Records of visitation and oversight
Introduction
Visitation procedures and documents
Contents
Related material (held by Durham University Library)
Related material (elsewhere)
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DDR/EV
Title: Records of visitation and oversight
Dates of creation: 1577-1949
Extent: 15 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Records of episcopal and spiritual chancellors' visitations
Language: English and Latin

Visitation procedures and documents

Background information on visitation procedures, together with notes on the documents generated by the visitations, are in the separate guide, Administrative Histories for the Durham Diocesan Records.

Contents

Records relating chiefly to visitations of the diocese of Durham by bishops and spiritual chancellors of Durham, 1577-1960 (predominantly 18th-20th centuries), but also including: a little material relating to episcopal visitations of Durham Cathedral, 1788 and 1893-1900; a few items relating to episcopal visitations of dioceses other than Durham, 1745-1770; and a few acts of the court of the commissary for Hexham and Hexhamshire, a detached part of the diocese of York, ca.1667-1670

Conditions of access

Items under 30 years old may only be produced if a reader has obtained permission to see them from the depositor (most often the Durham Diocesan Registrar or her/his representative), except for items in the public domain which are made available with no closure period. Longer closure periods apply for certain classes of documents, e.g. personal files are closed for 100 years from the date of the latest item in the file. Details are given within this catalogue: unless otherwise stated, a 30 year closure applies.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Related material (held by Durham University Library)

Some clergy visitation returns for the years and parishes/chapelries noted below were incorporated into the late 19th century parish folders from the Bishop's Office. These are listed within the separate catalogue of Bishop's Office records, under the series DDR/BP/PAR/1 (Northumberland parishes) and DDR/BP/PAR/2 (Durham parishes).
ca.1736 (Northumberland)Morpeth, Ulgham
ca.1736 (Durham)Dalton-le-Dale, Durham St Margaret, Durham St Giles
1758 (Northumberland)Alnwick, Ancroft, Bamburgh, Bedlington, Belford, Berwick, Bolam, Branxton, Carham, Chatton, Chillingham, Chollerton, Cornhill, Corsenside, Earsdon, Ellingham, Embleton, Falstone, Felton, Ford, Hebron, Heddon, Holy Island, Horton, Howick, Kirkharle, Kirknewton, Lesbury, Longhorsley, Longhoughton, Newburn, Norham, Ponteland, Rothbury, Slaley, Stamfordham, Tweedmouth, Ulgham, Whalton, Whittingham, Woodhorn, Wooler
1758 (Durham)Auckland St Helen, Barnard Castle, Billingham, Bishopwearmouth St Michael, Croxdale, Dalton-le-Dale, Denton, Durham St Oswald, Durham St Mary the Less, Durham St Margaret, Durham St Giles, Durham St Nicholas, Durham St Mary le Bow, Esh, Haughton-le-Skerne, Heighington, Houghton-le-Spring, Kirk Merrington, Lamesley, Lanchester, Norton, Penshaw, Pittington, Redmarshall, Sadberge, Satley, Stockton St Thomas, Tanfield, Washington, Whickham, Winston
1801 (Northumberland)Alnwick, Ancroft, Bamburgh, Belford, Berwick, Bolam, Branxton, Carham, Chatton, Chillingham, Cornhill, Corsenside, Ellingham, Embleton, Felton, Ford, Gosforth, Holy Island, Howick, Kirknewton, Lesbury, Longhoughton, Mitford, Morpeth, Newburn, Rock, Rennington, Rothbury, Tweedmouth, Wooler
1801 (Durham)Auckland St Helen, Aycliffe, Barnard Castle, Brancepeth, Denton, Haughton-le-Skerne, Heighington, Kirk Merrington, Sadberge

Records of archdeacons' visitations (including act books) are listed in the Archdeacons section of the Durham Diocesan Records (DDR/A). For a visitation of Sherburn Hospital in 1735, see DDR/EA/RGN/9/1 in the Episcopal Administration section of the Durham Diocesan Records.
Records of rural deans' visitations are listed in the Rural deans section of the Durham Diocesan Records (under DDR/D/VIS). Rural deans' returns dated 1879-1919 are also included within the first series of Durham parish files among the Bishop's Office records (under DDR/BP/PAR/2).
Some returns, not associated with visitations but similar in subject matter, are in the Episcopal Administration section of the diocesan records, as follows:
DDR/EA/GLE/1-2glebe terriers, chiefly 1788, 1792 and 1806 (first series) and late 19th/early 20th century (second series)
DDR/EA/CLN/9returns relating to non-residence, curates, glebe houses, numbers of churches/chapels and services, 1839-1915
DDR/EA/BEM/3-6parochial statistics (1858 and 1890-1938), returns relating to poverty and the Poor Law (1907), returns on church buildings (1815)
DDR/EA/CHP/1survey of parish rooms, 1893

Durham Cathedral archives include both medieval and modern material on episcopal visitations, and some similar records for parishes within the Dean and Chapter's patronage, as follows:

Related material (elsewhere)

Durham Cathedral Library,Hunter MSS: various items re visitations, including:
Hunter MS 11, f.80Bishop Cosin's visitations of Durham Cathedral, 1662, 1665, 1668 and 1671 (some of which are printed in Surtees Society 37: see bibliography)
Hunter MS 80:2survey of Northumberland by Archdeacon Basire, 1663; thought by Shuler (see bibliography) to perhaps refer to an episcopal rather than an archidiaconal visitation

Northumberland Archives: another copy of Archdeacon Basire's survey as above is in the Woodman's Collections, and is printed in Archaeologia Aeliana, 2nd series, 17 (1895), 244-262

Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York: the York Diocesan Archives include Archbishop Greenfield's sede vacante visitation of Durham diocese, 1311
British Library: sets of visitation articles for the diocese of Durham, 1662-1740, held within the general reference collection (carry out a catalogue search for details). The 1683 set is annotated with notes perhaps concerning the visitation charge
Newcastle upon Tyne City Library: Bishop Chandler's parochial remarks on his visit[atio]n, supposed in 1736 [possibly also re 1732 visitation]
The National Archives, London: State Papers Domestic, Elizabeth I, SP 12/10, 1559: Royal visitation, act book for the northern province [including the diocese of Durham]; Durham University Library holds the State Papers Domestic on microfilm, and an additional microfilm of this visitation is available in the Palace Green library search room; printed in C.J. Kitching (ed), The royal visitation of 1559: act book for the northern province (Surtees Society, number 187, 1975)

Bibliography

For general works on episcopal visitation, editions of clergy visitation returns from other dioceses, and publications relating to the disputed jurisdiction with York, see the bibliography within the Administrative Histories guide.
J. Raine (ed), The injunctions and other ecclesiastical proceedings of Richard Barnes, bishop of Durham, from 1575 to 1587 (Surtees Society, number 22, 1850)
: a copy of this volume, annotated to show the sources of the extracts printed in it, is available in the Palace Green library search room. These sources are as follows:

SectionPagesSource reference
Ip1-10??? (see below)
IIp11-28DDR/EV/VIS/1/1 f.2r-6v
IIIp29-62DDR/EV/VIS/1/1 f.7r-23r
IVp63-69DDR/EV/VIS/1/2 f.1Ar-9v
Vp70-79DDR/EV/VIS/1/1 f.24r-38v
VIp80-91DDR/EV/VIS/1/1 f.39r-41v
VIIp92-97DDR/EV/VIS/1/1 f.42r-55r
VIIIp98-101DDR/EV/VIS/1/1 f.56r-117r
IXp102-104DDR/EV/VIS/1/2 f.15r-17r
Xp105-110DDR/EV/VIS/1/2 f.14v,18r-23v
XIp111-112DDR/EV/VIS/1/2 f.25r-28v
XIIp113-141DDR/EJ/CCA/2/1 (et al.?)
XII (last item)p141-142Durham Cathedral Library, Raine MS 124
Appendices-see Surtees Society vol.150
Section I prints extracts re Durham diocese from “Clavis ecclesiastica”, a book found among Bishop Barnes' possessions after his death in 1587 and containing details of livings with their patrons and value (similar to later diocese books and to the list at the back of DDR/EA/RGL/6). The current location of this item has not yet been traced.
Miscellanea: comprising 1 The works and letters of Dean Granville ..., ed. G. Ornsby, Surtees Society, 37 (1861)
Pocock, J.G.A., “Schools and schoolmasters in some Durham episcopal records”, Durham research review of the institute of education, 3 (1952), 15-23
Pocock, J.G.A., Survey of the materials available on the history of education in the north east of England 1500-1800, typescript report (1952), pp.74-80 re episcopal visitation records
Rogan, J., “Episcopal visitations in the diocese of Durham, 1662-1671”, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th series, 34 (1956), 92-109
Maynard, W.B., “The ecclesiastical administration of the Archdeaconry of Durham, 1774-1856”, (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Durham, 1973), includes reference to 1791-1792 visitation returns below
Shuler, J.C., “The pastoral and ecclesiastical administration of the diocese of Durham, 1721-1771; with particular reference to the archdeaconry of Northumberland”, (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Durham, 1976), includes a section on visitation
See also the catalogue of printed books, for examples of sets of visitation articles and visitation charges within both the University and Cathedral libraries' printed collections.

Catalogue

Clergy visitation returns
Reference: DDR/EV/RET
The following tables summarise some of the topics addressed by the visitation returns, but do not claim to be comprehensive and make no attempt to reflect the nuances of the questions on particular topics at different dates. The 1857 volume contains tabulated extracts only, as summarised within the list following, so is excluded from the tables. The visitation returns for [ca.1736], 1758 and 1801 have also been included, although these survive only patchily, not in this series but incorporated into the parish files in DDR/BP/PAR/1-2, as have the returns from Dean and Chapter churches for 1917 within DCD/M/A/1/8 (see under Related Material above).

Questions related to buildings, land and parish generally

DDR/EV/RETyear church sizesize of parish church fabric/alterationschapelsparsonage house augmentations, QABlands, terrierschurchyardincome/finances
--1736yes
--1758
/11774yesyes
/21791-2yes[yes]yesyesyes
--1801yes
/31810yes[yes]yesyesyes
/41814yes[yes]yesyesyes
/61861yesyesyesyesyesyesyes
/71866yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
/81870yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
/91874yesyesyesyesyesyesyes
/101878yesyesyesyesyes
/111882yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
/121886yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
/131892
/141896
/151900
/161904
/171908
/181912
--1917yesyesyes (and garden)yes
/191924yes
/201928
/211932yesyes
/221936yes
/231949

Questions relating to church services (and church attendance)

DDR/EV/RETyearsunday services daily services communionreservation (of sacrament)liturgical forms sermons open-air preachingother
--1736yesyes
--1758yesyes
/11774yesyesyes
/21791-2yesyes
--1801yes
/31810yesyes
/41814yesyesyes
/61861yesyes
/71866yesyes
/81870yesyes
/91874yesyes
/101878yesin other buildings
/111882yesyesyesyeschoir, hymn books, surplices
/121886yesyesyesyesas 1882
/131892yes
/141896yescottage meetings
/151900yesyes'pleasant sunday afternoons'
/161904yesyesyesyes
/171908yesyesyesyes
/181912yesyesyesyesyes
--1917yestype of Churchmanship
/191924yesyesrevised version of bible, evening communions
/201928yes
/211932yesyesyesvestments, evening communions, confession
/221936[yes]yesyesyesrevised version of bible
/231949yesyesrevised lectionary

Questions relating to church work and finance

DDR/EV/RETyear confirmationbaptism non-residence, curates offertoriespastoral visitslay helpwomen's work/MUforeign missionsother
--1736
--1758yesregisters
/11774yes
/21791-2yesyesregisters
--1801yesregisters
/31810yesyesregisters
/41814yesyesregisters
/61861yes
/71866yesyes
/81870yesyes
/91874yesyes
/101878yesyesyes
/111882yesyesyesyesyes
/121886yesyesyesyesyes
/131892yes
/141896yes[yes]yesyesyesparish council
/151900yesyesyes
/161904[yes]yes
/171908yesyesyesyesyesyes
/181912yesyesyesyesyesyes
--1917yesyessocieties supported, staff employed
/191924yesyesyesyesordinands, clergy vacancies, PCCs
/201928yesyesyesyesyes
/211932yesyesyesyesyesPCCs
/221936yesyesyesyesPCCs
/231949yesyesyesyesmarriage instruction, evangelisation

Questions about non-conformity

DDR/EV/RETyear CatholicsMethodistsgeneralatheismother chapels schools
--1736yesPresbyterians, Independants or Quakersmeetings
--1758
/11774yesyes
/21791-2yesyesyesyes
--1801yesyesyesyesyes
/31810yesyesyesyes
/41814yesyesyesyes
/61861yesyesyesyes
/71866yesyesyesyes
/81870
/91874
/101878
/111882yes
/121886yes
/131892yesyes
/141896
/151900yesyesCongregationalism
/161904yesyes
/171908yes'anti-religious socialism', spiritualism
/181912yesyesas 1908yes
--1917yes
/191924yesyescooperation with other churches
/201928[yes]Christian Science, faith healing, spiritualism, church unity
/211932
/221936yesyes
/231949cooperation with other churches

Education (religious and general)

DDR/EV/RETyearcatechism sunday schools(day) schoolsevening schoolsadult religious education
--1736yesyes
--1758yes
/11774yesyes
/21791-2yesyes
--1801yesyes
/31810yesyes
/41814yesyes
/61861yesyes
/71866yesyes
/81870yesyes
/91874yesyes
/101878yesyes
/111882[yes]yesyesyes
/121886[yes]yesyesyes
/131892yesyes
/141896yes
/151900yesyesyes
/161904yesyesyesyes
/171908yesyes
/181912yesyes
--1917yes
/191924yes
/201928yesyes[yes]
/211932yesyesyes
/221936yes[clergy reading]
/231949yes (and re BBC religious broadcasts)

Socio-economic issues

DDR/EV/RETyearchurch charitieschurch institutes, guilds etcsecular clubs etcpopulation infopovertyunemploymenthousinghealthother social info
--1736yes
--1758
/11774yesyes
/21791-2yes
--1801
/31810yes
/41814yes
/61861yesyeslabouring class
/71866yes
/81870yesyes
/91874yesyes
/101878yes[mention]
/111882yesyesyes'condition in life'
/121886yesyesyes'condition in life'
/131892
/141896yesyes
/151900yesyes[yes]'ordinary interests'
/161904yes'home life'
/171908yesyes[yes]yes'industrial troubles', Elberfeld system
/181912yes[yes]as 1908
--1917[yes]yes'social type'
/191924yes
/201928yesyespolitical agitation, increased facilities of movement, broadcasting
/211932yesyesyesremoval to other districts
/221936yesyesuse of motor cars by clergy
/231949yesgeneral, County youth service

Other 'moral' or religious questions

DDR/EV/RETyeartemperance and 'healthy recreation' etcgambling'sexual purity', marriages etcfamily prayergeneral/other
--1736
--1758
/11774
/21791-2
--1801
/31810
/41814
/61861yes
/71866
/81870
/91874
/101878
/111882yesyesyes
/121886yesyesyes
/131892yesyes
/141896
/151900yesyes'ordinary life', 'immoral literature'
/161904yesyesyes
/171908yesyesyes
/181912yesyesyesyes'Rescue agency'
--1917
/191924yes
/201928cinemas and dancing
/211932yesyes (esp for adolescents), birth control, divorcees, sex instruction
/221936
/231949[mention]

Space for other comments

DDR/EV/RETyear'any hindrance to [church] attendance''any impediments to ministry'additional space for commentsbiographical info on incumbent
--1736yes
--1758
/11774yes
/21791-2yesyes
--1801
/31810yesyes
/41814yesyes
/61861yes
/71866yes
/81870yes
/91874yes
/101878yesyes
/111882yes
/121886yes
/131892yes
/141896
/151900
/161904
/171908
/181912
--1917
/191924yes
/201928
/211932
/221936yes
/231949yes

These returns were retained within the Bishop's Office rather than the Registry, and so previously formed part of the separate collection of Auckland Castle Episcopal records. They were previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/64-90, AUC/1/142-143 and AUC/4/1-19.
The table below indicates whether or how the volumes are indexed: information on contemporary indexes is included within the list below, other indexes to parishes are modern, and either pasted into the front of the volumes or kept in the search room list at shelfmark ASCRef Z DDR.

DDR/EV/RETyearindexed?
/11774search room list
/21791-2contemporary
/31810contemporary
/41814contemporary
/51857 (tabulated extracts only)none (small notebook only)
/61861pasted inside volume
/71866pasted inside volume
/81870pasted inside volume
/91874search room list
/101878none
/111882search room list
/121886search room list
/131892search room list
/141896search room list
/151900search room list
/161904search room list
/171908search room list
/181912search room list
/191924search room list
/201928search room list
/211932search room list
/221936search room list
/231949none

For returns from ca.1736, 1758, 1801 and 1917, see under Related Material at the top of this list.

DDR/EV/RET/1   1774
[Primary] visitation of clergy by John Egerton
Manuscript returns to printed queries, returns dated July-October 1774 and one January 1775
2 volumes (after rebinding)
Brown paper (wrapper) found with volume, with 1966 postmark, indicates that these returns may have been sent to Community of St Clare, St Mary's Convent, Freeland, Oxford
Parish returns bound up in approximately alphabetical order, with A to Hunstanworth in first volume, and Hurworth to Wooler in second. Crayke is included under 'C'. Chester-le-Street (and perhaps others?) omitted (returns numbered in ink, from 1 to 177).
Manuscript list of returns, with names of clergy, is kept with the printed catalogues within Palace Green Library.
Rebound as two volumes in January 1993 (binding notes pasted into front of volume 1)
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 118)
DDR/EV/RET/2   1791-1792
Primary visitation of clergy by Shute Barrington
Manuscript returns dated April-June 1792. Bound in with the episcopal returns are incomplete sets of the following:
The episcopal visitation returns include information on dates of degrees, orders and admissions of the incumbents, as well as covering the topics summarised in the tables above. Copies of Bishop Barrington's printed letter accompanying the queries survive with many, but not all of the returns. The queries were sent out in two sections, with many of the responses referring to delays in receipt of the second section.
Archidiaconal (and officialty) returns collect basic information on the incumbent, patron, parsonage house, church building (size and state of repair), services, vestments and furniture, lands, and directions concerning fabric. In general, the returns by the archdeacon of Northumberland and the Dean and Chapter's official (John Sharp) are fuller than those by the archdeacon of Durham, often including a list of clergy and churchwardens in attendance.
4 volumes (disbound and boxed)
Returns are arranged roughly by deanery, but with episcopal and archidiaconal/officialty returns for the same deanery frequently in different volumes. Lists of parishes with episcopal returns are at the front of each volume, and at the back of volume 1 is a cumulative index to these returns. Lists of parishes with archidiaconal of officialty returns precede the groups of these returns in each volume. The returns are referenced within these lists (and within the cumulative index) by red numbers: note that the series of red numbers for episcopal returns does not match the red numbers used for archidiaconal/officialty returns.
Detailed notes on both the archidiaconal and episcopal returns are kept with the printed catalogues within Palace Green Library.
Microfilm copies available in the Palace Green library search room (ref 5TC 179-181), should be used instead of original volumes due to their fragile condition.
DDR/EV/RET/2/1
f.1: list of episcopal visitation returns
f.2-133: Easington deanery, episcopal visitation. Includes reference to a Jewish synagogue at Sunderland at f.63v.
f.135-149: Easington deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.134r)
f.150-325: Chester deanery, episcopal visitation, excluding Tanfield (see volume 3)
f.326a-347: Chester deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.325v), excluding Lamesley (? not visited)
f.348a-369: Darlington deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.325v), excluding Brancepeth and Middleton-in-Teesdale with Egglestone (noted at f.348b as “not yet visited”)
f.370-inside back cover: cumulative alphabetical index to episcopal visitation returns in all four volumes

DDR/EV/RET/2/2
f.1: list of episcopal visitation returns
f.2a-21: Stockton deanery (usually referred to as “Stockton ward”), archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.1r). Hartlepool return wrongly indexed under Easington deanery, though correctly bound up with Stockton returns. Excludes Bishop Middleham, Grindon, Hurworth, Middleton and Sockburn (listed as “not yet visited”).
f.19-20: Letter from Benjamin Pye (archdeacon of Durham) to bishop, reporting on his visitation of Stockton ward and Crayke, 16 March 1792
f.21: Crayke in Bulmer deanery, Yorkshire, archidiaconal/officialty visitation
f.22-133: Newcastle deanery, episcopal visitation
f.135a-139: Corbridge deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.134v). Excludes certain parishes: the episcopal visitation returns for Stamfordham, Shotley, Bywell St Andrew and Bywell St Peter in volume 3 note John Sharp's illness and death before he could complete his visitation.
f.140a-157: Morpeth deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.134v), excluding Mitford (see under volume 3 below), also excluding Bedlington, Corsenside and Meldon (not visited)
f.158a-181: Alnwick deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.134v), omitting Longhoughton (for which see DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/1), including Ellingham (indexed under Alnwick, but described within return as part of Bamburgh deanery)
f.182-185: Two letters from John Sharp [archdeacon of Northumberland and official of Dean and Chapter) to bishop concerning preachers for Newcastle Assizes, 2-4 April 1792
f.186: Letter from Robert Thorp (archdeacon of Northumberland) to bishop, reporting on his visitation, 4 June 1792
f.187-356: Stockton deanery or “ward”, episcopal visitation (Crayke at end)

DDR/EV/RET/2/3
f.1: list of episcopal visitation returns
f.2a-13 and f.15: Newcastle deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.1v), excluding Whittonstall (not visited: episcopal visitation return notes John Sharp's illness and death). At f.2c is a schedule with rents and renewal details for leases held from Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas.
f.14: ??? in Morpeth deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation
f.16-162: Corbridge deanery, episcopal visitation
f.163-170: Newcastle deanery, episcopal visitation
f.171a: Mitford in Morpeth deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (not numbered and excluded from index)
f.172-315: Morpeth deanery, episcopal visitation
f.316-493: Alnwick deanery, episcopal visitation; Felton return includes reference to Roman Catholic priest, Joseph Howe, [Jesuit], and to visitation by “popish bishop”, at f.386.
f.503-508: Tanfield in Chester deanery, episcopal visitation return (not numbered and excluded from index)

DDR/EV/RET/2/4
inside front cover: list of episcopal visitation returns
f.2-152: Bamburgh deanery, episcopal visitation
f.153-171: Bamburgh deanery, archidiaconal/officialty visitation (parishes listed at f.152v), excluding Ellingham (see under Alnwick deanery in volume 2 above)
f.172a-360: Darlington deanery, episcopal visitation

DDR/EV/RET/3   June-July 1810
Ordinary visitation of clergy by Shute Barrington
An index to parishes is at the front of the first volume, referring to the returns by the numbers in red ink (as noted in list below). The volumes have not been analysed closely, but returns appear to be collated by deanery as noted in the list following.
Returns include information on dates of degrees, orders and admissions of the incumbents. Some returns appear to have been trimmed or written out separately in order to save postage costs (see for instance vol.3, f.21v, 34v, 142-144, 212-213).
3 volumes
Notes on Catholic priests mentioned within the returns are kept with the printed catalogues within Palace Green Library.
DDR/EV/RET/3/1
Chester, Darlington and Easington deaneries (returns numbered 1-64)
430f.
DDR/EV/RET/3/2
Corbridge, Newcastle and Stockton deaneries (returns numbered 65-113)
319f. (foliated as 318f. but 121 used twice)
DDR/EV/RET/3/3
Alnwick, Bamburgh and Morpeth deaneries (returns numbered 114-167). Note that Byrness is filed under Elsdon (no.118). Chatton return mentions scheme to encourage Duke of Northumberland's tenants to be self-supporting in growing vegetables etc (f.260).
358f.
DDR/EV/RET/4   July-August 1814
Ordinary visitation of clergy by Shute Barrington
Returns are arranged by deanery as noted in list following. Each volume includes an index to parishes at the front, using the red ink numbers on the first page of each return. The volumes have been arranged in the approximate order in which the deaneries appear to have been visited (from the printed visitation programme).
Returns include information on dates of degrees, orders and admissions of the incumbents. There is no evidence that the returns were posted, so they were probably handed in at the visitation.
9 volumes
See also returns relating to specific chapels and parishes requested in 1815, perhaps supplementary to these visitation returns, at DDR/EA/BEM/6.
DDR/EV/RET/4/1
Stockton deanery. Note that the Longnewton return is bound in the wrong order. includes sheet of statistics concerning celebrations of Holy Communion (pasted inside front cover).
180 f.
DDR/EV/RET/4/2
Darlington deanery and Crayke
212 f.
DDR/EV/RET/4/3
Newcastle deanery Note that the Longbenton return is bound in the wrong order.
117 f.
DDR/EV/RET/4/4
Corbridge deanery, excluding Kirkhaugh and Stamfordham (for which there are no returns)
164 f. (f,147-162 are stubs)
DDR/EV/RET/4/5
Alnwick deanery Note that the Longhoughton return is bound in the wrong order.
180 f.
DDR/EV/RET/4/6
Bamburgh deanery, excluding Branxton, Cornhill and Norham (for which there are no returns)
156 f. (f.131-154 are stubs)
DDR/EV/RET/4/7
Morpeth deanery, excluding Stannington (for which there is no return)
156 f. (f.147-154 are stubs)
DDR/EV/RET/4/8
Chester deanery. Includes account of Cornsay almshouses, December 1812, at f.96.
206 f. (foliated as 205 f. but 60 used twice), f.196-205 blank
DDR/EV/RET/4/9
Easington deanery
142 f.
DDR/EV/RET/5   1857
Tabulated extracts from visitation returns for 1857 (no original returns are known to survive). Only certain of the questions have been tabulated, covering the following matters:
1 notebook, 24f.
Arranged with County Durham returns at f.1-13, approximately alphabetical by parish or chapelry, and Northumberland returns at f.13-23, likewise approximately alphabetical.
DDR/EV/RET/6   May-June 1861
[Primary] visitation of clergy by Henry Montagu Villiers
Returns are arranged by rural deanery (and alphabetically by parish within each deanery), in the following order:
Included with the returns are the following items:
Bishopwearmouth (Easington deanery)Letter concerning the rural dean's visitation of deanery, 1859
South Hylton (Easington deanery)Detailed comment on the failure of previous bishops to makde adequate provision for pastoral work
Shadforth (Easington deanery)News cuttings re new church, parish work, and a society to provide additional clergy, 1858-1859
Hartlepool St Hilda (Stockton deanery)Letter concerning allegation of non-residence and containing statement of parish revenues for 1860
Kyloe (Norham deanery)Plan showing boundary changes for Kyloe, Ancroft and Holy Island parishes
Allendale (Hexham deanery)Letter about rural dean's visitation of part of deanery, 1863

1 volume
This and the subsequent bound volumes have been indexed by parish. The indexes are either pasted into the front of the volumes (1861-1870), or kept within the search room list (other years).
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 173)
DDR/EV/RET/7   April 1866
Second visitation of clergy by Charles Baring
Returns are arranged by rural deanery (and largely alphabetically by parish within each deanery), in the following order:
Some of the returns note whether the parish is in the North, South, East or West division of its deanery, but this does not affect the order of the returns. Note that some returns for chapelries or new parishes and districts have been bound immediately following their mother parish, rather than strictly alphabetically.
Included with the returns are the following items:
Durham St Giles (Easington deanery)Document re disputed endowment of parish church
Kyloe (Norham deanery)Plan showing boundary changes for Kyloe, Ancroft and Holy Island parishes
Newcastle St NicholasReturn to Ecclesiastical Commissioners concerning income and expenditure, [?1867]

1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 174)
DDR/EV/RET/8   March-April 1870
Third visitation of clergy by Charles Baring
Returns are arranged in the following order:
Included with the returns are the following items:
SedgefieldPrinted Sedgefield schools' annual account and annual expenses in connection with church rates, 1869
Kyloe (Norham deanery)Plan showing boundary changes for Kyloe, Ancroft and Holy Island parishes

1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 175)
DDR/EV/RET/9   April 1874
Fourth visitation of clergy by Charles Baring
Returns are arranged in the following order:
1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 176)
DDR/EV/RET/10   1878
Unbound returns, not sorted (except by archdeaconry/county)
2 boxes
DDR/EV/RET/11   1882
Primary visitation of clergy by Joseph Barber Lightfoot
These and the 1886 returns are compiled around a large set of very structured and detailed questions. Arranged alphabetically by parish (Auckland and Durham archdeaconries).
The following returns include enclosures:
Beamish St AndrewPrinted offertory statement for 1881
BishopwearmouthPrinted statement of collections, 1881
Bishopwearmouth Christ ChurchPrinted accounts passed at vestry held April 1882
BurnmoorPrinted accounts for collections in 1880 and 1881
Darlington St PaulLetter about formation of bible classes and devotional meetings
FellingStatistics about marriages solemnised during 1881 in 20 churches in Newcastle, Gateshead and district
LamesleyOffertory account for year ending Easter 1882
Seaham HarbourLetter about addition of oak lectern and brass bowl to church furnishings; printed account for offertories during 1881
StaindropPrinted accounts for year ending Easter 1882

1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 188)
DDR/EV/RET/12   September-October 1886
Visitation of clergy by Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Arranged alphabetically by parish
Returns with enclosures include:
BeamishPrinted offertory statement for 1885
BishoptonNote by incumbent that he has replied to the rural dean on many of the questions
SatleyMemorandum about suggested boundary changes for Satley, Tow Law and Waterhouses parishes

1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 189)
DDR/EV/RET/13   August-September 1892
Primary visitation of clergy by Brooke Foss Westcott
The questions in these returns are much less structured than in the preceding two volumes, with extensive space for commentary and discursive answers. The bishop's preamble to the queries refers to the Church Year Book in relation to statistical information (see DDR/EA/BEM/3), and states that the questions hope to “supply many lessons for the guidance of our pastoral labours.”
Returns are arranged in the following order (alphabetically by parish within each deanery):
With the returns are the following additional items:
StellaPrinted cutting about St Cuthbert's Polytechnic Institute , Stella, session 1892-1893. List of baptisms, marriages and burials in [Green]side parish, May-August [1892]
Gateshead FellAdditional comment regarding religious changes in the diocese
RaintonPrinted membership card of Rainton Communicants Guild
Sunderland St JohnLetter about need for clergy to make their work more effectual, October 1892
Tudhoe GrangeLetter about ways of making clergy's work more effective, October 1892
Haughton-le-SkerneDetailed replies about changes in the nature of religious faith, and means of making the clergy's work more effective
HartDetailed reply about means of making the clergy's work more effective
Inside back coverLetter about lost return from Greatham, note about binding and four missing returns, two notes about missing returns

1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 177)
DDR/EV/RET/14   July 1896
Visitation of clergy by Brooke Foss Westcott
Arranged largely alphabetically by parish, with some chapelry returns filed after that for the mother parish. A binding note is attached to the return for Auckland St Andrew.
Volume is accompanied by a large number of items that were submitted along with the returns, mainly printed notices relating to services or lectures, and rules for local institutes, clubs etc. These include the following.
Durham St OswaldLetter about mission services from curate in charge (a former dissenter)
Hartlepool St HildaPrinted programme of Lentern lectures, 1896
Haughton-le-SkernePrinted report of Literary and Winter Evening Entertainment Association for [1895], and description of preparation of confirmation candidates
HedworthPrinted parish magazine for June 1896
Jarrow St PeterPrinted constitution of Church Council
West PeltonList of contributions raised for parish purposes in 1895
StanhopePrinted offertory statement for [1895]
Tudhoe GrangePrinted circular about St Andrew's winter campaign 1896-7
WhorltonPrinted rules and regulations for Whorlton Reading Room, October 1895
inside back coverAbout 40 additional items of similar nature, arranged in appropximately alphabetical order by parish

1 volume
Microfilm available for copying (ref 5TC 178)
DDR/EV/RET/15   July 1900
Visitation of clergy by Brooke Foss Westcott
The questions in these returns invite comments and reflection on the topics covered, rather than merely asking for information or statistics. The bishop's preamble states that he is interested in the “intellectual, social and religious life of the people,” and does not expect answers to all questions but wants to “learn some of the main results of your experience for my own guidance.”
Arranged approximately alphabetically by parish, with chapelry returns sometimes filed after those for their mother parish.
Additional items enclosed with the returns include:
Auckland St AndrewAccount by curate of Brandon Colliery, St Agatha's mission, of “some recreations of Durham Colliery workmen.”
Chilton MoorLetter about need for a comprehensive church and stressing danger of guilds within the church
Deaf HillLetter about low state of education and morals in Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Colliery, and higher standards at Tow Law
Durham St NicholasPrinted accounts of sums raised in 1899
EastgateLetter about strength of dissent
LyonsPrinted lecture programmes for 1896-7 and 1898-9
MerringtonLetter about carelessness and apathy towards religious matters
New SeahamPrinted special order of service of preparation for Holy Communion
South Shields St HildaLetter about home life in parish and plans to work on earlier visitation returns for paper to Church Congress, and printed report on library for 1898-9

1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/16   July-August 1904
Primary visitation of clergy by Handley Carr Glyn Moule
Arranged in approximately alphabetical order of parishes. Additional information enclosed with the returns includes the following.
EastgateNote about dissent in Weardale parishes
Gateshead Christ ChurchLetter with answers of churchwardens to visitation queries
Hartlepool Holy TrinityLetter about low state of religious life in parish and lack of funds for new mission church
Heathery CleughNote about weak state of church in Upper Weardale

1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/17   1908
Many of the returns include very brief comments or annotations made by a diocesan or bishop's official.
1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/18   1912
1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/19   1924
1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/20   1928
1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/21   1932
1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/22   1936
1 volume
DDR/EV/RET/23   1949
Unbound returns, arranged by deanery as noted in list following (currently not sorted within each deanery)
2 boxes
DDR/EV/RET/23/1
Chester-le-Street deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/2
Durham deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/3
Easington deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/4
Gateshead deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/5
Houghton-le-Spring deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/6
Jarrow deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/7
Lanchester deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/8
Wearmouth deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/9
Auckland deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/10
Barnard Castle deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/11
Darlington deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/12
Hartlepool deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/13
Stanhope deanery
DDR/EV/RET/23/14
Stockton deanery
Other records generated by episcopal visitations
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS
Episcopal and spiritual chancellors' visitation books (general series)
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/1
Extent: 3 volumes Formerly referenced as DDR/vols.II/1-3
All three volumes were repaired and rebound 1996-1997.

DDR/EV/VIS/1/1   1577-1587
Marked “1577 to 1586” . Synods and general chapters held by the bishop or his chancellor or chancellor's surrogate
Parts printed in Surtees Society vol.22 as shown under Bibliography above (cited as “VIS 1577-1586”)
Microfilms available for re-copying (refs PG 001 [Follett] and 5TC 132)
DDR/EV/VIS/1/2   1578-1587
Diocesan visitations held by the bishop or his deputies
Most printed in Surtees Society vol.22 as shown under Bibliography above (cited as “VIS.D.1578-1587”)
Microfilms available for re-copying (refs PG 001 [Follett] and 5TC 132)
DDR/EV/VIS/1/3   1662-1670
Marked “1665 to 1669”: fragmentary and not bound in chronological order. Diocesan and chancellor's visitations held by the bishop or his deputy and the chancellor's surrogates. Includes also:
f.129v: an institution of 2 September 1661
f.170-178: visitations of Hexham and Hexhamshire within the diocese of York (with reference to the York ecclesiastical peculiar of Thockrington), ca.1667-1670

Microfilm available for re-copying (ref PG 002 [Follett])
Spiritual chancellors' visitation correction books (Northumberland archdeaconry only)
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/2
Extent: 4 volumes
Details of parochial visitations held by the chancellor or his deputy and of stages in the correction of faults reported at visitations, together with details of grants of probate and administration
Formerly referenced as DDR/vols.II/4-7
All four volumes were repaired and rebound between 1996 and 1998.
A similar series of books of chancellor's visitations for Durham archdeaconry only (including some parishes in the Dean and Chapter officialty) is among the Durham Cathedral archives at DCD/D/SJB/4-6, ca.1634-1638. These are hard to distinguish from consistory court “ex officio” act books, as the cases were all held before the spiritual chancellor in Durham.

DDR/EV/VIS/2/1   1595-1601
Microfilms available for re-copying (refs PG 003 [Follett] and 5TC 97)
DDR/EV/VIS/2/2   1601-1608
Marked “1601 to 1607”. Index to probates and administrations at end. February 1608 visitations cover probate and administrations only.
Microfilms available for re-copying (refs PG 004 [Follett] and 5TC 97)
DDR/EV/VIS/2/3   1608-1609
Marked “1607 to 1609”. February 1608 visitations cover judicial cases only. Probates and administrations recorded at f.50r-94Ar are indexed in the following volume.
Microfilms available for re-copying (refs PG 005 [Follett] and 5TC 132)
DDR/EV/VIS/2/4   1609-1618
Probates and administrations from this and the preceding volume are indexed after f.206 and at the end of the volume as follows:
f.206Br-206Gr: probates and administrations recorded in DDR/EV/VIS/2/3 f.50r-94Ar, and in DDR/EV/VIS/2/4 f.97v-208v
f.251r-254v: probates and administrations recorded in DDR/EV/VIS/2/4 f.207r-233v
Note that probates and administrations recorded in DDR/EV/VIS/2/4 f.234r-250v are not indexed (pace the reference to “ad finem” in the index starting at f.251r).

Microfilms available for re-copying (refs PG 006 [Follett] and 5TC 132)
Miscellaneous 18th and 19th-century papers relating to visitations
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/3
Dates of creation: 1745-1770 and [1780x1815]
Chiefly a few items relating to episcopal visitations of the dioceses of St David's, 1745 (Bishop Trevor, subsequently bishop of Durham); York, 1749 primary (see also DDR/EV/VIS/4/3, f.1v); and Lincoln, 1768 and 1770. Also includes an extract relating to visitation copied from Samuel Viner's record of forms and proceedings in the diocese of Durham while he was principal surrogate, 1780-1815
The original of the later item is in the second precedent book within the Jurisdiction and courts section of the Durham Diocesan Records, at DDR/EJ/CCG/2/2.

Episcopal visitations of the diocese (bound sets of papers and booklets covering more than one visitation)
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/4
DDR/EV/VIS/4/1   1709-1728
Language:  Latin and English
Parchment-covered volume, labelled [?26] on the front cover, and containing lists of procurations for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries [collected at] the following visitations:
1709 (Nathaniel Crewe), f.1-4
1713 (Crewe), f.5-8
1722 (William Talbot, primary visitation), f.9-12
1725 (Talbot), f.13-17
1728 (Talbot), f.18

For each visitation except 1728 lists of procurations are arranged by deanery, with the status of the incumbent or curate of each parish or chapelry noted ('R', 'V', 'P' or 'C' for rector, vicar, [perpetual curate] or curate), and a total amount collected for each deanery calculated. Some entries are marked 'X', apparently indicating that payment has been made. Summaries of the total amount of procurations collected for each deanery are included for 1709 and 1713; the 1713 list also includes details of arrears owing from the visitation. The 1728 list is unfinished and gives details of procurations and arrears, listed under Easington deanery, for Durham archdeaconry and Houghton-le-Spring and Wearmouth parishes only.
1 volume (boxed), 40ff. (ff.19-40 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2   1732-1751
Information and notes relating to the 1732, 1736, 1740, 1746 and [1751] visitations by Edward Chandler and Joseph Butler. Most of the material is written in the hand of Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar.
Internal volumes are muddled, miscellaneous in their coverage and not in strict chronological order within the composite volume, but contents include names of clergy, churchwardens, visitation preachers and schoolmasters, lists of procurations and information on fees, visitation programmes, lists of comperta and details of livings in the gift of the bishop of Durham and the dean and chapter of Durham. Later information has been added to most of the volumes and annotations and emendations made.
1 volume, really six individual volumes bound together within a folded sheet of parchment (boxed)
Binding: Outer cover labelled “No.16 [?or 167] Bishop's Vis[itati]ons 1736 1740 1746 1751”
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2/1   1731-1747
Paper-covered volume relating mainly to Edward Chandler's 1736 ordinary visitation, with emendations and additions relating to his 1740 and 1746 visitations.
  • (ff.1v-2r) notes on visitation arrangements, 1736
  • (ff.3r-7v, 9r-14v) the clergy call book for the 1736 visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, arranged by deanery, with emendations of 1740 and 1746, also including:
    (f.3v) a list of clergy dead by 1740
    (f.8r) names of the clergy and churchwardens cited to appear at the visitation of Thomas Eden, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham (Durham section), 1746
    (f.8v) estimated numbers of parishes in each Northumberland deanery, [?1740]
    (f.13v) names of clergy appearing from Bamburgh deanery, 1740
  • (ff.15r-16r) lists of procurations for Northumberland archdeaconry only, also arranged by deanery, 1736
  • (ff.16v and 18v) a draft letter of complaint from [Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar] to the bishop of Durham concerning negligence by the latter's officials during the previous [?1736] visitation
  • (f.19v) a list of some documents [?issued from the Durham Diocesan Registry], 1731-1747

21f. (foliated as f.i, 1-19 and 30)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2/2   1731-1736
Small parchment-covered volume endorsed 'Visitation A[nn]o 1732', listed inside the outer front cover of DDR/EV/VIS/4/2 as “A Small Book of remarks in 1736”, and relating to both the 1732 primary and 1736 ordinary visitations by Edward Chandler.
The volume contains tables of procurations received from livings in Northumberland deaneries, 1732, arranged alphabetically by parish and giving details of patrons, clergy, some Ecton values (Ecton is an edition of the Liber Regis (King's Book) of Henry VIII, in which livings are values) and some villages for each living, with separate lists of chapelries, details of some ruinous chapels, details of dates and places of visitation, and comments on the 1732 visitation sermons. For each table, dates and places of the 1736 visitation have been added.
Also included in the volume are:
(ff.27v-28r) details of fees, particularly probate fees, not charged, 1731-1732
(f.21r) totals of procurations for each Northumberland deanery, with a grand total for the archdeaconry of Northumberland, 1732, and with a note stating that visitation preachers were excused from payment, and a list of Northumberland wards
(f.28r) a programme of visitation dates and places, 1736
(f.25r) notes concerning executors and administrators, [?1736]
(f.26v) notes relating to Hexhamshire parishes, [?1732]
(f.27r) notes [?criticizing] the registrar's clerk, [?1732]

10f. (foliated as f.20-29)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2/3   1740-1746
Paper-covered volume relating mainly to Edward Chandler's 1740 ordinary visitation, with emendations and additions relating to his 1746 visitation.
(f.31v) details of the visitation programme and names of visitation preachers for Northumberland, 1740
(ff.32-42v, 48r-50r) the clergy call book for the 1740 visitation, containing the names of the clergy and some schoolmasters in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, arranged by deanery, with emendations, 1746
(f.37v) names of the clergy in Northumberland peculiars, 1746
(f.42v) a note concerning the nominations of William Wilkins as curate of Brancepeth, signed by Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, South Church at Auckland St Andrew, 12 August 1740
(ff.43v-47v, 50v) lists of procurations due, 1740, also arranged by deanery, with the status of the incumbent or curate of each parish or chapelry noted ('R','V', 'P' or 'C' for rector, vicar, [perpetual curate] or curate) and annotated with details of those in arrears in 1732 and 1736, names of incumbents etc.
(f.49Br) a letter from Joseph Cradock at Houghton [-le-Spring] to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, concerning a sequestration, 2 May 1740
(ff.51r, 54r) draft schedules of the registrar's visitation and confirmation duties and the chancellor's visitation duties, [?1740]
(ff.51v-53v) miscellaneous notes arranged by deanery, [?1740]

25f. (foliated as f.31-54), f.49B loose
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2/4   1740
Paper-covered volume, described inside the outer front cover of DDR/EV/VIS/4/2 as “Delinquents in 1740”, containing:
(ff.57r-67r) lists arranged by deanery of comperta for parishes and chapelries in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, arising from presentments made at the ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Edward Chandler, bishop of Durham, 1740
(f.68r) miscellaneous notes relating to proceedings at Alnwick, Bywell, Bellingham, Ryton and Stamford, October 1740

24f. (foliated as f.55-78), f.68v-78 blank
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2/5   1746
Paper-covered volume (back cover missing) relating to the 1746 ordinary episcopal visitation (carried out at least in part, see f.80r, by Martin Benson, bishop of Gloucester, on behalf of Edward Chandler. The paper cover of the volume is annotated, “Ralph Trotter Register of the Diocese of Durham Vis[itati]on Anno 1746”.
The volume consists of:
(f.79v) a list of [clergy] who had died
(ff.80r-89r, 91v-94, 95v-98) the clergy call book for the 1746 visitation, containing the names of the clergy and some schoolmasters in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, arranged by deanery and annotated throughout with details of those who appeared at the visitation or were excused, dates of ordination etc and other notes
(f.81r) mention of Mr Warden, a 'Scotch Jacobite Schoolmaster'
(ff.81v, 83v, 92v, 94r, 96v, 98v) lists of schoolmasters by parish
(ff.85v, 100v) lists of pluralities
(f.89r) an account of exhibits and a list of Durham dean and chapter livings in Northumberland
(ff.90r-91r, 94v, 99v-100r) lists of procurations, arrears and exhibits, also arranged by deanery and annotated, 1746.
(f.99r) a list of Durham dean and chapter livings in Durham
(f.101r) miscellaneous accounts

25f. (foliated as f.79-101), f.79, 93B and 97B loose
DDR/EV/VIS/4/2/6   1751
Paper volume (cover missing) relating to the Joseph Butler's primary visitation [1751].
(ff.102r-108r) the clergy call book for the [1751] visitation, containing names of the clergy in Durham archdeaconry, arranged by deanery, with some later emendations and additions.
(f.108v) alphabetical lists of Durham county, Northumberland and Yorkshire livings in the gift of the bishop of Durham
(f.109r) lists of canons, archdeacons, masters of hospitals and spiritual officers of Durham Cathedral
(f.109v) an alphabetical list of livings in the gift of Durham dean and chapter
(f.110r) annotated alphabetical lists of [clergy] in Durham archdeaconry, arranged by deanery

13f. (foliated as f.102-113v), f.103B loose, f.110v-113v blank
DDR/EV/VIS/4/3   1674-1758
Information and notes relating mainly to the 1751, 1754 and 1758 visitations by Joseph Butler and Richard Trevor, but also including additional information dating back to 1674. All the volumes appear to have been the work of Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar.
Internal volumes are muddled and miscellaneous in their coverage, but contents include notes on the processes of visitation, lists of clergy and formularies of visitation documents.
1 volume, really five paper volumes bound together inside each other within a folded sheet of parchment (boxed)
Binding: Outer cover labelled “[?vi] 1758 (1[?0 or 6 or 8]) Visita[t]ions A[nn]o 1751 1754 1758”; its present interior was originally used to record a [draft] lease by the dean and chapter of Durham to Robert Shaw of Thrislington, County Durham, of half a tenement and its appurtenances in North Pittington, County Durham, 11 April 1674.
DDR/EV/VIS/4/3/1   1749-1754
Paper volume (most of front cover missing) relating mainly to Richard Trevor's primary visitation in 1754, but also containing earlier information
(f.1r) rough notes of pre-visitation arrangements, 1754
(f.1v) articles issued at the 1749 primary visitation of the diocese of York held by Matthew Hutton, archbishop of York, informing incumbents and churchwardens of documents to be exhibited at the visitation etc
(f.2r) a draft citation mandate sent to the clergy of Newcastle deanery, [1754], with emendations
(ff.2v-4r) draft visitation and confirmation programmes and pre-visitation notes, 1754
(f.4v) an alphabetical list of parishes in Northumberland archdeaconry, annotated '[?Clerics] answer'd', [1754]
(ff.4v-6v, 117r) lists of procurations and [expenses], [1754]
(f.119v) a list of [canons on which visitation articles were based], [?1754]
(f.120r) miscellaneous notes and expenses, 1752-1753
(ff.120v-121r) conditions for marriages by licence and by banns, [?1754]
(ff.121v-122v) general miscellaneous notes, [?1754]

14f. (foliated as f.i, 1-6v, 117-123)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/3/2   1735-1751
Paper-covered volume relating mainly to the visitation of Durham archdeaconry during Joseph Butler's primary visitation in 1751
(ff.7v, 8v) general notes concerning burials and burial fees, 1739-1751
(ff.9r-16r) the clergy call book for the 1751 visitation, containing the names of the clergy and some schoolmasters in Durham archdeaconry, arranged by deanery, with some later emendations and additions.
(f.10v) an account of Dean [Spencer] Cowper's installation, July 1746, and the consecration of Penshaw chapel, October 1746
(f.16v) a list of the chancellor's visitation fees, [1751]
(f.107r) notes of expenses, 1751
(f.107v) a list of Durham livings in the gift of the bishop of Durham, [?1751]
(f.108r) lists of prebendaries, archdeacons, masters of hospitals and spiritual officers of the diocese of Durham by patent for life, [?1751]
(f.108v) a list of Durham livings in the gift of the dean and chapter of Durham, [?1751]
(f.109r) an alphabetical list of Durham clergy, arranged by deanery, [?1751]
(ff.109v-111r) lists of procurations arranged by deanery, [1751]
(f.111v) a list of [Doctors of Divinity in the diocese of Durham], [?1751]
(ff.112r, 115v) miscellaneous notes, 1735-1736 and 1742
(ff.112v-113r) forms of a curate's licence, 1736 and 1751
(ff.113v-114r) forms of institutions to benefices, 1735 and 1749

20f. (foliated as f.7-16v, 107-116v)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/3/3   1747-1751
Paper-covered volume relating mainly to the visitation of Northumberland archdeaconry during Joseph Butler's primary visitation in 1751
(ff.17v, 101v-102v, 104v-105v) miscellaneous notes, including the names of [clergy] who had died since the 1746 visitation
(ff.18r-26r, 98r-99r) the clergy call book for the 1751 visitation, containing the names of the clergy and some schoolmasters in Northumberland archdeaconry, arranged by deanery, with some later emendations and additions
(f.20r) a form of certificate of a curate's declaration of conformity, 1747
(ff.20v-21r, 23v-24r, 97v) lists of procurations, arranged by deanery, 1751.
(f.26v) a copy of Erasmus Head's statement of his clerical qualifications and preferments etc, [?1751]
(ff.97v, 100r, 103r) forms of nominations of and testimonials for a curate, 1751
(f.99r) lists of Northumberland livings in the gift of the bishop of Durham and the dean and chapter of Durham, [1751]
(ff.100v-101r) a list of pluralists, [?1751]
(f.103v) a form of mandate to the official to induct a vicar into possession of his vicarage etc, with a certificate of induction, March 1748/1749
(f.104r) a form of induction into priest's orders, 1748

20f. (foliated as f.17-26v, 97-106v)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/3/4   1733-1754
Paper-covered volume relating mainly to Richard Trevor's primary visitation in 1754; labelled “Northumberland” but also including some Durham material.
(ff.28v-33r) notes on the purpose of visitation, the means by which spiritual promotions became void, institutions, presentations, curacies, rights of patrons, collations etc, [1754]
(f.31v) a list of [clergy] deaths, [?1754]
(f.31v) a list of [James] Leslie's clerical 'instruments' [i.e. letters of orders, appointments etc] exhibited 12 July 1751
(ff.33v-38r,46v-47r,77v,78v-79r,94v) miscellaneous notes and accounts, including notes relating to procedures and fees for licencing schoolmasters, parish clerks and midwives and lists of grants of probate and administrations, with notes of some probate fees, c.1753-1754 and n.d.
(ff.38v-42r) lists of Northumberland procurations, [1754]
(f.42v) a list of Northumberland livings in the gift of the bishop of Durham, [?1754]
(ff.43v-45Ar, 46r) forms of a deacon's ordination certificate, March 1733/4, a priest's ordination certificate, 1736, curates' licences, March 1746/7 and 1751, and a collation
(f.45Br) a loose account, [?1754]
(f.45Cr) a loose receipt from Nich[ola]s Halhead to Ralph Trotter, [Durham diocesan registrar], for £54.1.10 for procurations and payment for visitation articles, 14 October 1754
(ff.73r-76r) lists of Durham procurations, [1754]
(ff.76v-77r) lists of Durham livings in the gift of the bishop of Durham and the dean and chapter of Durham, [?1754]
(f.94r) a list of licences, 20 July 175[?4]

48f. (foliated as f.27-49v, 72-96v)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/3/5   1758
Paper-covered volume relating to Richard Trevor's ordinary visitation in 1758.
(ff.51r-57v) Clergy call book: the names of the clergy in Durham archdeaconry, arranged by deanery, with some later emendations and additions
(ff.65r[rev]-70v[rev]) Clergy call book: the names of the clergy and a few schoolmasters in Northumberland archdeaconry, also arranged by deanery, with some later emendations and additions
(ff.58r-59r, 61v) loose sheets, containing a list of some livings, with details of incumbents and patrons, n.d., endorsed 175[?4], and miscellaneous accounts, undated

22f. (foliated as f.50-71v)
DDR/EV/VIS/4/4   1754-1774
Two sheets containing lists of visitation and confirmation places and dates for the 1754, 1758, 1762, 1766, 1770 and 1774 visitations by Richard Trevor and John Egerton, with lists of visitation preachers at each centre for the 1762, 1766, 1770 and 1774 visitations. Total expenses are given for each visitation, and a summary of expenses incurred at the 1758-1774 visitations is included at f.1v. Details of numbers confirmed and attending the visitation dinners are included in lists of visitation dates, 1762-1774.
Endorsed, “Places and Times of Visitations and Confirmations etc 1754, 1758, 1762, 1770, 1774”
1 item, 2f.
Episcopal visitations of the diocese (main series of papers and volumes)
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/5
Dates of creation: 1668-1940 (but listed to 1900 only)
Extent: 63 boxes
This series includes inhibitions, odd sets of clergy visitation articles, general monitions, clergy and churchwardens' call books, by the late 19th century some churchwardens' certificates (re their admittances), some presentments (generally not a complete set for each deanery), from the late 18th century onwards churchwardens' returns to visitation articles (often not a complete set for each deanery), some lists of comperta, details of procurations and visitation expenses, relaxations of inhibitions and miscellaneous papers and correspondence.
The series generally excludes printed visitation charges, which are usually found in printed books collections, and completed clergy visitation returns, which are listed at DDR/EV/RET above.
These papers are arranged chronologically by visitation.
Within each visitation the documents are arranged by type and in an order which reflects as far as possible the chronological order of the visitation proceedings. Subseries such as churchwardens' presentments and visitation returns are further subdivided by visitation centre and then by deanery and parish. From 1861 onwards the churchwardens and clergy were usually visited at separate times (with the churchwardens' visitation, carried out by the chancellor on behalf of the bishop, usually taking place in the spring and the clergy visitation in the autumn); the arrangement of the papers reflects this pattern.
As they were frequently handed in at visitations, the Bishops' Transcripts of parish registers often include visitation material, most commonly noting “no presentments” on the back of the transcripts. The following parish register transcripts (series DDR/EA/PBT/2) include more specific visitation material.
Auckland St Andrew1797 (returns to articles)
Auckland St Helen1782 (churchwardens' names), 1800 (an 1801 presentment)
Beadnell1800 (returns to articles)
Birkby1665/6 (churchwarden's name), 1689/90 (churchwardens' names), 1768/9 (presentment), 1771/2 (churchdens' names), 1778/9 (churchwardens' names)
Bishopton1770/1 (new churchwardens), 1796/7 (presentment and new churchwardens)
Boldon1791/2 (returns to articles), 1796/7 (returns to articles)
Branxton1765/6 ('neither poor nor rich')
Bywell St Peter1770 (churchwardens' names)
Carham1791/2 (note on burials and terrier, report of perambulation of parish boundary), 1794/5 (note that churchwarden written to 'as a defaulter')
Cornhill1782/3 (Chapelrywardens' names and presentments)
Easington1770/1-1787/8 (lists of apothecary/surgeons, midwives, parish clerks schoolmasters and schoolmistresses), 1796/7 (churchwardens' names)
Ebchester1792 and 1797 (returns to articles)
Esh (with Lanchester BTs)1791/2 (returns to articles)
Greatham1701 (churchwarden's presentment)
Jarrow1782/3 (returns to articles)
Kirknewton1801 (presentment)
Lanchester1791/2 (returns to articles)
Leake1810 and 1812 (churchwardens' names)
Medomsley1792 (returns to articles)
Newburn1764/5 (churchwardens' names)
Osmotherley1668/9 photocopy (visitation material and transcripts together), 1697/8 (Ellerbeck churchwarden's name)
Thornton-le-Street1669/70 (presentments of papists, with long list of names), 1696/7 (reference to defects within parish)
Warden (Haydon chapelry)1784 (churchwardens' names)
Warkworth1782/3 (presentments for bastards), 1791/2 (presentments for fornication and adultery)

Terriers were likewise drawn up to be produced at an episcopal or archidiaconal visitation. Returns to visitation articles are included with the 1788 terriers for Edmondbyers and Muggleswick (series DDR/EA/GLE/1).

