; passed to the Myddleton family; and was recently sold to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £340. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of D. The church was restored in 1850. A chapel of ease and three dissenting chapels are at Spennymoor.

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

England, Durham, Whitworth – Census – 1851 ( 1 )
Beginnings of Spennymoor : the 1851 census of Whitworth and Tudhoe
Author: Butler, David; Tudhoe and Spennymoor Local History Society

England, Durham, Whitworth – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
1851 census for Merrington, Middlestone & Westerton, Whitworth & Old Park, Binchester & Newfeld (all Durham County)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Whitworth – Church records ( 1 )
England, Durham, Whitworth, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1873
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whitworth (Durham); Durham University Library

England, Durham, Whitworth – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
The parish records of Whitworth, County Durham : baptisms 1569-1810, burials 1569-1810
Author: Perkins, J.; Johnson, M., Mrs.; Church of England. Parish Church of Whitworth (Durham); Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

Whitworth marriage index, 1606-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Parish Church of Whitworth (Durham)

Whitworth marriages 1569-1837, Elton marriages 1534-1837, Dinsdale, St. John’s 1556-1837 & banns, Etherly marriages 1834-1837
Author: Rounce, W. E.; Church of England. Parish Church of Low Dinsdale (Durham)

England, Durham, Whitworth – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Whitworth, 1760-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Whitworth – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Whitworth, 1760-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

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Administration

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

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