Witton le Wear is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Durham, created in 1724 from a chapelry in Auckland St Andrew Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: North Bedburn and Witton Park.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITTON-LE-WEAR., a parish, with a village, in Auckland district, Durham; on the river Wear, and on the Bishop-Auckland and Stanhope railway, 4½ miles WNW of Bishop-Auckland . It has a post-office under Darlington, a r. station, and a bridge. Acres, 2,955. Real property, £18,017; of which £13,033 are in mines, £1,586 in ironworks, and £15 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 918; in 1861, 1,366. Houses, 270. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Durham. W. Castle is the seat of H. Chaytor, Esq.; and includes portions of an old castle of the Eures, built in 1410, and eventually destroyed by fire. W. Park is a hamlet, with extensive ironworks; and has a post-office under Darlington. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £300. Patron, alternately H. Chaytor, Esq., and the Crown. The church is tolerable. There are two Methodist chapels and several schools.

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

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
1851 census for Crook & Billy Row …[and] Witton Le Wear … (all Durham County)
Author: Cleveland Family History Society

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Church records ( 4 )
England, Durham, Witton le Wear, bishop’s transcripts, 1765-1859
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Witton-le-Wear (Durham); Durham University Library

Parish register transcripts, 1558-1795
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Witton-le-Wear (Durham)

Record of members, Witton Park Branch (Durhamshire), 1883-1884
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Witton Park Branch (Durhamshire)

Record of members, Witton-le-Wear Branch (Durhamshire), 1852-1860
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Witton-le-Wear Branch (Durhamshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Crook Branch (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Marriage index, Chester-le-Street and other parishes
Author: Rounce, W. E.

Parish printout of Witton-le-Wear, Durham, England

Parish register printouts of Witton-le-Wear, Durham, England, christenings, 1558-1757, 1558-1795
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department; Church of England. Parish Church of Witton-le-Wear (Durham)

Witton-le-Wear, St. Phillip and St. James, baptism index, 1798-1828 : (registers indexed: EP/WW 3)
Author: Bowes, I., Mrs.; Archer, J.; Williams, L., Mrs.

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Land and property ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the township of Witton-le-Wear 1787-1827
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court rolls, 1672-1751
Author: Manor of Hamsterley. Court (Durhamshire); Manor of Witton-le-Wear. Court (Durhamshire)

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Schools ( 1 )
Mixed admission registers, 1874-1926
Author: Witton-le-Wear Council School (Witton-le-Wear, Durham)

England, Durham, Witton-le-Wear – Taxation ( 2 )
The Hearth Tax Assessments for Aucklandshire and Upper Weardale, Lady Day 1666
Author: Howe, J. C.

Land tax assessments for the township of Witton-le-Wear 1787-1827
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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