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1668   1668
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by John Cosin, bishop of Durham
3 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/1/3
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1668/1   1668
List of the names of the old and new churchwardens for Alnwick deanery.
Names of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to parish / chapelry, divided into lists of old and new churchwardens and annotated with details of those churchwardens who made presentments, those who paid fees, those present and absent at visitation and those sworn
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1668/2   1668
List of the names of the old and new churchwardens for Newcastle deanery.
Names of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to parish / chapelry, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens and annotated with details of fees paid, those present and absent at the visitation and those sworn, with some annotations relating to individual churchwardens
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1668/3   1668
Lists of the names of the old and new churchwardens for Chester and Bamburgh deaneries, comprising two documents erroneously stuck together.
Names of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to parish / chapelry, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens and annotated with details of those who paid fees, those present and absent at the visitation and those sworn.
1 item, 2ff., originally 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1695   9 October 1695 and n.d.
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Nathaniel Crewe, bishop of Durham
1 folder
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1695/1   9 October 1695 and n.d. [?1695]
Folder containing two documents relating to requirements to be met by churches following presentments made at episcopal visitations held by Nathaniel Crewe, bishop of Durham
/1 Proforma injunction (not filled in) from Nathaniel Crewe, bishop of Durham, to vicars and churchwardens of his diocese, relating to church repairs. n.d. [?1695]
/2 Injunction from Nathaniel Crewe, bishop of Durham, to the rector and churchwardens of Elsdon parish in Northumberland archdeaconry, ordering the repair of Elsdon church and the provision of a table of marriages and a glebe terrier. Written in the hand of Gab[riel] Newhouse, Durham diocesan registrar, and annotated with the name John Brookbank, spiritual chancellor of the diocese of Durham. 9 October 1695

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1709   n.d. [1709-1721]
?Records relating to an ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Nathaniel Crewe, bishop of Durham
1 folder
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1709/1   n.d. [1709-1721]
Summary of churchwardens' presentments for parishes and chapelries in Northumberland archdeaconry
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1722   1722
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by William Talbot, bishop of Durham
1 folder
DDR/
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1722/1   1722
List of comperta for Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, containing presentments for Newcastle, Corbridge, Alnwick, Bamburgh and Morpeth deaneries in Northumberland archdeaconry and Chester, Darlington and Stockton deaneries in Durham archdeaconry.
Presentments are arranged by deanery and parish / chapelry
1 item, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1725   21 July 1725-17 September 1725
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by William Talbot, bishop of Durham
4 folders
DDR/
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1725/1   21 July 1725
Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to Cornelius Wetherell, apparitor general, ordering him to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of the diocese to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation
1 item, 1f.
Seal: seal of William Talbot, bishop of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1725/2   n.d. [?July 1725]
Notice [?in draft form] from William Talbot, bishop of Durham, to the clergy and people of Newcastle deanery regarding the visitation to be held at Newcastle St Nicholas on 23 August 1725.
Contains a list of incumbents of parishes within the deanery
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1725/3   16 August 1725-31 August 1725
List of the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries who appeared at various visitation courts held on dates between the 16 August and 31 August 1725.
Names of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery and parish or chapelry and annotated, including with some orders concerning church repairs.
1 item, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1725/4   17 September 1725
Acta of the visitation court written in the hand of W. Pye, notary public, and a list, arranged by deanery, of incumbents who had previously failed to exhibit the necessary documentation and were required to do so at this court
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1728   21 August 1728-26 September 1728 and 1728
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by William Talbot, bishop of Durham
3 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1728/1   1728
Folder containing two copies of a printed proforma summons to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation, from Cornelius Wetherell, apparitor, to the clergy, schoolmasters and churchwardens of the diocese
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1728/2   21 August 1728-16 September 1728
List of the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries who appeared at various visitation centres on dates between 21 August and 16 September 1728.
Names are arranged in groups according to deanery and annotated with details of those excused from the visitation or absent, those exhibiting licenses etc
1 item, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1728/3   21 August 1728-26 September 1728
List of the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries who appeared at various visitation centres on dates between 21 August and 16 September 1728.
Names are arranged in groups according to deanery and parish or chapelry and annotated, including with details of some orders of the visitation court
1 item, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1732   1732
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Chandler, bishop of Durham
1 folder
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1732/1   1732
List of comperta for Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, containing presentments for Bamburgh, Alnwick, Morpeth, Corbridge and Newcastle deaneries in Northumberland archdeaconry and Darlington, Stockton, Easington deaneries in Durham archdeaconry.
Presentments are arranged by deanery and parish / chapelry
1 item, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1740   27 March 1740
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Chandler, bishop of Durham
1 folder
DDR/
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1740/1   27 March 1740
Sealed inhibition from Edward Chandler, bishop of Durham, to George Sayer, archdeacon of Durham, suspending the archdeacon's jurisdiction for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation
1 item, 2ff.
Seal: seal of Edward Chandler, bishop of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/17__   13 June 1749 and n.d. [1740-1766]
Miscellaneous undated records relating to 18th century episcopal visitations, probably held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
3 folders, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/17__/1   13 June 1749 and n.d. [1740-1766]
Folder containing four sheets of rough notes concerning licences, fees etc, written in the hand of Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar
/1 Sheet of rough accounts mentioning Easington and Chester [deaneries]. n.d. [circa 1740-1766]
/2 Sheet relating to licences, orders etc from [Nicholas] Halhead, for various clergymen (Mr Mason, Mr Robson, Mr Wright and Mr Powler), endorsed with a copy of a subscription licencing John Mason to perform the office of curate in a chapel in the of Chester. 13 June 1749
/3 Easington deanery, 1740-1766 (Annotated sheet containing lists of the names of the clergy and fees for parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries)
/4 Darlington deanery, n.d. [circa 1740-1766] (Annotated sheet containing (numbered) lists of the names of the clergy and fees for parishes and chapelries in Darlington and Stockton deaneries)

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/17__/2   n.d. [circa 1740-1766]
Letter cover addressed to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/17__/3   n.d. [circa 1740-1766]
Set of printed visitation articles to be exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish prior to an ordinary episcopal visitation of the diocese (name of the bishop of Durham and year of visitation not filled in).
Printed by G. Sowler, Durham City
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1751   June 1751-July 1751
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Joseph Butler, bishop of Durham
2 folders
CCB B/212/30: file of 5 items re procurations at visitation
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1751/1   June 1751
Blank copy of a printed proforma summons from William Pickering, deputy apparitor, to the clergy, schoolmasters and churchwardens of the diocese, giving them notice to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation, with a printed request from Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, for names of schoolmasters and new churchwardens and parish register transcripts to be delivered by the churchwardens at the same time as they return their presentments
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1751/2   July 1751
Table of visitation expenses for Northumberland archdeaconry from 19 July 1751 to 27 July 1751
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1754   1754-13 October 1755
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
2 folders
CCB B/217/84: list of incumbents in Northumberland deaneries
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1754/1   1754
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1754 primary visitation of the diocese held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1754/2   n.d. [?1754] and 1754-13 October 1755
Folder containing three items relating to visitation procurations
/1 Account of the bishop of Durham's procurations for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries. Totals are given for each deanery and each archdeaconry. n.d. [1754-1755]
/2 Account of the bishop of Durham's procurations for Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, drawn up by Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar. Totals are given for each deanery and each archdeaconry, with lists of procurations for preachers excused and persons not appearing at the visitation for Northumberland archdeaconry only. n.d. [1754-1755]
/3 Receipt from Nicholas Halhead to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, for the remainder of procurations received during the visitation. 13 October 1755

1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758   1 May 1758-22 August 1758 and n.d. [1758]
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
7 folders, 37ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/1   1 May 1758
Set of printed articles sent by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, to the clergy as a preliminary to his 1758 ordinary visitation of the diocese, with manuscript emendations.
No answers to the queries have been inserted in this set of visitation articles
1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/2   15 May 1758 & 30 May 1758
Folder containing three documents relating to summonses to clergy, churchwardens and schoolmasters to appear at the visitation
/1 Sealed process general from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, to Isaac Fawcet, apparitor general, ordering him (or his deputy / deputies) to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Durham archdeaconry to the forthcoming episcopal visitation to the schedules annexed. A schedule is included for each deanery, giving details of the time and place of visitation and listing the names of the clergy of the deanery. Clergy from Easington and Chester deaneries are summoned to appear at the church of Durham St on 27 July 1758, and those from Darlington and Stockton deaneries to the church of Auckland St Andrew on 15 August 1758. 15 May 1758
/2 Sealed process general, identical to item 1758/2/1 but with annexed schedules for Northumberland deaneries. As for item 1758/2/1 a schedule is included for each deanery, giving details of the time and place of visitation and listing the names of the clergy of the deanery. Clergy from Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries are to appear at various visitation centres on dates between 2 August 1758 and 10 August 1758. 15 May 1758
/3 Draft summons from John Wardell, Durham deputy apparitor, to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation (no addressee). 30 May 1758

1 folder, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/3   1758
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1758 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/4   n.d. [?1758]
Folder containing three lists of the names of the churchwardens called to appear at the visitation for deaneries in Durham archdeaconry, arranged by deanery in chronological order of the visitation
/1 Easington deanery, n.d. [?1758]
/2 Chester deanery, n.d. [?1758]
/3 Stockton deanery, n.d. [?1758]

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/5   8 August 1758
Letter from Cha[rles] Stoddart and others at Whalton in Northumberland to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, written on behalf of a man presented at the visitation
2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/6   1758 and n.d. [1758]
Folder containing three items relating to visitation procurations
/1 Nine cards listing procurations to be paid by Alnwick, Bamburgh, Corbridge, Morpeth, Chester, Darlington, Easington, Newcastle and Stockton deaneries and giving details of the total for each deanery. Some of the cards are endorsed with rough workings. n.d. [1758]
/2 Account of procurations received by Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar. Totals are given for each deanery, with annotations giving details of arrears and preachers excused. 1758
/3 Schedule, in tabular form, of procurations to be paid to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, and also including for each deanery details of procurations received, preachers excused and parishes / chapelries in arrears. Totals of procurations to be paid are given for each deanery and grand totals of monies received, sums for preachers excused from the visitation and arrears are noted at the end of the schedule; procurations to be paid are totalled in a separate table. 1758

1 folder, 13ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1758/7   1758
Folder containing four items relating to visitation expenses
/1 Draft version of William Hodgson's account for Northumberland visitation expenses from 31 July to 22 August 1758. [August] 1758
/2 Debit and credit account from Nicholas Halhead to William Hodgson for Northumberland visitation expenses from 31 July to 14 August 1758. [August] 1758
/3 Draft version of Durham visitation and confirmation expenses from 10 July to 22 August 1758, with the total of William Hodgson's Northumberland expenses added to make a grand total for the diocese. [August] 1758
/4 Fair copy of Durham and Northumberland visitation and confirmation expenses from 10 July to 22 August 1758. 1758

1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1760   n.d. [1760-1779]
Record relating to an unspecified visitation of the diocese of Durham held circa 1760-1779 by the bishop of Durham, probably Richard Trevor or John Egerton
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1760/1   n.d. [1760-1779]
Account of procurations received for Northumberland and Durham deaneries.
A total for the diocese is given at f.3, with details of monies paid out to [George] Brookes, apparitor, a payment for printing and the balance due to [George] Brookes
1 item, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762   1758-1766
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
15 folders, 96ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/1   1762
Draft inhibition from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, to Samuel Dickens, archdeacon of Durham, suspending the archdeacon's jurisdiction for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation
1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/2   6 March 1762-25 June 1762
Folder containing correspondence relating to arrangements for the forthcoming episcopal visitation
/1 Letter from William Hodgson at London to [Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar], concerning both the issue of an inhibition prior to the visitation of Northumberland and also named visitation and assize preachers. 6 March 1762
/2 Draft reply to item 1762/2/1, also containing draft letters from Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, to visitation preachers, all dated between 13 March and 30 March 1762. 13 March 1762-30 March 1762
/3 Letter from Robert Davison, [vicar of Ellingham], at Ellingham to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, confirming the writer's agreement to act as visitation preacher at Alnwick. 19 March 1762
/4 Letter from George Marsh, [rector of Ford], at Ford to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, confirming the writer's agreement to act as visitation preacher [at Berwick-upon-Tweed] and also concerning a member of his parish. 20 March 1762
/5 Letter from George Smalridge, [rector of Bothal with Sheepwash], at Bushey near Watford to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, expressing the writer's readiness to obey the bishop's command [to preach at the visitation]. 25 March 1762
/6 Second letter from George Smalridge, [rector of Bothal with Sheepwash], at Bushey to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, confirming the writer's agreement to act as visitation preacher at Morpeth. 25 June 1762
/7 Letter from T[homas] Dockwray, lecturer, at Newca[stle] to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, confirming the writer's agreement to preach the assize sermon at Newcastle. n.d. [?March 1762]

1 folder, 13ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/3   1 May 1762-1766
Printed notice sent to the ministers of each parish, containing details of the visitation and confirmation programme for July-August 1762, annotated with details of numbers confirmed, those at dinner and a list of preachers, 1762, with emendations, 1766.
The proforma also gives full instructions concerning preparations for the confirmation, notice of a general ordination at Auckland on 19 December 1762, and incorporates the Archbishop of York's directions of 1 May 1762 to the bishops of his concerning ordination, institutions, curates, lecturers, schoolmasters and licences. The directions are annotated with a manuscript note
1 item, 4pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/4   30 May 1762-12 June 1762
Folder containing eleven documents relating to summonses to clergy, churchwardens and schoolmasters to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general dated 31 May 1762 from the bishop of Durham to all clerks, literate persons and apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries in the archdeaconry of to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation to be held on 29 July or 24 August 1762, depending on the deanery. Amendments as specified at f.2, dated 1 June 1762, have already been made to the document. 31 May 1762, 1 June 1762 and n.d. [June 1762]
/2 Northumberland archdeaconry (Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries in the archdeaconry of Northumberland to appear at the episcopal visitation. They are to be summoned to various visitation centres on dates between 12 August 1762 and 19 August 1762). 1 June 1762
/3 Durham archdeaconry, (Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries in the archdeaconry of Durham to appear at the forthcoming episcopal Those from Chester and Easington deaneries are to be summoned to the church of Durham St Mary-le-Bow on 29 July 1762, and those from Stockton and Darlington deaneries to the church of Auckland St Andrew on 24 August 1762). 1 June 1762
/12 Draft printed proforma summons, blank, from John Wardell, deputy apparitor, at Durham to the clergy, churchwardens, schoolmasters etc of each parish [name to be added], summoning them to appear at the visitation and to exhibit various documents and them that the [spiritual] chancellor of the diocese of Durham would also hold a court for proving wills etc on the same day. The printed summons, originally dated 30 May 1758, has been amended with manuscript notes to 11 June 1762, for use in the visitation and manuscript additions have been made to the text. 30 May 1758 & 11 June 1762-12 June 1762

1 folder, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/5   1758 & 1762
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1758 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, amended for use as a draft in the ordinary visitation of the diocese, held by the same
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/6   21 June [1762], 23 June [1762] and n.d. [1762]
Folder containing thirteen items relating to the drawing up of lists of parishes and clergy in Northumberland and Durham deaneries in preparation for the episcopal visitation
/1 Corbridge deanery, 23 June [1762] (Rough draft numbered lists of parishes in Corbridge, Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Darlington and Stockton deaneries in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries)
/2 Easington deanery, 21 June 1762-23 June 1762 (Rough draft numbered lists of parishes in Easington and Chester deaneries, annotated to the effect that the lists were given to the apparitors by someone named Ridley, 21 June 1762, attached to a separate folio containing rough notes relating to and incumbents of Northumberland deaneries.)
Folio one is endorsed with a rough list of types of incumbent of parishes in Durham deaneries and of things to do, 23 June [?1762]
/3 Easington deanery, n.d. [1762] (Draft numbered lists of parishes in Easington and Chester deaneries in Durham archdeaconry)
/4 Rough draft list of names of the clergy in parishes in Northumberland and Durham deaneries, annotated to the effect that a fair copy of the list was sent to Mr [Nicholas] Halhead and the apparitor. n.d. [1762]
/5 Chester deanery, n.d. [1762] (Rough draft lists of names of the clergy in Chester, Darlington, Stockton and Easington deaneries in Durham archdeaconry)
Annotation at f.2: 'Administration Bonds to be done to Day'
/6 Draft lists of names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries. n.d. [1762]
/7 Morpeth deanery, n.d. [1762] (Draft list of names of the clergy in Morpeth deanery, annotated with additional information and addressed on the dorse to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham)
/8 Morpeth deanery, n.d. [1762] (Second draft list of names of the clergy in Morpeth deanery, written in a different hand from that of 1762/6/7)
/9 Newcastle deanery, n.d. [1762] (Draft list of names of the clergy in Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries in Northumberland archdeaconry and Chester deanery in Durham archdeaconry, with later amendments)
/10 Chester deanery, n.d. [1762] (Draft list of names of the clergy in Chester and Easington deaneries)
/11 Stockton deanery, n.d. [1762] (Draft list of names of the clergy in Stockton and Darlington deaneries in Durham archdeaconry)
/12 Letter from William Williamso[n], rector of Whickham, at Whickham to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, concerning the name of the former's curate. Addressed on the dorse to Mr Trotter at Durham. 26 May 1762
/13 Letter from John Coxon, [curate of Morpeth], to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, concerning alterations [?to the clergy list]. 1 June 1762

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/7   n.d. [July-August 1762]
Folder containing lists of the names of the clergy in the deaneries of Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge in Northumberland archdeaconry and Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington in Durham archdeaconry, used and annotated at visitation.
Each list is annotated in the top left corner with the day and date of the visitation and the name of the visitation preacher from the deanery if appropriate
/1 Morpeth deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'Thursday 12 Augt Mr [George] Smalridge, [rector of Bothal with Sheepwash]')
/2 Bamburgh deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'Saturday 14 Augt Mr [George] Marsh')
/3 Alnwick deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'Tuesday 17 Augt Mr [Robert] Davison, [vicar of Ellingham parish]')
/4 Newcastle deanery, [July-August] 1762 (Annotation: 'Thursday 19 Augt Mr [John] Brown, [vicar of Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish] ')
/5 Corbridge deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'Thursday 19 Augt')
/6 Chester deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'D[urha]m July 29')
Endorsed with biographical notes about Samuel Dickens, rector of Easington and archdeacon of Durham, the visitation preacher, possibly notes for / to practise an address or introduction
/7 Easington deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotated: 'D[urha]m Thursday July 29 Dr [Samuel] Dickens [archdeacon of Durham and rector of Easington]')
/8 Stockton deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'Auckland Tuesday Aug 24th Dr [Henry] Vane, [rector of Longnewton parish]')
/9 Darlington deanery, n.d. [July-August 1762] (Annotation: 'Auckland Tuesday Aug 24th Dr [Henry] Vane, [rector of Longnewton parish]')

1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/8   n.d. [1762]
Folder containing draft lists of the names of the churchwardens drawn up in preparation for the visitation
/1 Northumberland archdeaconry, n.d. [1762] (Draft list of the names of the churchwardens for Alnwick, Bamburgh, Morpeth, Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries in Northumberland archdeaconry)
/2 Durham archdeaconry, n.d. [1762] (Draft list of the names of the churchwardens for Easington, Chester, Darlington and Stockton deaneries in the archdeaconry of Durham)

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/9   29 July 1762-24 August 1762
Folder containing lists of the names of the churchwardens for the deaneries of Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge in Northumberland archdeaconry and Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington in Durham archdeaconry, used and at the visitation.
Each of the lists is either endorsed or annotated with the day, date and place of visitation and is numbered.
/1 Morpeth deanery, 12 August [1762]
/2 Bamburgh deanery, 14 August [1762] (One of the Holy Island churchwardens is named as a dissenter)
/3 Alnwick deanery, 17 August [1762] (Does not contain names of schoolmasters)
/4 Newcastle deanery, 19 August [1762]
/5 Corbridge deanery, 19 August [1762]
/6 Chester deanery, 29 July 1762
/7 Easington deanery, 29 July 1762
/8 Stockton deanery, 24 August 1762
/9 Darlington deanery, 24 August 1762

1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/10   [July] 1762
Draft list of midwives and schoolmasters of parishes in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries. Midwives are listed from 2 January 1750 to 3 July 1762 and schoolmasters from 15 April 1740 to 17 April 1762.
The schoolmasters' names have been annotated with rough notes
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/11   27 [April] 1762
Letter from Richard Walker, curate of Egglescliffe, at Egglescliffe to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, concerning wills of Egglescliffe residents
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/12   14 August 1762
Letter from Dr [Thomas] Sharp, [vicar of Berwick-upon-Tweed], at Bamburgh to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham dated 14 August 1762, concerning instruments deposited with the latter, with a receipt for Holy Island parish books Ja[mes] Robertson, [curate of Holy Island], to Ralph Trotter, also dated 14 August 1762
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/13   11 September 1762 & 14 September 1762
Folder containing two letters written on behalf of people presented at visitations
/1 Letter from Ja[me]s Thomson, at Durham to Braems Wheeler, [?Durham archdeacon's deputy] registrar, at Durham. 11 September 1762
/2 Letter from Jona[than] Allison and others at Wolsingham to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham. 14 September 1762

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/14   20 September 1762 & 1762
Folder containing five items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Account of Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, relating to procurations in arrears for the years 1754, 1758 and 1762 for Alnwick, Bamburgh, Corbridge, Morpeth, Chester, Darlington, Easington, Stockton and Newcastle deaneries. Annotated with relevant information about incumbents and a note of cases in which payment has been made to N[icholas] H[alhead]. 1762
/2 Letter from William Whinfield, [curate] at Cornhill to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, concerning procurations. 20 September 1762
/3 Schedule, in tabular form, of Durham and Northumberland visitation and confirmation expenses from 22 July to 31 August 1762, with totals for each confirmation or visitation and confirmation and a grand total for the visitation. 1762
/4 Draft list of the registrar's visitation expenses, written in the hand of Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar. 1762

1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1762/15   2 June 1762-16 June 1762 & 1762
Folder containing three miscellaneous items relating to the visitation papers for 1762
/1 Letter from Thomas Maddison at Gateshead to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, stating only that `The remarks I have made upon your Papers are all that I can find'. 2 June 1762
/2 Sheet of notes comprising a receipt from Robert and Cuthbert Ellison to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, dated 11 June 1762, rough notes of instructions to churchwardens concerning the writing down of new churchwardens' names on visitation and a draft list of names of the clergy for Newcastle deanery together with a draft request for the names of schoolmasters, dated 16 June 1762. 11 June 1762-16 June 1762
/3 Cover for the visitation papers, endorsed with a note of the [?number] of parishes in Easington and Chester deaneries. 1762

1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766   27 March 1766-1770
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
1 standard box
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/1   12 May 1766-21 September 1766 and n.d. [1766]
Folder containing three sets of rough notes relating to arrangements for the forthcoming visitation, confirmation and ordination programme
/1 Sheet of rough notes in the hand of [Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar], possibly concerning enquiries to be made respecting certain curates and schoolmasters prior to the visitation. n.d. [1766]
/2 Draft notes [by Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar], on the visitation programme and proceedings, with two draft letters and other draft notes, all in the same hand. 12 May 1766-26 August 1766 and n.d. [1766]
/3 Draft programme for the visitation and confirmation and for a general ordination to be held at Auckland. 17 July 1766-22 July 1766 & 21 September 1766

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/2   28 April 1766-16 June 1766 and n.d. [1766]
Folder containing four documents relating chiefly to visitation preachers
/1 Letter from William Hodgson at London on behalf of the Bishop of Durham to Ralph Trotter, [Durham diocesan registrar], requesting the latter to arrange for named preachers to deliver sermons at the forthcoming visitation and assizes. 28 April 1766
/2 Another copy of 1766/2/1, annotated with notes in the hand of [Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar], listing the visitation preachers he has contacted and endorsed with miscellaneous notes and draft letters to visitation preachers, partly in same hand. 28 April 1766 & 3 May 1766
/3 Draft provisional list of visitation preachers in the hand of [Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar]. n.d. [1766]
/4 Letter from John Wibbersley at Cox Close near Ravensworth Castle to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham City, confirming that the writer is willing to preach at the visitation to be held at Morpeth on 7 August 1766, endorsed with a reply from Ralph Trotter. 14 June 1766 & 16 June 1766

1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/3   12 May 1766 & 19 May 1766
Folder containing three documents relating to summonses to clergy, churchwardens and schoolmasters to appear at the visitation
/1 Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Those from and Easington deaneries are summoned to appear at the church of Durham St Mary-le-Bow on 29 July 1766, and those from Stockton and Darlington deaneries to the church of Auckland St Andrew on 19 August 1766. Endorsed: `29 May'. 12 May 1766
/2 Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Newcastle, Corbridge, Morpeth, Bamburgh and Alnwick deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. They are appear at various specified churches according to area on various dates between 6 and 11 August 1766. Endorsed: `29 May'. 12 May 1766
/3 Proforma summons from George Brookes, apparitor, at Durham to the clergy, churchwardens, schoolmasters etc. of an unspecified parish, summoning them to appear at the visitation to be held at Durham St Mary-le-Bow on 29 July 1766 and to exhibit documents, including a transcript of their parish registers from 25 March 1765, and notifying them that the [spiritual] chancellor of the diocese would also hold a court for proving wills etc. on the same day. 19 May 1766

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/4   n.d. [May 1766 and August 1766]
Folder containing two copies of a printed notice relating to the forthcoming visitation, confirmation and ordination
/1 Printed notice giving details of the forthcoming visitation and confirmation programme and of a general ordination to be held on 21 September 1766, with full instructions concerning preparations for the confirmation. n.d. [May 1766]
/2 Another copy of 1766/4/1, annotated with details of numbers confirmed, names of visitation preachers and numbers of those who dined at the visitations. Addressed on the dorse to the minister of Greatham. n.d. [May 1766 and August 1766]

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/5   n.d. [May 1766]
Request for information to be sent to the spiritual chancellor of the diocese of Durham concerning beneficiaries of bequests over £20 from 1 January 1765 until the day of the visitation and related probate matters
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/6   27 May 1766, 31 May 1766 and [May] 1766
Folder containing two items relating to visitation articles exhibited prior to the 1766 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
/1 Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry. Annotated: `1766'. [May] 1766
/2 Letter dated 27 May 1766 from W. Dalston to Jo. Hopper at Blackhedley, requesting the latter to ask Mr [Braems] Wheeler at Durham or Mr [Ralph] Trotter to send the writer a set of papers for the visitation to be held at Newcastle upon Tyne. Note in a different hand that a set of articles was delivered to Jo. Hopper on 31 May 1766. 27 May 1766 & 31 May 1766

1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/7   27 March 1766-4 July 1766 and n.d. [March 1766]
Folder containing draft lists of the names of the clergy, sent by the Durham diocesan registrar to surrogates of various deaneries for correction prior to the visitation, with some covering letters and replies.
Item 1766/1 also includes names of schoolmasters
/1 Newcastle deanery, n.d. [March 1766] (Draft clergy list for Newcastle deanery, addressed to [Thomas] Maddison, surrogate, at Gateshead.)
Includes names of schoolmasters
/2 Morpeth deanery, n.d. [March 1766] (Draft clergy list for Morpeth deanery, endorsed with a covering letter from W[illiam] Holden to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham City, and with a brief note in the hand of Ralph Trotter)
/3 Bamburgh deanery, 31 March 1766 (Letter from Thomas Thorp at Berwick-upon-Tweed to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham City, enclosing and commenting on item 1766/7/4)
/4 Bamburgh deanery, 27 March 1766 (Draft clergy list for Bamburgh deanery, addressed to Thomas Thorp, surrogate, at Berwick-upon-Tweed and endorsed with a covering letter from Ralph Trotter at Durham City)
Enclosure with 1766/7/3
/5 Alnwick deanery, 4 July 1766 (Letter from W[illiam] Stoddart, surrogate, at Alnwick to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham City, concerning a young man who attended Mr Wortley, and enclosing and commenting on item 1766/7/6)
/6 Alnwick deanery, 27 March 1766 (Draft clergy list for Alnwick deanery, addressed to [William] Stoddart, surrogate, at Alnwick and endorsed with a covering letter from Ralph Trotter at Durham City and with a miscellaneous note relating to the apparitor Wallace in the hand of Ralph Trotter)
Enclosure with 1766/7/5
/7 Chester deanery, 27 March 1766 (Draft clergy list for Chester deanery, endorsed with a covering letter from Ralph Trotter at Durham City)
/8 Darlington deanery, 28 June 1766 (Letter from Thomas Lancaster at Alston to Ralph Trotter, Durham diocesan registrar, at Durham, informing the latter of the name of the curate of Middleton in Teesdale (who also serves Eggleston), a George Redhead)

1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/8   24 May 1766-19 August 1766
Bundle of six sets of lists of the names of the clergy, with sealed citation mandates for the various deaneries, arranged in groups according to the visitation centres.
The bundle is arranged in reverse numerical order, but the sets of lists etc. have been catalogued below in the correct order
/1 Easington deanery, 24 May 1766 & 29 July 1766 (Sealed citation mandate from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, summoning all clergy, churchwardens etc. called to appear at the forthcoming visitation, with attached lists of the clergy for Easington and Chester deaneries.)
Clergy lists endorsed: 'No.1, 29 July at Durham'
/2 Corbridge deanery, 24 May 1766 & 6 August 1766 (Sealed citation mandate from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, summoning all clergy, churchwardens etc. to appear at the forthcoming visitation, with attached lists of the clergy for Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries.)
Clergy lists endorsed: 'No.2 at Newcastle 6 August 1766', and also endorsed 'No.3'
/3 Morpeth deanery, 24 May 1766 & 7 August 1766 (Sealed citation mandate from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, summoning all clergy, churchwardens etc. to appear at the forthcoming visitation, with attached lists of the clergy for Morpeth deanery.)
Clergy lists endorsed: 'No.3 at Morpeth Thursday 7 August', and also endorsed 'No.4'
/4 Bamburgh deanery, n.d. [9 August 1766] (List of the names of the clergy in Bamburgh deanery.)
/5 Alnwick deanery, 24 May 1766 & 11 August 1766 (Sealed citation mandate from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, summoning all clergy, churchwardens etc. to appear at the forthcoming visitation, with attached lists of the clergy for Alnwick deanery.)
Clergy list endorsed: 'No.5 at Alnwick Monday 11 August', and also endorsed 'No.6'
/6 Darlington deanery, 24 May 1766 & 19 August 1766 (Sealed citation mandate from Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, summoning all clergy, churchwardens etc. to appear at the forthcoming visitation, with attached lists of the clergy for Stockton and Darlington deaneries.)
Clergy lists endorsed: 'No.6 at Auckland Tuesday 19 August', and also endorsed 'No.2'

1 bundle, 21ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/9   11 August 1766 and n.d. [29 July 1766-19 August 1766]
Folder containing ten sets of lists of the names of churchwardens called to appear at the visitation, arranged by deanery in chronological order of the visitation.
Item 1766/9/7 includes names of schoolmasters and parish clerks from 1737 to 1762
/1 Easington deaney, n.d. [29 July 1766]
/2 Chester deanery, n.d. [29 July 1766]
/3 Newcastle deanery, n.d. [6 August 1766]
/4 Corbridge deanery, n.d. [6 August 1766]
/5 Morpeth deanery, n.d. [7 August 1766]
/6 Bamburgh deanery, n.d. [9 August 1766]
/9 Stockton deanery, n.d. [19 August 1766]
/10 Darlington deanery, n.d. [19 August 1766]

1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/10   3 August 1766-6 August 1766 & 1766
Folder containing file of thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery and a summary of presentments for the deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 6 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/2 Ponteland parish, 3 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/3 Newburn parish, n.d. [August 1766]
/4 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentments included)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/5 Longbenton parish, 6 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/6 Gosforth parish, 3 August 1766 (The names of the new churchwardens are given at f.2)
/7 Earsdon parish, 5 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/8 Cramlington parish, 6 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/9 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 6 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/10 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 6 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/11 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 6 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/12 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 6 August 1766 (Presentments included)
Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens]
/13 Wallsend parish, 6 August 1766 (Presentment included)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/14 Newcastle deanery, n.d. [1766] (Summary of churchwardens' presentments for parishes and chapelries in Newcastle deanery)

1 folder, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/11   2 August 1766-6 August 1766 and n.d. [August 1766]
Folder containing file of seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery [incomplete].
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Newbrough chapelry, 6 August 1766 (Annotation stating that a copy of the parish register will be sent in due course)
/2 Ovingham parish, 2 August 1766 (Presentment included)
/3 Simonburn parish, 6 August 1766 (Presentments included)
/4 Stamfordham parish, n.d. [August 1766]
/5 Shotley parish, 6 August 1766
/6 Slaley parish, 5 August 1766
/7 Warden parish, 6 August 1766 (Annotation stating that a copy of the parish register will be sent in due course)

1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/12   23 July 1766-7 August 1766 and n.d. [1766]
Folder containing file of 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery and a summary of presentments for the deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Bedlington parish, 7 August 1766
/2 Bolam parish, 23 July 1766 (Presentments and responses to other articles included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/3 Bothal with Sheepwash parish, 7 August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and the schoolmaster / parish clerk
/4 Corsenside parish, 7 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/5 Elsdon parish, 7 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the churchwardens
/6 Hebburn parish, 7 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/7 Horton chapelry, 6 August 1766
/8 Kirkharle parish, 2 August 1766 (Annotated with the name of the incumbent and endorsed with the name of the new churchwarden)
/9 Kirkwhelpington parish, 7 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster, with a note that there is neither a midwife nor a surgeon in the parish)
/10 Longhorsley parish, 7 August 176[6] (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/11 Meldon parish, 6 August 1766 (Endorsement stating that the present churchwarden will remain in office)
/12 Morpeth parish, 7 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmasters, midwives, surgeons and parish clerk
/13 Mitford parish, 6 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/14 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, n.d. [1766] (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens]
/15 Netherwitton chapelry, n.d. [1766] (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of the old and new churchwardens
/16 Stannington parish, 7 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/17 Ulgham chapelry, n.d. [1766] (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/18 Whalton parish, 7 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the churchwardens)
/19 Woodhorn parish, n.d. [1766] (Annotated with the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/20 Morpeth deanery, n.d. [1766] (Summary of churchwardens' presentments for parishes and chapelries in Morpeth deanery)

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/13   7 August 1766-9 August 1766 and n.d. [August 1766]
Folder containing file of thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Belford parish, 9 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/2 Berwick-upon-Tweed Holy Trinity parish, 9 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/3 Ancroft parish, 9 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/4 Branxton parish, 9 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/5 Carham parish, 7 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/6 Chatton parish, [9] August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens]
/7 Cornhill parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Endorsed with the names of the churchwardens)
/8 Doddington parish, 9 August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of the [new] churchwardens
/9 Ford parish, n.d. [9 August 1766] (Presentment included.)
Names of the old and new churchwardens are given at f.2
/10 Holy Island parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/11 Kirknewton parish, 9 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/12 Kyloe parish, 7 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/13 Lowick parish, 8 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)

1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/14   10 August 1766, 11 August 1766 and n.d. [August 1766]
Folder containing file of 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to visitation articles for Alnwick deanery and a summary of presentments for the deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Whittingham parish, 11 August 1766
/2 Warkworth parish, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmasters, midwives, surgeon and parish clerk)
/3 Shilbottle parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentments included.)
Annotated with a signed note relating to one of the presentments and endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmaster and parish clerk
/4 Rothbury parish, 11 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/5 Lesbury parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentments included.)
Contains the names of the old and new churchwardens.
/6 Ilderton parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens]
/7 Ingram parish, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/8 Howick parish, 11 August 1766
/9 Holystone chapelry, n.d. [August 1766]
/10 Rennington chapelry, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the name of [the new churchwarden])
/11 Rock chapelry, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the name of the new churchwarden)
/12 Embleton parish, 10 August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmasters, parish clerk and midwives
/13 Longframlington chapelry, 11 August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/14 Felton parish, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/15 Ellingham parish, 11 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/16 Edlingham parish, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/17 Eglingham parish, 11 August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens]
/18 Chillingham parish, 11 August 1766 (Includes the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/19 Alnham parish, 11 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/20 Alwinton parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Names of the [churchwardens] only)
/21 Alnwick St Michael parish, n.d. [August 1766] (alias Alnwick parish)
Presentments included (on front and dorse).
/22 Alnwick deanery, n.d. [August 1766] (Summary of churchwardens' presentments for parishes and chapelries in Alnwick deanery)

1 folder, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/15   22 July 1766-29 July 1766 and n.d. [July 1766]
Folder containing file of 16 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Trimdon parish, 28 July 1766 (Endorsed with the name of the new churchwarden)
/2 Durham St Giles parish, n.d. [July 1766] (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/3 Durham St Nicholas parish, 29 July 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/4 Sunderland parish, 29 July 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the [churchwardens] and sidesmen)
/5 Seaham parish, 28 July 1766 (Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/6 Penshaw chapelry, 29 July 1766
/7 Pittington parish, n.d. [July 1766] (The names of the churchwardens are repeated on the dorse of f.2)
/8 Monk Hesleden parish, 29 July 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens]
/9 Kelloe parish, 29 July 1766 (Annotated with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/10 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 22 July 1766 (Presentment included)
/11 Dalton-le-Dale parish, n.d. [July 1766]
/12 Croxdale chapelry, n.d. [July 1766] (Endorsed with the name of [the new churchwarden])
/13 Castle Eden parish, 29 July 1766 (Endorsed with the name of the new churchwarden)
/14 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 26 July 1766 (Presentments included)
/15 Bishopwearmouth parish, 29 July 1766 (Annotated with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/16 Easington parish, 29 July 1766 (Folio 1 is endorsed with the names of [the new churchwardens].)
Folio 2 contains the names of the new churchwardens and the names of the parish clerk, apothecary / surgeon and midwife (with townships given)

1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/16   16 August 1766-19 August 1766 and n.d. [August 1766]
Folder containing file of 27 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery and a summary of presentments for the deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Whitworth parish, 19 August 1766
/2 Wolsingham parish, 19 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/3 Witton-le-Wear parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentments included.)
The names of the old and new churchwardens are given at f.2
/4 Winston parish, 18 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/5 Whorlton parish, 17 August 1766 (Presentment included.)
Endorsed with the name of the new churchwarden
/6 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 19 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/7 Stanhope parish, 19 August 1766
/8 Staindrop parish, 19 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/9 Middleton in Teesdale, Newbiggin and the Forest parish, 16 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk, schoolmasters and midwives (with townships given)
/10 Merrington parish, 19 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/11 Heighington parish, 19 August 1766 (The names of [the new churchwardens] are given at f.2)
/12 Sadberge chapelry, 18 August 1766 (Presentments included)
/13 Haughton le Skerne parish, 19 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the [new] churchwardens)
/14 Hamsterley chapelry, n.d. [19 August 1766] (Presentment of the parish clerk as a seditious person, made by the minister.)
See also item 1766/16/15
/15 Hamsterley chapelry, n.d. [19 August 1766] (Presentments included.)
See also item 1766/16/14
/16 Gainford parish, 19 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/17 Escomb parish, 19 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/18 Eggleston parish, 19 August 1766 (Endorsed with the name of the new churchwarden)
/19 Denton parish, 18 August 1766 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/20 Darlington parish, 19 August 1766 (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/21 Cockfield parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Annotated with the names of the churchwardens)
/22 Coniscliffe parish, 19 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/23 Brancepeth parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/24 Barnard Castle chapelry, n.d. [August 1766] (Lists the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/25 Auckland St Helen chapelry, n.d. [August 1766] (Includes the name of the parish clerk.)
The names of the new churchwardens are listed on a separate sheet
/26 Auckland St Andrew parish, 19 August 1766 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmasters, surgeons, parish clerk and midwives)
/27 Aycliffe parish, n.d. [August 1766] (Presentment included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/28 Darlington deanery, n.d. [August 1766] (Summary of churchwardens' presentments for parishes and chapelries in Darlington deanery)

1 folder, 32ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1766/17   July 1766-1770
Folder containing four items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Chester deanery, 1766 (Sheet of lists of procurations to be paid by each living in the deaneries of Easington, Chester, Darlington and Stockton)
/2 List of arrears of procurations received in 1766, with details of arrears remaining from the visitations of 1754, 1758, 1762 and 1766 except in cases where incumbents have died. 18 September 1766
/3 Copy of that part of item 1766/17/2 which contains a list of arrears remaining from the visitations of 1754, 1758, 1762 and 1766 except in cases where incumbents have died. Annotated with a note that the same are in arrears in 1770 as in 1766. 18 September 1766-1770
/4 Table of visitation expenses incurred by the bishop of Durham and his officials. Endorsed with Latin text. 17 July 1766-22 August 1766

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770   11 May 1770-2 May 1778
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
11 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/1   11 May 1770-2 May 1778
Folder containing two documents relating to summonses to clergy, churchwardens, schoolmasters etc to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Amendments have been made to dates and locations in the document for use in the 1774 and 1778 visitations of the dioces of Durham held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham. 11 May 1770-20 April 1778
/2 Draft process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Amendments have been made to dates in the document for use in the 1774 and 1778 visitations of the diocese of Durham held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham. 11 May 1770-2 May 1778
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/2   1770
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1770 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/3   n.d. [July 1770-August 1770]
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/4   25 July 1770-31 July 1770
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the [old] churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 14ff. (8-14 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/5   25 July 1770-31 July 1770
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the old and new churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre.
1 volume, 20ff. (13-20 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/6   15 August 1770-22 August 1770 & 11 June 1771-3 October 1772
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the [old] churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre.
1 volume, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/7   15 August 1770-22 August 1770
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the old and new churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 17ff. (11-17 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/8   6 August 1770-8 August 1770
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, and including a parish register transcript for Castle Eden, 1769.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Castle Eden parish, 8 August 1770 (Annotated with the name of the new chuchwarden)
/2 Castle Eden parish, 8.1770 (Transcript of the Castle Eden parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1769, signed by the minister and the churchwarden)
/3 Easington parish, 7 August 1770
/4 Bishopwearmouth parish, 8 August 1770 (Presentments included)
/5 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 8 August 1770
/6 Penshaw chapelry, 8 August 1770
/7 Seaham parish, n.d. [August 1770]
/8 Sunderland parish, 8 August 1770
/9 Kelloe parish, 6 August 1770
/10 Trimdon parish, 7 August 1770 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/11 Durham St Nicholas parish, 8 August 1770
/12 Durham St Giles parish, 8 August 1770 (Contains the names of the new churchwardens)
/13 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 8 August 1770
/14 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 8 August 1770
/15 Croxdale chapelry, 8 August 1770 (Presentment included)
/16 Monk Hesleden parish, 8 August 1770
/17 Pittington parish, 8 August 1770 (Presentments included)

1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/9   8 July 1770-8 August 1770
Folder containing 23 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Washington parish, 8 August 1770
/2 Boldon parish, 8 August 1770
/3 Chester-le-Street chapelry, 8 August 1770 (Presentments included.)
Folio 2 contains the names of schoolmasters and midwives (with townships given)
/4 Whickham parish, 8 August 1770 (Signed by the overseers of the poor)
/5 Ryton parish, 8 August 1770 (Presentments included)
/6 Gateshead St Mary parish, 8 August 1770
/7 Whitburn parish, 8 August 1770
/8 Lanchester parish, 8 August 1770 (Presentment included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/9 Esh chapelry, 8 August 1770
/10 Ebchester parish, 8 August 1770
/11 Medomsley parish, 8 August 1770
/12 Edmundbyers parish, 7 August 1770
/13 Muggleswick parish, 8 July 1770
/14 Jarrow parish, 8 August 1770
/15 Heworth St Mary parish, 8 August 1770
/16 Tanfield chapelry, 8 August 1770
/17 Lamesley chapelry, 8 August 1770
/18 Witton Gilbert parish, 8 August 1770
/19 South Shields parish, 8 August 1770 (Presentment included)
/20 Durham St Oswald parish, 8 August 1770
/21 Durham St Margaret parochial chapelry, 8 August 1770
/22 Monkwearmouth parish, 8 August 1770
/23 Hunstanworth parish, 1 August 1770 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)

1 folder, 25ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/10   29 August 1770
Single set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for the parish of Hart in Stockton deanery, making no presentments.
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmaster and parish clerk
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1770/11   1770
Folder containing two items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774   1754 & 11 May 1774-8 August 1774
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham
18 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/1   11 May 1774
Folder containing two documents relating to summonses to clergy, churchwardens and schoolmasters etc to appear at the visitation
/1 Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. They are appear at various specified churches according to deanery on various dates between 12 and 20 July 1774. 11 May 1774
/2 Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Those from and Easington deaneries are summoned to appear at the church of Durham St Mary-le Bow-on 3 August 1774, and those from Stockton and Darlington deaneries to the church of Auckland St Andrew on 8 August 1774. 11 May 1774
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/2   n.d. [July-August 1774]
Folder containing three copies of a printed notice relating to the forthcoming visitation, confirmation and ordination
/3 Another copy of 1774/2/1-2, annotated with details of numbers confirmed, names of visitation preachers and numbers of those who dined at the visitations. n.d. [July 1774-August 1774]

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/3   12 May 1774
Folder containing two sets of printed articles sent by John Egerton, bishop of Durham, to the clergy as a preliminary to his 1774 primary visitation of the diocese
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/4   1754 & 1774
Folder containing two items relating to visitation articles exhibited prior to the 1774 primary visitation of the diocese held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham
/1 Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1754 primary visitation of the diocese of held by Richard Trevor, bishop of Durham, and subsequently amended for (as a draft copy) in the 1774 primary visitation of the diocese held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham. 1754
/2 Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1774 primary visitation of the diocese held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham. 1774

1 folder, 16pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/5   2 August 1774
Letter from Thomas Griffith, [master of Kepier School, Houghton-le-Spring], to Mr Brooke [?George Brookes, apparitor], excusing himself from attending the forthcoming episcopal visitation to be held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/6   12 July 1774-8 August 1774
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 14ff. (13-14 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/7   12 July 1774-20 July 1774
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre.
1 volume, 22ff. (13-22 cancelled)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/8   3 August 1774-8 August 1774
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 18ff. (10-18 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/9   11 July 1774-12 July 1774
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Longhorsley parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/2 Stannington parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/3 Kirkwhelpington parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/4 Kirkharle parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/5 Widdrington parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/6 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 11 July 1774
/7 Bedlington parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentments included)
/8 Bolam parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/9 Whalton parish, n.d. [July 1774]
/10 Elsdon parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/11 Hebburn parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentment of the rector of the parish, George Smalridge, for non-residence, failure to have a curate residing in the parish (the former curate's house being out of repair) and failure to instruct the youth or visit the sick of the parish satisfactorily)
/12 Bothal parish, 12 July 1774
/13 Ulgham chapelry, n.d. [July 1774]
/14 Morpeth parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentments included)
/15 Woodhorn parish, 11 July 1774
/16 Netherwitton chapelry, n.d. [July 1774]
/17 Hartburn parish, 12 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/18 Mitford parish, 12 July 1774
/19 Horton parish, 11 July 1774
/20 Corsenside parish, 12 July 1774
/21 Meldon parish, 12 July 1774

1 folder, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/10   14 July 1774-16 July 1774 and n.d. [July 1774]
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Belford parish, 15 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk, schoolmasters and midwives)
/2 Carham parish, n.d. [July 1774]
/3 Branxton parish, 15 July 1774 (Presentment included, stating that the church is not in good repair.)
Includes the names of the old and new churchwardens
/4 Tweedmouth parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentments included)
/5 Ancroft parish, 7.1774 (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/6 Holy Island parish, 15 July 1774
/7 Doddington parish, 15 July 1774
/8 Chatton parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentment included)
/9 Lucker chapelry, n.d. [July 1774] (Annotated with the names of the parish clerk and new churchwarden)
/10 Beadnell chapelry, 16 July 1774
/11 Kyloe parish, 15 July 1774
/12 Lowick parish, 15 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/13 Bamburgh parish, 15 July 1774
/14 Cornhill parish, 14 July 1774 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/15 Wooler parish, 15 July 1774
/16 Norham parish, n.d. [July 1774]
/17 Kirknewton parish, 15 July 1774
/18 Ford parish, 15 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/19 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 15 July 1774 (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens

1 folder, 19ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/11   15 July 1774-18 July 1774 and n.d. [July 1774]
Folder containing 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, including a parish register transcript for Renningon, 25 March 1773-25 March 1774.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Rennington parish, 15 July 1774 & 18 July 1774 (Includes a transcript of the Rennington parish register of burials, baptisms and marriages, March 1773 to March 1774, signed by the curate and the churchwarden)
/2 Lesbury parish, 18 July 1774
/3 Longframlington chapelry, 16 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/4 Longhoughton parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the old and new churchwardens amd with the name of the parish clerk and schoolmaster
/5 Ellingham parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/6 Felton parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/7 Warkworth parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/8 Whittingham parish, 16 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/9 Rothbury parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/10 Embleton parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/11 Alnwick St Michael parish, 18 July 1774 (alias Alnwick parish)
Presentments included
/12 Howick parish, 18 July 1774
/13 Alnham parish, 18 July 1774
/14 Rock parish, 18 July 1774
/15 Ilderton parish, 18 July 1774
/16 Holystone chapelry, 15 July 1774
/17 Chillingham parish, 18 July 1774
/18 Ingram parish, n.d. [July 1774]
/19 Alwinton parish, 15 July 1774
/20 Edlingham parish, 18 July 1774
/21 Shilbottle parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentments included)
/22 Eglingham parish, 18 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)

1 folder, 23ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/12   18 July 1774-20 July 1774
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 20 July 1774 (Presentments included.)
Contains the names of the old and new churchwardens and the name of the parish clerk.
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 20 July 1774 (Second return from this parish (see also item 1774/12/1), signed by a different churchwarden and making no presentments)
/3 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 20 July 1774
/4 Cramlington parish, 20 July 1774
/5 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 20 July 1774
/6 Wallsend parish, 20 July 1774
/7 Longbenton parish, 20 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/8 Earsdon parish, 18 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/9 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 20 July 1774
/10 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 20 July 1774
/11 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 20 July 1774 (Presentments included)
/12 Newburn parish, 20 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/13 Ponteland parish, 20 July 1774
/14 Gosforth parish, 20 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)

1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/13   15 July 1774-20 July 1774 and n.d. [Juy 1774]
Folder containing 24 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Knarsdale parish, 18 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the name of the parish clerk)
/2 Corbridge parish, 20 July 1774 (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/3 Simonburn parish, 20 July 1774
/4 Bellingham chapelry, 20 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/5 Falstone chapelry, 16 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and a statement that the chapelry has no parish clerk at the time of writing)
/6 Stamfordham parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentment included (for chancel of Ryall chapel))
/7 Kirkhaugh parish, 19 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/8 Whitfield parish, 15 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/9 Alston parish (Cumberland), 19 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/10 Bywell St Andrew parish, 18 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and containing a note indicating that one of previous year's churchwardens is now deceased)
/11 Bywell St Peter parish, 19 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/12 Garrigill chapelry, 20 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new chapelwardens)
/13 Halton chapelry, 20 July 1774
/14 Haltwhistle parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Presentments included)
/15 Blanchland parish, 16 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/16 Shotley parish, n.d. [July 1774] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/17 Whittonstall chapelry, n.d. [July 1774]
/18 Chollerton parish, 20 July 1774
/19 Birtley St Giles parish, 20 July 1774
/20 Slaley parish, n.d. [July 1774]
/21 Ovingham parish, 16 July 1774
/22 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 15 July 1774 (Presentment included)
/23 Warden parish, 20 July 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the name of the parish clerk)
/24 Newbrough chaplery, 20 July 1774

1 folder, 24ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/14   2 August 1774-3 August 1774 and n.d. [August 1774]
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Trimdon parish, 2 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwarden and with the names of the schoolmaster and parish clerk)
/2 Dalton-le-Dale parish, n.d. [August 1774] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster)
/3 Easington parish, 3 August 1774
/4 Pittington parish, 3 August 1774
/5 Monk Hesleden parish, 2 August 1774
/6 Croxdale chapelry, 3 August 1774
/7 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 3 August 1774
/8 Durham St Nicholas parish, 3 August 1774
/9 Durham St Giles parish, 3 August 1774 (Presentment included)
/10 Castle Eden parish, 3 August 1774
/11 Kelloe parish, 3 August 1774
/12 Sunderland parish, 3 August 1774
/13 Seaham parish, 3 August 1774
/14 Bishopwearmouth parish, 3 August 1774
/15 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 3 August 1774
/16 Penshaw chapelry, 3 August 1774 (Presentment included)

1 folder, 17ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/15   3 July 1774-3 August 1774 and n.d. [August 1774]
Folder containing 24 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Ryton parish, 3 August 1774
/2 Washington parish, 3 August 1774
/3 Whickham parish, 3 July 1774 (Returned by the churchwardens and overseers of the poor)
/4 Monkwearmouth parish, 3 July 1774
/5 Boldon parish, 3 August 1774
/6 Gateshead parish, 3 August 1774 (Presentments included)
/7 Hunstanworth parish, 30 July 1774 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/8 Lanchester parish, 3 August 1774 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster
/9 Lamesley chapelry, 3 August 1774
/10 Tanfield chapelry, 3 August 1774 (Presentment included)
/11 Heworth chapelry, 3 August 1774
/12 Ebchester parish, 3 August 1774
/13 Esh chapelry, 3 August 1774
/14 South Shields St Hilda parish, 3 August 1774
/15 Muggleswick parish, 3 August 1774
/16 Edmundbyers parish, 2 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/17 Durham St Oswald parish, 3 August 1774 (Presentment included)
/18 Medomsley parish, 3 August 1774
/19 Jarrow parish, 3 August 1774
/20 Monkwearmouth parish, n.d. [August 1774] (Presentments included)
/21 Durham St Margaret chapelry, 3 August 1774 (Presentments included)
/22 Witton Gilbert parish, 3 August 1774
/23 Chester-le-Street parish, n.d. [August 1774] (Presentments included)
/24 Whitburn parish, 22 July 1774 (Includes detailed responses to each article of enquiry and the names of the new churchwardens)

1 folder, 25ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/16   3 August 1774-8 August 1774
Folder containing 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Grindon parish, 8 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster)
/2 Bishopton parish, 6 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the name of the midwife)
/3 Elton parish, 6 August 1774
/4 Dinsdale parish, 8 August 1774
/5 Wolviston chapelry, 8 August 1774
/6 Billingham parish, 8 August 1774 (Endorsed with an unidentified account)
/7 Bishop Middleham parish, 7 August 1774 (Presentment included)
/8 Stranton parish, 4 August 1774
/9 Greatham parish, 8 August 1774
/10 Hurworth parish, 8 August 1774 (Endorsed with an unidentified account)
/11 Norton parish, 8 August 1774
/12 Redmarshall parish, 8 August 1774
/13 Egglescliffe parish, n.d. [August 1774]
/14 Hartlepool parish, 3 August 1774 (Presentment included)
/15 Middleton St George parish, 8 August 1774
/16 Hart parish, 8 August 1774 (Presentments included, with a note that one of those presented is very poor and does not have the means to pay any charges or costs.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/17 Longnewton parish, 6 August 1774
/18 Stainton parish, 6 August 1774
/19 Elwick Hall parish, 8 August 1774
/20 Stockton-on-Tees parish, n.d. [August 1774] (Presentments included)
/21 Sedgefield parish, n.d. [August 1774]
/22 Sockburn parish, n.d. [August 1774]

1 folder, 23ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/17   6 August 1774-8 August 1774, 1773 and n.d. [August 1774]
Folder containing 26 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery and for Crayke parish in Yorkshire, including a parish register transcript for Sadberge, June 1773-July 1774.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Sadberge chapelry, 6 August 1774 & 6.1773 = 7.1774 (Contains a transcript of the Sadberge chapel register of baptisms and burials, June 1773 to July 1774, signed by the curate)
/2 Stanhope parish, 8 August 1774 and n.d. [August 1774] (Two returns for the same parish from different churchwardens, both annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/3 Eggleston parish, n.d. [August 1774]
/4 Darlington parish, 8 August 1774
/5 Crayke (Yorkshire) parish, n.d. [August 1774]
/6 Denton parish, n.d. [August 1774]
/7 Whorlton parish, 6 August 1774 (Includes the name of the new churchwarden)
/8 Barnard Castle chapelry, 8 August 1774 (Presentments included)
/9 Whitworth parish, 8 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/10 Witton-le-Wear parish, n.d. [August 1774] (Presentment included)
/11 Merrington parish, 8 August 1774
/12 Hamsterley chapelry, 8 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens (with townships given))
/13 Auckland St Helen parish, 6 August 1774
/14 Escomb parish, 8 August 1774
/15 Auckland St Andrew parish, 8 August 1774
/16 Heighington parish, 8 August 1774
/17 Aycliffe parish, n.d. [August 1774] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/18 Staindrop parish, 8 August 1774
/19 Cockfield parish, 7 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/20 Coniscliffe parish, 7 August 1773 [?recte 1774]
/21 Brancepeth parish, 8 August 1774
/22 Wolsingham parish, 8 August 1774
/23 Winston parish, 7 August 1774 (Annotated with the names of the churchwardens)
/24 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 8 August 1774
/25 Haughton le Skerne parish, 8 August 1774

1 folder, 29ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1774/18   1774
Parchment wrapper labelled `Presentments for the year 1774'
1 item, 1m.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778   1 May 1762-6 August 1778
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham
1 standard box
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/1   2 May 1778
Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc. of Morpeth, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries and Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries to at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. They are to appear at various specified churches according to area on various dates between 16 July and 3 August 1778
1 item, 2ff.
Seal: papered seal of John Egerton, bishop of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/2   1 May 1762-1778
Draft proforma to be sent to the ministers of each parish, comprising a printed notice with manuscript amendments relating to the forthcoming visitation and confirmation, 1778, originally dated 1774, attached to a forwarded printed copy, also with amendments, of the Archbishop of York's directions to the bishops of his province concerning ordination, institutions, curates, lecturers, schoolmasters and licences, 20 April 1778, originally dated 1 May 1762
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/3   6 July 1778
Letter from Matthew Forster, mayor of Berwick-upon-Tweed, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, to George Brook[e]s, [apparitor], accepting an invitation to the visitation dinner
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/4   16 July 1778-24 July 1778
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/5   29 July 1778-3 August 1778
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/6   14 July 1778-16 July 1778 and n.d. [July 1778]
Folder containing a file of 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery and a separate file label.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Morpeth deanery, 1778 (Label for file of presentments for Morpeth deanery, 1778)
/2 Morpeth parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included.)
names of schoolmasters and midwives are given at f.3
/3 Whalton parish, n.d. [July 1778] (The names of the new churchwardens and the names of the parish clerk, schoolmasters and midwife are given at f.3)
/4 Stannington parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/5 Horton parish, 15 July 1778
/6 Meldon parish, 16 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/7 Woodhorn parish, 15 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/8 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 15 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/9 Hebburn parish, 16 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/10 Netherwitton chapelry, 16 July 1778
/11 Bedlington parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens.
/12 Longhorsley parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/13 Bolam parish, 16 July 1778 (The names of the new churchwardens are given at f.2)
/14 Mitford parish, 14 July 1778
/15 Corsenside parish, n.d. [July 1778]
/16 Hartburn parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/17 Bothal parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/18 Elsdon parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/19 Kirkwhelpington parish, 16 July 1778
/20 Ulgham chapelry, 16 July 1778
/21 Widdrington parish, 16 July 1778 (Presentments included)

1 folder, 25ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/7   17 July 1778-19 July 1778 and n.d. (July 1778)
Folder containing file of nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery and a separate file label.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Bamburgh deanery, 1778 (Label for file of presentments for Bamburgh deanery, 1778)
/2 Holy Island parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentment by the curate of Holy Island of the schoolmaster for being a dissenter from the Church of England and teaching without a licence)
/3 Doddington parish, 18 July 1778
/4 Ford parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/5 Lucker chapelry, 18 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/6 Belford parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/7 Carham parish, 18 July 1778 (Return made by the churchwardens and overseers of the poor)
/8 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 17 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/9 Cornhill parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/10 Ancroft parish, 19 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/11 Lowick parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/12 Chatton parish, 17 July 1778
/13 Kirknewton parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/14 Kyloe parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/15 Norham parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Presentment included)
/16 Tweedmouth parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/17 Wooler parish, 17 July 1778
/18 Beadnell chaplery, 18 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/19 Branxton parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentment included, stating that the church is out of repair)
/20 Bamburgh parish, 18 July 1778 (Presentments included)

1 folder, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/8   18 July 1778-20 July 1778 and n.d. [July 1778]
Folder containing file of 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery and a separate file label.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Alnwick deanery, 1778 (Label for file of presentments for Alnwick deanery, 1778)
/2 Eglingham parish, 20 July 1778 (The names of the new churchwardens are given at f.2)
/3 Whittingham parish, 20 July 1778
/4 Shilbottle parish, n.d. [July 1778]
/5 Edlingham parish, 18 July 1778
/6 Alwinton parish, 19 July 1778 (Presentment included.)
Includes the name of the parish clerk
/7 Rock parish, 20 July 1778
/8 Lesbury parish, 20 July 1778
/9 Longhoughton parish, 19 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/10 Warkworth parish, 20 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/11 Embleton parish, 20 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/12 Rennington parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Presentment included)
/13 Howick parish, 20 July 1778
/14 Felton parish, 20 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/15 Chillingham parish, 20 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/16 Longframlington chapelry, 20 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/17 Ellingham parish, 20 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/18 Ingram parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/19 Rothbury parish, 20 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/20 Alnham parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/21 Holystone chapelry, 19 July 1778
/22 Ilderton parish, 20 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/23 Alnwick St Michael parish, 20 July 1778 (Presentments included)

1 folder, 24ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/9   18 July 1778-24 July 1774 and n.d. [July 1778]
Folder containing file of 36 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries, including a transcript of the Falstone parish registers for 1777 (Corbridge deanery) and a separate file label. Twelve of responses are for Newcastle deanery (1778/9/2-13) and twenty-four for Corbridge deanery (1778/9/14-39).
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Newcastle deanery, 1778 (Label for file of presentments for Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries, 1778)
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 24 July 1778
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 24 July 1778
/5 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 24 July 1778
/6 Gosforth St Nicholas parish, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/7 Earsdon parish, 23 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/8 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 21 July 1778 (Includes the names of the new churchwardens)
/9 Cramlington parish, n.d. [July 1778]
/10 Newburn parish, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/11 Wallsend parish, 24 July 1778
/12 Ponteland parish, 24 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/13 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 24 July 1778
/14 Falstone chapelry, 7.1778 (Transcript of the Falstone parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1777)
/15 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 23 July 1778 & 24 July 1778 (The names of midwives, schoolmaster and parish clerk are given at f.2)
/16 Knarsdale parish, 21 July 1778 (Presentments included, made in response to the visitation articles given to the churchwardens at the last ordinary visitation of John Sharp, archdeacon of Northumberland.)
Presumably the archdeacon's jurisdiction had been suspended for the duration of the episcopal visitation.
/17 Stamfordham parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/18 Ovingham parish, 18 July 1778 (Contains the names of the parish clerk, schoolmasters, midwives and old and new churchwardens)
/19 Blanchland parish, 20 July 1778
/20 Kirkhaugh parish, 7.1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/21 Shotley chapelry, 20 July 1778
/22 Chollerton parish, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of [the new churchwardens])
/23 Alston parish (Cumberland), 23 July 1778 (Annotated: 'The old churchwardens were appointed to serve the year ensuing')
/24 Whitfield parish, 23 July 1778
/25 Warden parish, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the clerk, who is said to be licensed)
/26 Bywell St Andrew parish, 24 July 1778
/27 Bywell St Peter parish, 7.1778 (Presentments included)
/28 Corbridge parish, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/29 Bellingham chapelry, 24 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/30 Newbrough chapelry, 24 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the parish clerk, who is said to be licensed)
/31 Garrigill chapelry (Cumberland), 23 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churhcwardens)
/32 Halton chapelry, n.d. [July 1778]
/33 Whittonstall chapelry, 20 July 1778
/34 Simonburn parish, 23 July 1778 (Includes the names of the new churchwardens)
/35 Slaley parish, 22 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/36 Haltwhistle parish, n.d. [July 1778] (Presentments included)
/37 Birtley St Giles parish, 24 July 1778

1 folder, 39ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/10   25 July 1778-29 July 1778 and n.d. [July 1778]
Folder containing file of 39 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington and Chester deaneries and a separate file label. Seventeen sets are for Easington deanery (1778/10/2-18) and twenty-one for Chester deanery (1778/19-40)
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Easington deanery, 1778 (Label for file of presentments for Easington and Chester deaneries, 1778)
/2 Croxdale parish, 29 July 1778
/3 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 29 July 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster)
/4 Castle Eden parish, 29 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/5 Bishopwearmouth parish, 29 July 1778
/6 Monk Hesleden parish, 28 July 1778
/7 Durham St Giles parish, 29 July 1778
/8 Seaham parish, 29 July 1778
/9 Durham St Nicholas parish, 29 July 1778
/10 Sunderland parish, 29 July 1778
/11 Pittington parish, 28 July 1778
/12 Trimdon parish, 28 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/13 Kelloe parish, 29 July 1778
/14 Penshaw parish, 28 July 1778
/15 Easington parish, 29 July 1778
/16 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 29 July 1778
/17 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 29 July 1778
/18 Durham St Mary the Less parish, 29 July 1778
/19 Esh chapelry, 29 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden and with the name of the parish clerk)
/20 Edmundbyers parish, 27 July 1778 and n.d. [July 1778] (Folio 1 is the bottom portion of a page from the printed visitation articles, on which the return has been written.)
The name of the parish clerk is given at f.2
/21 Jarrow parish, 28 July 1778 (Folio 2 gives the names of the new churchwardens)
/22 Lanchester parish, 29 July 1778 (Presentments included.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk, schoolmasters and midwives
/23 Ebchester parish, 29 July 1778 (Includes the name of the new churchwarden)
/24 Lamesley parish, 29 July 1778
/25 Washington parish, 29 July 1778
/26 Hunstanworth parish, 25 July 1778 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/27 Whickham parish, 29 July 1778
/28 Muggleswick parish, 26 July 1778
/29 Gateshead parish, 29 July 1778
/30 Monkwearmouth parish, n.d. [July 1778]
/31 Durham St Oswald parish, 29 July 1778
/32 Medomsley chapelry, n.d. [July 1778] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/33 Witton Gilbert parish, 29 July 1778
/34 Heworth St Mary chapelry, 28 July 1778
/35 South Shields St Hilda parochial chapelry, 28 July 1778
/36 Tanfield chapelry, 29 July 1778
/37 Durham St Margaret parochial chapelry, 29 July 1778 (Presentment included)
/38 Ryton parish, 29 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/39 Boldon parish, 29 July 1778 (Presentments included)
/40 Chester-le-Street parish, 29 July 1778 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the name of the parish clerk

1 folder, 42ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/11   31 July 1778-3 August 1778 and n.d. [August 1778]
Folder containing file of 47 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton and Darlington deaneries and a separate file label. Twenty-one sets are for Stockton deanery (1778/11/2-22) and twenty-five for Darlington deanery (1778/11/-48).
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Darlington deanery, 1778 (Label for file of presentments for Darlington and Stockton deaneries, 1778)
/2 Bishopton parish, 2 August 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk, schoolmaster and midwife)
/3 Grindon parish, n.d. [August 1778] (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster, with notes that there is no midwife and that the school is not endowed)
/4 Great Stainton parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/5 Hurworth parish, 3 August 1778
/6 Redmarshall parish, 3 August 1778
/7 Sockburn parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/8 Stranton parish, 1 August 1778
/9 Longnewton parish, 2 August 1778
/10 Hart parish, 3 August 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/11 Greatham parish, 1 August 1778
/12 Billingham parish, 3 August 1778
/13 Dinsdale parish, 3 August 1778
/14 Egglescliffe parish, 2 August 1778
/15 Wolviston chapelry, 3 August 1778
/16 Norton parish, 3 August 1778
/17 Elton parish, 1 August 1778
/18 Hartlepool St Hilda parochial chapelry, 3 August 1778 (Presentments included)
/19 Bishop Middleham parish, 2 August 1778 (Presentments included)
/20 Middleton St George parish, 3 August 1778
/21 Elwick Hall parish, 1 August 1778
/22 Stockton-on-Tees parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/23 Denton parish, n.d. [August 1778] (Annotated with the names of the [new] churchwardens and with the names of the parish clerk and schoolmaster, with a note that the schoolmaster is 'not Endow'd')
/24 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 3 August 1778 (Presentments included, with additional notes regarding complaints against the rector for neglect of duty and against the newly appointed parish clerk (who is also the schoolmaster) for lack of singing ability.)
The parish clerk / schoolmaster is named
/25 Merrington parish, 3 August 1778
/26 Eggleston chapelry, n.d. [August 1778]
/27 Barnard Castle chapelry, n.d. [August 1778] (Contains the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/28 Auckland St Helen parochial chapelry, 31 July 1778 (Contains detailed responses to each article of enquiry)
/29 Whitworth parish, n.d. [August 1778] (The return is written on the bottom portion of a page taken from the printed visitation articles)
/30 Sedgefield parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/31 Aycliffe parish, 2 August 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of schoolmasters, midwives and the parish clerk)
/32 Darlington parish, 3 August 1778
/33 Escomb parish, 3 August 1778
/34 Brancepeth parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/35 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, n.d. [August 1778]
/36 Stanhope parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/37 Whorlton parish, 1 August 1778 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden)
/38 Heighington parish, n.d. [August 1778]
/39 Gainford parish, 8.1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/40 Sadberge chapelry, 2 August 1778
/41 Winston parish, 1 August 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/42 Haughton le Skerne parish, 3 August 1778
/43 Hamsterley chapelry, 3 August 1778 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/44 Auckland St Andrew parish, 3 August 1778
/45 Wolsingham parish, 3 August 1778 (Presentments included)
/46 Witton-le-Wear parish, 1 August 1778 (Presentments included)
/47 Coniscliffe parish, 1 August 1778
/48 Staindrop parish, 1 August 1778

1 folder, 53ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/12   1778
Paper-covered volume of comperta for Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries.
The entries in the volume are arranged in groups according to archdeaconry, then by deanery or pair of deaneries and parish or chapelry
1 volume, 20ff. (folios 10-20 have bee cut out of the volume)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1778/13   1778
Table of numbers confirmed and present at dinners at the 1774 and 1778 visitations, with a list of visitation preachers for both years
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783   22 March 1783-1788
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham
11 folders, 64ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/1   22 March 1783-29 August 1783 & 1788
Two sheets containing copies of: (1) an inhibition from John Egerton, bishop of Durham, to John Sharp, archdeacon of Northumberland, suspending the archdeacon's jurisdiction for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, with a note that same inhibition applies to the archdeacon of Durham; (2) an inhibition from the bishop to William Digby, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham, suspending the latter's jurisdiction for the period of the visitation; (3) a of the inhibition sent to to John Sharp, archdeacon of Northumberland, with a note that the same relaxation applies to the archdeacon of Durham and the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter.
The inhibitions were dated 22 March 1783, and the relaxation 29 August 1783.
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/2   [July] 1783
Folder containing two copies of a draft visitation and confirmation programme and list of preachers
/1 Draft visitation and confirmation programme for 16 July 1783 to 5 August 1783, and a list of preachers scheduled to appear at Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick, Durham and Auckland. Annotated with a pencil note stating that the bishop is to be at dinner in Durham on Wednesday 30 [July 1783]. [July] 1783
/2 Another copy of item 1783/2/1, unannotated but containing a list of the assize preachers scheduled to appear at Durham and Newcastle. Endorsed with rough notes, scored through. [July] 1783

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/3   8 May 1783 & 1788
Folder containing four documents relating to summonses to clergy, churchwardens and schoolmasters to appear at the visitation.
Items 1783/3/2 and 1783/3/3 have been emended for use in the 1788 primary visitation held by Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Durham
/1 Northumberland archdeaconry, 8 May 1783 ([Draft] process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Newcastle, Corbridge, Morpeth, Alnwick and Bamburgh deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. They are appear at specified churches according to deanery on various dates between 21 and 25 July 1783)
/2 Northumberland archdeaconry, 8 May 1783 (Another draft version of item 1783/3/1.)
Emended for use in the 1788 primary visitation held by Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Durham
/3 Durham archdeaconry, 8 May 1783 (Draft version of item 1783/3/4.)
Emended for use in the 1788 primary visitation held by Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Durham
/4 Durham archdeaconry, 8 May 1783 (Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Chester, Easington, Stockton and Darlington deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Those from Chester Easington deaneries are summoned to appear at the church of Durham St Mary-le-Bow on 31 July 1783, and those from Stockton and Darlington deaneries at the church of Auckland St Andrew on 5 August 1783)

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/4   [July] 1783
Folder containing three identical copies of a printed notice giving details of the forthcoming visitation and confirmation programme, with full instructions concerning preparations for the confirmation.
Item 1783/4/1 contains manuscript annotation
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/5   1783
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1783 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by John Egerton, bishop of Durham.
Printed by G. Sowler, New Elvet, Durham City
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/6   18 July 1783
Sealed commission from John Egerton, bishop of Durham, to John [Law], bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, and John Sharp, archdeacon of Northumberland, authorising them to visit the archdeaconry of Nothumberland in his stead for the remainder of month of July
1 item, 2ff.
Seal: papered seal of John Egerton, bishop of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/7   1783
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery
1 volume, 18ff. (ff.16-18 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/8   [July-August] 1783
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, written in the hand of W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn.
1 item, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/9   [July-August] 1783
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry, written in the hand of W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn.
1 volume, 12ff. (ff.11-12 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/10   24 July 1783 and n.d.
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Lesbury parish in Alnwick deanery, containing the names of the old and new churchwardens and the names of the parish clerk, schoolmasters and midwife and returning no presentments.
The return was found with the Durham Probate Records, where it was used as a wrapper for the will of John Hall of Chester-le-Street, proved 1762, and is endorsed with details of the will (undated)
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1783/11   1783
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Barnard Castle chapelry in Darlington deanery, containing the names of the old and new churchwardens and returning no presentments
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788   28 February 1788-August 1788 and n.d. [c.1788]
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Durham
10 folders, 53ff.
DDR/EA/GLE/1/30
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/1   28 February 1788 & 3 March 1788
Folder containing two letters to John Hodgson, [?the bishop of Durham's secretary], in response to his request for information about the administrative procedures involved in organising a visitation
/1 Letter from George Wood, [episcopal proctor and archdeacons' and dean and chapter of Durham's registrar], at Durham to John Hodgson, concerning the administrative procedures relating to visitation and discussing [glebe] terriers. 28 February 1788
/2 Letter from W[ilkinson] Maxwell, [Durham deputy diocesan registrar], at Durham to John Hodgson, enclosing copies of previous visitation documentation [not here] for reference. 3 March 1788

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/2   [July] 1788
Folder containing three draft visitation, confirmation and dining programmes
/1 Draft visitation and confirmation programme for 3 July 1788 to 4 August 1788, including information about travel, accommodation and dining arrangements and mileages between centres etc. Endorsed with a note concerning [Alexander] Cleeve, vicar of Wooler. [July] 1788
/2 Another copy of item 1788/2/1, containing slightly more information concerning dinners and accommodation. [July] 1788
/3 Third copy of the draft programme, more detailed than items 1788/2/1 and 1788/2/2. [July] 1788

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/3   n.d. [circa 1788]
Draft list of the visitation preachers scheduled to appear at Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick, Durham and Auckland
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/4   6 May 1788
Sealed process general from the bishop of Durham to all apparitors, ordering them to summon the clergy, churchwardens etc of Newcastle, Corbridge, Morpeth, Alnwick and Bamburgh deaneries to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. They are appear at specified churches according to deanery on various dates between 3 and 9 July 1788
1 item, 1f.
Seal: papered seal of Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/5   1788
Folder containing three copies of a notice relating to the forthcoming visitation and confirmation
/1 Manuscript draft of a notice to be sent to the minister of each parish, giving details of the forthcoming visitation and confirmation programme, with full instructions concerning preparations for the confirmation. 1788

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/6   3 July 1788-29 July 1788 & 1788
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals appeared at the vistation or were excused
1 volume, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/7   3 July 1788-9 July 1788 & 1788
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, signed by Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn.
1 volume, 10ff. (f.10 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/8   22 July 1788 & 29 July 1788 & 1788
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn.
1 volume, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/9   28 July 1788
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Barnard Castle chapelry in Darlington deanery, returning no presentments
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1788/10   [July-August] 1788
Account of the bishop of Durham's procurations for deaneries in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, giving totals of procurations received and of arrears (by deanery and for the diocese), followed by details of amounts received by Mr Maxwell for printing etc and by J[ohn] Hodgson
1 item, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792   5 June 1792-19 September 1792
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, with two items relating to the visitation of his archdeaconry held by Robert Thorp, archdeacon of Northumberland
14 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/1   5 June 1792 & 7 August 1792
Folder containing two documents relating to the 1792 visitation of Longhoughton parish in Alnwick deanery held by Robert Thorp, archdeacon of Northumberland, which was based on directions sent from Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, to the with particular regard to investigating the state of church fabrics
/1 Longhoughton parish, 5 June 1792 (Set of manuscript returns and directions relating to Longhoughton church and parish in Alnwick deanery, written on a set of printed articles and directions for the 1791-1792 visitation of his archdeaconry by the archdeacon of Northumberland, which based on directions issued by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham.)
This document is kept with the episcopal rather than the archdiaconal visitation papers because all the other surviving similar sets of returns and directions for the 1791-1792 archdiaconal visitation are bound with the clergy returns submitted for 1792 episcopal visitation
/2 Longhoughton parish, 7 August 1792 (Certificate from the minister and churchwarden of Longhoughton parish stating that the repairs stipulated in 1792/1/1 have been carried out)

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/2   n.d. [1792]
Folder containing two items relating to visitation articles exhibited prior to the 1792 primary visitation of the diocese held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
/1 Printed sheet [sent to the clergy of the diocese prior to the 1792 episcopal visitation] concerning a mistake made by the apparitor in the dispatch of visitation articles, as a result of which only the section of the articles was delivered. n.d. [1792]
/2 Incomplete set [pp.3-14] of printed articles to be sent by the bishop of Durham to the clergy as a preliminary to a visitation, possibly used as a draft for the 1792 primary visitation of the diocese held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham. n.d. [?1792]

1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/3   6 August 1792 and n.d. [1792]
Folder containing two documents relating to commissions to hold a visitation
/1 Proforma commission (not filled in) to hold a visitation on behalf of the bishop of Durham. n.d. [?1792]
/2 Copy of a commission from Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, to Robert Thorp, archdeacon of Northumberland, instructing him to visit the deaneries of Morpeth, Alnwick and Bamburgh in his stead on specified dates. The commission follows the form of item 1792/3/1. 6 August 1792

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/4   27 July 1792-23 August 1792 and 19 September 1795 [sic]
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, written in the hand of and signed by Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, and names are annotated as to whether individuals appeared at the visitation or were excused.
1 item, 21ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/5   27 July 1792-23 August 1792
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry, written in the hand of Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/6   7 August 1792-15 August 1792
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, written in the hand of Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/7   1792
Folder containing two sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on the backs of the printed visitation articles.
Both returns include the names of schoolmasters, parish clerk and midwives
/1 Whickham parish, 1792 (None of the named schoolmasters are licensed)
/2 Lamesley chapelry, 1792 (Contains the names of the old and new churchwardens and the names of the schoolmaster, parish clerk and midwives)

1 folder, 16pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/8   1792
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Dinsdale parish in Stockton deanery, written on the back of the printed visitation articles.
No presentments are made
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/9   19 August 1792-21 August 1792, 1792 and n.d. [1792]
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Auckland St Andrew parish, 1792 (The minister and churchwardens state that no perambulation of the parish boundary has been carried out.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens and with the names of the schoolmasters, midwives and parish clerk
/2 Heighington parish, 19 August 1792 (Contains the names of the old and new churchwardens and the names of the schoolmaster and midwives)
/3 Staindrop parish, [August] 1792 (Contains particularly detailed answers to the articles of enquiry)
/4 Hamsterley chapelry, 20 August 1792 (Contains separate answers to each article of enquiry)
/5 Escomb chapelry, [August] 1792
/6 Witton-le-Wear parish, 21 August 1792 (Contains detailed answers to the articles of enquiry, including the information that the curate and the parish clerk (neither named) perform the duties of schoolmasters)
/7 Brancepeth parish, [August] 1792 (Contains detailed answers to the articles of enquiry)

1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/10   7 August 1792 & 1792
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Hartburn parish, 7 August 1792 (Presentments included)
/2 Whalton parish, [August] 1792 (Presentments included.)
Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens
/3 Whalton parish, n.d. [?1792] (Second return from Whalton parish, containing detailed answers to the articles of enquiry, but unsigned.)
No presentments are made
/4 Widdrington parish, 7 August 1792 (Contains detailed answers to the articles of enquiry)
/5 Woodhorn parish, 7 August 1792 (Presentments included.)
The return is written partly on a set of printed visitation articles and partly on a separate sheet
/6 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 7 August 1792 (The return is written on a set of printed visitation articles)

1 folder, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/11   7 August 1792-8 August 1792 & 1792
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Embleton parish, n.d. [August 1792] (The return is written partly on pages interleaved within a set of articles of enquiry and partly on the back of the articles, with responses arranged under each title.)
Contains the names of the new churchwardens and the names of schoolmasters and midwives
/2 Rennington parish, [August] 1792 (Lists the responses to questions under each title.)
No presentments are made.
/3 Rock parish, [August] 1792 (Lists the responses to questions under each title)
/4 Longhoughton parish, [August] 1792 (Presentments included)
/5 Edlingham parish, 7 August 1792 (Lists the responses to questions under each title.)
Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
/6 Alnwick St Michael parish, 8 August 1792 (Lists the responses to questions under each title)

1 folder, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/12   10 August 1792 & 1792
Folder containing three sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Doddington parish, 10 August 1792 (The return is written on the back of a set of printed visitation articles.)
Endorsment: '(with Reg[iste]r)'
/2 Belford parish, [August] 1792 (The return is written partly on pages interleaved within a set of visitation articles and partly on the back of the articles.)
Includes a certificate stating that repairs and alterations ordered by the archdeacon following his visitation are done or in hand.
/3 Kyloe parish, [August] 1792 (Lists the responses to questions under each title.)
Parishoners refusing to pay rates toward the rebuilding of the church are presented

1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/13   1792
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for an unidentified parish or chapelry, written on a set of visitation articles
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/14   1792
Folder containing two items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Tables of procurations to be paid / received for each deanery in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, with a grand total of procurations received by [Wilkinson] M[axwell] and a deduction for `poundage'.
/2 Detailed table of visitation expenses, with totals for different categories of expenses and a grand total for the visitation.

1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1792/15   1792
Miscellaneous visitation accounts
/1 Account of visitation and confirmation expenses.
/2 Account of procurations due to Shute [Barrington], Lord Bishop of Durham, at his Primary Visitation, 1792.

1 folder, 2 items
Previously referenced as accession number AUC/1/26 (box file, items 129-130)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1797   24 July 1797-17 August 1797 and 1797
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
4 folders, 49ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1797/1   24 July 1797-17 August 1797 & 1797
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, signed by Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals appeared at the visitation or were excused
1 volume, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1797/2   24 July 1797-17 August 1797
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, signed by Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 23ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1797/3   2 August 1797 and [August] 1797
Folder containing three sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery
/1 Kelloe parish, 2 August 1797 (Endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/2 Stanhope parish, [August] 1797 (Written on the back of a set of printed visitation articles)

1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1797/4   n.d. [August 1797]
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Barnard Castle chapelry in Darlington deanery, presenting the church pews as being in bad repair.
Signed by the old churchwardens and annotated with the names of the new churchwardens
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1797/5   1797
Account of visitation and confirmation expenses
1 item
Previously referenced as accession number AUC/1/26 (box file, item 131)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801   16 May 1801-6 August 1801
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
Printed items were printed by Knight and Compton, Printers, Middle Street, Cloth Fair
13 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/1   16 May 1801
Set of printed articles sent by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham at Cavendish Square, London, to the clergy as a preliminary to his 1801 ordinary visitation of the diocese
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/2   16 May 1801 & 1801
Folder containing three documents relating to the forthcoming visitation and confirmation, sent by the bishop of Durham to the clergy of his diocese
/1 Printed proforma notice (with no names filled in) from the bishop of Durham to the clergy of his diocese, giving details of and a programme for the forthcoming visitation and confirmation, to be held from 6 July to 12 August 1801. 16 May 1801
/2 Copy of a printed exhortation to be read in church by the minister on the two Sundays prior to the forthcoming confirmation. 1801
/3 Copy of printed instructions for confirmation candidates. 1801

1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/3   1801
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1801 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/4   6 July 1801-6 August 1801
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals appeared at the visitation or were absent or excused.
1 volume, 29ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/5   6 July 1801-16 July 1801
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/6   21 July 1801-6 August 1801
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry, signed by Wilkinson Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of procurations, those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/7   8 July 1801-10 July 1801
Folder containing two sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Cornhill parish, 10 July 1801 (Endorsement: 'Carham from August 1800 to May 1801 [sic]')
/2 Branxton parish, 8 July 1801

1 folder, 16pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/8   1801
Folder containing two sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Unidentified chapelry, 1801 (Return for an unidentified chapelry [?near Rothbury])
/2 Alnwick St Michael parish, 1801

1 folder, 16pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/9   16 July 1801 & 1801
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, and also including a parish register transcript for Netherwitton for May 1800-July 1801.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Netherwitton chapelry, 1801 (Includes a parish register transcript for Netherwitton marriages, 8 May 1800-16 July 1801)
/2 Bothal parish, 1801 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster and parish clerk)
/3 Whalton parish, 1801 (The name of the parish is not included in the return but has been identified as Whalton by the name of the churchwarden)
/4 Longhorsley parish, 1801 (The name of the parish is not included in the return but has been identified as Longhorsley by the names of the churchwardens)
/5 Ulgham chapelry, 16 July 1801 (The return is written partly on a set of printed visitation articles and partly on a separate sheet)
/6 Horton parish, 1801
/7 Meldon parish, 1801

1 folder, 30ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/10   21 July 1801
Folder containing two sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Kelloe parish, 21 July 1801
/2 Seaham parish, @

1 folder
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/11   [July] 1801
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Monkwearmouth parish in Chester deanery, written on a set of printed visitation articles.
The name of the parish is not included on the return but has been identified as Monkwearmouth by the names of the churchwardens.
1 item, 8pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/12   6 August 1801 and [August] 1801
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Heighington parish, [August] 1801 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/2 Aycliffe parish, [August] 1801 (The name of the parish is not included in the return but has been identified as Aycliffe by the name of the churchwarden)
/3 Merrington parish, [August] 1801
/4 Sadberge chapelry, 6 August 1801 (Annotated with the name of the new churchwarden and the name of the curate)
/5 Gainford parish, [August] 1801
/6 Coniscliffe parish, 6 August 1801
/7 Wolsingham parish, 6 August 1801
/8 Barnard Castle chapelry, 6 August 1801 (Presentments included)

1 folder, 48pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1801/13   1801 and n.d.
Account of collections on briefs held in Hebburn between 7 June 1801 and 12 July 1801, signed by the curate and the churchwardens, with an unsigned and undated note of collections on briefs held in the same chapelry, written in a different hand
1 item, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1806   8 July 1806-12 August 1806 & 1827
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
4 folders, 65ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1806/1   8 July 1806-12 August 1806
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals appeared at the visitation or were excused
1 item, 32ff. (ff.30-32 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1806/2   8 July 1806-15 July 1806 & 1827
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, the bishop's deputy registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of those absent and those sworn.
1 volume, 16ff. (ff.13-16 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1806/3   17 July 1806-12 August 1806 & 1827
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of those absent and those sworn.
1 volume, 16ff. (ff.13-16 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1806/4   n.d. [1806]
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Pittington parish in Easington deanery, signed by the churchwardens
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810   27 July 1810-30 August 1810 & 3 July 1827-30 July 1827
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
6 folders, 81ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/1   27 July 1810-30 August 1810 & 3 July 1827-30 July 1827
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconies, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals were absent or excused from the visitation.
1 volume, 34ff. (ff.30-34 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/1A-F   1810
Clergy call book (copy previously retained in the Bishop's Office). This is included within six notebooks, as follows:
/1A. Easington and Chester deaneries
/1B. Darlington and Stockton deaneries
/1C. Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries
/1D. Bamburgh deanery
/1E. Morpeth deanery
/1F. Alnwick deanery

6 volumes
Formerly referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/151-156
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/2   27 July 1810-3 August 1810
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, signed by Wilk[inso]n Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/3   13 August 1810 & 16 August 1810
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to deanery, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens for each parish or chapelry and annotated with details of those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/4   1 August 1810
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Ancroft parish in Bamburgh deanery, signed by the churchwardens
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/5   14 August 1810-16 August 1810 and n.d. [1810]
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Penshaw chapelry, n.d. [1810] (Presentment included)
/2 Kelloe parish, n.d. [1810]
/3 Sunderland parish, 16 August 1810 (Presentments included)
/4 Monk Hesleden parish, 16 August 1810
/5 Castle Eden parish, 16 August 1810
/6 Durham St Nicholas parish, 16 August 1810
/7 Bishopwearmouth parish, 14 August 1810 (Presentment included)

1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/6   10 August 1810-16 August 1810 and n.d. [August 1810]
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Muggleswick parish, 16 August 1810
/2 Monkwearmouth parish, 16 August 1810
/3 South Shields St Hilda chapelry, 16 August 1810
/4 Witton Gilbert parish, 16 August 1810
/5 Boldon parish, 16 August 1810
/6 Lanchester parish, 10 August 1810
/7 Durham St Oswald parish, n.d. [August 1810]
/8 Durham St Margaret parish, 16 August 1810
/9 Ebchester parish, 16 August 1810
/10 Lamesley chapelry, 16 August 1810
/11 Ryton parish, 16 August 1810 (The return implies that this was an archdeacon's visitation but several other returns state that the bishop was holding the visitation)

1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814   20 July 1814-30 July 1827
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham
15 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/1   1814
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1814 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham.
The articles include a list of times and places of visitation.
1 folder, 24pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/2   21 July 1814-2 August 1814 & 30 July 1827
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals were absent or excused from the visitation.
1 volume, 30ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/2A-F   1814
Clergy call book (copy previously retained in the Bishop's Office). This is included within six notebooks, as follows:
/2A. Easington and Chester deaneries
/2B. Darlington and Stockton deaneries
/2C. Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries
/2D. Bamburgh deanery
/2E. Morpeth deanery
/2F. Alnwick deanery

6 volumes
Formerly referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/157-162
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/3   21 July 1814 & 2 August 1814
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham archdeaconry, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to parish / chapelry, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens and annotated with details of those absent and those sworn
1 volume, 18ff. (f.18 missing)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/4   26 July 1814-30 July 1814
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Northumberland archdeaconry, signed by W[ilkinson] Maxwell, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to parish / chapelry, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens and annotated with details of those absent and those sworn.
1 volume, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/5   20 July 1814 and [July] 1814
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Darlington parish, July 1814 (Contains information about different types of school in the parish)
/2 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, [July] 1814
/3 Haughton le Skerne parish, [July] 1814
/5 Winston parish, [July] 1814
/6 Wolsingham parish, [July] 1814
/7 Brancepeth parish, [July] 1814
/8 Coniscliffe parish, 20 July 1814
/9 Aycliffe parish, [July] 1814
/10 Heighington parish, [July] 1814
/11 Auckland St Helen parish, [July] 1814
/12 Merrington parish, [July] 1814
/13 Witton-le-Wear parish, [July] 1814
/14 Hamsterley chapelry, [July] 1814
/15 Whorlton parish, 7.1814 (Contains the name of a schoolmaster)

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/6   20 July 1814 and [July] 1814
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Elton parish, [July] 1814
/2 Sockburn parish, 7.1814
/3 Sedgefield parish, [July] 1814
/4 Great Stainton parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/5 Hart parish, [July] 1814 (The queries contained in the set of articles have not been answered and the item is annotated with the name of the churchwarden and the name of the parish only)
/6 Norton parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/7 Hurworth parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/8 Billingham parish, 20 July 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster and parish clerk)
/9 Wolviston chapelry, [July] 1814
/10 Stranton parish, 20 July 1814
/11 Dinsdale parish, [July] 1814
/12 Middleton St George parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/13 Grindon parish, [July] 1814

1 folder, 104pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/7   2 August 1814 and [August] 1814
Folder containing twelve sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Easington parish, [August] 1814
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, [August] 1814
/3 Houghton-le-Spring parish, [August] 1814
/4 Penshaw chapelry, [August] 1814
/5 Seaham parish, [August] 1814
/6 Kelloe parish, [August] 1814
/7 Trimdon chapelry, [August] 1814
/8 Durham St Giles parish, [August] 1814
/9 Durham St Mary the Less parish, 2 August 1814
/10 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 2 August 1814
/11 Dalton-le-Dale parish, [August] 1814
/12 Croxdale chapelry, [August] 1814

1 folder, 96pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/8   1 August 1814 and [August] 1814
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Boldon parish, [August] 1814
/2 Whickham parish, [August] 1814
/3 Ryton parish, [August] 1814
/4 Gateshead St Mary parish, [August] 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/5 Chester-le-Street parish, [August] 1814
/6 Lanchester parish, [August] 1814
/7 Satley chapelry, [August] 1814
/8 Esh chapelry, [August] 1814
/9 Ebchester parish, [August] 1814
/10 Medomsley chapelry, [August] 1814
/11 Edmundbyers parish, [August] 1814
/12 Jarrow parish, [August] 1814
/13 Heworth St Mary chapelry, [August] 1814
/14 Tanfield chapelry, [August] 1814 (Contains the name of a schoolmaster)
/15 Lamesley chapelry, [August] 1814
/16 South Shields St Hilda chapelry, [August] 1814
/17 Durham St Margaret parish, [August] 1814
/18 Monkwearmouth parish, [August] 1814
/19 Hunstanworth parish, 1 August 1814

1 folder, 152pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/9   22 July 1814 and [July] 1814
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Longbenton parish, [July] 1814
/2 Newburn parish, [July] 1814 (Contains information about schools in the parish)
/3 Wallsend parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of the principal schoolmaster, who is also parish clerk)
/4 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of the schoolmaster)
/5 Gosforth St Nicholas parish, [July] 1814
/6 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 22 July 1814
/7 Ponteland parish, [July] 1814
/8 Cramlington parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of a schoolmaster)
/9 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, [July] 1814
/10 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, [July] 1814 (Contains details of repairand cleaning of the church in response to the first article)

1 folder, 76pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/10   25 July 1814 and [July] 1814
Folder containing twelve sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Falstone chapelry, [July] 1814
/2 Whitfield parish, [July] 1814
/3 Knarsdale parish, [July] 1814
/4 Corbridge parish, [July] 1814
/5 Halton chapelry, [July] 1814
/6 Bywell St Andrew parish, [July] 1814
/7 Bywell St Peter parish, [July] 1814
/8 Whittonstall chapelry, [July] 1814 (Dissatisfaction with the chapel and chapelyard is expressed in the return)
/9 Birtley St Giles parish, [July] 1814
/10 Ovingham parish, [July] 1814
/11 Shotley parish, [July] 1814
/12 Blanchland parish, 25 July 1814 (Presentments concerning the fabric of the church are included)

1 folder, 96pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/11   25 July 1814-27 July 1814 and [July] 1814
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles with the exception of item 1814/11/9.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Howick parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of a schoolmaster)
/2 Rothbury parish, [July] 1814 (Presentments concerning the fabric of the church are included)
/3 Alnwick St Michael parish, [July] 1814 (The churchwardens state that the seats in the church are in bad repair)
/4 Ilderton parish, [July] 1814
/5 Longhoughton parish, [July] 1814
/6 Rennington parish, [July] 1814
/7 Lesbury parish, 27 July 1814 (Contains the names of three schoolmasters)
/8 Edlingham parish, [July] 1814
/9 Shilbottle parish, 25 July 1814 (This return is not written on a set of visitation articles)
/10 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July] 1814 (Return for an unidentified parish or chapelry [?near Ilderton])

1 folder, 76pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/12   [July] 1814
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, [July] 1814
/2 Ford parish, [July] 1814
/3 Chatton parish, [July] 1814
/4 Doddington parish, [July] 1814
/5 Kirknewton parish, [July] 1814
/6 Tweedmouth parish, [July] 1814
/7 Bamburgh parish, [July] 1814 (Contains details about schools in the parish)
/8 Ancroft parish, [July] 1814
/9 Belford parish, [July] 1814 (Contains the name of a schoolmaster)
/10 Beadnell chapelry, [July] 1814

1 folder, 80pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/13   30 July 1814 and [July] 1814
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Bothal parish, [July] 1814
/2 Hebburn parish, [July] 1814 (Endorsed with the names of [?the new churchwardens])
/3 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, [July] 1814
/4 Horton parish, [July] 1814
/5 Kirkwhelpington parish, [July] 1814
/6 Longhorsley parish, [July] 1814 (The churchwardens return that the chancel roof is in bad repair)
/7 Kirkharle parish, [July] 1814
/8 Stannington parish, [July] 1814
/9 Meldon parish, 30 July 1814
/10 Bedlington parish, [July] 1814 (The churchwarden returns that the church roof is in bad repair)

1 folder, 80pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/14   [July-August] 1814
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for unidentified parishes or chapelries, written on sets of the printed visitation articles.
Unless otherwise noted the churchwardens state that there are no presentments.
/1 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814
/2 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814
/3 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814 (Contains the names of two schoolmasters)
/4 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814
/5 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814
/6 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814
/7 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814 (The churchwardens return that the church is in need of minor repair)
/8 Unidentified parish or chapelry, [July-August] 1814

1 folder, 64pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/15   1814
Folder containing two documents listing those parishes in Durham and Northumberland deaneries whose clergymen and churchwardens were issued with visitation articles but failed to make returns to them
/1 List of parishes in Durham diocese, the clergy of which failed to reply to the visitation articles sent out by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, as a preliminary to his 1814 ordinary visitation. The list of parishes is divided by deanery. The document was found with non-residence petitions. 1814
/2 List of parishes in Durham diocese, the churchwardens of which failed to reply to the visitation articles sent out by Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, prior to his 1814 ordinary visitation. The list of parishes is divided by deanery. 1814

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1827   July 1827-[August] 1827
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by William Van Mildert, bishop of Durham
2 folders, 30ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1827/1   6 July 1827-30 July 1827 and [July-August] 1827
Incomplete paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Chester, Newcastle, Corbridge, Bamburgh, Morpeth and Darlington deaneries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries; pages relating to Alnwick and Stockton deaneries are missing and those relating to Chester, Bamburgh and Morpeth deaneries are incomplete.
The volume is arranged in groups according to the deaneries listed above
1 volume (incomplete), 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1827/2   1827
Incomplete paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for deaneries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, with a summary of the total received
Contains details of the procurations owed by named clergymen arranged by deanery, annotated lists of arrears and monies paid to the sexton and clerk at each visitation centre and a summary of the total received
1 volume (incomplete), 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831   1831
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by William Van Mildert, bishop of Durham

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/1   1 June 1831 & 1837
Draft inhibition from William Van Mildert, bishop of Durham, to Thomas Singleton, archdeacon of Northumberland, suspending the latter's jurisdiction for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation.
The document contains emendations for use in the 1837 primary visitation held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham, and is annotated with the name of Charles Thorp, archdeacon of Durham
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/2   13 September 1831-22 September 1831
Unbound volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery
1 item, 30ff. (ff.28-30 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/3   13 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Easington parish, [September] 1831
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 13 September 1831
/3 Bishopwearmouth parish, [September] 1831
/4 Seaham parish, [September] 1831
/5 Castle Eden parish, [September] 1831
/6 Durham St Nicholas parish, [September] 1831
/7 Durham St Giles parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 56pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/4   13 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Ryton parish, [September] 1831
/2 Chester-le-Street parish, [September] 1831
/3 Ebchester parish, [September] 1831
/4 Muggleswick parish, [September] 1831
/5 Jarrow parish, [September] 1831
/6 Tanfield chapelry, [September] 1831
/7 Durham St Margaret parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 56pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/5   20 September 1831-22 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing 29 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written, unless otherwise stated, on sets of the printed visitation articles, which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Darlington parish, [September] 1831
/2 Stanhope parish, [September] 1831
/3 Heatherycleugh chapelry, [September] 1831
/4 Stotfieldburn chapelry, [September] 1831 ([alias Rookhope chapelry])
/5 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, [September] 1831
/6 Haughton le Skerne parish, [September] 1831
/7 Sadberge chapelry, [September] 1831 (The churchwarden states that a new chapel is under construction at Sadberge)
/8 Middleton in Teesdale parish, [September] 1831
/9 Eggleston parish, 22 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwarden states that there are no presentments)
/10 Winston parish, [September] 1831
/11 Gainford parish, [September] 1831
/12 Wolsingham parish, [September] 1831
/13 Brancepeth parish, [September] 1831
/14 Coniscliffe parish, 21 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwarden states that there are no presentments)
/15 Cockfield parish, [September] 1831
/16 Staindrop parish, [September] 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles)
/17 Aycliffe parish, [September] 1831
/18 Heighington parish, [September] 1831
/19 Auckland St Andrew parish, [September] 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles)
/20 Escomb chapelry, 20 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/21 Auckland St Helen parish, [September] 1831
/22 Merrington parish, [September] 1831
/23 Witton-le-Wear parish, [September] 1831
/24 Hamsterley chapelry, [September] 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles, and is made by the curate)
/25 Whitworth parish, [September] 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles)
/26 Barnard Castle chapelry, [September] 1831
/27 Whorlton parish, 22 September 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles)
/28 Denton chapelry, [September] 1831
/29 Crayke (Yorkshire) parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 192pp. + 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/6   22 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written, unless otherwise stated, on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Great Stainton parish, [September] 1831
/2 Hart parish, [September] 1831
/3 Norton parish, [September] 1831
/4 Wolviston chapelry, [September] 1831
/5 Greatham parish, [September] 1831
/6 Stranton parish, [September] 1831
/7 Dinsdale parish, [September] 1831
/8 Middleton St George parish, [September] 1831
/9 Grindon parish, [September] 1831
/10 Sockburn parish, 22 September 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles)
/11 Longnewton parish, [September] 1831
/12 Bishopton parish, [September] 1831
/13 Elton parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 96pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/7   15 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 15 September 1831 (The return includes two attached sheets, the first being a presentment made by one of the churchwardens relating to the marriage register, which was not being kept in the manner required, and the second being a continuation of the churchwardens' to title I, question XII, relating to the charities in the parish)
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, [September] 1831
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, [September] 1831
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, [September] 1831
/5 Gosforth St Nicholas parish, [September] 1831
/6 Ponteland parish, [September] 1831
/7 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, [September] 1831
/8 Cramlington parish, [September] 1831
/9 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, [September] 1831
/10 Earsdon parish, [September] 1831
/11 Wallsend parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 88pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/8   5 September 1831-15 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Simonburn parish, 15 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/2 Wark parish, [September] 1831
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, [September] 1831
/4 Falstone parish, [September] 1831 (Includes a note from the churchwardens that the incumbent of the parish is understood to be in a state of confinement due to 'debility of mind')
/5 Thorneyburn parish, [September] 1831
/6 Greystead parish, [September] 1831
/7 Bellingham parish, [September] 1831
/8 Stamfordham parish, [September] 1831
/9 Whitfield parish, [September] 1831
/10 Haltwhistle parish, [September] 1831
/11 Kirkhaugh parish, 5 September 1831 (The return is written on a loose sheet, not on a set of printed visitation articles, and is endorsed with the names of the new churchwardens)
/12 Warden parish, [September] 1831
/13 Newbrough chapelry, [September] 1831
/14 Corbridge parish, [September] 1831
/15 Garrigill chapelry, [September] 1831
/16 Bywell St Andrew parish, [September] 1831
/17 Bywell St Peter parish, [September] 1831
/18 Chollerton parish, [September] 1831
/19 Slaley parish, [September] 1831
/20 Ovingham parish, [September] 1831
/21 Birtley St Giles parish, [September] 1831
/22 Blanchland parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 168pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/9   [September] 1831
Folder containing eighteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Morpeth parish, [September] 1831
/2 Ulgham chapelry, [September] 1831
/3 Bothal with Sheepwash parish, [September] 1831 (alias Bothal parish)
/4 Hebburn parish, [September] 1831
/5 Whalton parish, [September] 1831
/6 Woodhorn parish, [September] 1831
/7 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, [September] 1831
/8 Horton parish, [September] 1831
/9 Hartburn parish, [September] 1831
/10 Netherwitton chapelry, [September] 1831
/11 Kirkwhelpington parish, [September] 1831
/12 Longhorsley parish, [September] 1831
/13 Bolam parish, [September] 1831
/14 Kirkharle parish, [September] 1831
/15 Stannington parish, [September] 1831
/16 Meldon parish, [September] 1831
/17 Bedlington parish, [September] 1831
/18 Widdrington parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 144pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/10   7 September 1831-26 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Howick parish, [September] 1831
/2 Eglingham parish, [September] 1831
/3 Whittingham parish, [September] 1831
/4 Ilderton parish, [September] 1831 (Annotated with the names of the new churchwardens)
/5 Alnham parish, 26 September 1831
/6 Ingram parish, 16 September 1831
/7 Ellingham parish, [September] 1831
/8 Longhoughton parish, [September] 1831
/9 Chillingham parish, [September] 1831
/10 Warkworth parish, [September] 1831
/11 Embleton parish, 17 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/12 Rock parish, [September] 1831
/13 Felton parish, [September] 1831
/14 Longframlington chapelry, 7 September 1831 (The return is labelled as that of 'Framlington and Brinkburn' on the front cover)
/15 Lesbury parish, [September] 1831
/16 Shilbottle parish, [September] 1831
/17 Alwinton and Holystone parish, [September] 1831

1 folder, 136pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/11   19 September 1831 and [September] 1831
Folder containing nine sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Ford parish, [September] 1831
/2 Chatton parish, [September] 1831
/3 Doddington parish, [September] 1831
/4 Wooler parish, [September] 1831
/5 Tweedmouth parish, [September] 1831
/6 Carham parish, 19 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet containing the names of the new churchwardens)
/7 Kyloe parish, 19 September 1831 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/8 Belford parish, [September] 1831
/9 Lucker chapelry, [September] 1831

1 folder, 72pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1831/12   1831 & 1837
Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged according to deanery, listing names of the clergy in each deanery, with arrears noted on facing pages and a summary and total of procurations [owed] pencilled inside the back cover of the volume.
1 volume, 18ff. (ff.14-18 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837   21 August 1837-1849
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
Note that these records include material relating to Hexham and Hexhamshire parishes and chapelries in Newcastle deanery. Hexhamshire, previously a detached part of the diocese of York, was transferred to the diocese of Durham in 1837
1 standard box, 23 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/1   24 August 1837-4 October 1837 & July 1841
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to deanery, with names of clergymen annotated as to whether individuals appeared at or were excused from the visitation, and parish names annotated to indicate those coming under the officialty of the dean chapter of Durham.
1 volume, 24ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/1A   1837
Clergy call book (copy previously retained in the Bishop's Office)
1 volume
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/163
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/2   24 August 1837-4 October 1837 & 1841 & 1849
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to parish / chapelry, separated into lists of old and new churchwardens.
1 volume, 24ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/3   24 August 1837
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations of agreement to perform official duties, for Merrington parish and Denton chapelry in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/4   29 August 1837-30 August 1837
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for Durham St Nicholas and Durham St Giles parishes in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/5   29 August 1837
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Medomsley, Tanfield and Durham St Oswald in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and all except the Durham St Oswald declaration witnessed
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/6   12 September 1837 & 4 October 1837
Folder containing five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew, Earsdon, [?Whitley Chapel] Hexhamshire, St John Lee and Shotley in Newcastle deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The St John Lee declaration is annotated with rough notes concerning the parish
1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/7   12 September 1837 & 4 October 1837
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Knarsdale, Warden, Corbridge, Bywell St Andrew, Whittonstall and Chollerton in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/8   13 September 1837
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Hebburn, Elsdon, Longhorsley and Cresswell in Morpeth deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/9   16 September 1837
Folder containing a single printed churchwardens' declaration for the parish of Shilbottle in Alnwick deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/10   21 September 1837
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for Kirknewton, Bamburgh and Ancroft parishes and Beadnell chapelry in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwardens and all except the Ancroft declaration witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/11   21 August 1837-24 August 1837 and August 1837
Folder containing 28 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Darlington parish, 24 August 1837
/2 Stanhope parish, 24 August 1837
/3 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 24 August 1837
/4 Haughton le Skerne parish, 24 August 1837
/5 Sadberge chapelry, 24 August 1837
/6 Eggleston chapelry, 24 August 1837 (Articles unanswered)
/7 Winston parish, 24 August 1837
/8 Gainford parish, 24 August 1837
/9 Wolsingham parish, 24 August 1837
/10 Brancepeth parish, 24 August 1837
/11 Coniscliffe parish, 24 August 1837
/12 Cockfield parish, 24 August 1837
/13 Staindrop parish, 24 August 1837
/14 Aycliffe parish, 24 August 1837
/15 Heighington parish, 24 August 1837
/16 Auckland St Andrew parish, 24 August 1837
/17 Auckland St Anne chapelry, 24 August 1837
/18 Escomb chapelry, 24 August 1837
/19 Shildon chapelry, 24 August 1837
/20 Auckland St Helen parish, 24 August 1837
/21 Witton-le-Wear chapelry, 24 August 1837
/22 Hamsterley chapelry, 24 August 1837
/23 Whitworth parish, 24 August 1837
/24 Barnard Castle chapelry, 21 August 1837 & 24 August 1837 (Signed by both the old and the new churchwardens)
/25 Whorlton parish, 24 August 1837
/26 Rookhope chapelry, [August] 1837 (alias Stotfieldburn chapelry)
/27 Heatherycleugh chapelry, 24 August 1837
/28 Etherley chapelry, 24 August 1837

1 folder, 166pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/12   24 August 1837-29 August 1837
Folder containing 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Sedgefield parish, 24 August 1837
/2 Elwick Hall parish, 24 August 1837
/3 Great Stainton parish, 24 August 1837
/4 Longnewton parish, 24 August 1837
/5 Hart parish, 24 August 1837
/6 Hartlepool parish, 29 August 1837
/7 Egglescliffe parish, 24 August 1837
/8 Redmarshall parish, 24 August 1837
/9 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 24 August 1837
/10 Norton parish, 24 August 1837
/11 Hurworth parish, 24 August 1837
/12 Billingham parish, 24 August 1837
/13 Wolviston chapelry, 24 August 1837
/14 Greatham parish, 24 August 1837
/15 Stranton parish, 24 August 1837
/16 Dinsdale parish, 24 August 1837
/17 Bishop Middleham parish, 24 August 1837
/18 Middleton St George parish, 24 August 1837
/19 Bishopton parish, 24 August 1837
/20 Grindon parish, 24 August 1837
/21 Sockburn parish, 24 August 1837
/22 Elton parish, 24 August 1837

1 folder, 132pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/13   [August] 1837
Summary of churchwardens' returns to visitation articles for Darlington and Stockton deaneries (Auckland visitation), listed in alphabetical order of parish / chapelry
1 item, 8ff. (ff.5-8 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/14   29 August 1837-5 September 1837
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Easington parish, 29 August 1837
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 29 August 1837
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas chapelry, 29 August 1837
/4 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 29 August 1837
/5 Seaham parish, 29 August 1837
/6 Ryhope chapelry, 29 August 1837
/7 Sunderland St John chapelry, 29 August 1837 (Articles unanswered)
/8 Kelloe parish, 29 August 1837
/9 Trimdon parish, 29 August 1837
/10 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 29 August 1837
/11 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 29 August 1837
/12 Croxdale chapelry, 29 August 1837
/13 South Hylton chapelry, 29 August 1837
/14 Monk Hesleden parish, 29 August 1837
/15 Penshaw chapelry, 29 August 1837
/16 Castle Eden St James parish, 29 August 1837
/17 Sunderland parish, 29 August 1837 & 5 September 1837 (A second churchwardens' declaration for the parish has been attached to the return at p.2, and a separate sheet containing detailed information about charities and benefactions left to the parish has been attached at p.5)

1 folder, 102pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/15   [August-September] 1837
Summaries of churchwardens' returns to visitation articles for six parishes and chapelries in Easington deanery.
Answers to articles have been summarised on a separate sheet for each parish / chapelry, with sheets arranged in alphabetical order of parish / chapelry
/1 Castle Eden parish, [August-September] 1837 (Includes a list of the parishes / chapelries for which returns have been summarised)
/2 Croxdale chapelry, [August-September] 1837
/3 Dalton-le-Dale parish, [August-September] 1837
/4 South Hylton chapelry, [August-September] 1837 (alias Low Ford chapelry)
/5 Houghton-le-Spring parish, [August-September] 1837
/6 Monk Hesleden parish, [August-September] 1837 (alias Hesleden parish)

1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/16   25 August 1837-29 August 1837
Folder containing 25 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Washington parish, 29 August 1837
/2 Usworth parish, 25 August 1837
/3 Boldon parish, 28 August 1837-29 August 1837 (Includes a separate note of 28 August 1837 from a surgeon, certifying that one of the churchwardens is unable to attend owing to illness)
/4 Whickham parish, 29 August 1837
/5 Ryton parish, 27 August 1837
/6 Winlaton parish, 29 August 1837
/7 Gateshead parish, 29 August 1837
/8 Gateshead Fell chapelry, 29 August 1837
/9 Chester-le-Street parish, 29 August 1837
/10 Whitburn parish, 29 August 1837 (Presentments included on a separate sheet)
/11 Lanchester parish, 29 August 1837
/12 Satley chapelry, 29 August 1837
/13 Esh chapelry, 29 August 1837
/14 Ebchester parish, 29 August 1837
/15 Edmundbyers parish, 29 August 1837
/16 Muggleswick parish, 29 August 1837
/17 Jarrow parish, 29 August 1837 (Includes a separate return, presenting the churchwardens and rate payers of the chapelry of Heworth for refusal to contribute rates to their mother church since the separation of Heworth chapelry from Jarrow parish)
/18 Heworth St Mary chapelry, 29 August 1837
/19 Lamesley chapelry, 29 August 1837
/20 Witton Gilbert parish, 29 August 1837
/21 South Shields St Hilda chapelry, 29 August 1837
/22 Monkwearmouth parish, 29 August 1837
/23 South Shields Holy Trinity chapelry, 29 August 1837
/24 Shincliffe chapelry, 29 August 1837
/25 Hunstanworth chapelry, 29 August 1837

1 folder, 150pp. + 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/17   12 September 1837-4 October 1837
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 12 September 1837
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 12 September 1837
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 12 September 1837 (Articles unanswered)
/4 Gosforth chapelry, 12 September 1837
/5 Ponteland parish, 12 September 1837 (Presentment included)
/6 Dinnington parish, 12 September 1837
/7 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 12 September 1837
/8 Longbenton parish, 12 September 1837
/9 Newburn parish, 12 September 1837
/10 Cramlington parish, 12 September 1837
/11 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 12 September 1837
/12 Tynemouth Holy Trinity parish, 12 September 1837 (alias Holy Trinity Chapel North Shields)
/13 Wallsend parish, 12 September 1837
/14 Hexham parish, 4 October 1837
/15 Allendale St Peter chapelry, 4 October 1837 (alias Allendale chapelry)
A separate sheet containing a printed churchwardens' declaration has been attached at p.2, emending the original declaration
/16 Ninebanks parish, 4 October 1837
/17 Carr Shield chapelry, 4 October 1837 (alias West Allen chapelry)
/18 St Oswald in Lee parish, 4 October 1837
/19 Bingfield St Mary chapelry, 4 October 1837
/20 Thockrington parish, 4 October 1837

1 folder, 120pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/18   12 September 1837-4 October 1837
Folder containing eighteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Simonburn parish, 12 September 1837
/2 Wark parish, 4 October 1837
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 4 October 1837
/4 Greystead parish, 12 September 1837
/5 Bellingham parish, 4 October 1837
/6 Stamfordham parish, 12 September 1837
/7 Whitfield parish, 4 October 1837
/8 Kirkhaugh parish, 4 October 1837
/9 Haltwhistle parish, 4 October 1837
/10 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 4 October 1837
/11 Newbrough chapelry, 4 October 1837
/12 Halton chapelry, 4 October 1837
/13 Alston parish, 4 October 1837
/14 Garrigill chapelry, 4 October 1837
/15 Bywell St Peter parish, 9.1837
/16 Slaley parish, 12 September 1837
/17 Ovingham parish, 12 September 1837
/18 Blanchland parish, 4 October 1837

1 folder, 108pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/19   13 September 1837
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Morpeth parish, 13 September 1837
/2 Bothal parish, 13 September 1837
/3 Whalton parish, 13 September 1837
/4 Woodhorn parish, 13 September 1837
/5 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 13 September 1837
/6 Horton parish, 13 September 1837
/7 Hartburn parish, 13 September 1837
/8 Netherwitton chapelry, 13 September 1837
/9 Kirkwhelpington parish, 13 September 1837
/10 Bolam parish, 13 September 1837
/11 Kirkharle parish, 13 September 1837
/12 Mitford parish, 13 September 1837
/13 Corsenside parish, 13 September 1837
/14 Stannington parish, 13 September 1837
/15 Bedlington parish, 13 September 1837
/16 Widdrington parish, 13 September 1837

1 folder, 102pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/20   [September] 1837
Summaries of churchwardens' returns to visitation articles for six parishes and chapelries in Morpeth deanery.
Answers to articles have been summarised on a separate sheet for each parish / chapelry
/1 Woodhorn parish, [September] 1837
/2 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, [September] 1837
/3 Netherwitton chapelry, [September] 1837
/4 Bolam parish, [September] 1837
/5 Kirkharle parish, [September] 1837
/6 Stannington parish, [September] 1837

1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/21   16 September 1837
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Howick parish, 16 September 1837
/2 Eglingham parish, 16 September 1837
/3 Rothbury parish, 16 September 1837
/4 Alnwick St Michael parish, 16 September 1837 (alias Alnwick parish)
/5 Whittingham parish, 16 September 1837
/6 Ilderton parish, 16 September 1837 (Endorsed with the names of the old and new churchwardens)
/7 Alnham parish, 16 September 1837
/8 Ingram parish, 16 September 1837
/9 Longhoughton parish, 16 September 1837
/10 Chillingham parish, 16 September 1837
/11 Warkworth parish, 16 September 1837
/12 Embleton parish, 16 September 1837
/13 Rock parish, 16 September 1837
/14 Rennington parish, 16 September 1837
/15 Felton parish, 16 September 1837
/16 Longframlington chapelry, 16 September 1837
/17 Lesbury parish, 16 September 1837
/18 Edlingham parish, 16 September 1837
/19 Alwinton parish, 16 September 1837
/20 Holystone chapelry, 16 September 1837

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/22   21 September 1837
Folder containing nine sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Ford parish, 21 September 1837
/2 Chatton parish, 21 September 1837
/3 Cornhill parish, 21 September 1837
/4 Holy Island parish, 21 September 1837
/5 Tweedmouth parish, 21 September 1837
/6 Carham parish, 21 September 1837
/7 Lowick parish, 21 September 1837
/8 Kyloe parish, 21 September 1837
/9 Belford parish, 21 September 1837

1 folder, 54pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/23   1837-1849
Folder containing two items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries. The volume is arranged in sections according to deanery, listing names of the clergy for each deanery. 1837-1849
/2 Account of visitation expenses incurred by the bishop of Durham and his officials during the 1837 episcopal visitation, with wrapper. The account is arranged in sections according to visitation centre. 1837

1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/24   1837
Account of procurations received by J[oseph] Davison, [deputy diocesan registrar], and of his expenses at the episcopal visitation
1 item
Previously referenced as accession number AUC/1/26 (box file, item 132)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841   1841-1845
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
Note that the Hexham and Hexhamshire area, including various parishes and chapelries in parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries, was not visited in 1841 but in 1842. While the majority of 1842 Hexham records are listed separately (DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842), there is a certain amount of overlap with the 1841 material (DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841) and the two ordinary visitations should be looked at together.
2 standard boxes, 22 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/1   1841
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1841 ordinary visitation of the diocese of held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
Each set of articles also includes a churchwardens' declaration and details of times and places of visitation
1 folder, 18pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/2   20 July 1841-September 1845
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, 1841, with pencil emendations, 1845.
At f.20 are notes of licenses for non-residence etc, [1841], and at f.21v are names of the clergy in the Hexham and Hexhamshire area, [parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries], 1842
1 volume, 26ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/3   20 July 1841-September 1845
Paper-covered volume, similar to item 1841/2 but without the entries for Hexham and Hexhamshire
1 volume, 26ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/4   20 July 1841-23 August 1841 & 31 August 1842
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
At f.16v are names of churchwardens for parishes and chapelries in the Hexham and Hexhamshire area, [parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries], 1842
1 volume, 26ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/5   [1841]
Printed churchwardens' declaration (not filled in) for the diocese of Durham
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/6   20 July 1841
Folder containing nine printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Stanhope, Heatherycleugh, Cockfield, Heighington, Merrington, Ferryhill, Witton-le-Wear, Hamsterley and Whitworth in Darlington deanery, completed by the but not witnessed
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/7   20 July 1841 & 22 August 1841
Folder containing nine printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Sedgefield, Hart, Egglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity, Norton, Billingham, Middleton St George and Bishopton in Stockton completed by the churchwardens but not witnessed
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/8   2 August 1841
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for Kelloe, Durham St Nicholas and Pittington parishes and Shadforth chapelry in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/9   2 August 1841-25 August 1843
Folder containing five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Esh, Ebchester, Jarrow, Heworth and Monkwearmouth in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed, 1841, with an additional return for parish in Chester deanery, 25 August 1843.
The Jarrow declaration was witnessed twice and is annotated with an explanatory statement
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/10   9 August 1841
Printed churchwardens' declaration for Wark parish in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/11   14 August 1841
Printed churchwardens' declaration for Bothal parish in Morpeth deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/12   15 July 1841-1 August 1841
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed vistation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visition.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Darlington parish, 20 July 1841
/2 Stanhope parish, 15 July 1841 & 20 July 1841
/3 Heatherycleugh chapelry, 20 July 1841
/4 Rookhope chapelry, [July] 1841 (alias Stotfieldburn chapelry)
Annotated with a statement that there are no churchwardens for Rookhope church
/5 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 20 July 1841
/6 Haughton le Skerne parish, 19 July 1841 (Endorsement: '5 Churchwardens out of 6 signed in the same hand')
/7 Sadberge chapelry, 20 July 1841 (The date of the churchwardens' declaration has been emended)
/8 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 20 July 1841
/9 Eggleston chapelry, 20 July 1841
/10 Winston chapelry, 20 July 1841
/11 Wolsingham parish, 20 July 1841
/12 Brancepeth parish, 1 August 1841
/13 Coniscliffe parish, 20 July 1841
/14 Cockfield parish, 20 July 1841
/15 Staindrop parish, 20 July 1841
/16 Aycliffe parish, 20 July 1841 (The name of the parish is not given in the return but has been identified as Aycliffe by the name of the churchwarden)
/17 Auckland St Andrew parish, 20 July 1841
/18 Escomb chapelry, 20 July 1841
/19 Shildon parish, 20 July 1841
/20 Barnard Castle chapelry, 20 July 1841
/21 Whorlton parish, 20 July 1841

1 folder, 126pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/13   20 July 1841
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visition.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Sedgefield parish, 20 July 1841
/2 Embleton parish, 20 July 1841
/3 Elwick Hall parish, 20 July 1841
/4 Great Stainton parish, 20 July 1841 (The date of the churchwardens' declaration has been emended)
/5 Longnewton parish, 20 July 1841 (The date of the churchwardens' declaration has been emended)
/6 Hartlepool chapelry, 20 July 1841
/7 Egglescliffe parish, 20 July 1841
/8 Redmarshall parish, 20 July 1841
/9 Norton parish, 20 July 1841
/10 Billingham parish, 20 July 1841
/11 Wolviston chapelry, 20 July 1841
/12 Greatham parish, 20 July 1841
/13 Stranton parish, 20 July 1841
/14 Bishop Middleham parish, 20 July 1841
/15 Bishopton parish, 20 July 1841
/16 Grindon parish, 20 July 1841
/17 Sockburn parish, 20 July 1841
/18 Dinsdale parish, 20 July 1841
/19 Elton parish, 20 July 1841

1 folder, 114pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/14   27 July 1841-2 August 1841
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visition.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Easington parish, 31 July 1841
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 2 August 1841
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas chapelry, 2 August 1841
/4 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 2 August 1841
/5 Seaham parish, 2 August 1841
/6 Ryhope chapelry, 2 August 1841
/7 Sunderland parish, 2 August 1841
/8 Sunderland St John chapelry, 2 August 1841 (Articles unanswered)
/9 Kelloe parish, 27 July 1841
/10 Castle Eden parish, 2 August 1841
/11 Trimdon chapelry, 2 August 1841
/12 Durham St Nicholas parish, 2 August 1841
/13 Durham St Mary the Less parish, 31 July 1841
/14 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 2 August 1841
/15 Croxdale chapelry, 2 August 1841
/16 Pittington parish, 2 August 1841
/17 South Hylton chapelry, 2 August 1841
/18 Shadforth parish, 2 August 1841
/19 Monk Hesleden parish, 2 August 1841 (Contains detailed answers to the articles)

1 folder, 114pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/15   20 July 1841-2 August 1841
Folder containing 24 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visition.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Washington parish, 2 August 1841
/2 Boldon parish, 2 August 1841
/3 Whickham parish, 2 August 1841
/4 Ryton parish, 2 August 1841
/5 Winlaton chapelry, 2 August 1841
/6 Gateshead parish, 31 July 1841
/7 Gateshead Fell chapelry, 2 August 1841
/8 Chester-le-Street parish, 2 August 1841
/9 Whitburn parish, 2 August 1841
/10 Lanchester parish, 2 August 1841
/11 Satley chapelry, 2 August 1841
/12 Medomsley chapelry, 2 August 1841
/13 Edmundbyers parish, 2 August 1841
/14 Muggleswick parish, 2 August 1841
/15 Usworth chapelry, 2 August 1841 (Endorsed: 'Heworth')
/16 Tanfield chapelry, 2 August 1841
/17 Witton Gilbert chapelry, 2 August 1841
/18 South Shields St Hilda chapelry, 2 August 1841
/19 South Shields Holy Trinity chapelry, 20 July 1841 (A note states that the declaration was made before Thomas Dixon, minister of South Shields Holy Trinity, which had insufficient funds to send the churchwardens to the visitation)
/20 Durham St Oswald parish, 2 August 1841
/21 Durham St Margaret chapelry, 2 August 1841
/22 Shincliffe chapelry, 2 August 1841
/23 Monkwearmouth parish, [July-August] 1841
/24 Hunstanworth parish, 2 August 1841

1 folder, 144pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/16   7 August 1841-9 August 1841
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, excluding parishes and chapelries in the Hexham and Hexhamshire area, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include declarations and details of times and places of visition.
[See DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842 for Hexhamshire returns.]
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 9 August 1841
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 9 August 1841
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 9 August 1841
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 9 August 1841
/5 Gosforth chapelry, 9 August 1841
/6 Ponteland parish, 9 August 1841
/7 Dinnington parish, 7 August 1841
/8 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 9 August 1841
/9 Longbenton parish, 9 August 1841
/10 Newburn parish, 9 August 1841
/11 Cramlington parish, 9 August 1841
/12 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 9 August 1841
/13 Earsdon parish, 9 August 1841
/14 Wallsend parish, 9 August 1841
/15 Shotley parish, 9 August 1841

1 folder, 90pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/17   7 August 1841-9 August 1841
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, excluding parishes and chapelries in the Hexham and Hexhamshire area, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include declarations and details of times and places of visition.
[See DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842 for Hexhamshire returns.]
/1 Simonburn parish, 9 August 1841
/2 Thorneyburn parish, 9 August 1841
/3 Greystead parish, 7 August 1841
/4 Billingham parish, 9 August 1841
/5 Stamfordham parish, 9 August 1841
/6 Whittonstall chapelry, 9 August 1841
/7 Birtley St Giles parish, 9 August 1841
/8 Slaley parish, 9 August 1841

1 folder, 60pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/18   14 August 1841
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visition.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Morpeth parish, 14 August 1841
/2 Ulgham chapelry, 14 August 1841
/3 Hebburn parish, 14 August 1841
/4 Elsdon parish, 14 August 1841 (The date of the return has been emended)
/5 Whalton parish, 14 August 1841
/6 Woodhorn parish, 14 August 1841 (The date of the return has been emended.)
Some answers to the articles are further annotated in pencil
/7 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 14 August 1841 (Some answers to the articles are further annotated in pencil.)
The return also includes a handwritten account of land and cottages let for [?by] Newbiggin chapel
/8 Horton parish, 14 August 1841
/9 Hartburn parish, 14 August 1841
/10 Netherwitton chapelry, 14 August 1841
/11 Kirkwhelpington parish, 14 August 1841
/12 Longhorsley parish, 14 August 1841
/13 Bolam parish, 14 August 1841
/14 Kirkharle parish, 14 August 1841
/15 Mitford parish, 14 August 1841 (The date of the return has been emended)
/16 Corsenside parish, 14 August 1841 (Note that Corsenside also appears under Corbridge deanery in the 1842 visitation records (1842/5/17))
/17 Meldon parish, 14 August 1841
/18 Bedlington parish, 14 August 1841
/19 Cresswell parish, 14 August 1841 (The date of the return has been emended)
/20 Widdrington parish, 14 August 1841

1 folder, 120pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/19   18 August 1841
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visition.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Eglingham parish, 18 August 1841 (Includes a separate sheet on which the churchwarden states that there are no presentments)
/2 Rothbury parish, 18 August 1841
/3 Alnwick St Michael parish, 18 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/4 Whittingham parish, 18 August 1841
/5 Ilderton parish, 18 August 1841
/6 Ilderton parish, 18 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/7 Ingram parish, 18 August 1841
/8 Ellingham parish, 18 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/9 Longhoughton parish, 18 August 1841 (The date of the return has been emended.)
Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar]
/10 Warkworth parish, 18 August 1841 (The date of the return has been emended)
/11 Embleton parish, 18 August 1841
/12 Rock parish, 18 August 1841
/13 Rennington parish, 18 August 1841
/14 Felton parish, 18 August 1841
/15 Longframlington chapelry, 18 August 1841
/16 Lesbury parish, 18 August 1841
/17 Edlingham parish, 18 August 1841
/18 Shilbottle parish, 18 August 1841
/19 Alwinton parish, 18 August 1841
/20 North Sunderland chapelry, 18 August 1841

1 folder, 120pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/20   21 August 1841-23 August 1841
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of The date of the Bamburgh visitation has been emended on each set of articles.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/2 Ford parish, 23 August 1841
/3 Chatton parish, 23 August 1841
/4 Doddington parish, 23 August 1841
/5 Kirknewton parish, 23 August 1841 (Articles unanswered and the return is endorsed with a note that the churchwarden did not have time to give individual answers but that all is well in the parish)
/6 Wooler parish, 23 August 1841
/7 Norham parish, 23 August 1841
/8 Cornhill parish, 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/9 Branxton parish, 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/10 Holy Island parish, 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/11 Tweedmouth parish, 21 August 1841 & 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/12 Ancroft parish, 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/13 Carham parish, 23 August 1841 (Contains a pencil note at p.6 made by [?the Durham diocesan registrar])
/14 Belford parish, 23 August 1841
/15 Lucker chapelry, 23 August 1841
/16 Beadnell chapelry, 23 August 1841

1 folder, 96pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/21   1841
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The receipt-book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 83ff. (ff.80-83 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841/22   1841
Folder containing three items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries. The account is in tabular form, arranged by deanery, and includes remarks about payment by individual parishes and chapelries and pencil emendations. 1841
/2 Draft account of ordination, visitation and confirmation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham. A summary of procurations received from each deanery is included at f.2. 1841
/3 Account of ordination, confirmation and visitation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, 1841. 1841

1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842   22 August 1842-August 1845
Records relating to the 1842 ordinary visitation of the Hexham and Hexhamshire area (including parishes and chapelries in Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries) of the diocese of Durham, held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
See also DDR/EV/VIS/5/1841 above.
7 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/1   31 August 1842 & August 1845
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the 1842 visitation, containing the names of the clergy in the Hexham and Hexhamshire area (parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries), with pencil emendations for use in the 1845 visitation
1 volume, 12ff. (ff.6-12 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/2   31 August 1842
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for [Carr Shield] alias West Allen and Bingfield St Mary chapelries in Newcastle deanery, both completed by the churchwardens and item 1842/2/1 witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/3   31 August 1842
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for Knarsdale and Haltwhistle parishes and Haydon Bridge chapelry in Corbridge deanery, all completed by the churchwardens and item 1842/3/2 witnessed
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/4   31 August 1842
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for parts of Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of time and place of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Hexham parish, 31 August 1842
/2 Whitley Chapel, 31 August 1842
/3 Allendale [St Peter in the Forest] chapelry, 31 August 1842 (alias Allendale chapelry)
Articles are not answered individually
/4 [Carr Shield] chapelry, 31 August 1842 (alias West Allendale chapelry)
/5 St John Lee parish, 31 August 1842 (Articles are not answered individually)
/6 St Oswald in Lee parish, 31 August 1842
/7 Thockrington parish, 31 August 1842

1 folder, 42pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/5   31 August 1842
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for parts of Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of time and place visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Simonburn parish, 31 August 1842
/2 Wark parish, 22 August 1842 & 31 August 1842 (The return includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 31 August 1842
/4 Falstone parish, 21 January 1843
/5 Bellingham parish, 31 August 1842
/6 Whitfield parish, 31 August 1842
/7 Kirkhaugh parish, 31 August 1842
/8 Warden parish, 31 August 1842 (A piece of blotting paper was found between pp.4-5)
/9 [Haydon Bridge] parish, [31 August] 1842 (The name of the parish is not given.)
Includes the outer wrapping used in postage of the set of articles
/10 Corbridge parish, 31 August 1842
/11 Halton chapelry, 31 August 1842 (Annotated: 'Jos[eph] Davison [Durham deputy diocesan registrar] Esr, Regr Office, Durham')
/12 Garrigill chapelry, 31 August 1842
/13 Bywell St Andrew parish, 31 August 1842
/14 Allendale St Peter chapelry, 31 August 1842 (Articles unanswered)
/15 Chollerton parish, 31 August 1842
/16 Blanchland parish, 31 August 1842
/17 Corsenside parish, 31 August 1842 (Note that Corenside also appears under Morpeth deanery in the 1841 visitation records (1841/18/16))

1 folder, 102pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/6   1842
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries in the Hexham and Hexhamshire area.
The receipt-book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, cut but unused receipts still in place and two loose receipts
1 volume, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1842/7   31 August 1842
Folder containing two items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Account of the bishop of Durham's procurations for the Hexham and Hexhamshire area. The account is in tabular form (see also 1841/ visitation procurations accounts), and includes remarks about payment by individual parishes and chapelries. 1842
/2 Account of ordination, confirmation and visitation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, 1842, with a list of procurations receipts for the Hexham and Hexhamshire area. 1842

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845   4 July 1845-10 September 1849
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham
2 standard boxes, 26 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/1   1845
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1845 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
The articles also incorporate the churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments, a notice to the incumbent or curate and details of the times and places of visitation
1 item, 6pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/2   17 July 1845-13 September 1845
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, listing names of the clergy for each, with some pencil emendations and annotations
1 volume, 30ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/3   17 July 1845-13 September 1845 & 19 July 1849-10 September 1849
Paper-covered volume, a second clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, emended for use in the 1849 ordinary visitation held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, listing names of the clergy for each, with pencil emendations and annotations
1 volume, iv + 56pp. (30ff.)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/4   17 July 1845-13 September 1845
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
Lists of churchwardens are arranged in groups according to visitation centre.
1 volume, 24ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/5   17 July 1845 & 25 July 1845
Folder containing seven printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Stanhope, Wolsingham, Cockfield, Ingleton and Heighington in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and all except the Cockfield parish witnessed.
There are two declarations each for both Ingleton chapelry and Heighington parish
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/6   September 1845
Printed churchwarden's declaration for Norton parish in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwarden and witnessed
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/7   21 July 1845-29 October 1845
Folder containing eight printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of South Hetton, Bishopwearmouth, Bishopwearmouth St Thomas, Sunderland St John, Thornley St Bartholomew Kelloe, Trimdon, Dalton-le-Dale and Shadforth in deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/8   21 July 1845-29 October 1845
Folder containing one handwritten and six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Washington, Usworth, Whickham, Gateshead, Lanchester, Monkwearmouth and Southwick (handwritten) in Chester deanery, completed by the and witnessed
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/9   20 August 1845-28 September 1845
Folder containing eight printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Benwell St James, Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew, Newcastle upon Tyne St Peter and Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann, Gosforth, Ponteland, Tynemouth Priory Holy [alias Tynemouth St Saviour] and Hexham in Newcastle deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/10   20 August 1845
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Haydon Bridge, Alston, Birtley St Giles and Blanchland in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and all except item the Birtley Chapel witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/11   6 September 1845
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for Howick, Alnwick and Bamburgh parishes and Longframlington chapelry in Alnwick deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/12   13 September 1845
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for Ford parish in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/13   14 July 1845-21 July 1845
Folder containing 27 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Darlington parish, 17 July 1845
/2 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 17 July 1845 (Includes a request by the churchwardens for the bishop's consent to enlarge the churchyard)
/3 Haughton le Skerne parish, 17 July 1845
/4 Sadberge chapelry, 17 July 1845
/5 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 17 July 1845
/6 Eggleston chapelry, 17 July 1845
/7 Winston parish, 17 July 1845
/8 Gainford parish, 17 July 1845
/9 Brancepeth parish, 17 July 1845
/10 Crook chapelry, 17 July 1845
/11 Coniscliffe parish, 17 July 1845
/12 Staindrop parish, 17 July 1845
/13 Aycliffe parish, 17 July 1845
/14 Heighington parish, 21 July 1845
/15 Auckland St Andrew parish, 17 July 1845
/16 Coundon chapelry, 17 July 1845
/17 Escomb parish, 17 July 1845
/18 Shildon chapelry, 17 July 1845
/19 Auckland St Helen parish, 17 July 1845
/20 Merrington parish, 17 July 1845
/21 Ferryhill chapelry, 17 July 1845
/22 Witton-le-Wear chapelry, 17 July 1845
/23 Hamsterley chapelry, 14 July 1845
/24 Whitworth parish, 17 July 1845
/25 Barnard Castle chapelry, 17 July 1845
/26 Denton chapelry, 17 July 1845
/27 Whorlton parish, 17 July 1845

1 folder, 162pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/14   5 July 1845-21 July 1845
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Sedgefield parish, 17 July 1845
/2 Elwick Hall parish, 17 July 1845
/3 Great Stainton parish, 17 July 1845
/4 Hart parish, 21 July 1845
/5 Hartlepool St Hilda chapelry, 17 July 1845
/6 Egglescliffe parish, 17 July 1845
/7 Redmarshall parish, 17 July 1845
/8 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 17 July 1845
/9 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 17 July 1845
/10 Norton parish, 17 July 1845
/11 Hurworth parish, 17 July 1845
/12 Wolviston chapelry, 17 July 1845
/13 Greatham parish, 17 July 1845
/14 Stranton parish, 17 July 1845
/15 Seaton Carew chapelry, 17 July 1845
/16 Dinsdale parish, 17 July 1845
/17 Middleton St George parish, 5 July 1845 & 17 July 1845
/18 Bishopton parish, 17 July 1845
/19 Grindon parish, 17 July 1845
/20 Sockburn parish, 17 July 1845
/21 Elton parish, 17 July 1845

1 folder, 126pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/15   16 July 1845-21 July 1845
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Easington parish, 21 July 1845
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 17 July 1845 (The churchwardens' declaration has been struck through)
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford chapelry, 21 July 1845
/4 Penshaw chapelry, 21 July 1845 (The date of the return has been emended)
/5 Seaham parish, 21 July 1845
/6 Ryhope chapelry, 21 July 1845
/7 Sunderland parish, 21 July 1845
/8 Sunderland St John chapelry, 21 July 1845
/9 Kelloe parish, 21 July 1845 (The date of the return has been emended)
/10 Thornley St Bartholomew Kelloe chapelry, 21 July 1845
/11 Castle Eden parish, 21 July 1845
/12 Durham St Nicholas parish, 21 July 1845
/13 Durham St Giles parochial chapelry, 21 July 1845
/14 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 21 July 1845
/15 Durham St Mary the Less parish, 21 July 1845
/16 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 21 July 1845
/17 Croxdale chapelry, 21 July 1845
/18 Pittington parish, 21 July 1845
/19 South Hylton chapelry, 19 July 1845 & 21 July 1845
/20 Monk Hesleden parish, 16 July 1845

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/16   4 July 1845-21 July 1845 and [July] 1845
Folder containing 25 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Usworth parish, [July] 1845
/2 Boldon parish, 21 July 1845
/3 Ryton parish, 21 July 1845
/4 Winlaton parish, 21 July 1845
/5 Gateshead parish, [July] 1845
/6 Gateshead Fell parish, 21 July 1845
/7 Chester-le-Street parish, 21 July 1845
/8 Pelton chapelry, 21 July 1845
/9 Whitburn parish, 21 July 1845
/10 Satley chapelry, 21 July 1845
/11 Collierley parish, 21 July 1845
/12 Ebchester chapelry, 21 July 1845
/13 Medomsley chapelry, 21 July 1845
/14 Edmundbyers parish, 21 July 1845
/15 Muggleswick parish, 21 July 1845
/16 Jarrow parish, 21 July 1845
/17 Heworth chapelry, 21 July 1845
/18 Tanfield chapelry, 21 July 1845
/19 Lamesley chapelry, 21 July 1845
/20 Witton Gilbert parish, 21 July 1845
/21 South Shields St Hilda chapelry, 21 July 1845
/22 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 4 July 1845
/23 Durham St Oswald parish, 21 July 1845
/24 Durham St Margaret chapelry, 21 July 1845
/25 Shincliffe parish, 21 July 1845

1 folder, 150pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/17   20 August 1845 & 26 August 1845
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation, presented at both the Newcastle and the Hexham visitations.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 26 August 1845
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 26 August 1845
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 26 August 1845
/4 Gosforth parish, 26 August 1845
/5 Dinnington parish, 26 August 1845
/6 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 26 August 1845
/7 Newburn parish, 26 August 1845
/8 Cramlington parish, 26 August 1845
/9 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 26 August 1845
/10 Earsdon parish, 26 August 1845
/11 Wallsend parish, 26 August 1845
/12 Shotley parish, 26 August 1845 (alias Shotley Low Quarters)
/13 Longbenton parish, 26 August 1845
/14 Hexham parish, 20 August 1845 (Includes presentment of the poor state of the Lady Chapel, with a note of the difficulty in ascertaining who is responsible for funding its repair)
/15 Whitley Chapel, 20 August 1845
/16 Allendale St Cuthbert parish, 20 August 1845 (alias Allendale parish)
/17 Ninebanks parish, 20 August 1845
/18 St John Lee parish, 20 August 1845
/19 Bingfield St Mary chapelry, 20 August 1845
/20 Thockrington parish, 20 August 1845

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/18   18 July 1845-26 August 1845
Folder containing 26 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation, presented at both the Newcastle and Hexham visitations.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Simonburn parish, 20 August 1845
/2 Wark parish, 18 August 1845 & 20 August 1845 (Includes a separate sheet on which the curate and churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 20 August 1845
/4 Falstone parish, 20 August 1845
/5 Bellingham parish, 20 August 1845
/6 Whitfield parish, 20 August 1845
/7 Kirkhaugh parish, 15 August 1845
/8 Knarsdale parish, 20 August 1845
/9 Haltwhistle parish, 20 August 1845
/10 Warden parish, 19 August 1845
/11 Corbridge parish, 20 August 1845
/12 Halton chapelry, 20 August 1845
/13 Alston parish, 15 August 1845
/14 Garrigill chapelry, 20 August 1845
/15 Bywell St Andrew parish, 20 August 1845
/16 Bywell St Peter parish, 20 August 1845
/17 Whittonstall chapelry, 20 August 1845
/18 Chollerton parish, 20 August 1845
/19 Thorneyburn parish, 26 August 1845
/20 Greystead parish, [August] 1845
/21 Stamfordham parish, 26 August 1845
/22 Slaley parish, 26 August 1845
/23 Ovingham parish, 26 August 1845
/24 Mickley parish, 26 August 1845
/25 Hunstanworth parish, 18 July 1845
/26 Corsenside parish, 20 August 1845

1 folder, 156pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/19   15 July 1845-3 October 1845
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Morpeth parish, 2 September 1845
/2 Ulgham chapelry, 31 August 1845
/3 Bothal parish, 2 September 1845
/4 Hebburn parish, 2 September 1845
/5 Elsdon parish, 2 September 1845
/6 Whalton parish, 2 September 1845
/7 Woodhorn parish, 15 July 1845 & 2 September 1845
/8 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 2 September 1845
/9 Hartburn parish, 2 September 1845
/10 Netherwitton chapelry, 2 September 1845
/11 Cambo chapelry, 2 September 1845
/12 Kirkwhelpington parish, 2 September 1845
/13 Longhorsley parish, 2 September 1845
/14 Bolam parish, 3 October 1845
/15 Kirkharle parish, 2 September 1845
/16 Mitford parish, 2 September 1845
/17 Stannington parish, 2 September 1845
/18 Bedlington parish, 2 September 1845
/19 Cresswell parish, 2 September 1845
/20 Widdrington parish, 2 September 1845

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/20   6 September 1845 & 13 September 1845
Folder containing 23 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Howick parish, 6 September 1845
/2 Eglingham parish, 6 September 1845
/3 Rothbury parish, 6 September 1845
/4 Alnwick St Michael parish, 6 September 1845
/5 Whittingham parish, 6 September 1845
/6 Ilderton parish, 6 September 1845
/7 Alnham parish, 13 September 1845
/8 Ingram parish, 6 September 1845
/9 Ellingham parish, 6 September 1845
/10 Longhoughton parish, 6 September 1845
/11 Chillingham parish, 6 September 1845
/12 Warkworth parish, 6 September 1845
/13 Embleton parish, 6 September 1845
/14 Rock parish, 6 September 1845
/15 Rennington parish, 6 September 1845 (Endorsed with a note stating that the churchwarden is at Buxton on the orders of his doctor)
/16 Felton parish, 6 September 1845
/17 Lesbury parish, 6 September 1845
/18 Edlingham parish, 6 September 1845
/19 Shilbottle parish, 6 September 1845 (Articles regarding the state of repair of the church, sums received in connection with church land and the state of repair of the vicarage have been answered in full on two separate sheets and include a copy letter dated 30 August 1845)
/20 Alwinton parish, 6 September 1845 (alias Allenton parish)
/21 Holystone chapelry, 6 September 1845
/22 North Sunderland parish, 6 September 1845
/23 Bamburgh parish, 6 September 1845

1 folder, 138pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/21   13 September 1845
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Chatton parish, 13 September 1845 (The return includes a separate sheet containing the names of the minister and churchwardens and a copy minute of 26 March 1845, listing the names of churchwardens reappointed for the year ensuing)
/2 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 13 September 1845
/3 Doddington parish, 13 September 1845
/4 Wooler parish, 13 September 1845 (Includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments)
/5 Norham parish, 13 September 1845
/6 Cornhill parish, 13 September 1845
/7 Holy Island parish, 13 September 1845
/8 Tweedmouth parish, 13 September 1845
/9 Ancroft parish, 13 September 1845
/10 Lowick parish, 13 September 1845
/11 Kyloe parish, 13 September 1845
/12 Scremerston parish, 13 September 1845
/13 Carham parish, 13 September 1845
/14 Belford parish, 13 September 1845

1 folder, 84pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/22   1845
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc received from parishes and chapelries in Darlington and Stockton deaneries.
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, cut but unused receipts still in place and one loose receipt.
1 volume, 34ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/23   1845
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc received from parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries.
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 34ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/24   1845
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitations held at Hexham and Newcastle upon Tyne [received from parishes and chapelries in Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, i + 35ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/25   1845 and n.d. [1845]
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc received from parishes and chapelries in Morpeth deanery, together with an additional loose receipt, not from the volume, for Byrness parish.
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, cut but unused receipts still in place and one loose receipt.
1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1845/26   1845
Folder containing three items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Account of procurations, fees etc for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries. The account is arranged by deanery for Durham archdeaconry and by visitation centre for Northumberland archdeaconry, with a summary of totals for the diocese at ff.9v-10r and [late paying] parishes and chapelries at ff.10v-11r. 1845
/2 Account of visitation and confirmation expenses for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, including a summary of procurations received from each deanery. 1845
/3 Accounts of ordination expenses for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries from 11 April 1845 to 31 October 1845, and for repairs and building work at Middlestone and Merrington, 8 May 1845, owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan by the bishop of Durham, with a list of procurations received since the visitation. 1845

1 folder, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849   19 July 1849-13 March 1850
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham
2 standard boxes, 33 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/1   1849
Set of printed visitation articles exhibited to the ministers, churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1849 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham.
The articles also incorporate the churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments, a notice to the incumbent or curate and details of the times and places of visitation.
1 item, 6pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/2   19 July 1849-10 September 1849
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre
1 volume, 32ff. (ff.28-32 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/2A   1849
Another copy of the clergy call book (previously retained within Bishop's Office)
1 volume
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/164
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/3   1849
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
Although parishes and chapelries are listed for each deanery, names of the churchwardens are only included for Easington, Chester, Morpeth and Alnwick deaneries.
1 volume, 32ff. (ff.24-32 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/4   19 July 1849-13 March 1850
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Easington, Bishopwearmouth, West Rainton, Hetton-le-Hole, Durham St Nicholas and Durham St Giles in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/5   19 July 1849-20 October 1849
Folder containing eight printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Boldon, Whickham, Pelton, Edmundbyers, Muggleswick, Tanfield, Witton Gilbert and South Shields St Hilda in Chester deanery, completed by the and witnessed
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/6   2 August 1849
Folder containing nine printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Stanhope, Sadberge, Eggleston, Wolsingham, Cockfield, Auckland St Helen, Ferryhill, Lynesack [alias Lynesack and Softley] and Whorlton in Darlington completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/7   2 August 1849-24 September 1849
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Great Stainton, Hart, Grindon and Sockburn in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/8   14 August 1849-10 September 1849
Folder containing nine printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Benwell St James, [?Old] Benwell, Gosforth, Ponteland, Cramlington, Tynemouth, Allendale {St Cuthbert], St Oswald [in Lee] and Bingfield St Mary in deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/9   10 September 1849
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Knarsdale, Haltwhistle, Alston, Garrigill, Bywell St Andrew and Birtley [St Giles] in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and some witnessed
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/10   16 August 1849-23 August 1849
Folder containing nine printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Morpeth St James [the Great], Ulgham, Elsdon, Newbiggin [-by-the-Sea], Hartburn, Netherwitton, Cambo, Meldon and Bedlington in Morpeth deanery, completed the churchwardens and some witnessed
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/11   18 August 1849-27 October 1849
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Rothbury, Embleton, Rock, Longframlington and Bamburgh in Alnwick deanery, completed by the churchwardens and some witnessed.
There are two declarations for Embleton
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/12   24 August 1849-10 October 1849
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for Berwick-upon-Tweed [Holy Trinity] and Kirknewton parishes in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/13   19 July 1849-4 August 1849
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Bishopwearmouth parish, 19 July 1849
/2 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 19 July 1849
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford chapelry, 19 July 1849
/4 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 19 July 1849
/5 Penshaw parish, 19 July 1849
/6 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 19 July 1849
/7 Seaham parish, 19 July 1849
/8 Ryhope chapelry, 19 July 1849
/9 Sunderland parish, 19 July 1849
/10 Sunderland St John chapelry, 19 July 1849
/11 Kelloe parish, 19 July 1849
/12 Castle Eden chapelry, 4 August 1849
/13 Trimdon parish, 19 July 1849
/14 Durham St Giles parish, 19 July 1849
/15 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 19 July 1849
/16 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 19 July 1849
/17 Seaham Harbour St John the Evangelist parish, 19 July 1849
/18 Croxdale chapelry, 19 July 1849
/19 Shadforth chapelry, 19 July 1849
/20 South Hylton chapelry, 19 July 1849 (alias Low Ford chapelry)

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/14   19 July 1849-24 September 1849
Folder containing 33 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Washington parish, 19 July 1849
/2 Usworth chapelry, 19 July 1849
/3 Ryton parish, 19 July 1849
/4 Winlaton parish, 19 July 1849
/5 Gateshead parish, 19 July 1849
/6 Gateshead Fell St John parish, 19 July 1849
/7 Chester-le-Street parish, 19 July 1849 & 18 August 1849
/8 Birtley St John the Evangelist parish, [July] 1849
/9 Whitburn parish, 24 September 1849
/10 Lanchester parish, 19 July 1849
/11 Satley chapelry, 19 July 1849
/12 Collierley parish, 19 July 1849
/13 Esh chapelry, 19 July 1849
/14 Ebchester chapelry, 19 July 1849
/15 Medomsley parish, 19 July 1849
/16 Edmundbyers parish, 30 July 1849
/17 Muggleswick parish, 28 July 1849
/18 Jarrow parish, 19 July 1849
/19 Heworth chapelry, 19 July 1849 (The articles were answered with a covering reply)
/20 Heworth St Alban chapelry, 19 July 1849
/21 Tanfield chapelry, [July] 1849
/22 Lamesley chapelry, 19 July 1849
/23 Witton Gilbert parish, 19 July 1849
/24 South Shields St Hilda parish, 19 July 1849
/25 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 19 July 1849
/26 South Shields St Stephen chapelry, 19 July 1849
/27 Durham St Oswald parish, 19 July 1849
/28 Durham St Margaret chapelry, 19 July 1849
/29 Shincliffe parish, 19 July 1849
/30 Monkwearmouth parish, 19 July 1849
/31 Southwick parish, 19 July 1849
/32 Blaydon parish, 19 July 1849
/33 unidentified parish, 14 August 1849 ([Possibly Pelton, Whickham or Boldon parish in Chester deanery])

1 folder, 198pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/15   2 August 1849
Folder containing 26 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Darlington parish, 2 August 1849
/2 Darlington Holy Trinity chapelry, 2 August 1849
/3 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 2 August 1849
/4 Haughton le Skerne parish, 2 August 1849
/5 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 2 August 1849
/6 Winston parish, 2 August 1849
/7 Gainford parish, 2 August 1849
/8 Wolsingham parish, 2 August 1849
/9 Brancepeth parish, 2 August 1849
/10 Crook chapelry, 2 August 1849
/11 Coniscliffe parish, 2 August 1849
/12 Staindrop parish, 2 August 1849
/13 Ingleton chapelry, 2 August 1849
/14 Great Aycliffe parish, 2 August 1849
/15 Heighington parish, 2 August 1849
/16 Auckland St Andrew parish, 2 August 1849
/17 Byers Green chapelry, 2 August 1849
/18 Coundon parish, 2 August 1849
/19 Escomb chapelry, 2 August 1849
/20 Shildon parish, 2 August 1849
/21 Merrington parish, 2 August 1849
/22 Ferryhill parish, [August] 1849
/23 Witton-le-Wear chapelry, 2 August 1849
/24 Hamsterley parish, 2 August 1849
/25 Whitworth parish, 2 August 1849
/26 Barnard Castle chapelry, 2 August 1849 (Annotated by one of the churchwardens, who dissents from those answers marked with his initials)

1 folder, 156pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/16   2 August 1849
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Sedgefield parish, 2 August 1849
/2 Elwick Hall parish, 2 August 1849
/3 Great Stainton parish, 2 August 1849
/4 Longnewton parish, 2 August 1849
/5 Hart parish, 2 August 1849
/6 Hartlepool parish, 2 August 1849 (Includes a separate sheet listing parties holding more than one pew in Hartlepool church)
/7 Egglescliffe parish, 2 August 1849
/8 Redmarshall parish, 2 August 1849
/9 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 2 August 1849
/10 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 2 August 1849
/11 Norton parish, 2 August 1849
/12 Hurworth parish, 2 August 1849
/13 Greatham parish, 2 August 1849
/14 Stranton parish, 2 August 1849
/15 Seaton Carew chapelry, 2 August 1849
/16 Dinsdale parish, 2 August 1849
/17 Middleton St George parish, 2 August 1849 (The date of the return has been emended)
/18 Bishopton parish, 2 August 1849
/19 Sockburn parish, 2 August 1849
/20 Elton parish, 2 August 1849

1 folder, 120pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/17   14 August 1849-10 September 1849
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 14 August 1849
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 14 August 1849
/3 Benwell St James chapelry, 20 August 1849
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 14 August 1849
/5 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 14 August 1849
/6 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, 14 August 1849
/7 Ponteland parish, 14 August 1849
/8 Dinnington parish, 14 August 1849
/9 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 14 August 1849
/10 Longbenton parish, 14 August 1849
/11 Newburn parish, 14 August 1849
/12 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 14 August 1849
/13 Earsdon parish, 14 August 1849
/14 Seghill parish, 14 August 1849
/15 Wallsend parish, 14 August 1849
/16 Shotley [St John] parish, 14 August 1849 (Annotated to the effect that the answers to the articles apply to Shotkey St John chapel, which was being used as the parish church at the time of writing.)
Endorsed: 'Corbridge deanery'
/17 Hexham parish, 10 September 1849
/18 Whitley Chapel, 10 September 1849
/19 Ninebanks parish, 10 September 1849
/20 West Allen chapelry, 10 September 1849
/21 Thockrington parish, 10 September 1849

1 folder, 126pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/18   14 August 1849-14 September 1849
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation, with a manuscript note from the parish of Bywell St Andrew.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Simonburn parish, 10 September 1849
/2 Wark parish, 10 September 1849
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 10 September 1849
/4 Falstone parish, 10 September 1849
/5 Thorneyburn parish, 10 September 1849
/6 Greystead parish, 10 September 1849
/7 Billingham parish, 10 September 1849
/8 Stamfordham parish, 14 August 1849
/9 Matfen parish, 14 August 1849
/10 Whitfield parish, 10 September 1849
/11 Kirkhaugh parish, 10 September 1849
/12 Knarsdale parish, 14 September 1849
/13 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 10 September 1849
/14 Newbrough chapelry, 10 September 1849
/15 Corbridge parish, 10 September 1849
/16 Alston parish, [September] 1849
/17 Nenthead chapelry, 10 September 1849
/18 Bywell St Andrew parish, [September 1849] (Single sheet containing a note from the churchwarden stating that the parish church is under restoration, therefore the articles cannot be answered)
/19 Bywell St Peter parish, 10 September 1849
/20 Whittonstall chapelry, 8 September 1849 & 10 September 1849
/21 Chollerton parish, 10 September 1849
/22 Slaley parish, 10 September 1849
/23 Ovingham parish, 10 September 1849
/24 Mickley parish, [September] 1849
/25 Blanchland parish, 10 September 1849
/26 Hunstanworth chapelry, 10 September 1849 (Endorsed: 'Chester deanery')

1 folder, 150pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/19   12 August 1849-26 August 1849
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Morpeth parish, 16 August 1849
/2 Bothal with Sheepwash parish, 16 August 1849
/3 Hebburn parish, 16 August 1849
/4 Whorlton parish, 16 August 1849
/5 Horton parish, 16 August 1849
/6 Cambo chapelry, 16 August 1849
/7 Kirkwhelpington parish, 16 August 1849
/8 Longhorsley parish, 16 August 1849
/9 Bolam parish, 16 August 1849
/10 Kirkharle parish, 16 August 1849
/11 Mitford parish, 16 August 1849
/12 Stannington parish, 16 August 1849
/13 Meldon parish, 12 August 1849
/14 Cresswell parish, 26 August 1849 (Annotated at p.2: 'Mr Finch - then send it Mr J. Davison, Durham')
/15 Widdrington parish, 16 August 1849

1 folder, 90pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/20   17 August 1849-24 August 1849
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Howick parish, 18 August 1849
/2 Eglingham parish, 18 August 1849
/3 Alnwick St Michael parish, 18 August 1849 (Annotated at p.5 to the effect that one of the churchwardens has left the parish)
/4 Alnwick St Paul parish, 18 August 1849
/5 Whittingham parish, 18 August 1849
/6 Ilderton parish, 18 August 1849
/7 Alnham parish, 18 August 1849
/8 Ingram parish, [18 August] 1849
/9 Longhoughton parish, 18 August 1849
/10 Chillingham parish, 17 August 1849
/11 Warkworth parish, 18 August 1849
/12 Embleton parish, 18 August 1849
/13 Rennington parish, 18 August 1849
/14 Felton parish, 18 August 1849
/15 Lesbury parish, 18 August 1849
/16 Edlingham parish, 18 August 1849
/17 Shilbottle parish, 18 August 1849
/18 Alwinton and Holystone parish, 18 August 1849
/19 North Sunderland parish, 18 August 1849
/20 Chatton parish, 24 August 1849 (Includes a separate sheet on which the churchwardens and vicar state that there are no presentments)
/21 Bamburgh parish, 18 August 1849

1 folder, 126pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/21   24 August 1849-3 September 1849
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 24 August 1849
/2 Ford parish, 24 August 1849
/3 Doddington parish, 24 August 1849
/4 Kirknewton parish, 3 September 1849
/5 Wooler parish, 24 August 1849
/6 Norham parish, 24 August 1849
/7 Cornhill parish, 24 August 1849
/8 Branxton parish, 24 August 1849 (The articles have been answered as a whole with a note stating that the church is being rebuilt)
/9 Holy Island parish, 24 August 1849
/10 Tweedmouth parish, 24 August 1849
/11 Ancroft parish, 24 August 1849
/12 Carham parish, 24 August 1849
/13 Lowick parish, 24 August 1849
/14 Kyloe parish, 24 August 1849
/15 Belford parish, 24 August 1849
/16 Lucker chapelry, 24 August 1849
/17 Corsenside parish, 1 September 1849

1 folder, 102pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/22   20 October 1849 & 22 October 1849
Letter dated 20 October 1849 from Jasper Robson, former churchwarden of Kirkwhelpington parish in Morpeth deanery, concerning the parish's returns to the 1849 visitation articles.
Annotated: `Ans[were]d 22/10/49'
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/23   12 February 1850-20 February 1850
Sealed monition from James Baker, vicar general and official principal of the bishop of Durham, to the churchwardens of Hartlepool parish in Stockton deanery concerning the sale of pews as reported in the visitation returns for the parish.
Signed by Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
1 item, 1f.
Seal: papered seal of the Durham [consistory court]
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/24   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Durham [from parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 35ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/25   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Bishop Auckland [from parishes and chapelries in Darlington and Stockton deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 34ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/26   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Newcastle upon Tyne [from parishes and chapelries in parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/27   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Hexham [from parishes and chapelries in parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/28   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Morpeth [from parishes and chapelries in Morpeth deanery].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/29   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Alnwick [from parishes and chapelries in Alnwick deanery].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/30   1849
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc collected at the visitation held at Berwick-upon-Tweed [from parishes and chapelries in Bamburgh deanery].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/31   1849
Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The account is arranged by deanery and includes names of incumbents, with pencil emendations, and annotations recording [?procurations paid].
1 item, 16ff. (ff.14-16 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/32   1849
Account of visitation receipts for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The account is in tabular form, arranged by deanery for Durham and visitation centre for Northumberland, and includes remarks about payment by individual parishes / chapelries
1 item, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/33   1849
Account of visitation and confirmation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, including a summary of procurations received from each Durham deanery and at each Northumberland visitation centre
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853   23 July 1853-25 October 1853
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham
2 standard boxes, 30 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/1   26 July 1853-30 August 1853
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to deanery or visitation centre and names are annotated as to whether individuals were absent from the visitation
1 volume, 30ff. (ff.27-30 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/2   1853
Single printed churchwardens' declaration (name of parish and date not filled in)
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/3   26 July 1853-13 October 1853
Folder containing eight printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Darlington Holy Trinity, Stanhope, Middleton in Teesdale, Escomb, Hamsterly, Lynesack and Whorlton in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens witnessed.
There are two declarations for Hamsterly chapelry
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/4   26 July 1853-30 July 1853
Folder containing eight printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Hart, Greatham and Stranton in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/5   3 August 1853-8 October 1853
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Penshaw and Kelloe and the chapelry of Seaham Harbour St John the Evangelist in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/6   2 August 1853-13 September 1853
Folder containing five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Washington, Gateshead and Whitburn and the chapelries of Edmundbyers and Lamesley in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/7   16 August 1853-22 August 1853
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew, Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann, Dinnington and Tynemouth Holy Trinity in Newcastle deanery, completed by the and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Benwell chapelry
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/8   16 August 1853-18 August 1853
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Knarsdale, Haydon, Chollerton and Ovingham in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/9   20 August 1853
Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Hebburn parish in Morpeth deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/10   27 August 1853
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Rothbury, Whittingham, Alnham, Chillingham, Rennington and Felton in Alnwick deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/11   12 September 1853
Single printed churchwarden's declaration for Kirknewton parish in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwarden
1 folder, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/12   26 July 1853-13 August 1853
Folder containing 31 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Darlington parish, 26 July 1853
/2 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, 26 July 1853
/3 Heatherycleugh chapelry, [July] 1853
/4 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 26 July 1853
/5 Haughton le Skerne parish, 26 July 1853
/6 Eggleston chapelry, 26 July 1853
/7 Winston parish, 26 July 1853
/8 Gainford parish, 26 July 1853
/9 Wolsingham parish, 26 July 1853
/10 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham chapelry, 13 August 1853
/11 Brancepeth parish, 2 August 1853
/12 Crook chapelry, 26 July 1853
/13 Coniscliffe parish, 26 July 1853
/14 Cockfield parish, 26 July 1853
/15 Staindrop parish, 26 July 1853
/16 Ingleton chapelry, 26 July 1853
/17 Aycliffe parish, 26 July 1853
/18 Heighington parish, 26 July 1853
/19 Auckland St Andrew parish, 26 July 1853
/20 Byers Green chapelry, 26 July 1853
/21 Hunwick St Paul parish, 26 July 1853
/22 Shildon chapelry, 26 July 1853
/23 Auckland St Helen parish, 26 July 1853
/24 Merrington parish, 26 July 1853
/25 Ferryhill chapelry, 26 July 1853
/26 Witton-le-Wear chapelry, 26 July 1853
/27 Hamsterley chapelry, 29 July 1853
/28 Whitworth parish, 26 July 1853
/29 Barnard Castle chapelry, 26 July 1853
/30 Denton chapelry, 26 July 1853
/31 Etherley chapelry, 26 July 1853

1 folder, 186pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/13   26 July 1853-2 August 1853
Folder containing 23 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Sedgefield parish, 26 July 1853
/2 Elwick Hall parish, 26 July 1853
/3 Great Stainton parish, 26 July 1853
/4 Longnewton parish, 26 July 1853
/5 Hart parish, 26 July 1853
/6 Hartlepool St Hilda parish, 26 July 1853
/7 Hartlepool Holy Trinity chapelry, 26 July 1853
/8 Egglescliffe parish, 26 July 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/9 Redmarshall parish, 26 July 1853
/10 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity chapelry, 2 August 1853
/11 Norton parish, 26 July 1853
/12 Hurworth parish, 26 July 1853
/13 Billingham parish, 26 July 1853
/14 Wolviston chapelry, 26 July 1853
/15 ?Stranton parish, [July] 1853 (Name of parish not included in the return)
/16 Seaton Carew chapelry, 26 July 1853
/17 Dinsdale parish, 26 July 1853
/18 Bishop Middleham parish, [July] 1853
/19 Middleton St George parish, 26 July 1853
/20 Bishopton parish, 26 July 1853
/21 Grindon parish, 26 July 1853
/22 Sockburn parish, 26 July 1853
/23 Elton parish, 26 July 1853

1 folder, 138pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/14   1 August 1853-19 September 1853
Folder containing 24 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Easington parish, 2 August 1853
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 2 August 1853
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas chapelry, 2 August 1853
/4 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford chapelry, 2 August 1853
/5 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 2 August 1853
/6 Penshaw parish, 2 August 1853
/7 West Rainton parish, 2 August 1853
/8 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 2 August 1853
/9 Seaham parish, 2 August 1853
/10 Sunderland parish, 2 August 1853
/11 Sunderland St John chapelry, 2 August 1853
/12 Kelloe parish, 2 August 1853
/13 Thornley St Bartholomew Kelloe chapelry, 1 August 1853
/14 Castle Eden parish, 2 August 1853
/15 Trimdon chapelry, 2 August 1853
/16 Durham St Nicholas parish, 2 August 1853
/17 Durham St Giles parish, 19 September 1853
/18 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 2 August 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/19 Seaham Harbour St John the Evangelist chapelry, 6 August 1853
/20 Croxdale chapelry, 2 August 1853
/21 Monk Hesleden parish, 2 August 1853
/22 Pittington parish, 2 August 1853
/23 Shadforth chapelry, 2 August 1853
/24 South Hylton chapelry, 2 August 1853 (alias Low Ford chapelry)

1 folder, 144pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/15   23 July 1853-26 August 1853
Folder containing 32 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Washington parish, 2 August 1853
/2 Usworth chapelry, 2 August 1853
/3 Boldon parish, 2 August 1853
/4 Whickham parish, 2 August 1853
/5 Ryton parish, 23 July 1853
/6 Winlaton parish, 2 August 1853
/7 Benfieldside chapelry, 2 August 1853
/8 Gateshead parish, 2 August 1853
/9 Gateshead Fell St John parish, 2 August 1853
/10 Chester-le-Street parish, 2 August 1853
/11 Pelton chapelry, 2 August 1853
/12 Birtley St John the Evangelist parish, 2 August 1853
/13 Lanchester parish, 2 August 1853
/14 Satley chapelry, 2 August 1853
/15 Collierley parish, 2 August 1853
/16 Esh parish, 2 August 1853
/17 Ebchester parish, 2 August 1853
/18 Medomsley parish, 2 August 1853
/19 Edmundbyers parish, 2 August 1853 (Includes a note from the churchwardens stating that the parish clerk refused to stand down from office, despite receiving notice to quit)
/20 Muggleswick parish, 2 August 1853
/21 Jarrow parish, 2 August 1853
/22 Heworth St Alban chapelry, 1 August 1853 (alias St Albans Windy Nook chapelry)
/23 Heworth St Alban chapelry, 2 August 1853 (Second return for Heworth St Alban, alias St Albans Windy Nook chapelry)
/24 Tanfield chapelry, 2 August 1853
/25 Lamesley chapelry, 2 August 1853
/26 Witton Gilbert chapelry, 2 August 1853
/27 South Shields St Hilda parish, 2 August 1853
/28 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 2 August 1853
/29 South Shields St Stephen chapelry, 26 August 1853
/30 Durham St Oswald parish, 2 August 1853
/31 Durham St Margaret chapelry, 2 August 1853
/32 Shincliffe parish, 2 August 1853

1 folder, 192pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/16   3 August 1853-25 October 1853
Folder containing 26 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 16 August 1853
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 16 August 1853
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 16 August 1853
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 16 August 1853
/5 Newcastle upon Tyne St Peter parish, 16 August 1853
/6 Gosforth chapelry, 16 August 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/7 Ponteland parish, 3 August 1853-25 October 1853 (Attached to the return is a letter from the churchwardens regarding the state of Ponteland churchyard, 25 October 1853)
/8 Dinnington parish, 13 August 1853
/9 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 16 August 1853
/10 Longbenton parish, 16 August 1853
/11 Newburn parish, 16 August 1853
/12 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 16 August 1853
/13 Cramlington parish, 16 August 1853
/14 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 16 August 1853
/15 Earsdon parish, 16 August 1853
/16 Seghill parish, 16 August 1853
/17 Wallsend parish, 16 August 1853
/18 Shotley parish, 16 August 1853
/19 Hexham parish, 18 August 1853
/20 Whitley Chapel, 18 August 1853
/21 Allendale [St Peter] chapelry, 18 August 1853 (alias Allendale chapelry)
/22 Ninebanks parish, 18 August 1853
/23 West Allen chapelry, 18 August 1853
/24 St John Lee parish, 18 August 1853
/25 [St Oswald in Lee] parish, 18 August 1853 (alias St Oswald Bingfield parish)
/26 Bingfield St Mary chapelry, 18 August 1853

1 folder, 156pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/17   13 August 1853-18 August 1853
Folder containing 28 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Simonburn parish, 18 August 1853
/2 Wark parish, 18 August 1853
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 18 August 1853
/4 Falstone parish, 18 August 1853
/5 Thorneyburn parish, 18 August 1853
/6 Greystead parish, 18 August 1853
/7 Billingham chapelry, 18 August 1853
/8 Stamfordham parish, 16 August 1853
/9 Matfen parish, 16 August 1853
/10 Whitfield parish, 18 August 1853
/11 Kirkhaugh parish, 18 August 1853
/12 Knarsdale parish, 13 August 1853
/13 Haltwhistle parish, 18 August 1853
/14 Warden parish, 18 August 1853
/15 Newbrough chapelry, 18 August 1853
/16 Corbridge parish, 18 August 1853
/17 Alston parish, 18 August 1853
/18 Garrigill chapelry, 18 August 1853
/19 Nenthead chapelry, 18 August 1853
/20 Bywell St Peter parish, 18 August 1853
/21 Allenheads chapelry, 18 August 1853
/22 Whittonstall chapelry, 18 August 1853
/23 Birtley [St Giles] parish, 18 August 1853
/24 Slaley parish, 18 August 1853
/25 Ovingham parish, 16 August 1853
/26 Blanchland parish, 18 August 1853
/27 Corsenside parish, 18 August 1853
/28 Hunstanworth parish, 18 August 1853

1 folder, 168pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/18   22 August 1853-25 August 1853
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Morpeth parish, 25 August 1853
/2 Ulgham chapelry, 25 August 1853
/3 Bothal parish, 25 August 1853
/4 Elsdon parish, 25 August 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/5 Whalton parish, 25 August 1853
/6 Woodhorn parish, 25 August 1853
/7 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 25 August 1853
/8 Horton parish, 25 August 1853
/9 Netherwitton chapelry, [August] 1853
/10 Cambo chapelry, 25 August 1853
/11 Kirkwhelpington parish, 22 August 1853-25 August 1853
/12 Longhorsley parish, 25 August 1853
/13 Bolam parish, 25 August 1853
/14 Kirkharle parish, 25 August 1853
/15 Mitford parish, 25 August 1853
/16 Stannington parish, 25 August 1853
/17 Meldon parish, 25 August 1853
/18 Bedlington parish, 25 August 1853
/19 Cresswell parish, 25 August 1853
/20 Widdrington parish, 25 August 1853

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/19   22 August 1853-30 August 1853
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Howick parish, 27 August 1853
/2 Eglingham parish, 27 August 1853
/3 Alnwick St Michael parish, 27 August 1853
/4 Alnwick St Paul parish, 27 August 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/5 Ilderton parish, 30 August 1853
/6 Alnham parish, [August] 1853
/7 Ingram parish, 27 August 1853
/8 Longhoughton parish, 27 August 1853 (Includes a separate sheet containing details of Longhoughton charities)
/9 Chillingham parish, [August] 1853
/10 Warkworth parish, 24 August 1853-27 August 1853
/11 Longframlington chapelry, 27 August 1853
/12 Longframlington chapelry, 27 August 1853 (The articles have been answered as a whole by the Longframlington churchwardens with a note stating that Brinkburn chapel is not in use and has no churchwardens)
/13 Lesbury parish, 27 August 1853
/14 Edlingham parish, 27 August 1853
/15 Shilbottle parish, 27 August 1853
/16 Alwinton parish, 27 August 1853
/17 Holystone chapelry, 27 August 1853
/18 North Sunderland parish, 27 August 1853
/19 Chatton parish, 27 August 1853

1 folder, 112pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/20   30 August 1853
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 30 August 1853
/2 Ford parish, 30 August 1853
/3 Doddington parish, 30 August 1853
/4 Kirknewton parish, 30 August 1853
/5 Wooler parish, 30 August 1853
/6 Norham parish, 30 August 1853
/7 Cornhill parish, 30 August 1853
/8 Branxton parish, 30 August 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/9 Holy Island parish, 30 August 1853
/10 Bamburgh parish, [30 August] 1853 (Articles unanswered)
/11 Tweedmouth parish, 30 August 1853
/12 Ancroft parish, 30 August 1853
/13 Scremerston parish, 30 August 1853
/14 Lowick parish, 30 August 1853
/15 Kyloe parish, 30 August 1853
/16 Belford parish, 30 August 1853
/17 Beadnell chapelry, 30 August 1853

1 folder, 102pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/21   [July-August] 1853
Folder containing four sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for various unidentified parishes and chapelries, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of and places of visitation.
Item 1853/21/4 only contains the names of churchwardens.
1 folder, 24pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/22   1853
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for the visitation held at Bishop Auckland [for parishes and chapelries in Stockton and Darlington deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 35ff. (i. + 34ff.)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/23   5 August 1853 & 1853
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for the visitation held at Durham [for parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 38ff. (i. + 37ff.)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/24   1853
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for the visitation held at Newcastle [for parishes and chapelries in parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 17ff. (i. + 16ff.)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/25   1853
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for the visitation held at Hexham [for parishes and chapelries in parts of Newcastle and Corbridge deaneries].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 25ff. (i. + 24ff.)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/26   1853
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for the visitation held at Morpeth [for parishes and chapelries in Morpeth deanery].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/27   1853
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for the visitation held at Alnwick [for parishes and chapelries in Alnwick deanery].
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and cut but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/28   1853
Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The account is arranged by deanery and includes names of incumbents, with pencil emendations, and annotations of [?procurations paid]
1 item, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/29   1853
Account of visitation receipts for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The account is in tabular form, arranged by deanery and/or visitation centre, and includes remarks about payments made by individual parishes and chapelries
1 item, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1853/30   1853
Draft account of visitation and confirmation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, including a summary of procurations received from each Durham deanery and at each Northumberland visitation centre
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857   21 August 1857-October 1862
Records relating to the primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Charles Thomas Longley, bishop of Durham
2 standard boxes, 21 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/1   August 1857
Folder containing three copies of a printed summons to appear at the visitation from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, to the churchwardens of Branxton parish in Bamburgh deanery and Wark and Chollerton parishes in Corbridge deanery.
The Branxton churchwardens are to appear at Berwick on Tweed on 10 September 1857 and the Wark and Chollerton churchwardens at Hexham on 11 September 1857
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/2   1857
Folder containing ten sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1857 primary visitation of the diocese held by Charles Thomas Longley, bishop of Durham.
The articles also include the churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments and details of the times and places of visitation.
1 folder, 60ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/3   4 September 1857-11 September 1857 & October 1862
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Northumberland and Durham archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, and names are emended and annotated as to whether individuals appeared at the visitation etc.
1 volume, 33ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/3A   1857
Another copy of the clergy call book (previously retained within Bishop's Office)
1 volume
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/165
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/4   4 September 1857
Single handwritten churchwarden's declaration for Denton chapelry in Darlington deanery, signed and witnessed
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/5   24 August 1857-7 September 1857
Folder containing 25 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of the times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Darlington parish, 31 August 1857
/2 Darlington St John parish, 2 September 1857
/3 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/4 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/5 Haughton le Skerne parish, 3 September 1857
/6 Middleton in Teesdale parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/7 Winston parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/8 Gainford parish, [September] 1857
/9 Wolsingham parish, 7 September 1857
/10 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham chapelry, 2 September 1857
/11 Crook St Catherine parish, [September] 1857
/12 Coniscliffe parish, [September] 1857
/13 Staindrop parish, 4 September 1857
/14 Aycliffe parish, [September] 1857
/15 Heighington parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/16 Auckland St Andrew parish, [September] 1857
/17 Hunwick St Paul parish, [September] 1857
/18 Shildon parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/19 Auckland St Helen parish, 4 September 1857
/20 Merrington parish, 3 September 1857
/21 Ferryhill parish, 24 August 1857
/22 Hamsterley chapelry, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/23 Lynesack chapelry, 4 September 1857 (Endorsed: 'Lynesack and Softley')
/24 Barnard Castle chapelry, [September] 1857
/25 Etherley chapelry, [September] 1857

1 folder, 150pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/6   24 August 1857-12 September 1857
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (some blank) and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Sedgefield parish, 2 September 1857 (Includes a note from the churchwardens certifying that they were admitted to office by the archdeacon [of Durham])
/2 Embleton parish, 3 September 1857 (Includes a note from the churchwardens certifying that they were admitted to office at the archdeacon [of Durham's] visitation)
/3 Elwick Hall parish, [September] 1857
/4 Great Stainton parish, 1 September 1857
/5 Longnewton parish, 3 September 1857
/6 Hart parish, 3 September 1857
/7 Hartlepool parish, [September] 1857
/8 Hartlepool Holy Trinity parish, [September] 1857
/9 Egglescliffe parish, [September] 1857
/10 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 1 September 1857 & 3 September 1857
/11 Norton parish, 24 August 1857
/12 Wolviston chapelry, 7 September 1857
/13 Greatham parish, [September] 1857
/14 Stranton parish, 12 September 1857
/15 Seaton Carew chapelry, 1 September 1857
/16 Dinsdale parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/17 Middleton St George parish, 28 August 1857
/18 Bishopton parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)
/19 Grindon parish, [September] 1857
/20 Sockburn parish, [September] 1857 (Declaration blank)

1 folder, 120pp.
Some restrictions - see individual items
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/7   
Folder containing eighteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Durham St Nicholas parish, @
/2 Dalton-le-Dale parish, @
/3 Seaham Harbour St John the Evangelist parish, @
/4 Croxdale parish, @
/5 Monk Hesleden parish, @
/6 Shadforth parish, @
/7 South Hylton parish, @

1 folder, 18 items
Unavailable until repairs carried out
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/8   
Folder containing 26 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
1 folder, 26 items
Unavailable until repairs carried out
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/9   23 August 1857-9 September 1857
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 8 September 1857
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, [September] 1857
/3 Benwell St James chapelry, [September] 1857
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, [September] 1857
/5 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 23 August 1857
/6 Newcastle upon Tyne St Peter parish, [August-September] 1857
/7 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, [August-September] 1857
/8 Gosforth parish, [August-September] 1857
/9 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 28 August 1857
/10 Longbenton parish, [August-September] 1857
/11 Newburn parish, [August-September] 1857
/12 Walker [Christ Church] parish, [August-September] 1857
/13 Tynemouth [Christ Church] parish, 7 September 1857
/14 Tynemouth [Priory] Holy Saviour parish, 3 September 1857
/15 Seghill parish, 5 September 1857
/16 Wallsend parish, 7 [September] 1857
/17 Hexham parish, [August-September] 1857
/18 Ninebanks parish, 9 September 1857
/19 St John Lee parish, [August-September] 1857 ((Acomb township))
/20 Thockrington parish, [August-September] 1857

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/10   6 September 1857-11 September 1857
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (some blank) and details of times and places visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Simonburn parish, [September] 1857
/2 Wark parish, [September] 1857
/3 Falstone parish, 11 September 1857
/4 Thorneyburn parish, 8 September 1857
/5 Greystead parish, 9 September 1857
/6 Stamfordham parish, 6 September 1857
/7 Whitfield parish, [September] 1857
/8 Kirkhaugh parish, [September] 1857
/9 Knarsdale parish, 9 September 1857
/10 Haltwhistle parish, 10 September 1857
/11 Nenthead chapelry, [September] 1857
/12 Bywell St Andrew parish, [September] 1857
/13 Allenheads St Peter parish, [September] 1857
/14 Chollerton parish, [September] 1857
/15 Birtley [St Giles] parish, 7 September 1857
/16 Slaley parish, [September] 1857
/17 Ovingham parish, [September] 1857
/18 Shotley parish, 8 September 1857
/19 Blanchland parish, 8 September 1857
/20 Greenhead chapelry, [September] 1857 (Blank)
/21 Hunstanworth parish, [September] 1857

1 folder, 126pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/11   30 August 1857-8 September 1857
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Morpeth parish, 5 September 1857
/2 Morpeth St James chapelry, 5 September 1857
/3 Ulgham chapelry, [September] 1857
/4 Hebburn parish, [September] 1857
/5 Whalton parish, [September] 1857
/6 Woodhorn parish, 30 August 1857
/7 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, [September] 1857
/8 Hartburn parish, 7 September 1857
/9 Netherwitton chapelry, [September] 1857 (Answers to articles incomplete)
/10 Cambo chapelry, [September] 1857
/11 Kirkwhelpington parish, [September] 1857
/12 Longhorsley parish, 4 September 1857
/13 Bolam parish, 8 September 1857
/14 Kirkharle parish, 5 September 1857
/15 Mitford parish, [September] 1857
/16 Stannington parish, [September] 1857
/17 Meldon parish, [September] 1857
/18 Widdrington parish, [September] 1857
/19 Cresswell parish, [September] 1857

1 folder, 114pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/12   21 August 1857-21 September 1857
Folder containing 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Howick parish, [September] 1857
/2 Eglingham parish, [September] 1857
/3 Rothbury parish, 5 September 1857
/4 Alnwick parish, [September] 1857
/5 Alnwick St Paul parish, [September] 1857
/6 Whittingham parish, 8 September 1857
/7 Ilderton parish, 7 September 1857
/8 Alnham parish, [September] 1857
/9 Longhoughton parish, [September] 1857
/10 Chillingham parish, 5 September 1857
/11 Warkworth parish, [September] 1857
/12 Embleton parish, [September] 1857
/13 Rock parish, [September] 1857 (The articles are answered with a note stating that the church is under repair)
/14 Rennington parish, 9 September 1857 & 14 September 1857
/15 Felton parish, [September] 1857
/16 Brinkburn chapelry, [September] 1857 (The articles are answered with a note stating that there is no church at Brinkburn)
/17 Lesbury parish, [September] 1857
/18 Edlingham parish, 1 September 1857
/19 Shilbottle parish, 21 September 1857
/20 Alwinton parish, 21 August 1857
/21 North Sunderland parish, [September] 1857
/22 Chatton parish, [September] 1857

1 folder, 132pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/13   8 September 1857-10 September 1857
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 10 September 1857
/2 Ford parish, [September] 1857
/3 Doddington parish, [September] 1857
/4 Kirknewton parish, [September] 1857
/5 Wooler parish, [September] 1857
/6 Norham parish, [September] 1857
/7 Branxton parish, [September] 1857
/8 Holy Island parish, [September] 1857
/9 Bamburgh parish, [September] 1857
/10 Tweedmouth parish, [September] 1857
/11 Ancroft parish, 9 September 1857
/12 Scremerston parish, [September] 1857
/13 Carham parish, [September] 1857
/14 Lowick parish, 10 September 1857
/15 Kyloe parish, [September] 1857
/16 Belford parish, 8 September 1857

1 folder, 96pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/14   1857
Folder containing three miscellaneous items concerning appearances by churchwardens at visitations, payment of fees by churchwardens, etc.
Item 1857/14/1 contains information about an archdeacon's visitation held at Bishop Auckland
/1 Darlington deanery, 1857 (List of parishes and chapelries in Darlington and Stockton deaneries whose churchwardens did not pay fees at the archdeacon [of Durham's] visitation held at Bishop Auckland.)
Names of parishes and chapelries are crossed through and annotated with details of procuration fees and comments.
/2 Darlington deanery, 1857 (List of parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries whose churchwardens did not appear at the Durham visitation during the [primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Charles Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham].)
Names of parishes and chapelries are crossed through and annotated with details of [procuration fees] and comments.
/3 List of parishes and chapelries in Northumberland archdeaconry whose churchwardens were not admitted at the Newcastle, Alnwick, Berwick and Hexham visitations during the [primary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Charles Thomas Longley, of Durham]. Annotated with details of procuration fees and comments and endorsed with memoranda of [money paid out] at each of the centres. 1857

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/15   1857
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees for parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The receipt book is largely unused, containing mainly cut receipts still in place and blank pages
1 volume, 77ff. (ff.46-77 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/16   1857
Folder containing six paper-covered booklets of procurations receipts, one for each visitation centre, for parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
Names of incumbents are included on receipts
/1 Darlington deanery, 1857 (Paper-covered booklet of Auckland procuration receipts for parishes and chapelries in Darlington and Stockton deaneries.)
The receipt book contains unused cut receipts.
/2 Easington deanery, 1857 (Paper-covered booklet of Durham procuration receipts for parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries.)
The receipt book contains unused cut receipts.
/3 Newcastle deanery, 1857 (Paper-covered booklet of Newcastle procuration receipts for parishes and chapelries in Newcastle and Morpeth deaneries.)
The receipt book contains unused cut receipts and stubs.
/4 Corbridge deanery, 1857 (Paper-covered booklet of Hexham procuration receipts for parishes and chapelries in Corbridge deanery.)
The receipt book contains unused cut receipts and one stubb.
/5 Alnwick deanery, 1857 (Paper-covered booklet of Alnwick procuration receipts for parishes and chapelries in Alnwick and Morpeth deaneries.)
The receipt book contains unused cut receipts and stubs
/6 Bamburgh deanery, 1857 (Paper-covered booklet of Berwick procuration receipts, containing a single receipt for Berwick-upon-Tweed parish in Bamburgh deanery)

1 folder, 6 volumes
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/17   n.d. [1857]
Folder containing four draft lists of procurations for parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries
/1 Draft list of procurations for parishes in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries. Some names of parishes and chapelries and corresponding procurations amounts have been scored through and/or crossed. n.d. [1857]
/2 Easington deanery, n.d. [1857] (Draft alphabetical list, by parish, of procurations to be paid at the Durham visitation, with some names of parishes and chapelries and corresponding procurations amounts scored through)
/3 Newcastle deanery, n.d. [1857] (Draft alphabetical list, by parish, of procurations to be paid at the Newcastle visitation, with some names of parishes and chapelries and corresponding procurations amounts scored through, and including draft accounts)
/4 Corbridge deanery, n.d. [1857] (Draft alphabetical list, by parish, of procurations to be paid at the Hexham visitation)

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/18   1857 & 1861
Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries, emended for use in the 1861 primary visitation held by Henry Montague Villiers, bishop of Durham, and annotated with details procurations.
Inside the front cover is a list of Durham and Northumberland parishes, details of amounts paid and method of payment, and the first page contains an account of money received by [Joseph] Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar
1 volume, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/19   12 September 1857 & 28 October 1857
Folder containing two draft accounts of procurations paid to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar
/1 Draft general account of procurations etc paid to [Joseph] Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, on 12 September 1857 for Bishop Auckland, Durham and Newcastle visitations, with totals received at each visitation centre. Endorsed: `Gen[era]l ac[count]'. 12 September 1857
/2 Draft account of procurations paid to [Joseph] Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, on 28 October 1857 for parishes and chapelries in Durham and Nothumberland archdeaconries, arranged by method of payment. Endorsed: `Procurations. Ac[count] as settled with Mr D[avison]'. 28 October 1857

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/20   1857
Account of visitation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, 1857, including procurations received from each deanery
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/21   1857
Folder containing three Penny Red Victorian stamps, postmarked 1857
3 stamps
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1859
The other visitation records do not indicate an episcopal visitation at this date, but the item can be dated to between January and April 1859 by internal evidence.
Previously retained within the Bishop's Office and referenced under the accession number AUC/1/166
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1859/1   [January x April 1859]
Clergy call book
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861   12 March 1861-24 July 1861
Records relating to the primary visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor, on behalf of Henry Montague Villiers, bishop of Durham
1.5 standard boxes, 32 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/1   12 March 1861
Folder containing two items relating to summonses to churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of the diocese of Durham, to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese to appear at the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. 12 March 1861
/2 Folder containing ten printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear before John Cundill, principal surrogate and vice-chancellor of the diocese, at specified visitation centres between 16 and 27 April 1861, with a different version of the summons for each of the five visitation centres. The summons includes instructions to old and new churchwardens regarding presentments arising from the articles of enquiry and attendance at the visitation. March 1861

1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/2   1861
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1861 primary visitation of the diocese held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of the of Durham.
The articles also include the churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments and details of times and places of visitation
1 folder, 18pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/3   16 April 1861-24 July 1861
Folder containing ten printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Longbenton (Newcastle deanery), Tynemouth and Tynemouth Holy Saviour (Newcastle deanery), Widdrington (Morpeth deanery), Bedlington (Newcastle deanery), and Horton with Cowpen (Newcastle deanery) and Kirkharle (Bellingham deanery), whose churchwardens attended the Newcastle visitation, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations each for both Tynemouth and Bedlington parishes
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/4   17 April 1861
Single printed churchwardens' declaration for the parish of Corbridge (Corbridge deanery), whose churchwardens attended the Hexham visitation, completed by the chrchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/5   18 April 1861-12 June 1861
Folder containing seven printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes and chapelries of Eglingham (Bamburgh deanery), Rothbury (Rothbury deanery), Warkworth (Alnwick deanery), Bothal, Cresswell and Mitford (all Morpeth deanery), whose attended the Alnwick visitation, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Rothbury parish
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/6   20 April 1861-5 May 1861
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes and chapelries of Kirknewton (Bamburgh deanery), Ancroft (Norham deanery) and Belford (Bamburgh deanery), whose churchwardens attended the Berwick visitation, completed by churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Ancroft parish
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/7   22 April 1861
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes and chapelries of Darlington St John, Stanhope, Eggleston, Cockfield, Staindrop and Shildon in Darlington deanery, whose churchwardens attended the Darlington visitation, by the churchwardens and all except 1861/7/3 witnessed
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/8   22 April 1861-5 June 1861
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes and chapelries of Sedgefield, Longnewton, Eaglescliff, Norton, Billingham and Elton in Stockton deanery, whose churchwardens attended the Darlington visitation, completed by churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/9   27 April 1861-10 May 1861
Folder containing nine printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes and chapelries of Seaham, Penshaw, West Rainton, Kelloe, Belmont, Pittington and Shadforth in Easington deanery, and Whitworth in Darlington deanery, whose churchwardens the Durham visitation, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Shadforth parish
1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/10   27 April 1861-6 May 1861
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes and chapelries of Collierley, Heworth and Durham St Margaret in Chester deanery, whose churchwardens attended the Durham visitation, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/11   21 June 1861
Letter from J[oseph] Shorter, incumbent of Tynemouth Holy Trinity (alias Holy Trinity North Shields], at North Shields concerning the appointment of his churchwardens
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/12   16 April 1861-3 May 1861
Folder containing 32 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles by those churchwardens attending the Newcastle visitation (see below for exceptions), written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Paul High Elswick parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/3 Jesmond parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/5 Benwell St James chapelry, 30 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/6 Newcastle upon Tyne St Peter parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/7 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/8 Ponteland parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/9 Dinnington parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/10 Gosforth parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/11 Newburn parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/12 Longbenton parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/13 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/14 Cramlington parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/15 Tynemouth parish, 4.1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/16 Heddon-on-the-Wall parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/17 Shotley parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/18 Seghill parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/19 Wallsend parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery)
/20 Widdrington parish, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
Appears under Alnwick visitation in 1861/32
/21 Stamfordham parish, 16 April 1861 (Corbridge deanery)
/22 Morpeth parish, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
Appears under Berwick visitation in 1861/32
/23 Ulgham chapelry, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
Appears under Berwick visitation in 1861/32
/24 Ovingham parish, 16 April 1861 (Corbridge deanery)
/25 Elsdon parish, 17 April 1861 (Rothbury deanery [Morpeth deanery in 1861/31])
/26 Whalton parish, 16 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/27 Bolam parish, 23 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/28 Kirkwhelpington parish, 16 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Morpeth deanery in 1861/31])
/29 Stannington parish, 16 April 1861 (Newcastle deanery [Morpeth deanery in 1861/31])
/30 Woodhorn parish, 3 May 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
Annotated, 'Declaration to be sent', with a separate printed churchwardens' declaration included
/31 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 16 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/32 Cambo chapelry, [17] April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
Appears under Alnick visitation in 1861/32

1 folder, 142pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/13   16 April 1861-28 April 1861
Folder containing 29 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for those churchwardens attending the Hexham visitation, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Hexham parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/2 Whitley Chapel, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/3 Allendale parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/4 St John Lee parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/5 St Oswald in Lee parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/6 Bingfield St Mary chapelry, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/7 Thockrington parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Hexham deanery in 1861/31])
/8 Simonburn parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/9 Humshaugh chapelry, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery)
/10 Slaley parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery)
/11 Birtley St Giles parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery)
/12 Thorneyburn parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/13 Falstone parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/14 Bellingham parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/15 Corsenside parish, 16 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery)
/16 Whitfield parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/17 Kirkhaugh parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/18 Knarsdale parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/19 Haltwhistle parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/20 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/21 Newbrough chapelry, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/22 Corbridge parish, 28 April 1861 (Corbridge deanery)
/23 Alston parish, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/24 Garrigill chapelry, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
The return comprises one full set of articles and answers and one incomplete set, (pp. 1,2,5,6) containing the witnessed declaration and answers to the articles on p.5 only
/25 Nenthead chapelry, 17 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)
/26 Blanchland parish, 17 April 1861 (Corbridge deanery)
/27 Wark parish, 17 April 1861 (Bellingham deanery [Corbridge deanery in 1861/31])
/28 Bywell St Peter parish, 17 April 1861 (Corbridge deanery)
/29 Allenheads St Peter parish, 16 April 1861 (Hexham deanery)

1 folder, 178pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/14   12 April 1861-6 May 1861
Folder containing 27 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for those churchwardens attending the Alnwick visitation, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details the times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Eglingham parish, 18 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/2 Howick parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/3 Rothbury parish, 6 May 1861 (Rothbury deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/4 Alnwick parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/5 Whittingham parish, 18 April 1861 (Rothbury deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/6 Ilderton parish, 18 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/7 Alnham parish, 18 April 1861 (Rothbury deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/8 Longhoughton parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/9 Chillingham parish, 18 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/10 Warkworth parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/11 Ingram parish, 18 April 1861 (Rothbury deanery [Alnwick deanery in 1861/31])
/12 Embleton parish, n.d. [18 April 1861] (Alnwick deanery)
/13 Rennington parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/14 Felton parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/15 Lesbury parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/16 Edlingham parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/17 Shilbottle parish, 18 April 1861 (Alnwick deanery)
/18 Alwinton parish, n.d. [18 April 1861] (Rothbury deanery)
/19 Holystone chapelry, 18 April 1861 (Rothbury deanery)
/20 North Sunderland parish, 18 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/21 Chatton parish, 20 [April] 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/22 Hartburn parish, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/23 Bothal parish, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/24 Hebburn parish, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/25 Longhorsley parish, 16 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/26 Cresswell parish, 18 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)
/27 Mitford parish, 12 April 1861 (Morpeth deanery)

1 folder, 162pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/15   20 April 1861
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for those churchwardens attending the Berwick visitation, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery [Bamburgh deanery in 1861/31])
/2 Berwick-upon-Tweed St Mary parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery [Bamburgh deanery in 1861/31])
Includes a note stating that 1861 was the first year of the regular appointment of churchwardens for the parish
/3 Ford parish, 20 [April] 1861 (Norham deanery [Bamburgh deanery in 1861/31])
/4 Doddington parish, 20 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/5 Bamburgh parish, 20 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/6 Norham parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery [Bamburgh deanery in 1861/31])
/7 Branxton parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery [Bamburgh deanery in 1861/31])
/8 Cornhill parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery)
/9 Holy Island parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery)
/10 Tweedmouth parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery)
/11 Scremerston parish, 20 April 1861 (Norham deanery)
/12 Belford parish, 20 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/13 Wooler parish, 20 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/14 Lucker chapelry, 20 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)
/15 Beadnell parish, 20 April 1861 (Bamburgh deanery)

1 folder, 90pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/16   17 April 1861-4 May 1861
Folder containing 25 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of the times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Darlington parish, 22 April 1861
/2 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, 22 April 1861
/3 Heatherycleugh chapelry, 22 April 1861
/4 Stotfieldburn chapelry, 22 April 1861
/5 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale chapelry, 22 April 1861
/6 Haughton le Skerne parish, 22 April 1861
/7 Gainford parish, 22 April 1861
/8 Wolsingham parish, 22 April 1861
/9 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham chapelry, 22 April 1861
/10 Brancepeth parish, 27 April 1861
/11 Coniscliffe parish, 22 April 1861
/12 Ingleton parish, 22 April 1861
/13 Aycliffe parish, 22 April 1861
/14 Heighington parish, 22 April 1861
/15 Coundon chapelry, 22 April 1861
/16 Escomb parish, 27 April 1861
/17 Shildon parish, 22 April 1861
/18 Auckland St Helen parish, 17 April 1861 (Includes a separate churchwardens' declaration for the parish, completed by the [old] churchwardens and annotated, 'Supposed to have been made before Mr [?George Edward] Green')
/19 Merrington parish, 22 April 1861
/20 Witton-le-Wear parish, 22 April 1861
/21 Hamsterley chapelry, 27 April 1861 & 4 May 1861
/22 Lynesack chapelry, 22 April 1861
/23 Whitworth parish, [22 April] 1861
/24 Etherley parish, 22 April 1861
/25 Willington chapelry, 22 April 1861 (Articles unanswered)

1 folder, 150pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/17   18 April 1861-27 April 1861
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of the times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Sedgefield parish, 27 April 1861
/2 Embleton parish, [22 April] 1861
/3 Elwick Hall parish, 22 April 1861
/4 Great Stainton parish, 22 April 1861
/5 Longnewton parish, 22 April 1861
/6 Hartlepool Holy Trinity parish, 22 April 1861
/7 Hartlepool parish, 22 April 1861
/8 West Hartlepool parish, 22 April 1861
/9 Redmarshall parish, 22 April 1861
/10 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 18 April 1861
/11 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 22 April 1861
/12 Norton parish, 20 April 1861 & 22 April 1861
/13 Hurworth parish, 22 April 1861
/14 Greatham parish, 22 April 1861 (Articles unanswered)
/15 Stranton parish, 22 April 1861
/16 Seaton Carew parish, 22 April 1861
/17 Dinsdale parish, 22 April 1861
/18 Middleton St George parish, 22 April 1861
/19 Bishopton parish, 22 April 1861
/20 Grindon parish, 22 April 1861

1 folder, 120pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/18   25 April 1861-25 May 1861
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of the times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names
/1 Easington parish, 27 April 1861 (A second declaration has been fixed at p.2)
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 27 April 1861
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 27 April 1861
/4 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 27 April 1861
/5 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 27 April 1861
/6 Sunderland parish, 27 April 1861
/7 Sunderland St John chapelry, 25 April 1861
/8 Castle Eden parish, 27 April 1861
/9 Trimdon parish, 27 April 1861
/10 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 27 April 1861
/11 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 27 April 1861
/12 Seaham Harbour parish, 27 April 1861
/13 Pittington parish, 4 May 1861
/14 Shadforth parish, 25 May 1861
/15 South Hylton parish, 27 April 1861

1 folder, 90pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/19   16 April 1861-20 June 1861
Folder containing 29 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of the times and places of with an undated [?1861] summary of presentments for the deanery.
Each return is normally either signed by the churchwardens or contains a list of their names.
/1 Usworth parish, 27 April 1861
/2 Boldon parish, 27 April 1861
/3 Whickham parish, 20 June 1861
/4 Stella St Cuthbert parish, 27 April 1861
/5 Ryton parish, 27 April 1861
/6 Winlaton parish, 27 April 1861
/7 Benfieldside parish, 27 April 1861
/8 Gateshead parish, 23 April 1861
/9 Gateshead Fell St John parish, 27 April 1861
/10 Gateshead Fell St John parish, 20 May 1861 (Second return for the parish, signed by different churchwardens)
/11 Chester-le-Street parish, 27 April 1861
/12 Pelton parish, [27 April] 1861
/13 Lanchester parish, 27 April 1861
/14 Satley parish, 27 April 1861
/15 Esh parish, 4 May 1861
/16 Ebchester parish, 27 April 1861
/17 Medomsley parish, 27 April 1861
/18 Muggleswick parish, 27 April 1861
/19 Jarrow parish, 26 April 1861 & 1 May 1861 (Annotated at p.5: 'May 1st P.O. order 13s/=')
/20 Heworth parish, 16 April 1861
/21 Witton Gilbert parish, 27 April 1861
/22 South Shields St Hilda parish, 27 April 1861
/23 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 22 April 1861
/24 Durham St Oswald parish, 27 April 1861
/25 Shincliffe parish, 27 April 1861
/26 Monkwearmouth St Peter parish, 27 April 1861
/27 Southwick parish, 27 April 1861 (An extra page of the visitation articles (p.3) has been inserted between p.4 and p.5 of the full set, but not filled in)
/28 Hunstanworth parish, 17 April 1861 (Appears under Hexham visitation in 1861/32)
/29 Lumley chapelry, [April] 1861
/30 Chester deanery, @ (Summary of presentments for Chester deanery)

1 folder, 176pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/20   April 1861
Set of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for an unidentified parish, written on a set of the printed visitation articles which also includes a blank churchwardens' declaration and details of the times and places of visitation.
The return is signed by [the churchwarden], Andrew Robinson
1 item, 6pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/21   n.d. [1861]
Folder containing three labels from returns to the visitation articles for the Newcastle, Berwick and Durham visitations, examined and annotated by J[ohn] C[undill], vice-chancellor of the diocese of Durham.
Item 1861/21/3 is endorsed with a list of names [?of churchwardens / clergy]
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/22   n.d. [1861]
Notes made by [John Cundill, vice-chancellor of the diocese] consisting of lists of parishes and chapelries in the archdeaconries of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, marked in cases where a) [churchwardens] had not been admitted, b) parishes chapelries had not sent answers to the visitation articles, and c) parishes or chapelries had not paid fees.
The list for Lindisfarne archdeaconry is on a separate sheet, endorsed with a summary of the notes, also showing numbers for each archdeaconry and totals for the diocese for categories a)-c) above
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/23   1861
Paper-covered volume containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for parishes and chapelries represented at the Newcastle visitation.
The receipt book contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and scored but unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 20ff. (ff.18-20 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/24   1861
Similar volume to 1861/23, containing receipts for parishes and chapelries represented at the Hexham visitation
1 volume, 20ff. (ff.15-20 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/25   1861
Similar volume to 1861/23, containing receipts for parishes and chapelries represented at the Alnwick visitation
1 volume, 16ff. (ff.13-16 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/26   1861
Similar volume to 1861/23, containing receipts for parishes and chapelries represented at the Berwick visitation
1 volume, 16ff. (ff.9-16 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/27   1861
Similar volume to 1861/23, containing receipts for parishes and chapelries represented at the Darlington visitation
1 volume, 36ff. (ff.24-36 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/28   1861
Similar volume to 1861/23, containing receipts for parishes and chapelries represented at the Durham visitation
1 volume, 269ff. (ff.26-29 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/29   4 May 1861
Receipted visitation account between H[enry] A[nthony] Peele, deputy apparitor general, and Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, settled and signed by the latter, 4 May 1861
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/30   20 July 1861
Receipted account of churchwardens' fees received at the various visitation centres by John Cundill, vice-chancellor of the diocese (signed)
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/31   1861
Paper-covered volume containing the bishop of Durham's procurations account for the diocese.
The volume is arranged according to deanery, listing the names of the clergy for each
1 volume, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1861/32   1861
Account of visitation receipts for the diocese.
The account is in tabular form, arranged by deanery and/or visitation centre, and includes remarks about payment by individual parishes and chapelries
1 item, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1862   September 1862-1863
Records relating to the primary visitation of the clergy of the diocese of Durham held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham.
A primary visitation of churchwardens was carried out by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor, on behalf of bishop Henry Montague Villiers, in 1861, but the bishop died before carrying out his clergy visitation, planned for later in the year
5 folders, 57ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1862/1   September 1862
Folder containing twelve printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general to the ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 13 and 18 October 1862, with a different of the summons for each of five visitation centres.
Each version of the summons includes an invitation to dinner and request for the names and degrees of curates to be passed to [Joseph] Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar
/5 Single copy of the summons to clergy to appear at Durham St Mary-le-Bow on 14 October 1862. September 1862
1 folder, 13ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1862/2   September 1862
Folder containing five copies of a printed notice from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], altering the times of the visitations to be held at Newcastle, Alnwick and Berwick.
Item 1862/2/1 is addressed to [Newcastle upon Tyne] St Peter and items 1862/2/2-5 are blank
1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1862/3   13 October 1862-18 October 1862 and n.d.
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to Durham deanery and Northumberland and Lindisfarne visitation centre, listing names of the clergy for each parish, some with later pencil emendations.
1 volume, 36ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1862/4   1862
Draft account of visitation expenses owed to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, by the bishop of Durham, including a summary of procurations received from each deanery in Durham and Northumberland and a list of procurations arrears
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1862/5   1863
Draft relaxation of the inhibition suspending the inferior jurisdictions of the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to his archdeacons.
The archdeacons' jurisdictions had been suspended for the period of the 1862 primary episcopal visitation.
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866   20 April 1866-4 December 1867
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor, April-May 1866, together with the ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese, held by Charles Baring, of Durham, October 1866
2 standard boxes, 36 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/1   1866
Folder containing four draft inhibitions from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, suspending their various for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation
/1 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 1866
/2 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Edward Prest, archdeacon of Durham. 1866
/3 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, archdeacon of Northumberland. 1866
/4 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Hans Hamilton, archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 1866

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/2   April 1866
Folder containing twelve identical copies of a printed summons from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, to the churchwardens of the diocese [names to be filled in], summoning them to appear at the visitation.
The summons includes instructions to old and new churchwardens in respect of presentments arising from the articles of enquiry and attendance at the visitation.
1 folder, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/3   1866
Folder containing two sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1866 ordinary visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual of the diocese of Durham.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration and details of times and places of visitation, and require the signatures of the outgoing churchwardens at p.5.
1 folder, 12pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/4   September 1866
Folder containing six copies of a printed circular from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, to those churchwardens whose admissions had not been completed, summoning them to appear at the October 1862 visitation of the clergy.
Item 1866/4/1 is addressed to Kirkharle, item 1866/4/2 to Throckington, and items 1866/4/3-6 are blank
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/5   23 April 1866-25 October 1866
Folder containing one handwritten and fifteen printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Darlington St John, Darlington Holy Trinity, Winston, Gainford, Wolsingham, Thornley, Brancepeth, Willington, Staindrop, Cockfield, Shildon, Merrington, Ferryhill, Frosterley and Barnard Castle in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 17ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/6   11 July 1866-2 October 1866
Folder containing ten printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Elwick Hall, Stainton-le-Street, Hart, Redmarshall, Norton, Bishopton, Sockburn, Dinsdale, Elton, and Haverton Hill in Stockton deanery, completed by the and witnessed
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/7   27 April 1866-3 October 1866
Folder containing fourteen printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of South Hetton Trinity, Seaham, New Seaham, Newbottle, Penshaw, Hetton-le-Hole, Sunderland, Trimdon, [Castle Eden], Durham St Nicholas, Belmont, Seaham St John, Pittington and Shotton and Haswell in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/8   28 April 1866-3 October 1866
Folder containing ten printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Boldon, Gateshead St Edmund, Whitburn, Esh, Jarrow St Paul, Muggleswick, St Albans Windy Nook, South Shields Holy Trinity, Durham St Oswald and Durham St in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/9   1 May 1866-3 October 1866
Folder containing fifteen printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Byker, Newcastle St John, St James Benwell, Newcastle St Peter, Cramlington, North Shields Christ Church, Tynemouth Holy Saviour, Shotley, Bedlington, Kirkharle, Matfen and Ovingham in Newcastle deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations each for both Christ Church North Shields and Bedlington
1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/10   2 May 1866 & 6 October 1866
Folder containing eight printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Hexham, Allendale, Falstone, Bingfield St Mary, Throckington, Warden, Haydon and Chollerton in Hexham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/11   5 May 1866-3 June 1866
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Eglingham, Alnwick St Paul, Longhoughton, Felton and Chalton in Alnwick deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Alnwick St Paul
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/12   5 May 1866
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Berwick, Kirknewton, Scremerston and Lowick in Berwick deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/13   23 April 1866-28 April 1866
Folder containing 24 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Coniscliffe parish, 23 April 1866
/2 Aycliffe parish, 23 April 1866
/3 Heighington parish, [April] 1866
/4 Auckland St Andrew parish, 23 April 1866
/5 ?Byers Green parish, 23 April 1866 (Declaration filled in as Auckland St Andrew)
/6 Coundon parish, 23 April 1866
/7 Escomb parish, 23 April 1866-27 April 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)
/8 Auckland St Helen parish, 28 April 1866
/9 Merrington parish, [April] 1866 (Declaration blank)
/10 Ferryhill parish, [April] 1866
/11 Witton-le-Wear parish, 28 April 1866
/12 Hamsterley parish, 23 April 1866
/13 Lynsack and Softley parish, [April] 1866
/14 Whitworth parish, 28 April 1866
/15 Etherley parish, 23 April 1866
/16 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 23 April 1866
/17 Darlington St Paul parish, 23 April 1866
/18 Stanhope parish, 28 April 1866
/19 Heatherycleugh chapelry, 23 April 1866
/20 Stotfieldburn parish, 23 April 1866 (alias Rookhope parish)
/21 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale parish, 23 April 1866
/22 Haughton le Skerne parish, [April] 1866
/23 Sadberge parish, 23 April 1866
/24 Gainford parish, [April] 1866

1 folder, 142pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/14   23 April 1866-2 October 1866
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Sedgefield parish, [April] 1866
/2 Elwick Hall parish, [April] 1866
/3 Longnewton parish, 23 April 1866
/4 Hartlepool St Hilda parish, 23 April 1866 (Articles unanswered)
/5 Hartlepool Holy Trinity parish, 23 April 1866 (Articles unanswered)
/6 West Hartlepool parish, 1 May 1866
/7 Egglescliffe parish, [April] 1866
/8 Stockton-on-Tees St Thomas parish, 21 April 1866
/9 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 2 October 1866 (Articles unanswered)
/10 Norton parish, 28 April 1866
/11 Hurworth parish, 23 April 1866
/12 Billingham parish, 23 April 1866
/13 Greatham parish, 23 April 1866
/14 Stranton parish, 23 April 1866
/15 Seaton Carew parish, 23 April 1866
/16 [Dinsdale] parish, 28 April 1866 (alias Low Dinsdale, alias Nether Dinsdale parish.)
Addressed on the dorse to the Registrar, postmarked 28 Apr 1866 and containing a Penny Red stamp
/17 Middleton St George parish, 23 April 1866
/18 [Bishopton] parish, [23 April] 1866
/19 Grindon parish, 23 April 1866

1 folder, 110pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/15   28 April 1866 & 1 October 1866
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Easington parish, 28 April 1866
/2 Bishopwearmouth parish, 28 April 1866
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, [28 April] 1866
/4 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 28 April 1866
/5 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 28 April 1866
/6 Penshaw parish, [28 April] 1866
/7 West Rainton parish, 28 April 1866
/8 Sunderland St John parish, 28 April 1866
/9 Kelloe parish, 28 April 1866
/10 Castle Eden parish, [28 April] 1866
/11 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 28 April 1866
/12 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 1 October 1866 (Articles unanswered)
/13 Croxdale parish, 28 April 1866
/14 South Hylton parish, 28 April 1866 (Alias Low Ford, Hylton Ferry, alias Low Ford parish)
/15 Newbottle parish, 28 April 1866
/16 Shotton with Haswell UB parish, [28 April] 1866 (alias Shotton with Haswell St Saviour parish)
/17 Hawthorn parish, 28 April 1866

1 folder, 102pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/16   20 April 1866-20 May 1866
Folder containing 25 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Washington parish, 28 April 1866
/2 Usworth parish, 20 April 1866
/3 Stella St Cuthbert parish, 1 May 1866
/4 Ryton parish, 20 May 1866
/5 Benfieldside parish, 28 April 1866
/6 Gateshead St Mary parish, [April] 1866
/7 Gateshead Fell parish, [April] 1866
/8 Chester-le-Street parish, 28 April 1866
/9 Whitburn parish, [April] 1866
/10 Lanchester parish, 27 April 1866-28 April 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)
/11 Satley parish, 28 April 1866 (Annotated with a message from Joseph Thompson to John Cundill, inviting him to fix a date for dinner)
/12 Collierley parish, 1 May 1866
/13 Medomsley parish, [April] 1866
/14 Muggleswick parish, 28 April 1866
/15 Heworth parish, [April] 1866
/16 Witton Gilbert parish, 28 April 1866
/17 Durham St Oswald parish, [April] 1866
/18 Shincliffe parish, 28 April 1866
/19 Monkwearmouth St Peter parish, 1 May 1866
/20 Gateshead St James parish, 1 May 1866
/21 Gateshead Holy Trinity parish, 1 May 1866
/22 Gateshead St Cuthbert parish, 1 May 1866
/23 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 28 April 1866
/24 Eighton Banks parish, 1 May 1866
/25 Westoe parish, 28 April 1866

1 folder, 150pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/17   29 April 1866-11 June 1866
Folder containing 36 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, [May] 1866
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Paul High Elswick parish, 1 May 1866
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 1 May 1866
/4 Byker parish, [May] 1866
/5 Jesmond parish, [May] 1866
/6 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 1 May 1866
/7 Benwell St James chapelry, 11 June 1866
/8 Newcastle upon Tyne St Peter parish, 1 May 1866 (Annotated with information about one of the new churchwardens)
/9 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, 1 May 1866
/10 Ponteland parish, 1 May 1866
/11 Dinnington parish, 1 May 1866
/12 Gosforth parish, [May] 1866
/13 Newburn parish, 1 May 1866
/14 Longbenton parish, 1 May 1866
/15 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 1 May 1866
/16 Tynemouth Priory Holy Saviour parish, 1 May 1866
/17 North Shields Low Town parish, 1 May 1866
/18 Percy St John the Evangelist parish, 1 May 1866
/19 Earsdon parish, 29 April 1866
/20 Wallsend parish, 1 May 1866
/21 Bedlington parish, 30 April 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)
/22 Cambois chapelry, 1 May 1866
/23 Horton parish, 11 May 1866
/24 Morpeth parish, 1 May 1866
/25 Morpeth St James parish, 1 May 1866
/26 Ulgham chapelry, 1 May 1866
/27 Ovingham parish, 1 May 1866
/28 Elsdon parish, 1 May 1866-2 May 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)
/29 Whalton parish, 1 May 1866
/30 Bolam parish, 1 May 1866
/31 Kirkwhelpington parish, 1 May 1866
/32 Stannington parish, 1 May 1866
/33 Woodhorn parish, 1 May 1866-2 May 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)
/34 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 1 May 1866
/35 Cambo chapelry, 1 May 1866
/36 Netherwitton chapelry, 1 May 1866

1 folder, 216pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/18   1 May 1866-14 May 1866
Folder containing 30 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Hexham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 [Hexham] parish, 14 May 1866 (Addressed on the dorse to the Bishop's Registry, postmarked Hexham, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Durham and containing a Penny Red stamp)
/2 Whitley Chapel, 2 May 1866
/3 Allendale parish, [May] 1866
/4 St John Lee parish, 2 May 1866
/5 St Oswald in Lee parish, [May] 1866
/6 Simonburn parish, 2 May 1866
/7 Humshaugh chapelry, 2 May 1866
/8 Slaley parish, 2 May 1866
/9 Birtley St Giles parish, 2 May 1866
/10 Thorneyburn parish, 2 May 1866
/11 Bellingham parish, 2 May 1866
/12 Corsenside parish, 2 May 1866
/13 Whitfield parish, 2 May 1866
/14 Kirkhaugh parish, 2 May 1866
/15 Knarsdale parish, 1 May 1866
/16 Haltwhistle parish, 2 May 1866
/17 [Warden] parish, [May] 1866
/18 Newbrough chapelry, 2 May 1866
/19 Corbridge parish, 2 May 1866
/20 Halton chapelry, 2 May 1866
/21 Bywell St Andrew parish, 2 May 1866
/22 [?Alston] parish, [May] 1866
/23 Garrigill chapelry, 2 May 1866
/24 Nenthead chapelry, 2 May 1866
/25 Blanchland parish, 2 May 1866
/26 Wark parish, 2 May 1866
/27 Bywell St Peter parish, 2 May 1866
/28 Greystead parish, 2 May 1866
/29 Whittonstall chapelry, 1 May 1866-2 May 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)
/30 Hunstanworth parish, 2 May 1866

1 folder, 172pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/19   1 May 1866-18 May 1866
Folder containing 22 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Eglingham parish, 18 May 1866
/2 Howick parish, 3 [May] 1866
/3 Rothbury parish, [May] 1866
/4 Alnwick St Michael parish, [May] 1866
/5 South Charlton parish, [May] 1866
/6 Alnham parish, 3 May 1866
/7 Chillingham parish, 3 May 1866
/8 Acklington parish, 3 May 1866
/9 Embleton parish, 3 May 1866
/10 Rennington parish, 3 May 1866
/11 Felton parish, 3 May 1866
/12 Longframlington chapelry, [May] 1866
/13 Edlingham parish, 3 May 1866
/14 Shilbottle parish, [May] 1866
/15 Alwinton parish, 3 May 1866 (Part of Alwinton and Holystone)
/16 Holystone chapelry, 3 May 1866 (Part of Alwinton and Holystone)
/17 North Sunderland parish, 3 May 1866
/18 Chatton parish, 5 May 1866
/19 Hartburn parish, 1 May 1866
/20 Hebburn parish, [May] 1866
/21 Longhorsley parish, 3 May 1866
/22 Lucker chapelry, [May] 1866 (The date of the return has been emended)

1 folder, 132pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/20   3 May 1866-5 May 1866
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Berwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Ford parish, 5 May 1866
/2 Doddington parish, 5 May 1866
/3 Bamburgh parish, 5 May 1866
/4 Norham parish, 5 May 1866
/5 Branxton parish, 3 May 1866 (The date of the return is only partly filled in)
/6 Cornhill parish, 5 May 1866
/7 Holy Island parish, 5 May 1866 (Articles unanswered)
/8 Tweedmouth parish, 5 May 1866
/9 Ancroft parish, 5 May 1866
/10 Kyloe parish, 5 May 1866
/11 Wooler parish, 5 May 1866

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/21   April 1866-May 1866
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for unidentified parishes and chapelries, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times places of visitation.
Most of the returns contain the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/22   September 1866
Folder containing thirteen printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, at Durham to the ministers and curates of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 1 and 6 October 1866.
Each version of the summons includes a post scriptum invitation to dinner and request for the names and degrees of curates to be passed on to Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at the Register Office
1 folder, 13ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/23   [April-October] 1866
Paper-covered volume, a draft clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, listing names of the clergy for each parish.
1 volume, 56ff. (ff.36-56 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/24   [April-October] 1866
Second draft clergy call book for the visitation, similar to 1866/23.
Some emendations have been made, including to offices and degrees of clergy
1 volume, 48ff. (ff.42-48 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/25   1 October 1866-6 October 1866
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries, and initialled J.D. [Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar].
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, listing names of the clergy for each parish.
1 volume, 54ff. (ff.41-54 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/26   1866
Paper volume (no cover) containing receipts for churchwardens' fees etc for parishes and chapelries in Darlington deanery.
The receipt book contains cut but unused receipts still in place, with amounts of fees included on individual receipts and on stubs
1 volume, 32ff. (ff.22-32 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/27   1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, also for parishes and chapelries in Darlington deanery.
The receipt book contains stubs as well as cut receipts in place
1 volume, 48ff. (ff.41-48 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/28   1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, for parishes and chapelries in Stockton deanery.
The receipt book contains cut receipts in place
1 volume, 20ff. (ff.16-20 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/29   28 April 1866 & 1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, with paper cover, for parishes and chapelries in Easington and Chester deaneries.
The receipt book contains stubs and cut numbered receipts in place.
1 volume, 50ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/30   1866
Unbound volume similar to 1866/26, for parishes and chapelries in Chester deanery.
The receipt book contains cut receipts in place
1 volume, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/31   1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, for parishes and chapelries in Newcastle deanery.
The receipt book contains stubs and cut receipts in place.
1 volume, 31ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/32   1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, for parishes and chapelries in Hexham deanery.
The receipt book contains stubs and cut receipts in place.
1 volume, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/33   1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, for parishes and chapelries in Alnwick deanery.
The receipt book contains stubs and cut receipts in place.
1 volume, 26ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/34   1866
Paper-covered volume similar to 1866/26, for parishes and chapelries in Berwick deanery.
The receipt book contains stubs and cut receipts in place
1 volume, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/35   [?1866]
Numbered list of parishes where fees had been paid for Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries.
The list is in tabular form, arranged by visitation centre and deanery.
1 item, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1866/36   13 December 1866-4 December 1867
Folder containing six items relating to visitation procurations and expenses
/1 Draft list of procurations paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland archdeaconries at the ordinary visitation of the clergy held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, with pencil emendations. post 6 October 1866
/2 Credit and debit account between Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and the bishop of Durham, for hotel bills etc balanced with procurations, with an annexed list of procurations paid for Durham and Northumberland at the October visitation. The procurations list is endorsed: `Copied and sent to Lord Bishop 13 Dec[embe]r 1866'. 13 December 1866 & 1866
/3 List of parishes and chapelries with unpaid procurations. The list is annotated with dates of receipt of procurations after December 1866, with names scored through. 13 December 1866-12 November 1867
/4 List of procurations due at the visitation and paid after 1 January 1867, with a note that a copy of the list was sent to the bishop on 30 November 1867 and a cheque for the amount involved sent to him on 3 December 1867. 30 November 1867-3 December 1867 & 1867
/5 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to [Joseph Davison], Durham deputy diocesan registrar, concerning the list of procurations and the cheque referred to in item 1866/36/4. 2 December 1867
/6 Second letter from the bishop to [Joseph Davison, Durham deputy diocesan registrar], acknowledging receipt of the cheque for procurations referred to in item 1866/36/4. 4 December 1867

1 folder, 13ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870   1 May 1870-1 June 1871 & June 1874
Records relating to an ordinary visitation of churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor, May-June 1870, together with an ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese, held by Charles Baring, of Durham, October 1870
2 standard boxes, 36 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/1   24 May 1870 & 26 May 1870
Folder containing four draft inhibitions from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, suspending their various for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation.
Each version of the inhibition is endorsed with a note that the original was handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Lindisfarne archdeacon's registrar] on 26 May 1870 and signed by J[ohn] Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, and items 1870/1/2-4 are by [Thomas Jones]
/1 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 24 May 1870 & 26 May 1870
/2 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Edward Prest, archdeacon of Durham. 24 May 1870 & 26 May 1870
/3 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, archdeacon of Northumberland. 24 May 1870 & 26 May 1870
/4 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Hans Hamilton, archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 24 May 1870 & 26 May 1870

1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/2   18 May 1870 & May 1870
Folder containing four items relating to summonses to churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of Durham to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. The process general contains pencil emendations for use in the [?1870] ordinary visitation of the clergy held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham. 18 May 1870
/2 Sealed process general from Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of Durham to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. 18 May 1870
/3 Twelve printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 28 May and 4 June 1870, with a different version the summons for each of the six visitation centres. The summons includes instructions to old and new churchwardens in respect of presentments arising from the articles of enquiry and attendance at the visitation. May 1870
/4 Six wrappers, one for each version of summons in 1870/2/3. [May] 1870

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/3   1870
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1870 ordinary visitation of churchwardens of the diocese held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual of the diocese of Durham.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments (with permission to attend whichever visitation centre is most convenient) and the times and places of visitation.
1 folder, 18pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/4   28 May 1870-4 June 1870 & June 1874
Paper-covered volume entitled `1870 Churchwardens Call Book', containing lists of parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland, with spaces left for the names of the churchwardens, but without names actually added.
Lists of parishes and chapelries are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, and annotated with ticks.
1 volume, 54ff. (ff.26-54 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/5   28 May 1870-5 July 1870
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford, West Rainton, Ryhope, Dalton-le-Dale, Pittington and Burnmoor in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The Burnmoor declaration is annotated: `To be returned to Mr [John] Booth [Durham deputy diocesan registrar]' and endorsed with a Durham diocesan registry `received' stamp
6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/6   28 May 1870-26 September 1870
Folder containing eleven printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Boldon, Gateshead, Gateshead St John, Witton Gilbert, Lamesley, South Shields St Hilda, Durham St Oswald, Consett, Gateshead St Cuthbert and Felling in deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Gateshead St Cuthbert.
11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/7   30 May 1870
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Darlington Holy Trinity and Aycliffe in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/8   30 May 1870 & 14 September 1870
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Dinsdale and Haverton Hill in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The Haverton Hill declaration is endorsed with pencil notes of fees payable
2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/9   30 May 1870 & 15 November 1870
Folder containing ten printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas, St Paul, All Saints and Benwell St James, Gosforth, Tynemouth, Tynemouth Christ Church (alias North Shields Tynemouth) and Cullercoats in deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are three declarations for Tynemouth Christ Church.
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/10   31 May 1870 & 1 June 1870
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Ovingham and Corsenside in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The Corsenside declaration is endorsed: `To be placed with Corsenside articles [?in] Newcastle'
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/11   1 May 1870 & 1 June 1870
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Simonburn and Chollerton in Bellingham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/12   1 June 1870 & 18 January 1871 & 27 January 1871
Folder containing two handwritten churchwardens' declarations for the parish of Netherwitton in Morpeth deanery, the first accompanied by a letter from Thomas Finch, surrogate, at Morpeth to John Cundill, spiritual vice-chancellor, concerning the churchwarden
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/13   1 May 1870-29 September 1870
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Allendale and St John Lee in Hexham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The St John Lee declaration is endorsed with a Durham diocesan registry `received' stamp
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/14   2 June 1870
Single printed churchwarden's declaration for the parish of Lesbury in Alnwick deanery, completed by the churchwarden and witnessed
1 folder, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/15   2 June 1870
Single printed churchwarden's declaration for the parish of Alnham in Rothbury deanery, completed by the churchwarden and witnessed
1 folder, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/16   4 June 1870-17 July 1870
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Chatton, Bamburgh and Kirknewton in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
Declarations dated after 4 June 1870 are endorsed with a Durham diocesan registry `received' stamp
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/17   4 June 1870-17 June 1870
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Berwick-upon-Tweed Holy Trinity, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Lowick, Tweedmouth, Ancroft and Cornhill in Norham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
Declarations dated after 4 June 1870 are endorsed with a Durham diocesan registry `received' stamp
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/18   27 May 1870-3 August 1870
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Bishopwearmouth parish, 1870 & 3 August 1870 (Endorsed, 'Sent to archd[eaco]n [Edward] Prest [archdeacon of Durham], by turn handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Lindisfarne archdeacon's registrar]')
/2 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 31 May 1870
/3 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 28 May 1870
/4 Penshaw parish, 28 May 1870
/5 West Rainton parish, [May] 1870
/6 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 27 May 1870-28 May 1870
/7 Ryhope parish, [May] 1870
/8 Sunderland parish, 31 May 1870
/9 Trimdon parish, 27 May 1870 (The articles are accompanied by a handwritten letter from Edward Hardy, churchwarden of [Trimdon], at Trimdon Colliery concerning his attendance at the visitation)
/10 Durham St Nicholas parish, 28 May 1870
/11 Durham St Giles parish, 9 June 1870
/12 Durham St Mary the Less parish, 28 May 1870
/13 Seaham Harbour St John the Evangelist parish, 31 May 1870
/14 Shadforth parish, [May] 1870
/15 Pittington parish, [May] 1870
/16 South Hylton parish, 27 May 1870-28 May 1870 (alias Low Ford parish)
/17 Newbottle parish, 1870 & 18 June 1870 (Endorsed, 'no declaration, Fees paid')
/18 Burnmoor parish, 28 May 1870
/19 East Rainton parish, 28 May 1870
/20 Hawthorn parish, 28 May 1870
/21 Coxhoe parish, [May] 1870

1 folder, 126pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/19   19 May 1870-1 June 1870
Folder containing 37 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Washington parish, 28 May 1870
/2 Whickham parish, 31 May 1870
/3 Ryton parish, 31 May 1870
/4 Winlaton parish, 31 May 1870
/5 Benfieldside parish, 27 May 1870
/6 Gateshead parish, 31 May 1870
/7 Gateshead Fell St John parish, [May] 1870
/8 Chester-le-Street parish, 31 May 1870
/9 Birtley St Giles parish, 31 May 1870
/10 Whitburn parish, 31 May 1870
/11 Collierley parish, 19 May 1870 & 28 May 1870 (The date of the return has been emended)
/12 Lanchester parish, 28 May 1870
/13 Esh parish, 28 May 1870
/14 Satley parish, 28 May 1870
/15 Ebchester parish, [May] 1870
/16 Medomsley parish, 28 May 1870
/17 Jarrow parish, 30 May 1870
/18 Jarrow Grange parish, 28 May 1870
/19 Heworth parish, 28 May 1870
/20 Witton Gilbert parish, 28 May 1870
/21 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 31 May 1870
/22 South Shields St Stephen parish, 28 May 1870
/23 Durham St Oswald parish, 28 May 1870
/24 Durham St Margaret parish, 28 May 1870
/25 Shincliffe parish, 28 May 1870
/26 Monkwearmouth parish, 31 May 1870
/27 Hunstanworth parish, 1 June 1870
/28 Consett parish, 28 May 1870
/29 Gateshead St James parish, 31 May 1870
/30 Gateshead St Edmund parish, 31 May 1870
/31 Holmside parish, 28 May 1870
/32 Felling Christ Church parish, 31 May 1870
/33 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 28 May 1870
/34 Sacriston parish, 28 May 1870
/35 Eighton Banks St Thomas parish, 31 May 1870
/36 South Shields St Thomas parish, 31 May 1870 (alias Westoe in South Shields parish)
/37 Leadgate parish, 28 May 1870

1 folder, 222pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/20   27 May 1870-24 June 1870
Folder containing 27 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Darlington parish, 30 May 1870
/2 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, 30 May 1870
/3 Stanhope parish, 30 May 1870
/4 Heatherycleugh parish, 30 May 1870
/5 Stotfieldburn parish, 28 May 1870 (alias Rookhope parish)
/6 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale parish, 30 May 1870
/7 Haughton le Skerne parish, 30 May 1870
/8 Wolsingham parish, 30 May 1870
/9 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham parish, 30 May 1870
/10 Coniscliffe parish, 30 May 1870
/11 Staindrop parish, 10 June 1870 & 24 June 1870
/12 Ingleton parish, [May] 1870
/13 Aycliffe parish, 30 May 1870
/14 Heighington parish, 27 May 1870 & 30 May 1870
/15 Coundon parish, 30 May 1870
/16 Escomb parish, 28 May 1870
/17 Shildon parish, 30 May 1870
/18 Auckland St Helen parish, 30 May 1870
/19 Merrington parish, [May] 1870
/20 Whitworth with Spennymoor UB parish, 28 May 1870
/21 Denton parish, 30 May 1870
/22 Darlington St Paul parish, 30 May 1870
/23 Westgate parish, 30 May 1870 (Articles unanswered)
/24 Evenwood parish, 30 May 1870
/25 Frosterley St Michael parish, 30 May 1870
/26 Etherley parish, 30 May 1870
/27 Fir Tree parish, 31 May 1870

1 folder, 162pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/21   25 May 1870-15 September 1870
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of and a covering letter accompanying item 1870/21/12.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Elwick Hall parish, 30 May 1870
/2 Longnewton parish, 30 May 1870 (Articles unanswered)
/3 Hart parish, 20 [June] 1870 & 4 July 1870@20 June 1870 & 4 July 1870 (A printed churchwardens' declaration has been fixed to the articles at p.2)
/4 Hartlepool St Hilda parish, 30 May 1870
/5 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 30 May 1870 (alias Christ Church Hartlepool West parish)
/6 Egglescliffe parish, 30 May 1870
/7 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 30 May 1870
/8 Norton parish, 25 May 1870
/9 Hurworth parish, 31 May 1870
/10 Wolviston parish, [May] 1870
/11 Greatham parish, 1870 & 3 August 1870 (Endorsed, 'Sent to archd[eaco]n [Edward] Prest [archdeacon of Durham], by turn handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Lindisfarne archdeacon's registrar]')
/12 Seaton Carew parish, 31 May 1870 (The articles are accompanied by a covering letter from ?Jona[tha]n Longbotham, churchwarden at Seaton Carew, to John Cundill, spiritual vice-chancellor and principal surrogate, at Durham)
/13 Middleton St George parish, 30 May 1870
/14 Grindon parish, 30 May 1870
/15 Haverton Hill parish, 15 September 1870
/16 Cornforth parish, [May] 1870

1 folder, 96pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/22   28 May 1870-9 July 1870
Folder containing 30 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Paul High Elswick parish, 9 July 1870
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Stephen parish, 31 May 1870
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne All Saints parish, 31 May 1870
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, 28 May 1870 & 31 May 1870
/5 Newcastle upon Tyne Christ Church parish, 31 May 1870
/6 Byker parish, 31 May 1870
/7 Byker St Anthony parish, [May] 1870
/8 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 31 May 1870
/9 Jesmond parish, 31 May 1870
/10 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 31 May 1870
/11 Newcastle upon Tyne St Peter parish, 31 May 1870 (A second printed churchwarden's declaration (completed) has been attached to the articles at p.2)
/12 Ponteland parish, 30 May 1870
/13 Dinnington parish, 31 May 1870
/14 Gosforth parish, 31 May 1870
/15 Newburn parish, 31 May 1870
/16 Longbenton parish, 31 May 1870 (A second printed churchwarden's declaration (completed) has been attached to the articles at p.2)
/17 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 31 May 1870
/18 Cramlington parish, 31 May 1870
/19 Tynemouth Priory Holy Saviour parish, 31 May 1870 (The articles are answered as a whole, not individually)
/20 North Shields St Peter parish, 31 May 1870
/21 Tynemouth Holy Trinity parish, 31 May 1870
/22 Percy St John the Evangelist parish, 31 May 1870
/23 Earsdon parish, 31 May 1870
/24 Seghill parish, 31 May 1870
/25 Wallsend parish, 31 May 1870
/26 Bedlington parish, 31 May 1870
/27 Cambois chapelry, 31 May 1870
/28 Choppington parish, 31 May 1870
/29 Stannington parish, 30 May 1870 & 31 May 1870
/30 Horton parish, 31 May 1870

1 folder, 180pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/23   31 May 1870-1 June 1870
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Stamfordham parish, 31 May 1870
/2 Heddon on the Wall parish, 31 May 1870
/3 Corbridge parish, 1 June 1870
/4 Bywell St Peter parish, 1 June 1870
/5 Blanchland parish, 1 June 1870
/6 Corsenside parish, 31 May 1870
/7 Whittonstall chapelry, 31 May 1870
/8 Shotley parish, 31 May 1870 (alias Shotley Low Quarter)

1 folder, 48pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/24   31 May 1870-1 June 1870
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bellingham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Kirkwhelpington parish, 1 June 1870
/2 Kirkharle parish, 31 May 1870
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 1 June 1870
/4 Slaley parish, 1 June 1870
/5 Birtley St Giles parish, 1 June 1870
/6 Falstone parish, 1 June 1870
/7 Bellingham parish, [May-June] 1870
/8 Wark parish, 1 June 1870

1 folder, 48pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/25   2 May 1870-2 June 1870
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Morpeth parish, 31 May 1870
/2 Ulgham chapelry, 2 June 1870
/3 Hartburn parish, 2 June 1870
/4 Bothal with Sheepwash parish, 2 June 1870
/5 Hebburn parish, 2 June 1870 (alias Hebron parish)
/6 Whalton parish, 31 May 1870
/7 Woodhorn parish, 31 May 1870
/8 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 31 May 1870
/9 Cresswell parish, 2 May [?sic] 1870
/10 Longhorsley parish, 2 June 1870
/11 Mitford parish, 2 June 1870
/12 Widdrington parish, 31 May 1870
/13 Bolam parish, 31 May 1870
/14 Netherwitton chapelry, [May-June] 1870

1 folder, 84pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/26   30 May 1870 & 1 June 1870
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Hexham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hexham parish, 1 June 1870
/2 Whitley Chapel, 1 June 1870
/3 St Oswald in Lee parish, 1 June 1870 (alias Bingfield St Oswald Wall parish)
/4 Bingfield St Mary chapelry, 30 May 1870 & 1 June 1870 (The date of the return has been emended)
/5 Whitfield parish, 1 June 1870
/6 Kirkhaugh parish, 1 June 1870
/7 Haltwhistle parish, 1 June 1870
/8 Warden parish, 1 June 1870
/9 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 1 June 1870
/10 Garrigill chapelry, [June] 1870 (Annotated: 'Ralph [F]enwick brings in these articles as incoming churchwarden but declines to be admitted')

1 folder, 60pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/27   30 May 1870-2 June 1870
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Felton parish, 2 June 1870
/2 Longframlington chapelry, 2 June 1870 (alias Framlington chapelry)
/3 Shilbottle parish, 2 June 1870
/4 Warkworth parish, 30 May 1870 & 2 June 1870 (The return is accompanied by a letter from ?A.J. Myrtle of Togstun Hall, Acklington, at Harrogate, addressed to Mr T[homas] Henderson [churchwarden] at Warkworth, certifying that Edward ?Spirn, esquire is unable to attend the visitation at Alnwick, May 1870)
/5 Acklington parish, 2 June 1870
/6 Chevington parish, [June] 1870
/7 Edlingham parish, 1 June 1870 & 2 June 1870 (The date of the return has been emended)
/8 Alnwick St Michael parish, 2 June 1870
/9 Alnwick St Paul parish, 2 June 1870
/10 South Charlton parish, 2 June 1870
/11 Howick parish, 2 June 1870
/12 Longhoughton parish, 2 June 1870
/13 Embleton parish, 2 June 1870
/14 Rennington parish, 2 June 1870

1 folder, 84pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/28   31 May 1870-2 June 1870
Folder containing four sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Rothbury deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Elsdon parish, 31 May 1870
/2 Rothbury parish, 2 June 1870
/3 Whittingham parish, 2 June 1870
/4 Alwinton and Holystone parish, [June] 1870 (Annotated with details to the effect the churchwardens are not in a position to pay any fees or attend the visitation, and endorsed with two Penny Red postage stamps)

1 folder, 24pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/29   2 June 1870-19 July 1870
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Ilderton parish, 2 June 1870
/2 Chillingham parish, 2 June 1870
/3 Eglingham parish, 2 June 1870
/4 Old Berwick Chapel of the Holy Trinity chapelry, 6 June 1870 & 21 June 1870
/5 Chatton parish, 4 [June] 1870
/6 Bamburgh parish, 19 July 1870
/7 Lucker chapelry, 2 June 1870
/8 Kirknewton parish, 4 June 1870
/9 Doddington parish, 4 June 1870
/10 Wooler parish, 4 June 1870
/11 Belford parish, 4 June 1870

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/30   4 June 1870-13 July 1870
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Norham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Branxton parish, 4 June 1870
/2 Norham parish, 4 June 1870
/3 Ford parish, 4 June 1870
/4 Carham parish, 4 June 1870
/5 Holy Island parish, 4 June 1870
/6 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 4 June 1870
/7 Berwick-upon-Tweed St Mary parish, 4 June 1870
/8 Lowick parish, 4 June 1870 (Article unanswered)
/9 Tweedmouth parish, 4 June 1870
/10 Scremerston parish, 13 July 1870 (Endorsed: 'no declaration')
/11 Cornhill parish, 27 June 1870

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/31   September 1870
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to clergy to appear at the visitation
/1 Complete set of printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, at Durham diocesan registry to the ministers and curates of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 6 and 13 1870. Each version of the summons includes an invitation to dinner and request for the names and degrees of curates to be passed on to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar. September 1870
/2 Ten printed summonses as in 1870/31/1, two each for the visitations at Durham, Auckland Castle, Newcastle, Hexham and Alnwick, but not including copies of the Berwick-upon-Tweed notice. September 1870
/3 Four wrappers from the summonses in 1870/31/2. [September] 1870

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/32   6 October 1870-13 October 1870
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries, signed by John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and notary public.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, listing names of the clergy for each parish, with pencil emendations.
1 volume, 56ff. (ff.33-56 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/33   1870 & 28 May 1870-24 December 1870
Numbered list of parishes where fees had been paid for Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries, entitled `List of fees payable by the respective parishes'.
The list is in tabular form, arranged by visitation centre and deanery.
1 item, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/34   1870 & 28 May 1870-8 April 1871
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees and procurations for numbered parishes and chapelries (names filled in) in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries.
The receipt book is arranged by visitation centre and deanery, and contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, unused receipts and loose receipts clipped in place.
1 volume, 380ff. (ff.341-375 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/35   28 May 1870-1 June 1871
Folder containing eleven items relating to visitation fees, procurations and expenses
/6 Account of fees received at each visitation centre, with a summary of totals received at the 1870 episcopal visitation. The account is in tabular form, arranged according to visitation centre attended and call, with parishes and chapelries numbered as in 1870/33. 28 May 1870-4 June 1870
/7 Account of fees received after the visitation. The account is in tabular form, with amounts received divided into parish fees and procurations. 1870 & 23 November 1870-30 November 1870
/8 List of parishes for which no procurations had been paid. The list is in tabular form, arranged according to call and giving the name of the parish, the amount of procurations unpaid and (in some cases) when paid. 1870 & 5 October 1870
/9 List of `Defaulting Parishes' for which no visitation fees had been paid. The account is in tabular form, arranged according to call, with parishes and chapelries numbered as in 1870/33. 12 September 1870-24 December 1870
/10 Eight identical copies of a printed circular from the Durham diocesan registry to the clergy, requesting payment of procurations (amounts to be filled in), with wrapper. The wrapper for the circulars reads, `Clergy Vis[itati]on 1870 Remainder of Circulars - sent to Clergy asking payment of Procuration fees'. 29 October 1870
/11 Credit and debit account between John Booth [jnr], Durham deputy diocesan registrar and the bishop of Durham, for expenses incurred durng the visitation balanced with procurations, with a list of procurations unpaid up to the time of sending the to the bishop. The visitation account is annotated: `Copy sent to Bishop 8/11/70'. 8 November 1870-1 June 1871

1 folder, 39ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1870/36   25 November 1870-26 November 1870
Folder containing four draft relaxations of the inhibitions suspending inferior jurisdictions, from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland Lindisfarne.
Each of the draft relaxations is endorsed: `Original handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Lindisfarne archdeacon's registrar] 26/11/70'
/1 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Bland], official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 25 November 1870-26 November 1870
/2 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Edward Prest], archdeacon of Durham. 25 November 1870-26 November 1870
/3 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Bland], archdeacon of Northumberland. 25 November 1870-26 November 1870
/4 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Hans Hamilton], archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 25 November 1870-26 November 1870

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874   26 November 1870-26 September 1878
Records relating to an ordinary visitation of churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor, June 1874 together with an ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese, held by Charles Baring, bishop Durham, September 1874
2.5 standard boxes, 41 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/1   9 April 1874-16 April 1874 & 1878
Folder containing four draft inhibitions from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, suspending their various for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, dated 13 April 1874.
/1 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 9 April 1874-16 April 1874
/2 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Edward Prest, archdeacon of Durham, 13 April 1874, with pencil emendations for 1878 visitation. 9 April 1874-16 April 1874
/3 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, archdeacon of Northumberland, 13 April 1874, with pencil emendations for 1878 visitation. 9 April 1874-16 April 1874 & 1878
/4 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Hans Hamilton, archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 9 April 1874-16 April 1874

1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/2   May 1874 & 1878
Folder containing four items relating to summonses to churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of Durham to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. The process general is endorsed, `Engrossed 17/4/74' and initialled C[harles] B[aring], bishop of Durham. 18 May 1870
/2 Sealed process general from Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of Durham to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. Emended for use in the 1878 ordinary visitation held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham. 18 May 1874 & 1878
/3 Twelve printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, at Durham, to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 6 June and 19 June 1874, with a different of the summons for each of the six visitation centres. The summons includes instructions to old and new churchwardens in respect of presentments arising from the articles of enquiry and attendance at the visitation, and a note of fees required to be paid. May 1874
/4 Six wrappers, one for each version of summons in 1874/2/3, originally used by G[eorge] Proctor, printer, to send the summonses to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar. [May] 1874

1 folder
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/3   1874
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1874 ordinary visitation of churchwardens of the diocese held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual of the diocese of Durham, and a wrapper from the articles.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments (with permission to attend whichever visitation centre is most convenient) and the times and places of visitation.
1 folder, 18pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/4   6 June 1874-19 June 1874 & 1878
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland, signed by John Booth jnr, notary public and Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens (lists incomplete) are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, with parishes and chapelries numbered throughout the volume.
1 volume, 56ff. (ff.28-56 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/5   1874
Folder containing ten printed churchwardens' declarations, all blank
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/6   6 June 1874-30 June 1874
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Sunderland St John, Durham St Mary-le-Bow, Low Ford (alias South Hylton), Burnmoor and Cassop cum Quarrington in Easington deanery, completed by the and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Burnmoor.
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/7   5 June 1874-22 August 1874
Folder containing five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Whickham, Gateshead St Mary, Lanchester and Durham St Margaret in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Lanchester parish.
1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/8   25 April 1874-1 October 1874
Folder containing five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Darlington Holy Trinity, Stanhope, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Wolsingham and Brancepeth in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1874/4
1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/9   8 July 1874-3 August 1874
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Stockton Holy Trinity and Middleton St George in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1874/4 and with directions to return them to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar at the Durham Diocesan Registry
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/10   19 June 1874 & 25 August 1874
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for [unidentified] parishes in Northumberland, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed
1 folder, 2ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/11   15 May 1874-8 July 1874
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew, Ponteland, Gosforth, Newburn, Longbenton and Wallsend in Newcastle deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1874/4
1 folder, 6ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/12   6 July 1874 & 8 July 1874
Folder containing one printed churchwardens' declaration for the parish of Blanchland in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declaration is annotated with numbers as allocated in 1874/4
1 folder, 1f.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/13   18 June 1874
Folder containing one printed churchwardens' declaration for the parish of Cresswell in Morpeth deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declaration is annotated with numbers as allocated in 1874/4
1 folder, 1f.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/14   19 June 1874-25 July 1874
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Eglingham, Bamburh and Kirknewton in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declaration is annotated with numbers as allocated in 1874/4
1 folder, 3ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/15   17 June 1874-4 July 1874
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Hexham and Allendale in Hexham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Hexham parish.
1 folder, 3ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/16   6 June 1874-1 July 1874
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Bishopwearmouth parish, 16 June 1874 (Articles unanswered)
/2 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 6 June 1874
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 16 June 1874
/4 Penshaw parish, 16 June 1874
/5 West Rainton parish, 6 June 1874
/6 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 6 June 1874
/7 Seaham Harbour parish, 16 June 1874
/8 Sunderland parish, 6.1874-1 July 1874 (Declaration crossed through)
/9 Durham St Nicholas parish, 6 June 1874 (The articles are annotated 'Information as to Reg[iste]rs wanting', and a list of the volumes of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parish from 1540 to 1872, with a note signed by the parish clerk stating that they are all in good is attached)
/10 Durham St Giles parish, 6 June 1874 (Articles relating to the fabric of the church and its contents have been answered collectively with a note stating that the church was undergoing restoration)
/11 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 6 June 1874
/12 Hendon St Paul parish, 6 June 1874 (Endorsed with lists of volumes of registers of baptism from 1852 to 1873 and registers of marriages from 1854 to 1874)
/13 Burnmoor parish, [June] 1874
/14 East Rainton parish, 6 June 1874 (Endorsed with details of the number of volumes of parish registers)
/15 Lyons parish, 6 June 1874
/16 Cassop cum Quarrington parish, 6 June 1874

1 folder, 96pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/17   5 June 1874-9 November 1874
Folder containing 28 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Boldon parish, 20 July 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1573 to 1838)
/2 Ryton parish, 16 June 1874 (Endorsed with lists of volumes of parish registers from 1581 to [1874])
/3 Benfieldside parish, 16 June 1874
/4 Gateshead Christ Church Bensham parish, 16 June 1874 (The name of the parish is given as Chapel of Ease of Christ Church in St Mary's, Gateshead)
/5 Chester-le-Street parish, 16 June 1874 (Attached to the articles is a list of volumes of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1582 to 1874)
/6 Pelton parish, 6 June 1874 (Annotated: 'Information as to Parish Reg[iste]rs wanting')
/7 Satley parish, 6 June 1874 (Annotated, 'Information as to Reg[iste]rs wanted' (scored through), and endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers, 1797 to 1874)
/8 Collierley parish, 6 June 1874 (Annotated: 'Information as to Reg[iste]rs wanting')
/9 Esh parish, 6 June 1874 (Annotated: 'No information as to Reg[iste]rs wanting')
/10 Ebchester parish, 6 June 1874 (Endorsed with lists of volumes of parish registers from 1620 to 1874)
/11 Medomsley parish, 6 June 1874
/12 Heworth parish, 16 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1698 to 1874)
/13 Heworth St Alban parish, 16 June 1874 (alias St Albans Windy Nook parish)
Articles unanswered
/14 Witton Gilbert parish, 6 June 1874
/15 South Shields St Stephen parish, 6 June 1874 (A list of volumes of parish registers from 1846 to 1874 is attached at p.5)
/16 Durham St Oswald parish, 6 June 1874 (Annotated: 'Information as to Parish Reg[iste]rs wanted')
/17 Monkwearmouth St Peter parish, 5 June 1874 (Endorsed with lists of volumes of parish registers from 1720 to [1874])
/18 Southwick parish, 6 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1844 to [1874])
/19 Hunstanworth parish, 17 June 1874
/20 Consett parish, 17 June 1874
/21 Gateshead St James parish, 16 June 1874
/22 Gateshead St Edmund parish, 16 June 1874
/23 Holmside parish, 6 June 1874 (Annotated: 'Information as to the Registers wanting')
/24 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 20 June 1874 (First return for the parish, answering all articles except with regard to the parish registers (see item 1874/17/25))
/25 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 29 June 1874 (Second return for the parish, with articles unanswered except with regard to volumes of parish registers)
/26 Sacriston parish, 6 June 1874
/27 Westoe Chapel parish, 23 October 1874-9 November 1874 (alias Westoe South Shields parish)
/28 Leadgate parish, 17 June 1874

1 folder, 168pp. + 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/18   6 June 1874-3 August 1874
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, 8 June 1874
/2 Stanhope parish, 6 June 1874
/3 Haughton le Skerne parish, 8 June 1874 & 3 August 1874 (Accompanying the articles is a letter from John Robert Ord, churchwarden for Haughton le Skerne, at Haughton Hall, to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at Durham, which contains a list of volumes of parish registers from 1569 to 3 August 1874)
/4 Wolsingham parish, 8 June 1874 (A list of volumes of parish registers from 1655 to [1874] is attached to the articles at p.5)
/5 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham parish, 8 June 1874
/6 Crook parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1860 to [1874])
/7 Coniscliffe parish, 8 June 1874
/8 Aycliffe parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1737 to 1874)
/9 Heighington parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1559 to 1874)
/10 Coundon parish, 8 June 1874
/11 Escomb parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1545 to 1874)
/12 Shildon parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1834 to [1874])
/13 Etherley parish, 8 June 1874
/14 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 8 June 1874
/15 Darlington St Paul parish, 8 June 1874
/16 Westgate parish, 8 June 1874
/17 Willington parish, 8 June 1874
/18 New Shildon All Saints parish, 8 June 1874
/19 Frosterley parish, [June] 1874
/20 Tudhoe parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with details of the volumes of registers of births, deaths and marriages from 1866 to [1874])

1 folder, 120pp. + 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/19   6 June 1874-11 August 1874
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hartlepool St Hilda parish, 6 June 1874-2 July 1874 (The articles are annotated, 'Information as to Reg[iste]rs wanting', and are accompanied by a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1554 to 1874)
/2 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 11 August 1874
/3 West Hartlepool St James parish, 8 June 1874
/4 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, [June] 1874
/5 Norton parish, 8 June 1874
/6 Hurworth parish, 8 June 1874-19 June 1874 (The articles are accompanied by a list of volumes of parish registers from 1559 to 1874, with a covering letter)
/7 Billingham parish, 10 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1570 to 1874)
/8 Dinsdale parish, 8 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1556 to 1874)
/9 Middleton St George parish, 8 June 1874
/10 Sockburn parish, 8 June 1874
/11 Haverton Hill parish, [June] 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1866 to [1874])

1 folder, 66pp. + 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/20   1874
Envelope containing fragments of returns to the visitation articles [Northumberland]

Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/21   16 June 1874-17 July 1874
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 16 June 1874
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Paul High Elswick parish, 16 [June] 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1855 to 1874)
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne St Stephen parish, 16 June 1874
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, 16 June 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1843 to 1874)
/5 Christ Church Shieldfield parish, 16 June 1874
/6 Byker parish, 16 June 1874
/7 Jesmond parish, 16 June 1874
/8 Benwell St James chapelry, 16 June 1874
/9 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, [June] 1874-17 July 1874 (Includes two separate sheets containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1597 to 1874)
/10 Dinnington parish, 16 June 1874
/11 Gosforth parish, [June] 1874
/12 Newburn parish, [June] 1874 (Endorsed with details of volumes of parish registers from 1659 to [1874])
/13 Longbenton parish, 16 June 1874
/14 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 16 June 1874
/15 Tynemouth Holy Trinity parish, 16 June 1874
/16 Earsdon parish, 16 June 1874
/17 Seghill parish, 16 June 1874 (Endorsed with details of volumes of parish registers from 1846 to [1874])
/18 Bedlington parish, 16 June 1874
/19 Cambois chapelry, 16 June 1874-18 June 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing the declaration of one of the Cambois churchwardens)
/20 Choppington parish, 16 June 1874
/21 Stannington parish, 16 June 1874

1 folder, 126pp. + 4ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/22   16 June 1874-8 July 1874
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Stamfordham parish, 7 July 1874-8 July 1874 (Includes two separate sheets containing lists of volumes of parish registers from 1662 to 1874)
/2 Ovingham parish, 16 June 1874
/3 Mickley parish, 16 June 1874
/4 Corbridge parish, 17 June 1874-24 June 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing details of volumes of parish registers and a covering letter from the churchwarden for Corbridge parish to [John] Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, dated 24 June 1874)
/5 Bywell St Andrew with Riding Mill St James parish, 17 June 1874 (alias Bywell St Andrew with Riding Mill (alias Broomhaugh St James) parish)
Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1668 to 1874
/6 Bywell St Peter parish, 16 June 1874-17 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1663 to 1874)
/7 Blanchland parish, 17 June 1874
/8 Whittonstall chapelry, 16 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1754 to [1874])
/9 Corsenside parish, 17 June 1874
/10 Shotley parish, [June] 1874

1 folder, 60pp. + 4ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/23   17 June 1874-14 July 1874
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bellingham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Kirkwhelpington parish, 16 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1754 to 1874)
/2 Kirkharle parish, 16 June 1874
/3 Simonburn parish, 17 June 1874 & 13 July 1874 = 14 July 1874 (The articles are accompanied by a letter from P. Rogers, rector of Simonburn parish, to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, concerning the parish registers)
/4 Humshaugh chapelry, 17 June 1874
/5 Slaley parish, 17 June 1874
/6 Birtley St Giles parish, 17 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1728 to [1874])
/7 Falstone parish, 17 June 1874
/8 Bellingham parish, 17 June 1874
/9 Chollerton parish, 17 June 1874
/10 Wark parish, 17 June 1874

1 folder, 60pp. + 2ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/24   16 June 1874-18 August 1874
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Morpeth parish, 16 June 1874
/2 Ulgham chapelry, 16 June 1874
/3 Hartburn parish, 18 June 1874 & 22 August 1874 = 28 August 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1678 to 1874)
/4 Bothal with Sheepwash parish, 18 June 1874
/5 Hebburn parish, 18 June 1874
/6 Whalton parish, [?18 June] 1874
/7 Woodhorn parish, [?18 June] 1874
/8 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 16 June 1874
/9 Cresswell parish, 16 June 1874 & 30 June 1874
/10 Longhorsley parish, 18 June 1874
/11 Mitford parish, 16 June 1874
/12 Widdrington parish, 18 June 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing information about volumes of parish registers from 1698)
/13 Bolam parish, 16 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1663 to [1874])

1 folder, 78pp. + 2ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/25   15 June 1874-19 June 1874
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Felton parish, 18 June 1874
/2 Longframlington chapelry, 18 June 1874
/3 Brinkburn chapelry, 15 June 1874 (Endorsed: 'Form of prayer')
/4 Shilbottle parish, 19 June 1874
/5 Amble St Cuthbert parish, 6.1874 (alias Amble parish)
/6 Acklington parish, 18 June 1874
/7 Chevington parish, 6.1874
/8 Lesbury parish (alias Lesbury with Alnmouth parish), 18 June 1874
/9 Edlingham parish, 18 June 1874 (alias Edlingham with Bolton parish)
/10 Alnwick St Michael parish, 18 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from ?1646 to [1874])
/11 Alnwick St Paul parish, 18 June 1874
/12 Howick parish, 18 June 1874
/13 Longhoughton parish, 18 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1646 to 1874)
/14 Embleton parish, 18 June 1874

1 folder, 84pp.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/26   17 June 1874-24 June 1874
Folder containing four sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Rothbury deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Elsdon parish, 17 June 1874-24 June 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1672 to 1874, and an additional unidentified fragment)
/2 Rothbury parish, 18 June 1874 (A separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1653 to 1874 is attached at p.6)
/3 Whittingham parish, 18 June 1874 (A separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1659 to 1874 is attached at p.6)
/4 Alwinton and Holystone parish, 6.1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1720 to 1874)

1 folder, 24pp. + 4ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/27   18 June 1874-25 July 1874
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Ilderton parish, 18 June 1874
/2 Eglingham parish, 18 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1614 to 1874)
/3 Bamburgh parish, 6.1874
/4 Lucker chapelry, 19 June 1874
/5 North Sunderland parish, 18 June 1874-30 June 1874 (Includes a separate letter of 25 June 1874, containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1833)
/6 Kirknewton parish, 6.1874-25 July 1874 (Includes a separate letter of July 1874, containing details of volumes of parish registers from 1789)
/7 Wooler parish, 19 June 1874
/8 Belford parish, 20 June 1874 & 6.1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers)

1 folder, 48pp. + 4ff.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/28   June 1874
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Norham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Branxton parish, 6.1874
/2 Norham parish, 6.1874
/3 Ford parish, 6.1874 (Includes a separate letter containing details of volumes of parish registers)
/4 Holy Island parish, 6.1874
/5 Lowick parish, 6.1874
/6 Tweedmouth parish, 6.1874
/7 Spittal St John the Evangelist parish, 6.1874
/8 Duddo parish, 6.1874

1 folder, 48pp. + 1f.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/29   17 June 1874-29 June 1874
Folder containing nine sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Hexham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hexham parish, 17 June 1874
/2 Whitley Chapel, 17 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1764 to [1874])
/3 St John Lee parish, 17 June 1874
/4 St Oswald in Lee parish, 17 June 1874
/5 Knarsdale parish, 29 June 1874 & 6.1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1695 to [1874])
/6 Warden parish, 17 June 1874 (Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1695 to 1874)
/7 Alston parish, 17 June 1874 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1706 to [1874])
/8 Garrigill chapelry, 17 June 1874
/9 Nenthead chapelry, 17 June 1874

1 folder, 54pp. + 1f.
Not to be produced until repaired
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/30   24 August 1874 & August 1874
Folder containing four items relating to summonses to clergy to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the clergy of the diocese of Durham to the bishop's forthcoming ordinary visitation. 1874
/2 Sealed process general from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to Robert Berkley, apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the clergy of the diocese of Durham to the bishop's forthcoming ordinary visitation. 24 August 1874
/3 Twelve printed summonses from Robert Berkley, apparitor general, at Durham, to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 14 September and 19 September 1874, a different version of the summons for each of the six visitation centres. The summons includes an invitation to luncheon at various locations. August 1874
/4 Six wrappers, one for each version of summons in 1874/30/3. [August] 1874

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/31   2 September 1874
Folder containing five copies of a printed circular from John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar notifying the clergy of changes to the times of visitations at Alnwick and Berwick, and a wrapper from the circular, annotated `Circulars to of Berwick Call of alteration in day'.
Items 1874/31/1-2 contain manuscript emendations to the new date of the Alnwick visitation
1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/32   14 September 1874-19 September 1874
Paper-covered volume, a draft clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham and Northumberland and signed by John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, listing names of the clergy for each parish, with pencil emendations.
1 volume, 58ff. (ff.35-58 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/33   14 September 1874-19 September 1874 & 20 September 1878-26 September 1878
Similar paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing names as in 1874/33, arranged in the same way.
The volume contains extensive pencil emendations, including for use in the 1878 ordinary visitation of Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, and names are annotated as before.
1 volume, 61ff. (ff.36-61 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/34   11 May 1874-5 April 1875
Folder containing sixteen letters, mainly from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham and John Cundill, spiritual vice-chancellor to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, concerning arrangements for the 1874 ordinary episcopal visitation of churchwardens and clergy of the diocese of Durham, also including a printed circular from the bishop to the clergy (1874/34/7, pt2) and a list of changes among the clergy (1874/34/12, pts2-3)
/1 Letter from John Cundill, spiritual vice-chancellor of the diocese of Durham at 16 Tavistock Road, Westbourne Park, London W[est], to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar concerning times and places for the ordinary visitation of the of the diocese of Durham, to held by Thomas Emerson Headlam, spiritual chancellor of the diocese, and notices required to be sent to churchwardens in respect of the visitations. Visitations at Durham and Darlington are to be held by the chancellor himself and those at Newcastle, Hexham, Alnwick and Berwick on Tweed by the vice-chancellor. 16 May 1874-18 May 1874
/2 Second letter from John Cundill, spiritual vice-chancellor of the diocese of Durham at 16 Tavistock Road, Westbourne Park, London W[est], to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, repeating the particulars of the visitation as set out in and asking the latter to contact the dean of the dean and chapter of Durham with regard to the location for the Durham visitation. 18 May 1874
/3 Letter from [William Charles Lake, dean], at the Dean and Chapter Office, The College, Durham, to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, complying with the latter's request that the ecclesiastical court for the Durham visitation be held Galilee. 30 May 1874
/4 Letter from Thomas Edwin Hodgson, vicar of Darlington St Cuthbert, at The Vicarage, Darlington, to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar], confirming that everything will be ready for the spiritual chancellor's visitation of the at Darlington on 8 June 1874. 30 May 1874 & 1 June 1874
/5 Letter from Canon Henry Christopher Barker, rural dean of Hexham deanery and rector of Hexham parish, at Hexham House, Hexham, to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, confirming that everything will be ready for the spiritual visitation of the churchwardens at Hexham on 17 June 1874. Annotated: `ans[were]d 9/6/74'. 8 June 1874-9 June 1874
/6 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, at Oakwood, Chichester, to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] concerning the bishop being unable to attend his visitation of the clergy of the diocese of Durham to deliver a charge, and dates in September when the visitation might be held, with the spiritual chancellor present instead. 23 July 1874 & 25 July 1874
/7 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, at Oakwood, Chichester, to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] concerning arrangements for visitation dinners, dates of the Durham and Auckland visitations and collection of fees, and a printed circular from the bishop to his clergy excusing himself from delivering a charge at the visitation on account of recent illness and stating the subjects for discussion at the visitation. 10 August 1874-18 August 1874
/8 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, at Harrogate, to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] concerning new arrangements for the visitation dinner at Newcastle. Annotated: `The printer has not let me have the notices yet, so the hour can be altered to 1.'. 20 August 1874-21 August 1874
/9 Letter from Abraham Gooderham, curate and clerk in holy orders at Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] confirming that everything will be ready for the bishop's visitation of the clergy at Newcastle 16 September 1874. 27 August 1874-28 August 1874
/10 Letter from John Robson, parish clerk, Hexham parish, at Back Street, Hexham to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] confirming that everything will be ready for the bishop's visitation of the clergy at Hexham on 19 September 1874. 28 August 1874-29 August 1874
/11 Letter from R. Thompson, parish clerk, Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, at Berwick to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar confirming that everything will be ready for the bishop's visitation of the clergy at Berwick on 18 September 1874. 28 August 1874-29 August 1874
/12 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, at Harrogate to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] enclosing two separate sheets containing a list of changes to the clergy since the issue of the 1874 Durham Diocesan Calendar. The bishop also asks John Booth to contact the vicar of Berwick upon Tweed in connection with numbers for dinner, and obtain accounts from the various landlords serving dinner when the visitation is over. 28 August 1874-31 August 1874
/13 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, at Harrogate to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] containing a list of names of clergymen who have asked the bishop's permission to be absent from his visitation and received his consent. Additional names have been added in blue pencil and all names ticked. 11 September 1874-12 September 1874
/14 Letter from John Bolton Lee, secretary to the bishop of Durham, at 2 Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW, to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, requesting the issue of relaxations to the inhibitions of the juridictions of the on behalf of the bishop. 6 October 1874-8 October 1874
/15 Letter from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, at Auckland Palace, Bishop Auckland to [John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar] concerning visitation expenses, consecration of the burial ground at Darlington and of Hylton, Lucker and churches ([?Vincent William] Ryan, bishop [?of the Mauritius] is also mentioned) and the conveyance of Hebburn church. 14 October 1874-15 October 1874
/16 Letter from R.G. Raper at the bishop's registry, Chichester, to Robert A[nthony] Burrell, [archdeacons' registrar], requesting copies of the articles of enquiry issued to the churchwardens and clergy of the diocese of Durham in the 1874 ordinary of Charles Baring, bishop of Durham. 5 April 1875

1 folder, 35ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/35   1 May 1874-9 November 1874
Folder containing a series of 36 letters (including two enclosures) and one telegram concerning the visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham, June 1874, and a wrapper from the letters.
Letters are mainly from incumbents / churchwardens of parishes in the diocese and Robert Berkley, apparitor general, addressed (or passed) to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar. The majority relate to the return of articles, or fees, churchwardens' non-attendance at the visitation or appointment of churchwardens, although there are several of particular note:
1 folder, 67ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/36   11 October 1873-29 September 1874
Folder containing a series of 200 letters (including three enclosures), three postcards and two receipts concerning the visitation of the clergy of the diocese of Durham, September 1874, and a wrapper from the letters.
Letters are mainly from incumbents of parishes in the diocese to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and Robert Berkley, apparitor general. The majority relate to names of curates, the return of receipts for insurance premiums on etc, and excuses for non-attendance, although there are several of particular note:
1 folder, 377ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/37   1874 & 5 June 1874-9 November 1874
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees for numbered parishes and chapelries (names filled in) in Durham.
The receipt book is arranged by visitation centre and deanery, and contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 213ff. (ff.192-213 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/38   1874 & 14 May 1874-23 July 1874
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees for numbered parishes and chapelries (names filled in) in Northumberland.
The receipt book is arranged by visitation centre and deanery, and contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, and unused receipts still in place.
1 volume, 210ff. (ff.159-210 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/39   6 June 1874-10 November 1874
Folder containing four items relating to parish fees collected at and following the churchwardens' visitation, June 1874
/3 List of parish fees paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland, showing whether fees were paid and when. The list is in tabular form, with parishes numbered as in 1874/4 (arranged by visitation centre and deanery). 6 June 1874-10 November 1874 & 1874
/4 Similar list of parish fees paid up to September 1874, including amounts received (totals for each page, carried forward to calculate the grand total), and an additional list of fees paid after 1 October 1874. Parishes are numbered as in 1874/4 (arranged by visitation centre and deanery). [September-October] 1874

1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/40   22 September 1874-11 October 1874
Folder containing six receipted vouchers (five with printed headings) for visitation dinners and drinks from various establishments in Durham and Northumberland.
All vouchers are signed and contain one penny Inland Revenue stamps
1 volume, 210ff. (ff.159-210 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1874/41   26 November 1870 & 19 October 1874-21 October 1874
Folder containing four draft relaxations of the inhibitions suspending inferior jurisdictions, from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland Lindisfarne.
The relaxations are additional copies of the draft relaxations used in the 1870 ordinary visitation of the diocese of Durham held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham (see 1870/36/1-4), emended for use in the 1874 visitation.
/1 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Bland], official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 26 November 1870 & 19 October 1874-21 October 1874
/2 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Edward Prest], archdeacon of Durham. 26 November 1870 & 19 October 1874-21 October 1874
/3 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Bland], archdeacon of Northumberland. 26 November 1870 & 19 October 1874-21 October 1874
/4 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Hans Hamilton], archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 26 November 1870 & 19 October 1874-21 October 1874

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878   14 March 1878-16 May 1879 & 1882
Records relating to an ordinary visitation of churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Hugh Cowie, spiritual chancellor, June 1878 together with an ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese, held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, 1878
2 standard boxes, 40 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/1   14 March 1878-25 March 1878 & 1882
Folder containing four draft inhibitions from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, suspending their various for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, dated 20 March 1878.
All four drafts contain pencil emendation for use in the 1882 primary visitation of Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham.
/1 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 14 March 1878-25 March 1878 & 1882
/2 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Edward Prest, archdeacon of Durham. 14 March 1878-25 March 1878 & 1882
/3 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Bland, archdeacon of Northumberland. 14 March 1878-25 March 1878 & 1882
/4 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Hans Hamilton, archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 14 March 1878-25 March 1878 & 1882

1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/2   March 1878-May 1878
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Hugh Cowie, spiritual chancellor of Durham to John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. The process general is endorsed, `Engrossed 14/3/78' and initialled [P.J.H.]. March 1878 & 14 March 1878
/2 Thirteen printed summonses from John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general and Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at Durham to the churchwardens of Kirkwhelpinton and other [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified centres between 8 June and 17 June 1878, with a different version of the summons for each of the six visitation centres. The summons includes instructions to old and new churchwardens in respect of presentments arising from the articles of enquiry and attendance at the visitation, and a note of fees required to be paid. May 1878
/3 Six wrappers, one for each version of summons in 1878/2/3, originally used to send the summonses to John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general and Durham deputy diocesan registrar. [May] 1878

1 folder, 21ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/3   1878
Folder containing six sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1878 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, and a wrapper from the articles.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments (with permission to attend whichever visitation centre is most convenient) and the times and places of visitation.
1 folder, 36pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/3A   1878
The clergy call book (previously retained within Bishop's Office)
1 volume
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/167
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/4   26 April 1878-13 July 1878
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland, with various other documents fixed inside (see below).
Parishes are arranged alphabetically under each the visitation centre at which their churchwardens (lists incomplete) appeared and numbered throughout the volume.
1 volume, 73ff. (ff.41-73 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham (f.3)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/5   1 July 1878
Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Cassop cum Quarrington parish in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declaration is annotated with the number allocated to the parish in 1878/4
1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/6   8 June 1878-9 August 1878
Folder containing seven printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes / chapelries of Boldon, Whickham, Ryton, Chester-le-Street, Pelton, Collierley and Durham St Margaret in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1878/4
7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/7   17 June 1878
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for Towland and Denton parishes in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1878/4
2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/8   9 July 1878
Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Stockton on Tees St Paul parish in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declaration is annotated with the number allocated to the parish in 1878/4
1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/9   20 June 1878-22 July 1878
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for Longbenton, Tynemouth and Tynemouth Priory parishes in Newcastle deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are endorsed with numbers as allocated in 1878/4
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/10   12 June 1878-5 July 1878
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for Bywell St Peter and Corsenside parishes in Corbridge deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The Corsenside declaration is annotated with the number allocated to the parish in 1878/4
2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/11   12 June 1878-27 July 1878
Folder containing two printed churchwardens' declarations for Kirkharle and Falstone parishes in Bellingham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declarations are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1878/4
2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/12   9 July 1878-13 December 1878
Folder containing four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes / chapelries of Meldon, Bothal with Sheepwash, and Mitford in Morpeth deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Mitford.
4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/13   14 June 1878-28 October 1878
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes / chapelries of Bamburgh, Kirknewton and Belford in Bamburgh deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
Items 1878/13/1 and 1878/13/2 are annotated and endorsed respectively with numbers as allocated in 1878/4
3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/14   14 June 1878
Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Norham parish in Norham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
The declaration is annotated with the number allocated to the parish in 1878/4
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/15   12 June 1878-31 August 1878
Folder containing three printed churchwardens' declaration for the parishes / chapelries of Hexham, and Allenheads St Peter in Hexham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.
There are two declarations for Hexham parish.
3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/16   25 May 1878-10 July 1878
Folder containing 26 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Bishopwearmouth parish, 12 June 1878
/2 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 25 May 1878
/3 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 8 June 1878
/4 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 8 June 1878 (The return includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1563 to 1878)
/5 Penshaw parish, 11 June 1878
/6 Seaham Harbour parish, 11 June 1878
/7 Ryhope parish, [June] 1878
/8 Sunderland parish, 11 June 1878
/9 Sunderland St John parish, 11 June 1878
/10 Kelloe parish, 8 June 1878
/11 Durham St Nicholas parish, 8 June 1878
/12 Durham St Giles parish, 8 June 1878
/13 Belmont parish, 10 July 1878
/14 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 8 June 1878
/15 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 8 June 1878
/16 South Hylton parish, 11 June 1878 (alias Low Ford alias South Hylton Ferry parish)
The churchwardens state that the church burned down 9 March 1878
/17 Bishopwearmouth St Peter parish, 12 June 1878
/18 Hendon St Paul parish, 8 June 1878
/19 Herrington St Cuthbert parish, 8 June 1878 (alias St Cuthbert West Herrington with Newbottle parish)
/20 Burnmoor parish, 8 June 1878
/21 Chilton Moor parish, 11 June 1878
/22 Lyons parish, 8 June 1878
/23 Cassop cum Quarrington parish, [June] 1878 (Declaration not filled in)
/24 Coxhoe parish, 7 June 1878 : date received at diocesan registry (Declaration not filled in.)
/25 Sherburn parish, 8 June 1878 : date received at diocesan registry (Declaration not filled in.)
/26 Bishopwearmouth Christ Church parish, 7 June 1878

1 folder, 156pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/17   29 May 1878-21 December 1878
Folder containing 39 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Dunston Christ Church parish, 20 July 1878
/2 Marley Hill St Cuthbert parish, 8 June 1878
/3 Burnopfield parish, 11 June 1878
/4 Beamish parish, 8 June 1878
/5 South Shields St Mark parish, 11 June 1878
/6 Washington parish, 12.1878
/7 Boldon parish, 17 June 1878 (Endorsed: 'fees not paid')
/8 Stella St Cuthbert parish, [June] 1878 (Annotated: 'Mr Thomas ?Fourth declined to take the decl[arati]on of office, [initialled] J[ohn] B[ooth])
/9 Ryton parish, 11 June 1878
/10 Winlaton parish, 17 June 1878
/11 Benfieldside parish, [June] 1878
/12 Gateshead Christ Church Bensham parish, 11 June 1878 (alias Gateshead Christ Church parish)
/13 Chester-le-Street parish, 8 June 1878
/14 Pelton parish, 8 June 1878
/15 Birtley St Giles parish, 11 June 1878
/16 Whitburn parish, 11 June 1878
/17 Lanchester parish, 8 June 1878
/18 Satley parish, 1 June 1878
/19 Collierley parish, [June] 1878
/20 Esh parish, 8 June 1878
/21 Ebchester parish, 11 June 1878
/22 Medomsley parish, 8 June 1878
/23 Heworth parish, 11 June 1878
/24 Lamesley parish, 8 June 1878
/25 South Shields St Hilda parish, 8 June 1878
/26 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 25 June 1878
/27 South Shields St Stephen parish, 8 June 1878
/28 Monkwearmouth parish, 8 June 1878
/29 Hunstanworth parish, 12 June 1878
/30 Consett parish, 17 June 1878
/31 Gateshead St James parish, 11 June 1878
/32 Gateshead Holy Trinity parish, 11 June 1878
/33 Gateshead St Edmund parish, 11 June 1878
/34 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 8 June 1878
/35 Leadgate parish, 17 June 1878
/36 South Shields St Mary parish, [July] 1878
/37 Gateshead St Helen parish, 11 June 1878
/38 Castletown parish, [June] 1878
/39 South Shields St Simon parish, 29 May 1878 (The articles contain only a note from the incumbent, stating that the new district of South Shields St Simon has no ecclesiastical property as yet, therefore no churchwardens)

1 folder, 234pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/18   27 May 1878-4 July 1878
Folder containing 31 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of with the exception of 1878/18/20.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 13 June 1878
/2 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, [June] 1878
/3 Stanhope parish, 11 June 1878
/4 Haughton le Skerne parish, 17 June 1878
/5 Piercebridge parish, [June] 1878 (Endorsed: 'no application for admission')
/6 Wolsingham parish, 17 June 1878
/7 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham parish, 17 June 1878 (alias Thornley parish)
/8 Cockfield parish, 17 June 1878
/9 Staindrop parish, 17 June 1878
/10 Ingleton parish, 7.1878 (Endorsed with a note from the churchwarden explaining his inability to pay fees due at the visitation)
/11 Aycliffe parish, 17 June 1878
/12 Byers Green parish, 17 June 1878
/13 Coundon parish, 17 June 1878
/14 Escomb parish, 17 June 1878
/15 Shildon parish, 17 June 1878
/16 Auckland St Helen parish, 17 June 1878
/17 Merrington parish, 8 June 1878 (Articles unanswered.)
Annotated: 'The outgoing churchwarden R Dawson is dead - no other ch[ur]chw[arde]n'
/18 Witton-le-Wear parish, [June] 1878 (Endorsed: 'no application for admission')
/19 Whitworth parish, 4 June 1878 (The articles have been answered by the vicar of Whitworth, who explains at p.2 why there are no churchwardens for the parish)
/20 Denton parish, 31 May 1878 (The return consists of a separate sheet instead of a book of articles, on which the churchwardens state that there are no presentments for the parish)
/21 Etherley parish, 8 June 1878
/22 Darlington St Paul parish, 17 June 1878
/23 Westgate parish, [May[ 1878
/24 New Shildon All Saints parish, 17 June 1878
/25 Frosterley parish, [May] 1878
/26 Fir Tree parish, [June] 1878
/27 Tudhoe parish, 8 June 1878
/28 Auckland St Peter parish, 17 June 1878
/29 Stanley St Thomas parish, [June] 1878
/30 Eldon parish, 17 June 1878 (Articles unanswered.)
Annotated to the effect that a church was being built, the new district of Eldon having been made on 4 July 1877
/31 Brandon St John the Evangelist chapelry, 8 June 1878

1 folder, 180pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/19   8 June 1878-8 July 1878
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Sedgefield parish, [July] 1878
/2 Hart parish, [July] 1878
/3 Hartlepool parish, 11 June 1878
/4 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 17 June 1878
/5 Hartlepool St James parish, 11 June 1878 (alias West Hartlepool St James parish)
/6 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 17 June 1878
/7 Norton parish, 8 June 1878
/8 Hurworth parish, 17 June 1878
/9 Billingham parish, [July] 1878
/10 Stranton parish, 15 June 1878
/11 Dinsdale parish, 17 June 1878
/12 Middleton St George parish, 17 June 1878
/13 Sockburn parish, 17 June 1878
/14 Stockton-on-Tees St James parish, 3 July 1878
/15 Haverton Hill parish, 17 June 1878
/16 Stockton-on-Tees St John the Baptist parish, 25 June 1878
/17 Stockton-on-Tees St Peter parish, 17 June 1878

1 folder, 102pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/20   30 May 1878-12 August 1878
Folder containing 28 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas parish, 11 June 1878
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne St Paul High Elswick parish, 11 June 1878
/3 Newcastle upon Tyne St Stephen parish, 11 June 1878 (alias St Stephen Low Elswick parish)
/4 Newcastle upon Tyne St Philip parish, 11 June 1878 (alias St Philip High Elswick parish)
/5 Newcastle upon Tyne St Ann parish, 4 June 1878
/6 Newcastle upon Tyne Christ Church parish, 11 June 1878 (alias Shieldfield Christ Church parish)
/7 Byker parish, 11 June 1878
/8 Byker St Anthony parish, 6.1878
/9 Newcastle upon Tyne St John parish, 11 June 1878
/10 Jesmond parish, 11 June 1878
/11 Benwell St James chapelry, 11 June 1878
/12 Newcastle upon Tyne St Andrew parish, 11 June 1878
/13 Ponteland parish, 11 June 1878
/14 Dinnington parish, 11 June 1878
/15 Gosforth parish, 11 June 1878
/16 Longbenton parish, 27 July 1878
/17 Killingworth parish, 11 June 1878
/18 Walker [Christ Church] parish, 11 June 1878
/19 Cullercoats St Paul parish, 11 June 1878 (alias Cullercoats St Paul Tynemouth parish)
/20 North Shields St Peter parish, 11 June 1878 (alias North Shields St Peter (Low Town) parish)
/21 Earsdon parish, 11 June 1878
/22 Seghill parish, 11 June 1878
/23 Wallsend parish, 11 June 1878
/24 Willington St Mary the Virgin parish, 5.1878 (alias Willington-on-Tyne St Mary the Virgin parish)
/25 Bedlington parish, 11 June 1878
/26 Cambois St Peter chapelry, 11 June 1878 (alias Cambois St Peter West Sleekburn parish)
/27 Choppington parish, 11 June 1878
/28 Horton parish, 11 June 1878

1 folder, 168pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/21   10 June 1878-6 July 1878
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Corbridge deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Stamfordham parish, 11 June 1878
/2 Matfen parish, 11 June 1878
/3 Ovingham parish, 11 June 1878
/4 Mickley parish, 11 June 1878
/5 Corbridge parish, 12 June 1878
/6 Bywell St Peter parish, [July] 1878
/7 Newton Hall St James parish, 12 June 1878 (Articles unanswered)
/8 Healey St John the Evangelist parish, 12 June 1878
/9 Blanchland parish, 12 June 1878
/10 Corsenside parish, 11 June 1878
/11 Shotley parish, 10 June 1878

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/22   5 June 1878-18 June 1878
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bellingham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Kirkwhelpington parish, [June] 1878 (Articles unanswered and unsigned.)
Endorsed: 'no churchw[arden]s'
/2 Simonburn parish, 18 June 1878
/3 Humshaugh chapelry, 12 June 1878
/4 Slaley parish, 12 June 1878
/5 Birtley St Giles parish, 12 June 1878
/6 Thorneyburn parish, [June] 1878
/7 Falstone parish, [June] 1878
/8 Bellingham parish, 11 June 1878
/9 Chollerton parish, 12 June 1878
/10 Wark parish, 12 June 1878
/11 Greystead parish, [June] 1878 (The articles have been answered by the rector of the parish in the absence of any churchwardens, and are annotated with a post scriptum statement to this effect)

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/23   11 June 1878-18 July 1878
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Morpeth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Morpeth parish, 13 June 1878
/2 Ulgham parish, 11 June 1878
/3 Meldon parish, [July] 1878
/4 Hartburn parish, 20 June 1878
/5 Cambo parish, 11 June 1878
/6 Whalton parish, 11 June 1878
/7 Woodhorn parish, 13 June 1878
/8 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea chapelry, 11 June 1878
/9 Cresswell parish, 13 June 1878
/10 Longhorsley parish, 13 June 1878
/11 Mitford parish, [July] 1878
/12 Widdrington parish, 13 June 1878
/13 Bolam parish, 11 June 1878
/14 Netherwitton chapelry, 13 June 1878
/15 Longhirst St John parish, 13 June 1878

1 folder, 90pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/24   1 June 1878-13 July 1878
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Alnwick deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Felton parish, 13 June 1878
/2 Longframlington chapelry, [June] 1878 (alias Framlington parish)
/3 Brinkburn chapelry, [June] 1878 (alias Brenckburne parish)
/4 Shilbottle parish, 13 June 1878
/5 Warkworth parish, 11 June 1878-13 July 1878
/6 Amble St Cuthbert parish, 13 June 1878 (alias Amble parish)
/7 Acklington parish, 13 June 1878
/8 Chevington parish, 13 June 1878
/9 Lesbury parish, 13 June 1878
/10 Alnmouth St John the Baptist parish, 13 June 1878
/11 Edlingham parish, 1 June 1878 & 13 June 1878 (The return includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of Edlingham parish registers from 1659 to 1878)
/12 Alnwick parish, 13 June 1878 (The return includes a separate sheet, fixed at p.5, containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1645 to 1878)
/13 Alnwick St Paul parish, 13 June 1878
/14 Longhoughton parish, 13 June 1878
/15 Embleton parish, 13 June 1878
/16 Rock parish, 13 June 1878
/17 Rennington parish, 13 June 1878

1 folder, 102pp. + 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/25   12 June 1878-13 June 1878
Folder containing four sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Rothbury deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Elsdon parish, 12 June 1878
/2 Rothbury parish, 13 June 1878
/3 Whittingham parish, 13 June 1878
/4 Alnham parish, 6.1878

1 folder, 24pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/26   13 June 1878-16 July 1878
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Bamburgh deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Ilderton parish, 6.1878
/2 Chillingham parish, 14 June 1878
/3 Eglingham parish, 13 June 1878
/4 Chatton parish, 14 June 1878 (Endorsed: 'Fees unp[ai]d')
/5 Bamburgh parish, [July] 1878
/6 Lucker chapelry, 14 June 1878
/7 North Sunderland parish, 13 June 1878
/8 Kirknewton parish, [July] 1878
/9 Doddington parish, 1878 (Endorsed: 'did not attend in person')
/10 Wooler parish, 13 June 1878
/11 Belford parish, 14 June 1878

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/27   13 June 1878-14 June 1878
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Norham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Branxton parish, 14 June 1878
/2 Ford parish, 14 June 1878
/3 Carham parish, 6.1878
/4 Holy Island parish, 14 June 1878
/5 Berwick-upon-Tweed parish, 14 June 1878
/6 Berwick-upon-Tweed St Mary parish, 14 June 1878
/7 Lowick parish, 14 June 1878
/8 Tweedmouth parish, 14 June 1878
/9 Spittal St John the Evangelist parish, 14 June 1878
/10 Ancroft parish, 14 June 1878

1 folder, 60pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/28   12 June 1878-30 July 1878
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Hexham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hexham parish, [June] 1878
/2 Whitley Chapel, 12 June 1878
/3 Allendale parish, 12 June 1878
/4 Ninebanks parish, 12 June 1878
/5 St Oswald in Lee parish, 12 June 1878
/6 Whitfield parish, 6.1878
/7 Knarsdale parish, [July] 1878
/8 Haltwhistle parish, [June] 1878
/9 Greenhead chapelry, 12 June 1878
/10 Warden parish, 12 June 1878
/11 Haydon Bridge chapelry, 12 June 1878 (alias Haydon chapelry)
/12 Newbrough chapelry, 12 June 1878
/13 Alston parish, 12 June 1878 (The return includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1701 to 1878)
/14 Nenthead chapelry, 12 June 1878 (The return includes a separate sheet containing a presentment made by the churchwardens)
/15 Allenheads St Peter parish, [July] 1878 (alias Allenheads parish)

1 folder, 90pp. + 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/29   9 July 1878
Folder containing three identical copies of a printed circular from John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], concerning the display of tables of the of prohibited marriages and of the Ten Commandments in churches, and a wrapper from the circular
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/30   March 1878-12 August 1878
Folder containing two items relating to summonses to the clergy to appear at the visitation (see also 1878/32)
/1 Draft process general from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general, ordering him to summon the clergy of the diocese of Durham to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Endorsed: `Engrossed 14/3/78 [P.J.H.]'. 1878 & 14 March 1878
/2 Sealed process general from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general, ordering him to summon the clergy of the diocese of Durham to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. 12 August 1878

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/31   1878
Draft programme for the clergy visitation, giving the place, date and time of each visitation, and venues and numbers for visitation dinners
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/32   17 August 1878
Eighteen printed summonses from John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general, at Durham to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 20 September and 26 September with a different version of the summons for each of the six visitation centres.
The summons includes an invitation to luncheon at various locations.
1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/33   1878 & 1882
Paper-covered volume, a draft clergy call book, containing lists of names of the clergy, (a) in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries, 1878 (ff.1v-28r), and (b) in Durham and Lindisfarne archdeaconries, 1882, (after the of Newcastle diocese), for use in the 1882 primary visitation of Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham (ff.31r-51v).
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery, and annotated and emended throughout.
1 volume, 64ff. (ff.56-64 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/34   20-26 September 1878 and [?c.1882]
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries, signed by John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals were absent or excused from the visitation, exhibited insurance receipts and replied [?to the visitation articles], and other relevant information.
1 volume, 80ff. (ff.31-78 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/35   31 May 1878-22 November 1878
Folder containing seven letters and one postcard (sent or passed) to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, concerning arrangements for the 1878 visitation of the churchwardens and clergy of the diocese of Durham.
Items 1878/35/1-4 relate to the churchwardens' visitation and are from E.B. Trotter (Alnwick), T[homas] E[dwin] Hodgson, [vicar of Darlington St Cuthbert], J[ulius] C[onran] Lowe, [minor canon of Durham Cathedral], and H[enry] C[hristopher] Barker, dean of Hexham deanery and rector of Hexham parish], respectively, incumbents of the various parishes in which the churchwardens' visitations are to be held.
1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/36   21 May 1878-16 May 1879
Folder containing 76 letters (including two enclosures) from churchwardens and incumbents of the diocese of Durham to John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor-general, Thomas Jones, Durham archdeacons' registrar, and Cowie, spiritual chancellor of the diocese, concerning the churchwardens' visitation.
Letters contain explanations of non-attendance at the visitation, details of mistakes made in sending out post-visitation circulars, information about parishes without churchwardens / unable to pay fees, requests for forms, and include covering returning articles, declarations and fees and correspondence relating to churchwardens' duties, such as the display of the Ten Commandments and tables of degrees of prohibited marriages.
1 folder, 138ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/37   [21 May 1878-16 May 1879]
Folder and envelope from letters 1878/35/1-8 and 1878/36/1-74
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/38   4 June 1878-21 December 1878
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees for numbered parishes and chapelries (names filled in) in Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne archdeaconries.
The receipt book is arranged alphabetically by visitation centre, and contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, unused receipts and a loose receipt clipped in place.
1 volume, 374ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/39   8 June 1878-8 September 1878
List of parish fees paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland at the churchwardens' visitation, showing whether fees had been paid and when, and with a rough summary of the numbers of parishes who had paid fees at 8 August 1878, represented at the visitation and articles received since the visitation.
The list is in tabular form, with parishes numbered as in 1878/4 (arranged alphabetically by visitation centre)
1 item, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/40   4 December 1878-12 December 1878
Folder containing four draft relaxations of the inhibitions suspending inferior jurisdictions, from Charles Baring, bishop of Durham to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland Lindisfarne.
Each of the draft relaxations is endorsed: `Original handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Durham archdeacons' registrar] 12/12/78 [P.J.H.]'; `Engrossed plain brief 7/12/78 [P.J.H.]'
/1 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Bland], official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 4 December 1878-12 December 1878
/2 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Edward Prest], archdeacon of Durham. 4 December 1878-12 December 1878
/3 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Bland], archdeacon of Northumberland. 4 December 1878-12 December 1878
/4 Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [George Hans Hamilton], archdeacon of Lindisfarne. 4 December 1878-12 December 1878

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882   1 March 1882-20 March 1883 & 1886
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Hugh Cowie, spiritual chancellor of the diocese, April 1882, together with an ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese held by Joseph Barber bishop of Durham, December 1882
Note that, by an Order in Council of 17 May 1882, the separate diocese of Newcastle and a new archdeaconry of Auckland were created. Returns relating to Northumberland county should therefore no longer be among Durham diocesan records after May although a few strays are found here.
The rural deaneries of Durham had also been rearranged by this time, and the new decanal bounaries are reflected here in groupings of churchwardens' declarations and returns to visitation articles
2 standard boxes, 26 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/1   1 March 1882-7 March 1882
Folder containing four draft inhibitions from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, to the official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham and the archdeacons of Durham, Northumberland and Lindisfarne, suspending their various for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, dated 7 March 1882.
/1 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Edward Prest, official of the officialty of the dean and chapter of Durham. 1 March 1882-7 March 1882
/2 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Edward Prest, archdeacon of the archdeaconry of Durham. 1 March 1882-7 March 1882
/3 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Henry William Watkins, archdeacon of the archdeaconry of Northumberland. 1 March 1882-7 March 1882
/4 Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of George Hans Hamilton, archdeacon of the archdeaconry of Lindisfarne. 1 March 1882-7 March 1882

Each version of the inhibition is endorsed: `Original handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Durham archdeacons' registrar]'s clerk 7/3/82 by [?I.J.H.]'; Engrossed on plain F.Cap 1/3/82 by [I.J.H.]'
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/2   2 March 1882-April 1882
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from [Hugh Cowie], spiritual chancellor of Durham to John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general, ordering the latter to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to the chancellor's forthcoming visitation. The process general is endorsed, `Engrossed on plain F.Cap 2/3/82 by [?I.J.H.]'. 2 March 1878-7 March 1882
/2 Twelve printed summonses from John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general and Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 22 and 29 April 1882, with a different version of the summons for each of the six visitation centres. The summons includes instructions to old and new churchwardens in respect of presentments arising from the articles of enquiry and attendance at the visitation, information about the chancellor's charge to churchwardens and a note of fees required be paid. April 1882
/3 Six wrappers, one for each version of summons in 1882/2/3, some originally used by ?the printer to send the summonses to John Booth jnr, quasi-apparitor general and Durham deputy diocesan registrar and some labelled `Unused Notices'. [April] 1878

1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/3   1882
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens and sidesmen of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1882 primary visitation of the diocese held by Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, and a wrapper the articles.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration, instructions on delivering presentments (with permission to attend whichever visitation centre is most convenient) and the times and places of visitation.
1 folder, 18pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/3A   1882
The clergy call book (previously retained within Bishop's Office)
1 volume
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/168
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/4   7 March 1882-12 January 1883
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham and Northumberland, with various other documents fixed inside (see below).
Parishes are arranged alphabetically under the visitation centre at which their churchwardens (lists incomplete) appeared, and numbered.
1 volume, 43ff. (ff.27-43 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham (f.1)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/5   11 December 1882
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' declarations for parishes in the various Durham deaneries and Alnwick deanery, (in Newcastle diocese), and three other items relating to churchwardens' declarations and payment of associated fees.
/1 Jarrow deanery, 11 December 1882 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for South Shields St Mary parish in Jarrow deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/2 Chester deanery, 24 April 1882-10 October 1882 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Gateshead St Edmunds, West Pelton and Usworth in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/3 Ryton deanery, 14 June 1882-12 January 1883 (Four printed and one manuscript churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Burnopfield St James, Leadgate, Ryton, Whickham and Winlaton in Ryton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/4 Durham deanery, 12 December 1882-20 March 1883 (Four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Durham St Nicholas, Durham St Margaret, Hamsteels and Witton Gilbert in Durham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
The Durham St Margaret declaration is annotated: 'A Commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicat[?ion]s'.
/5 Houghton-le-Spring deanery, 13 December 1882-14 December 1882 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Seaham (Harbour scored out) parish in Houghton-le-Spring deanery, completed by the churchwardens, witnessed and date stamped on receipt at the diocesan registry.)
Annotated: 'A Commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicat[?ion]s in England'
/6 Wearmouth deanery, 17 November 1882-14 December 1882 (Three printed and one manuscript churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede, Southwick, Hendon St Paul and Bishopwearmouth Christ Church in Wearmouth deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/7 Easington deanery, 5 December 1882-12 December 1882 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Cassop-cum-Quarrington parish in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens, witnessed and date stamped on receipt at the diocesan registry)
/8 Alnwick deanery, 4 December 1882 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Edlingham with Bolton parish in Alnwick deanery (Newcastle diocese), completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/9 Auckland deanery, 3 December 1882-5 December 1882 (Two printed churchwardens' declarations for Eldon and Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham (Darlington) parishes in Auckland deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/10 Darlington deanery, 29 April 1882-6 December 1882 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Darlington St John, Hurworth and Middleton in Teaedale in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/11 Stockton deanery, 15 June 1882-23 December 1882 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity and Stockton-on-Tees St James in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/12 List of parishes where fees were unpaid, 1882, with a copy of a printed circular from John Booth jnr, Durham deputy diocesan registrar to the churchwardens of [parish to be filled in] whose admissions to office had not been completed, 1 December 1882. The parishes on the list have been allocated numbers as in 1882/4, and the list is annotated, including with details of the dates of churchwardens' declarations / payment of fees, and where no payment was made. 1 December 1882-14 December 1882
/13 Three copies of the circular to the churchwardens in 1882/5/12 (pt.2) and 1882/4 (f.3b), all blank. 1 December 1882
/14 Three copies of a form of declaration for churchwardens, all blank, found enclosed with the circular 1882/5/13. [?1882]

1 folder, 46ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/6   22 April 1882-14 December 1882
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Jarrow deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Hebburn parish, 24 April 1882
/2 Heworth St Alban parish, 24 April 1882
/3 Jarrow St Paul parish, 24 April 1882
/4 Jarrow St Peter parish, 24 April 1882
/5 Jarrow Grange parish, 14 December 1882
/6 South Shields St Hilda parish, 22 April 1882 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1683 to 1882)
/7 South Shields St Stephen parish, 24 April 1882
/8 South Westoe parish, 24 April 1882

1 folder, 48pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/7   20 April 1882-25 April 1882
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of and an envelope addressed to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at Durham.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Birtley St Giles parish, 24 April 1882
/2 Chester-le-Street parish, 24 April 1882 ([?See also 1882/7/16])
/3 Eighton Banks St Thomas parish, 24 April 1882
/4 Fatfield parish, 22 April 1882
/5 Gateshead St Mary parish, 24 April 1882
/6 Gateshead Holy Trinity parish, 24 April 1882
/7 Gateshead St James parish, 24 April 1882
/8 Gateshead St Edmund parish, 4.1882 (Endorsed: 'Fees unpaid')
/9 Gateshead St Cuthbert Bensham parish, 24 April 1882 (alias Bensham St Cuthbert parish)
/10 Gateshead Christ Church Bensham parish, 24 April 1882 (alias Gateshead Christ Church parish)
/11 Gateshead St Helen Low Fell parish, 24 April 1882 (alias Gateshead St Helen parish)
/12 Lamesley parish, 22 April 1882
/13 Pelton parish, 22 April 1882
/14 West Pelton parish, 20 April 1882 (Parish identified by names of churchwardens)
/15 Washington parish, 22 April 1882
/16 Stamped envelope addressed to John Booth esq., Deputy Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Durham, postmarked Chester-le-Street and Durham. 25 April 1882

1 folder, 90pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/8   22 April 1882-14 June 1882
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Ryton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Beamish parish, 24 April 1882
/2 Benfieldside parish, 22 April 1882
/3 Burnopfield St James parish, 22 April 1882 (A separate sheet, the bottom section from an earlier form containing the signatures of the old churchwardens, 13 April 1882, and an explanatory note, has been pasted at p.6)
/4 Castletown parish, 22 April 1882 (Annotated to the effect that the outgoing churchwardens have left the parish and their address is now unknown)
/5 Collierley parish, 22 April 1882
/6 Consett parish, 14 June 1882
/7 Leadgate parish, [April] 1882
/8 Medomsley parish, 29 April 1882-30 April 1882 (The original date of declaration, 29 April 1882, has been emended)
/9 Ryton parish, 24 April 1882
/10 Stella St Cuthbert parish, 22 April 1882
/11 Tanfield parish, 24 April 1882

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/9   22 April 1882
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Durham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Brandon chapelry, 22 April 1882
/2 Durham St Oswald parish, 22 April 1882
/3 Durham St Giles parish, 22 April 1882
/4 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 22 April 1882
/5 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 22 April 1882
/6 Lanchester parish, 22 April 1882

1 folder, 36pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/10   22 April 1882-20 May 1882
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Houghton-le-Spring deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Burnmoor parish, 20 May 1882
/2 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 22 April 1882 (Articles unanswered)
/3 Houghton-le-Spring parish, [April] 1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/4 Lyons parish, 22 April 1882 (alias Lyons Easington parish)
/5 Penshaw parish, 24 April 1882
/6 East Rainton parish, [April] 1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/7 New Seaham parish, 22 April 1882

1 folder, 42pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/11   22 April 1882-9 May 1882
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Wearmouth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Monkwearmouth St Peter parish, 3 May 1882
/2 Sunderland parish, 9 May 1882
/3 Sunderland parish, 8 May 1882 (The undated return is accompanied by a stamped envelope addressed to John Booth esq., Diocesan Registry, Durham, postmarked Sunderland and Durham.)
The return is annotated: 'N.B. No New Wardens appointed'
/4 Sunderland St John parish, 24 April 1882
/5 Bishopwearmouth parish, 24 April 1882
/6 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 22 April 1882
/7 Bishopwearmouth St Peter parish, 24 April 1882
/8 Ryhope parish, [April] 1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/9 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 22 April 1882 (alias St Andrew Deptford parish)
/10 Hendon St Paul parish, 22 April 1882 (alias St Paul Sunderland parish)
/11 Silksworth St Matthew parish, 22 April 1882 (Annotated: 'D[urha]m 22nd')
/12 Bishopwearmouth St Mark parish, 22 April 1882
/13 Ford parish, 22 April 1882 (alias South Hylton parish)
/14 Middle Hendon parish, 24 April 1882
/15 Bishopwearmouth St Stephen Ayres Quay parish, 22 April 1882 (alias Ayres Quay Sunderlandparish)
/16 Whitburn parish, 24 April 1882

1 folder, 96pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/12   13 April 1882-22 April 1882
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Cassop cum Quarrington parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post'.)
Endorsed: 'No place named'
/2 Coxhoe parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/3 Easington parish, 22 April 1882 (Annotated: 'Fees to be [remitted]'; 'By Post'.)
Endorsed with a list of volumes of parish registers from 1570 to 1882
/4 Ferryhill parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post'.)
Endorsed: 'No place named, Ferryhill postmark'
/5 Shadforth parish, 22 April 1882
/6 Sherburn parish, 13 April 1882-22 April 1882 (The original date, 13 April 1882, has been emended)
/7 Trimdon parish, 22 April 1882 (Annotated: '22/4/82, Fees unpaid')

1 folder, 42pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/13   22 April 1882
Folder containing two sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Newcastle West deanery [Newcastle archdeaconry and diocese], written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and of times and places of visitation.
Each return is signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Byker St Anthony parish, 22 April 1882
/2 Newcastle upon Tyne parish, 22 April 1882 (The return is accompanied by a stamped envelope addressed to John Booth esq., Diocesan Registry, Durham)

1 folder, 12pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/14   22 April 1882-29 April 1882
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Auckland deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Auckland St Andrew parish, 29 April 1882
/2 Auckland St Peter parish, 29 April 1882
/3 Byers Green parish, 29 April 1882
/4 Coundon parish, 29 April 1882
/5 Escomb parish, 4.1882
/6 Etherley parish, 22 April 1882
/7 Merrington parish, 22 April 1882 (Includes two separate sheets containing lists of volumes of parish registers from 1578 to 1882)
/8 Spennymoor St Paul parish, 22 April 1882
/9 Shildon parish, 29 April 1882
/10 New Shildon All Saints parish, 29 April 1882 (Annotated: 'Fees remitted')
/11 Tudhoe parish, 22 April 1882

1 folder, 66pp. + 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/15   29 April 1882
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stanhope deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens
/1 Frosterley parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/2 Muggleswick parish, 4.1882
/3 Stanhope parish, 29 April 1882
/4 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale parish, 29 April 1882 (alias St John's-in-Weardale parish)
/5 Westgate parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/6 Wolsingham parish, 29 April 1882 (Annotated: 'Fees unpaid')

1 folder, 36pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/16   23 April 1882-8 May 1882
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlignton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Aycliffe parish, 29 April 1882
/2 Barnard Castle parish, 29 April 1882
/3 Darlington parish, 4.1882 (Parish identified by name of churchwarden)
/4 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 29 April 1882-8 May 1882 (The return is accompanied by part of a stamped wrapper, addressed to John Booth esq., Deputy Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Durham, and with a note from the sender inside)
/5 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, 29 April 1882
/6 Dinsdale parish, 29 April 1882
/7 Eggleston parish, 29 April 1882
/8 Haughton le Skerne parish, 29 April 1882
/9 Heighington parish, 29 April 1882
/10 Hurworth parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post'.)
Endorsed: 'No place named, Darlington postmark'
/11 Middleton St George parish, 29 April 1882 (Annotated: 'Fees unpaid')
/12 Sadberge parish, 29 April 1882
/13 Staindrop parish, 23 April 1882

1 folder, 78pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/17   19 April 1882-29 April 1882
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Billingham parish, 4.1882
/2 Bishop Middleham parish, 4.1882 (Annotated: 'By Post')
/3 Greatham parish, 22 April 1882
/4 Grindon parish, 22 April 1882 (Annotated: 'Fees unpaid')
/5 Hartlepool parish, 4.1882 (The front page of the articles (including the churchwardens' declaration) is missing)
/6 Hartlepool parish, 25 April 1882 & 29 April 1882 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1566 to 1882)
/7 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 29 April 1882
/8 Hartlepool St James Bridge Street Mission parish, 4.1882 (alias West Hartlepool St James parish)
/9 Haverton Hill parish, 29 April 1882
/10 Norton parish, 29 April 1882
/11 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 29 April 1882
/12 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 19 April 1882-20 April 1882 (Annotated: 'No place given, Stockton on Tees postmark'.)
The return includes a stamped envelope addressed to John Booth esq., Deputy Registrar, Durham, postmarked Stockton and Durham
/13 Stockton-on-Tees St Peter parish, 29 April 1882

1 folder, 77pp. + 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/18   2 March 1882-15 November 1882
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to clergy to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham to John Booth, quasi-apparitor general and Durham deputy diocesan registrar, ordering him to summon the clergy of the diocese of Durham to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. Endorsed: `Engrossed on plain F.Cap 2/3/82 by [I.J.H.]'. 2 March 1882-7 March 1882
/2 Four printed summonses from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at Durham to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at specified visitation centres on 14 December and 16 December 1882, with a version of the summons for each of the two visitation centres. The summons includes an invitation to luncheon at different locations. 15 November 1882
/3 Two wrappers from the summonses in 1882/18/2. [15 November] 1882

1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/19   12 December 1882
List of new parishes in Durham and Northumberland formed since the 1878 ordinary visitation of Charles Baring, bishop of Durham, sent to Joseph Barber Lightfoot, the subsequent bishop, on 12 December 1882.
The list highlights which of the new parishes were districts before 1878.
1 item, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/20   7 March 1882-1886
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham deaneries, signed by John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre and deanery and names are annotated as to whether individuals appeared or were absent or excused from the visitation, and with other relevant information.
1 volume, 46ff. (ff.22-46 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham (f.2)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/21   15 November 1882 & 12 December 1882
Folder containing two items of correspondence relating to arrangements for the 1882 visitation of the clergy
/1 Telegram from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, to John B. Maude at the copyhold office, Durham, concerning visitation articles to be sent to the bishop. 15 November 1882
/2 Letter from G[eorge] R[odney] Eden, [domestic chaplain], at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland to John Booth, concerning an individual's attendance at the clergy visitation and arrangements for luncheon. 12 December 1882

1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/22   28 April 1882-22 December 1882
Folder containing eight letters from incumbents and churchwardens to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and Thomas Jones, Durham archdeacons' registrar, concerning the 1882 visitation of the churchwardens.
Letters relate to payment of fees, non-attendance at the visitation and return of articles.
1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/23   18 November 1882-3 January 1883
Folder containing 222 letters and postcards, mainly from incumbents to Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, G[eorge] R[odney] Eden, domestic chaplain and other diocesan officials, concerning the visitation of the clergy.
Letters relate mainly to names and degrees of curates, attendance at the visitation and luncheon, non-receipt of citations to attend the visitation, the return of insurance receipts etc.
1 folder, 414ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/24   [April] 1882-1886
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees for numbered parishes and chapelries in Durham diocese, 1882 and 1886.
Receipts 1-206 at the front of the volume relate to the 1882 visitation and the remaining receipts (numbered 1-244) to the 1886 visitation.
1 volume, 452ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/25   22 April 1882-12 January 1883
List of parish fees paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham and Northumberland at the churchwardens' visitation, showing whether fees had been paid and when and annotated with other details relating to parishes.
The list is in tabular form, with parishes numbered as in 1882/4 (arranged alphabetically by visitation centre)
1 item, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/26   20 January 1883-25 January 1883
Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent by Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham to [Edward Prest], archdeacon of Durham, lifting the suspension of the latter's jurisdiction, 24 January 1883.
The relaxation contains emendations in a different hand.
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886   16 March 1886-1892
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Hugh Cowie, spiritual chancellor of the diocese, June 1886, together with an ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese held by Joseph Barber bishop of Durham, November 1886
2 standard boxes, 28 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/1   16 March 1886-18 March 1886
Folder containing two draft inhibitions from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, to the archdeacons of Durham and Auckland, suspending their jurisdictions for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, dated 16 March 1886.
Each version of the inhibition is endorsed: `Original handed to Mr [?W.J.] Malcolm 18 March 1886'
/1 Durham archdeaconry, 16 March 1886-18 March 1886 (Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Henry William Watkins, archdeacon of Durham)
/2 Auckland archdeaconry, 16 March 1886-18 March 1886 (Draft inhibition to suspend the jurisdiction of Robert Long, archdeacon of Auckland.)
The original date of the inhibition (1882) has been emended to 1886

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/2   16 March 1886-May 1886
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Hugh Cowie, spiritual chancellor of Durham, to John Booth, gent, quasi-apparitor general, ordering him to summon the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. 16 March 1886
/2 Nine printed summonses from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in and see below], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres 11 June and 14 June 1886, with a different version of the summons for each of the four visitation centres. The first of the summonses is addressed to the churchwardens of Westgate, annotated `No.181', and the other copies blank. May 1886
/3 Four wrappers from 1886/2/2, one for unused forms of each version of the summons. [May] 1886

1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/3   1886
Set of printed visitation articles (incomplete) exhibited to the churchwardens of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1886 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration and instructions on delivering presentments (with permission to attend whichever visitation centre is most convenient).
1 item, 4pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/4   [1886]
Folder containing three identical printed envelopes adddressed to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], from the Diocesan Registry, Durham, all blank.
Produced by Thwaites stationers, [Market Place, Durham City]
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/5   16 March 1886-23 October 1886
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham diocese (lists incomplete).
Parishes are grouped according to visitation centre and arranged alphabetically by deanery.
1 volume, 41ff.
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham (f.1)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/6   14 June 1886-24 July 1886
Folder containing six printed churchwardens' declarations.
Items 1886/6/1-2 are blank and 1886/6/3-6 are for various parishes in the diocese, arranged by deanery and annotated with numbers as allocated in 1886/5
/3 Ryton deanery, 8 July 1886-10 July 1886 (Single declaration for Burnopfield parish in Ryton deanery, signed by the churchwarden and witnessed)
/4 Durham deanery, 24 July 1886 (Single declaration for Durham St Oswald parish in Durham deanery, signed by the churchwarden and witnessed)
/5 Auckland deanery, 14 June 1886 (Single declaration for Bishop Auckland St Peter parish in Auckland deanery, signed by the churchwarden and witnessed)
/6 Stanhope deanery, 14 June 1886 (Single declaration for Eastgate parish in Stanhope deanery, signed by the churchwardens and witnessed)

1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/7   9 June 1886-11 June 1886
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Jarrow deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hebburn St Cuthbert parish, 11 June 1886
/2 Jarrow St Peter parish, 11 June 1886
/3 Jarrow Grange parish, 11 June 1886
/4 South Shields St Hilda parish, 11 June 1886
/5 South Shields St Thomas parish, 11 June 1886
/6 South Shields St Aidan parish, 9 June 1886 (Articles unanswered.)
Annotated: 'District not formed'

1 folder, 36pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/8   2 June 1886-12 June 1886
Folder containing twelve sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Birtley St Giles parish, 11 June 1886
/2 Chester-le-Street parish, 11 June 1886
/3 Eighton Banks parish, 11 June 1886
/4 Fatfield parish, 12 June 1886
/5 Gateshead St Mary parish, 11 June 1886
/6 Gateshead Christ Church parish, 11 June 1886
/7 Gateshead St Helen parish, 2 June 1886
/8 Gateshead Venerable Bede parish, 11 June 1886
/9 Lamesley parish, 12 June 1886
/10 Pelton parish, 12 June 1886
/11 West Pelton parish, 12 June 1886
/12 Washington parish, 11 June 1886 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1603 to [1886])

1 folder, 72pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/9   11 June 1886-28 July 1886
Folder containing twelve sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Ryton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Beamish parish, 12 June 1886
/2 Benfieldside parish, 12 June 1886
/3 Blackhill parish, 12 June 1886
/4 Burnopfield St James parish, 12 June 1886
/5 Collierley parish, 12 June 1886
/6 Dipton parish, 12 June 1886 (Articles unanswered.)
Annotated by the vicar to the effect that the parish was newly constituted and would be ready for consecration in July [1886]
/7 Leadgate parish, 14 June 1886
/8 Medomsley parish, 12 June 1886
/9 Ryton parish, 28 June 1886
/10 Stella St Cuthbert parish, 12 June 1886
/11 Tanfield parish, 12 June 1886
/12 Whickham parish, 11 June 1886

1 folder, 72pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/10   2 June 1886-23 November 1886
Folder containing twelve sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Durham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Belmont parish, 12 June 1886
/2 Croxdale parish, 12 June 1886 (Articles unanswered)
/3 Durham St Oswald parish, 12 June 1886
/4 Durham St Giles parish, 12 June 1886
/5 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 12 June 1886
/6 Durham St Margaret parish, 22 June 1886
/7 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 12 June 1886
/8 Bearpark parish, 23 November 1886
/9 Hamsteels parish, 23 October 1886
/10 Lanchester parish, 12 June 1886
/11 Shincliffe parish, 2 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/12 Sacriston parish, 5 June 1886

1 folder, 72pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/11   5 June 1886-16 June 1886
Folder containing nine sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Houghton-le-Spring deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Burnmoor parish, 11 June 1886
/2 Eppleton district, 16 June 1886
/3 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 12 June 1886
/4 Lyons parish, 12 June 1886
/5 Penshaw parish, 11 June 1886
/6 Newbottle parish, 12 June 1886
/7 East Rainton parish, 5 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/8 Seaham Harbour parish, 12 June 1886
/9 New Seaham parish, 12 June 1886

1 folder, 54pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/12   27 May 1886-11 June 1886
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Wearmouth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Monkwearmouth St Peter parish, 11 June 1886
/2 Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede parish, 11 June 1886
/3 Monkwearmouth St Cuthbert parish, 27 May 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/4 Sunderland parish, 11 June 1886
/5 Sunderland St John parish, 11 June 1886
/6 Bishopwearmouth parish, 11 June 1886
/7 Bishopwearmouth St Peter parish, 11 June 1886
/8 Ryhope St Paul parish, 28 May 1886 : date received at diocesan registry (alias Wearmouth St Paul parish)
First page of articles unanswered.
/9 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 11 June 1886
/10 Silksworth St Matthew parish, 11 June 1886
/11 Bishopwearmouth St Mark Millfield parish, 11 June 1886
/12 South Hylton parish, 11 June 1886 (alias Ford parish)
/13 Hendon St Barnabas parish, 11 June 1886

1 folder, 78pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/13   26 May 1886-30 October 1886
Folder containing sixteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Castle Eden parish, 26 May 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/2 Cassop cum Quarrington parish, 8 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/3 Cornforth parish, 7 July 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/4 Coxhoe parish, 5 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/5 Deaf Hill cum Langdale parish, 30 October 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/6 Elwick Hall parish, 15 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/7 Ferryhill parish, 12 June 1886
/8 Hawthorn parish, 10 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/9 South Hetton parish, 31 May 1886
/10 Kelloe parish, [June] 1886
/11 Monk Hesleden parish, 22 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/12 Monk Hesleden St John parish, 10 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/13 Shadforth parish, 12 June 1886
/14 Sherburn parish, 27 May 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/15 Shotton parish, 8 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/16 Thornley St Bartholomew Kelloe parish, 14 June 1886 (Auckland deanery)

1 folder, 96pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/14   9 June 1886-24 June 1886
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Auckland deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Auckland St Peter parish, 12 June 1886
/2 Coundon parish, 14 June 1886
/3 Eldon parish, 14 June 1886
/4 Escomb parish, 14 June 1886
/5 Etherley parish, 14 June 1886
/6 Fir Tree parish, 12 June 1886
/7 Hunwick parish, 14 June 1886
/8 Satley parish, 12 June 1886
/9 Shildon parish, 14 June 1886
/10 New Shildon parish, 14 June 1886
/11 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham parish, 21 June 1886
/12 Tow Law parish, 12 June 1886
/13 Tudhoe parish, 14 June 1886
/14 Tudhoe Grange parish, 9 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry

1 folder, 84pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/15   31 May 1886-14 June 1886
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stanhope deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Rookhope parish, 31 May 1886
/2 Stanhope parish, 12 June 1886
/3 Westgate parish, [June] 1886
/4 Wolsingham parish, 14 June 1886

1 folder, 24pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/16   29 May 1886-14 June 1886
Folder containing fourteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 14 June 1886
/4 Darlington St John parish, 14 June 1886
/5 Darlington St Luke parish, 14 [June] 1886
/6 Denton parish, 14 June 1886
/7 Dinsdale parish, 14 June 1886
/8 Haughton le Skerne parish, 14 June 1886
/9 Hurworth parish, 14 June 1886 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1559 to [1886])
/10 Ingleton parish, 9 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/11 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 29 May 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/12 Middleton St George parish, 14 June 1886
/13 Sockburn parish, 22 June 1886
/14 Staindrop parish, 14 June 1886

1 folder, 84pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/17   5 June 1886-6 July 1886
Folder containing thirteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Billingham parish, 14 June 1886
/2 Greatham parish, 12 June 1886
/3 Hartlepool parish, 12 June 1886
/4 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 14 June 1886
/5 Hartlepool St James parish, 14 June 1886 (alias West Hartlepool St James parish)
/6 Haverton Hill parish, 14 June 1886
/7 Norton parish, 11 June 1886 (Includes a separate sheet containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1574 to 1886)
/8 Stillington parish, 9 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/9 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 12 June 1886
/10 Stockton-on-Tees St John the Baptist parish, 6 July 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/11 Stockton-on-Tees St Peter parish, 14 June 1886 (The date of the return has been emended)
/12 Seaton Carew parish, 5 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry
/13 Wolviston parish, 16 June 1886 : date received at diocesan registry

1 folder, 78pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/18   31 August 1886
Folder containing five sets of printed articles sent by Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, to incumbents as a preliminary to his ordinary visitation of the clergy of the diocese
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/19   22 July 1886-23 October 1886
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to clergy to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, ordering him to summon the clergy of the diocese to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. The original date of the process general (1882) has been emended to 1886. 22 July 1886
/2 Three identical copies (all blank) of a printed summons from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, at Durham to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at the cathedral of Durham on 25 November 1886. The summons includes an invitation to luncheon, instructions relating to insurance documents and a request for names and degrees of curates. 23 October 1886
/3 Wrapper from the above summonses, annotated `unused forms'. [October] 1886

1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/20   [1886]
Folder containing four identical printed envelopes adddressed to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], from the Diocesan Registry, Durham, all blank
1 folder, 4ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/21   22 July 1886-25 November 1886
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham diocese and other information (see below), signed by John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in alphabetical groups by deanery, and names are annotated where individuals were excused from the visitation, where insurance receipts were exhibited and with other insurance information.
1 volume, 43ff.
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/22   25 November 1886-26 November 1886
Folder containing three items relating to the clergy attendance roll taken at the 1886 visitation
/1 Signatures of clergy present at the visitation entered in the printed attendance roll, also showing the office and benefice of individuals, annotated `Chapter Room'. Fixed to the roll at f.37 are two letter and a telegram to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, from clergymen who had forgotten to sign the roll, all dated 26 November 1886 (ff.38-42). 25 November 1886-26 November 1886
/2 Fourteen blank sheets from the printed attendance roll. 1886
/3 Wrapper from the above printed attendance roll. 1886

1 folder, 57ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/23   26 April 1886-14 January 1887
Folder containing two telegrams and 21 letters, mainly from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, J[ohn] R[eginald] Harmer, domestic chaplain, and Hugh Cowie, spiritual chancellor, to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, concerning for the 1886 visitations of the churchwardens and clergy of Durham diocese.
Items 1886/23/1-11 relate to arrangements for the churchwardens' visitation and include letters from incumbents whose churches are to be used as visitation centres (1886/23/8-11).
1 folder, 44ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/24   8 May 1886-27 July 1886
Folder containing one telegram and twenty letters (including one enclosure), from incumbents and churchwardens to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, and Thomas Jones, Durham archdeacons' registrar, concerning arrangements for the 1886 of the churchwardens of Durham diocese.
Letters include queries about visitation procedures from churchwardens and incumbents, correspondence relating to attendance at the visitation and covering letters returning visitation articles, declarations and fees.
1 folder, 37ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/25   20 September 1886-30 October 1886
Folder containing 85 letters and postcards from incumbents of various parishes and chapelries to Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, and John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, concerning arrangements for the 1886 visitation of the of Durham diocese.
Note that this series of general correspondence relating to the clergy visitation continues in 1886/26, which contains a further 112 letters from the same file, 1 November 1886-23 Dec 1886.
1 folder, 159ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/26   1 November 1886-23 December 1886
Folder containing 112 letters, general correspondence relating to the clergy visitation, continued from and similar to the material in 1886/25.
Item 1886/26/44 includes two receipts for insurance premiums from Sunderland Christ Church parish, one from the Northern Assurance Company, the other from the Caledonian Insurance Office
1 folder, 205ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/27   11 June 1886-23 November 1886
List of parish fees paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham, showing whether fees were paid and when.
The list is in tabular form, with parishes numbered as in 1886/? (arranged by visitation centre and alphabetically by deanery).
1 item, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1886/28   11 December 1886 & 1892
Folder containing two draft relaxations of the inhibitions suspending inferior jurisdictions, from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, to the archdeacons of Durham and Auckland.
/1 Durham archdeaconry, 11 December 1886 & 1892 (Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Henry William Watkins], archdeacon of Durham)
/2 Auckland archdeaconry, 11 December 1886 & 1892 (Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Robert Long], archdeacon of Auckland)

Both inhibitions contain pencil emendations for use in the 1892 primary visitation held by Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham
1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892   5 February 1892-1896
Records relating to the primary visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Lewis Tonna Dibdin, spiritual chancellor of the diocese, May 1892, together with a primary visitation of the clergy of the diocese held by Brooke Foss bishop of Durham, November 1892
2 standard boxes, 45 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/1   7 March 1892-15 March 1892
Folder containing two draft inhibitions from Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, to the archdeacons of Durham and Auckland, suspending the archdeacons' jurisdiction for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, 11 March 1892
/1 Durham archdeaconry, 7 March 1892-15 March 1892 (Draft inhibition sent to Henry William Watkins, archdeacon of Durham.)
Endorsed: 'Original sent to Mr [Thomas] Jones [archdiaconal registrar] 15 Mar 1892'; 'Engrossed on Plain Foolscalp 7 March 1892 G.F.C.'
/2 Auckland archdeaconry, 7 March 1892-15 March 1892 (Draft inhibition sent to Robert Long, archdeacon of Auckland.)
Endorsed: 'Original sent to Mr [Thomas] Jones [archdiaconal registrar] 15 Mar 1892'; 'Engrossed on Plain Foolscalp Paper 7 March 1892 G.F.C.'

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/2   4 April 1892 & April 1892
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to the churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Lewis Tonna Dibdin, spiritual chancellor, to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, ordering him to summon the churchwardens of Durham diocese to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. 4 April 1892
/2 Eight printed summonses from John Booth, Durham deputy registrar and quasi-apparitor general, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 14 May and 17 May with a different version of the summons for each of the four visitation centres. The summons also contains directions to outgoing and incoming churchwardens, the programme for visitation of the churchwardens and a note relating to fees. April 1892
/3 Four wrappers from the above summonses, one for each version. [April] 1892

1 folder
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/3   5 May 1892
Printed postcard from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, addressed to the churchwardens of [parish to be filled in], giving notice of an alteration to the time of the chancellor's visitation of the churchwardens at Bishop Auckland on 16 1892
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/4   [1892]
Wrapper, formerly for unused sets of churchwardens' visitation articles, annotated `None'
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/5   May 1892
Printed copy of Lewis Tonna Dibdin, spiritual chancellor of Durham's `Charge to the Churchwardens', May 1892.
The pamphlet includes a manuscript note on the front cover, `With the Chancellor's Comp[limen]ts, NB [?pms] p p 19, Lewis T Dibdin Chancellor' and `To be returned to Mr Booth', and is annotated throughout.
1 item, 28pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/6   4 April 1892-17 May 1892
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham diocese, signed by John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
Lists of churchwardens (incomplete) are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, listed alphabetically by deanery and numbered, and annotated with pencil ticks and where wardens were admitted at an alternative centre.
1 volume, 79ff. (ff.46-79 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham (f.2)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/7   19 April 1892-16 May 1892
Folder containing ten printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Jarrow deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Boldon, South Shields Harton Colliery All Saints, Hebburn St Cuthbert, Hebburn St John, Heworth St Alban, Jarrow St Peter, and South Holy Trinity, St Simon, St Aidan and South Westoe.
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/8   17 April 1892-21 May 1892
Folder containing sixteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Chester deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Beamish, Birtley, Burnopfield, Chester-le-Street, Eighton Banks St Thomas, Greenside St John, Lamesley, Marley Hill St Cuthbert, Pelton Trinity, West Pelton St Paul, Ryton, Stella, Tanfield, Washington, Whickham and Winlaton.
1 folder, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/9   23 April 1892-23 July 1892
Folder containing seven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Gateshead deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Gateshead St Mary, Christ Church, St Cuthbert, St Edmund, St Helen, Venerable Bede and St Paul Low Team.
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/10   19 April 1892-12 May 1892
Folder containing ten printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Durham deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Bear Park St Edmund, Durham St Cuthbert, St Giles, St Margaret, St Mary-le-Bow, St Nicholas and St Oswald, Shincliffe, Willington and Gilbert with Kimblesworth.
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/11   19 April 1892-12 May 1892
Folder containing six printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Houghton-le-Spring deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Burnmoor, Chilton Moor, Herrington, Newbottle, Penshaw and Seaham Harbour.
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/12   18 April 1892-17 May 1892
Folder containing one manuscript and seventeen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Wearmouth deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Monkwearmouth, Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede, All Saints and St Cuthbert, Southwick, Southwick St Columba, Sunderland St John, Bishopwearmouth St Thomas and St Peter, Ryhope St Paul, Hendon St Paul and St Ignatius the Martyr, Silksworth, Sunderland St Mark Millfield, Bishopwearmouth Christ Church, Ayres Quay St Stephen and Whitburn.
1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/13   19 April 1892-10 May 1892
Folder containing thirteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Easington deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Cassop-cum-Quarrington, Cornforth, Coxhoe, Deaf Hill cum Langdale, Ferryhill, Hawthorn, Kelloe, Monk Heselden, Pittington, Shadforth, Thornley and Trimdon.
1 folder, 13ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/14   21 April 1892-15 September 1892
Folder containing six printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Lanchester deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Blackhill St Aidan, Collierley, Dipton, Ebchester, Esh and Medomsley.
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/15   19 April 1892-15 May 1892
Folder containing eight printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Auckland deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Bishop Auckland St Peter, Coundon, Eldon, Etherley, Hunwick, Shildon, Spennymoor and Tudhoe.
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/16   19 April 1892-16 May 1892
Folder containing seven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Stanhope deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Crook, Satley, St John's Chapel-in-Weardale, Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham, Tow Law St Philip and St James, Westgate and Wolsingham.
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/17   18 April 1892-16 May 1892
Folder containing fifteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Darlington deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Barnard Castle, Darlington St Cuthbert, Holy Trinity, St John the Evangelist, St James, St Hilda and St Luke, Denton, Dinsdale, Forest and Hurworth, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Middleton St George, Sadberge and Winston.
1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/18   19 April 1892-9 May 1892
Folder containing one manuscript and seven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Stockton deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Redmarshall, Sedgefield, Shillington, Stockton-on-Tees, and Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity, St James, St Paul and St Peter.
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/19   21 April 1892-16 May 1892
Folder containing nine printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1892 for parishes and chapelries in Hartlepool deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Billingham, Hartlepool, West Hartlepool St Aidan, St James and St Paul, Haverton Hill, Seaton Carew, Stranton and Wolviston.
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/20   14 May 1892-5 December 1892
Folder containing 38 printed churchwardens' declarations, and a wrapper from those forms which were not used.
Items 1892/7/1-3 are blank and 1892/7/4-38 are for various parishes in the diocese, arranged by deanery and most annotated with numbers as allocated in 1892/6
/1 Three printed churchwardens' declaration forms, all blank. 1892
/2 Jarrow deanery, 17 May 1892-25 September 1892 (Five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Boldon, Hebburn St John, Heworth St Alban, South Shields St Hilda and South Shields St Stephen in Jarrow deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/3 Chester deanery, 7 June 1892 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for West Pelton parish in Chester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/4 Gateshead deanery, 17 May 1892-22 July 1892 (Five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Gateshead St Mary, Christ Church, Holy Trinity, Venerable Bede and St Paul Low Team in Gateshead deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/5 Durham deanery, 14 May 1892-25 June 1892 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Brancepeth, Willington and Witton Gilbert in Durham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/6 Houghton-le-Spring deanery, 17 May 1892-5 December 1892 (Five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Dalton-le-Dale, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Newbottle and Rainton in Houghton-le-Spring deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/7 Easington deanery, 14 May 1892 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Monk Heselden parish in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/8 Lanchester deanery, 14 May 1892-16 September 1892 (Five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Benfieldside, Ebchester, Esh, Lanchester and Leadgate in Lanchester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/9 Auckland deanery, 16 May 1892 (Two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Auckland St Andrew and Hunwick in Auckland deanery, completed by the churchwardens.)
The Hunwick declaration was not witnessed
/10 Stanhope deanery, 16 May 1892-13 July 1892 (Two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Tow Law and Wolsingham in Stanhope deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/11 Darlington deanery, [14] May 1892-13 June 1892 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Sadberge and Staindrop in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens.)
There are two declarations for Sadberge parish, one unwitnessed.
/12 Stockton deanery, 9 June 1892-14 June 1892 (Single printed churchwarden's declaration for Stockton St Peter parish in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwarden and witnessed)
/13 Hartlepool deanery, 5 July 1892-11 July 1892 (Two printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of West Hartlepool St Aidan and West Hartlepool St Paul in Hartlepool deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
/14 Wrapper from unused declaration forms. 1892

1 folder, 39ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/21   2 May 1892
Typescript protest and complaint made by Edward Wooler, solicitor, of Darlington, to Lewis Tonna Dibdin, spiritual chancellor of Durham, concerning the illegal election of churchwardens for Darlington St Cuthbert parish.
The complaint contains emendations throughout and is signed by Edward Wooler
1 item, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/22   14 May 1892-24 September 1892
Folder containing nine sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Jarrow deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hebburn St Cuthbert parish, 14 May 1892
/2 Hebburn St John parish, 20 August 1892
/3 Heworth St Alban parish, [May] 1892
/4 Jarrow St Peter parish, 17 May 1892
/5 South Shields St Hilda parish, 24 September 1892 (Annotated: 'duplicate')
/6 South Shields Holy Trinity parish, 14 May 1892
/7 South Shields St Simon parish, 19 May 1892
/8 South Shields St Aidan parish, 17 May 1892
/9 South Westoe parish, [17 June] 1892 (alias Westoe South, South Shields)
Annotated: 'Jun 17 1892 Rec'd at B[isho]pw[earmou]th Vestry

1 folder, 54pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/23   3 May 1892-5 July 1892
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Beamish parish, 17 May 1892
/2 Burnopfield parish, 3 May 1892
/3 Chester-le-Street parish, 14 May 1892
/4 Eighton Banks parish, 14 May 1892
/5 Fatfield parish, 14 May 1892
/6 Greenside St John parish, 3 June 1892 & 5 July 1892
/7 Lamesley parish, 14 May 1892
/8 Pelton parish, 14 May 1892
/9 West Pelton parish, 13 June 1892
/10 Ryton parish, 14 May 1892
/11 Stella parish, 14 May 1892
/12 Tanfield parish, 14 May 1892
/13 Washington parish, 14 May 1892
/14 Whickham parish, 14 May 1892
/15 Winlaton parish, 4 June 1892

1 folder, 90pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/24   28 April 1892-22 July 1892
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Gateshead deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Dunston parish, 2 July 1892
/2 Gateshead St Mary parish, 14 May 1892
/3 Gateshead Christ Church Bensham parish, 22 July 1892 (alias Gateshead Christ Church)
/4 Gateshead St Aidan parish, 28 April 1892 (Contains a note from the incumbent stating that no church has been erected for the parish, therefore the articles cannot be answered.)
/5 Gateshead St Cuthbert parish, 14 May 1892
/6 Gateshead St Edmund parish, 17 May 1892
/7 Gateshead St Helen parish, 14 May 1892
/8 Gateshead Venerable Bede parish, 12 May 1892

1 folder, 48pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/25   26 April 1892-24 June 1892
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Durham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Brancepeth parish, 24 June 1892
/2 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 14 May 1892
/3 Durham St Giles parish, 14 May 1892
/4 Durham St Margaret parish, 14 May 1892
/5 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 14 May 1892
/6 Durham St Nicholas parish, 14 May 1892
/7 Durham St Oswald parish, 14 May 1892 (Includes a separate sheet fixed at p.4 containing a list of volumes of parish registers from 1538 to [1892])
/8 Sacriston parish, 15 June 1892-16 June 1892 (Addressed on the dorse to Durham diocesan registry, stamped and postmarked Durham, 15 June 1892.)
/9 Shincliffe parish, 3 May 1892
/10 Willington parish, 26 April 1892

1 folder, 60pp. + 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/26   14 May 1892-21 June 1892
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Houghton-le-Spring deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Burnmoor parish, 17 May 1892
/2 Chilton Moor parish, 17 May 1892
/3 Houghton-le-Spring parish, 20 June 1892-21 June 1892
/4 Lyons parish, 17 May 1892
/5 Newbottle parish, 14 May 1892
/6 Penshaw parish, 17 May 1892
/7 East Rainton parish, 14 May 1892
/8 Seaham Harbour parish, 14 May 1892

1 folder, 48pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/27   14 May 1892-28 June 1892
Folder containing 21 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Wearmouth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Monkwearmouth parish, 17 May 1892
/2 Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede parish, 17 May 1892
/3 Monkwearmouth All Saints parish, 17 May 1892
/4 Monkwearmouth St Cuthbert parish, 17 May 1892
/5 Southwick parish, 17 May 1892
/6 Southwick St Columba parish, 17 May 1892
/7 Sunderland parish, 17 May 1892
/8 Sunderland St John parish, 17 May 1892
/9 Bishopwearmouth parish, 17 May 1892
/10 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 27 June 1892-28 June 1892
/11 Bishopwearmouth St Peter parish, 17 May 1892
/12 Ryhope St Paul parish, 17 May 1892
/13 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 17 May 1892
/14 Hendon St Paul parish, 17 May 1892
/15 Hendon St Ignatius parish, 14 May 1892
/16 Silksworth St Matthew parish, 17 May 1892
/17 Bishopwearmouth St Mark Millfield parish, 17 May 1892
/18 Bishopwearmouth Christ Church parish, 17 May 1892
/19 Hendon St Barnabas parish, 17 May 1892
/20 Bishopwearmouth St Stephen Ayres Quay parish, 17 May 1892
/21 Whitburn parish, 17 May 1892

1 folder, 126pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/28   18 April 1892-14 May 1892
Folder containing fifteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Castle Eden parish, 23 April 1892
/2 Cassop cum Quarrington parish, 3 May 1892
/3 Cornforth parish, 14 May 1892
/4 Coxhoe parish, 14 May 1892
/5 Deaf Hill cum Langdale parish, 29 April 1892
/6 Ferryhill parish, 14 May 1892
/7 Hawthorn parish, 13 May 1892
/8 Kelloe parish, 14 May 1892
/9 Monk Hesleden parish, 11 May 1892
/10 Pittington parish, 14 May 1892
/11 Shadforth parish, 14 May 1892
/12 Sherburn parish, 5 May 1892
/13 Sherburn Hospital parish, 18 April 1892
/14 Thornley St Bartholomew Kelloe parish, 14 May 1892
/15 Trimdon parish, 14 May 1892

1 folder, 90pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/29   14 May 1892-16 September 1892
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Lanchester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Blackhill St Aidan parish, 16 May 1892
/2 Collierley parish, 14 May 1892
/3 Consett parish, 15 August 1892
/4 Dipton parish, 14 May 1892
/5 Ebchester parish, 16 September 1892 (The visitation programme at the back of the articles has been emended to give the times and places of the 1896 ordinary visitation of churchwardens)
/6 Esh parish, 2 July 1892
/7 Hamsteels parish, [?18] May 1892
/8 Medomsley parish, 17 May 1892

1 folder, 48pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/30   16 May 1892
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Auckland deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Auckland St Andrew parish, [16] May 1892
/2 Auckland St Peter parish, 16 May 1892
/3 Auckland St Helen parish, 16 May 1892
/4 Coundon parish, 16 May 1892
/5 Eldon parish, 16 May 1892
/6 Escomb parish, 16 May 1892
/7 Etherley parish, 16 May 1892
/8 Shildon parish, 16 May 1892
/9 New Shildon parish, 16 May 1892
/10 Spennymoor parish, 16 May 1892
/11 Tudhoe parish, 16 May 1892

1 folder, 66pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/31   5 May 1892-13 July 1892
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stanhope deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Crook parish, 16 May 1892
/2 Hunstanworth parish, May 1892
/3 Muggleswick parish, May 1892
/4 Satley parish, 14 May 1892
/5 Stanhope parish, 16 May 1892
/6 Stanley parish, 14 May 1892
/7 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale parish, 5 May 1892 (Endorsed '1892 Returned by Post')
/8 Thornley St Bartholomew Wolsingham parish, 16 May 1892 (Endorsed: '1892 Darlington Vis[itatio]n May 16 /92')
/9 Tow Law parish, 13 July 1892
/10 Westgate parish, 16 May 1892

1 folder, 60pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/32   5 May 1892-16 May 1892
Folder containing nineteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Aycliffe parish, 5 May 1892
/2 Barnard Castle parish, 16 May 1892
/3 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 16 May 1892
/4 Darlington Holy Trinity parish, 16 May 1892
/5 Darlington St John parish, 16 May 1892
/6 Darlington St James parish, 5.1892
/7 Darlington St Hilda parish, 16 May 1892
/8 Darlington St Luke parish, 16 May 1892
/9 Denton parish, 16 May 1892
/10 Dinsdale parish, 16 May 1892
/11 Forest and Frith parish, 6 May 1892
/12 Haughton le Skerne parish, 16 May 1892
/13 Hurworth parish, 16 May 1892 (Annotated: 'Left at Vestry of S. Cuthbert's Darlington')
/14 Ingleton parish, 10 May 1892
/15 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 16 May 1892
/16 Middleton St George parish, 16 May 1892
/17 Sadberge parish, 12 May 1892
/18 Sockburn parish, 16 May 1892
/19 Winston parish, 16 May 1892

1 folder, 114pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/33   27 April 1892-17 May 1892
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Grindon parish, 13 May 1892
/2 Redmarshall parish, 17 May 1892
/3 Sedgefield parish, 14 May 1892
/4 [Stillington] parish, 27 April 1892 (alias Shillington parish)
/5 Stockton-on-Tees parish, 14 May 1892
/6 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 14 May 1892
/7 Stockton-on-Tees St James parish, 17 May 1892
/8 Stockton-on-Tees St John the Baptist parish, 16 May 1892
/9 Stockton-on-Tees St Paul parish, 14 May 1892
/10 Stockton-on-Tees St Peter parish, 16 May 1892

1 folder, 60pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/34   14 May 1892-11 July 1892
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Hartlepool deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations (many left blank) and details of times and of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by the new churchwardens and contains a list of the names of the outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Billingham parish, 16 May 1892
/2 Greatham parish, 17 May 1892
/3 Hartlepool St Hilda parish, 17 May 1892
/4 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 17 May 1892
/5 Hartlepool St Aidan parish, 11 July 1892
/6 Hartlepool St James parish, 17 May 1892 (alias West Hartlepool St James parish)
/7 Haverton Hill parish, 24 May 1892
/8 Seaton Carew parish, 17 May 1892
/9 Stranton parish, 14 May 1892
/10 Wolviston parish, 23 May 1892

1 folder, 60pp.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/35   June 1892
Folder containing three identical copies of a printed circular from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in] whose admissions were not completed at the 1892 of the churchwardens, and a wrapper from the unused circulars
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/36   15 August 1892
Folder containing three sets of printed articles sent by Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, to incumbents of [parishes to be filled in] as a preliminary to his 1892 primary visitation of the clergy of the diocese, and a wrapper from the unused of articles
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/37   17 August 1892-October 1892
Folder containing three items relating to summonses to clergy to appear at the visitation
/1 Draft process general from Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, ordering him to summon the clergy of the diocese to appear at the forthcoming episcopal visitation. 17 August 1892
/2 Four printed summonses from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general, at Durham to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear specified visitation centres on 17 November and 19 1892, with a different version of the summons for each of two visitation centres. The summons includes an invitation to luncheon, instructions relating to insurance documents and a request for names and degrees of curates. 13 October 1892
/3 Two wrappers, one for each version of the above summons. [October] 1892

1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/38   25 October 1886-1896
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham diocese, signed by John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre, with parishes listed alphabetically by deanery and numbered.
1 volume, 81ff. (ff.58-81 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/39   17 November 1892
Folder containing signatures of clergy present at the Durham visitation, entered in the printed attendance roll which also shows the office and benefice of individuals, and a wrapper from the attendence roll
1 folder, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/40   19 November 1892
Folder containing signatures of clergy present at the Auckland visitation, in the same format as 1892/39, above, with a wrapper
1 folder, 21ff. (ff.11-20 blank)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/41   17 May 1892-16 June 1892
Folder containing three letters from incumbents and churchwardens to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, and Thomas Jones, Durham archdeacons' registrar, relating to the visitation of the churchwardens.
The letters concern the return of visitation articles and fees, non-attendance at the vistation and admission of churchwardens
1 folder, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/42   5 February 1892-21 November 1892
Folder containing one telegram and 200 postcards and letters (including two enclosures) from incumbents to Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, and Thomas Jones, Durham archdeacons' registrar, arrangements for the visitation of the clergy, and a wrapper from some of the letters.
Letters contain names and degrees of curates, correspondence relating to attendance at the visitation etc, and many are covering letters sent with insurance receipts.
1 folder, 255ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/43   1892
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees for numbered parishes and chapelries in Durham diocese, 1892.
The volume contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume, unused receipts and loose receipts clipped in place.
1 volume, 252ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/44   14 May 1892-24 September 1892
List of parish fees paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham diocese, showing whether fees were paid and when with some additional comments regarding the visitation articles and payment of fees.
The list is in tabular form, with parishes numbered as in 1892/6 (arranged by visitation centre and deanery).
1 item, 5ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1892/45   29 November 1892-30 November 1892
Folder containing two draft relaxations of the inhibitions suspending inferior jurisdictions, from Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, to the archdeacons of Durham and Auckland.
Both relaxations are annotated: `Original handed to Mr [Thomas] Jones [archdiaconal registrar] 30 Nov 1892
/1 Durham archdeaconry, 29 November 1892-30 November 1892 (Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Henry William Watkins], archdeacon of Durham)
/2 Auckland archdeaconry, 29 November 1892-30 November 1892 (Draft relaxation of the inhibition sent to [Robert Long], archdeacon of Auckland.)
Annotated: 'Copy'

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896   26 February 1896-5 January 1900
Records relating to the ordinary visitation of the churchwardens of the diocese of Durham held by Lewis Tonna Dibdin, spiritual chancellor of the diocese, May 1896, together with a primary visitation of the clergy of the diocese held by Brooke Foss bishop of Durham, October 1896
2 standard boxes, 45 folders
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/1   26 February 1896-29 February 1896 & 5 January 1900
Folder containing two draft inhibitions from Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, to the archdeacons of Durham and Auckland, suspending the archdeacons' jurisdiction for the period of the forthcoming episcopal visitation, 28 February 1896.
Both inhibitions are endorsed: `Engrossed on plain foolscalp 26/2/96 G[eorge] F. C[raggs], [clerk ?to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar]'; `Original sent to Mr [Thomas] Jones, [Durham archdeacons' registrar] 29 Feb 1896'
/1 Durham archdeaconry, 26 February 1896-29 February 1896 (Draft inhibition sent to Henry William Watkins, archdeacon of Durham.)
The inhibition contains pencil emendations for use in the [?primary] visitation held by Edgar Jacob, bishop of Newcastle, to be sent to George Hans Hamilton, archdeacon of Northumberland.
/2 Auckland archdeaconry, 26 February 1896-29 February 1896 & 5 January 1900 (Draft inhibition sent to Robert Long, archdeacon of Auckland.)
The inhibition contains pencil emendations for use in the 1900 visitation held by Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham

1 folder, 2ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/2   April 1896
Folder containing two items relating to summonses to the churchwardens to appear at the visitation
/1 Ten printed summonses from John Booth, Durham deputy registrar, at Durham to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear at various specified visitation centres between 23 May and 28 May 1896, with a different version the summons for each of the five visitation centres. The summons also contains directions to outgoing and incoming churchwardens, the programme for visitation of the churchwardens and a note relating to fees. April 1892
/2 Five wrappers from the above summonses, one for each version. [April] 1896

1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/3   1896
Folder containing three sets of printed visitation articles exhibited to the churchwardens of each parish and chapelry prior to the 1896 ordinary visitation of the diocese held by Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, and a wrapper from the articles.
The articles also include a churchwardens' declaration and instructions on delivering presentments (with permission to attend whichever visitation centre is most convenient).
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/4   May 1892
Printed proof copy of Lewis Tonna Dibdin, spiritual chancellor of Durham's Charge to the churchwardens in the form of an article entitled `Chancellor Dibdin and the Benefices Bill'
1 item, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/5   29 February 1896-15 June 1896
Paper-covered volume containing the names of the churchwardens for Durham diocese, signed by J[ohn] B[ooth] Lazenby, [Durham deputy diocesan registrar].
Lists of churchwardens (incomplete) are arranged in groups according to visitation centre, listed alphabetically by deanery and numbered, and annotated with ticks, those who had paid fees and where wardens were admitted at an alternative centre.
1 volume, 97ff. (ff.50-97 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham (f.5)
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/6   9 April 1896-22 May 1896
Folder containing eleven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Jarrow deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Boldon, Hebburn St Cuthbert, St Oswald and St John, Jarrow Grange Christ Church, and South Shields St Hilda, Holy Trinity, St Stephen, St St Jude and St Aidan.
1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/7   11 April 1896-23 May 1896
Folder containing fourteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Chester deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Beamish, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, Eighton Banks, Fatfield, Greenside, Lamesley, Marley Hill, Pelton, West Pelton, Ryton with Hedgefield, St Cuthbert, Washington and Whickham with Sunderland.
1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/8   11 April 1896-25 May 1896
Folder containing nine printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Gateshead deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Gateshead St Mary, Christ Church, Holy Trinity, St Aidan, St Cuthbert, St Edmund, St Helen, Venerable Bede and St Paul.
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/9   13 April 1896-23 May 1896
Folder containing six printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Durham deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Durham St Cuthbert, St Giles, St Mary-le-Bow, St Nicholas, and St Oswald, and Willington.
1 folder, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/10   9 April 1896-20 May 1896
Folder containing seven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Houghton-le-Spring deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Chilton Moor, Dalton-le-Dale, Hetton-le-Hole, Newbottle, Penshaw, East Rainton and Seaham Harbour.
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/11   8 April 1896-28 May 1896
Folder containing eighteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Wearmouth deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Monkwearmouth, Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede and All Saints, Southwick, Southwick St Columba, Sunderland, Sunderland St John, Bishopwearmouth St Thomas and St Peter, St Andrew Deptford, Hendon St Paul and St Ignatius, Silksworth St Matthew, St Mark Millfield, St Hilda Millfield, South Hylton and Bishopwearmouth Christ Church.
1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/12   9 April 1896-15 June 1896
Folder containing eleven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Easington deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Cassop cum Quarrington, Cornforth, Coxhoe, Deaf Hill cum Langdale, Hawthorn, South Hetton, Kelloe, Monk Heselden St John, Shadforth, and Shotton.
1 folder, 11ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/13   6 April 1896-4 May 1896
Folder containing eight printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Lanchester deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Benfieldside St Cuthbert, Blackhill St Aidan, Castleside, Collierley, Dipton St John, Ebchester, Holmside and Lanchester.
1 folder, 8ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/14   9 April 1896-27 May 1896
Folder containing fourteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Auckland deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Auckland St Andrew with St Ann and St Philip, Auckland St Peter, Byers Green, Coundon, Eldon, Escomb, Etherley, Fir Tree, Hunwick, Lynesack Softley, Shildon, New Shildon, Spennymoor and Witton-le-Wear.
1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/15   9 April 1896-18 May 1896
Folder containing seven printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Stanhope deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Eastgate, St John's Chapel-in-Weardale, Satley, Stanhope, Thornley, Tow Law and Westgate.
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/16   9 April 1896-19 May 1896
Folder containing fourteen printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Darlington deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Aycliffe, Darlington St Cuthbert, Holy Trinity, St John, St Paul and St Luke, Dinsdale, Haughton le Skerne, Hurworth, Sadberge, Sockburn, Whorlton and Winston.
1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/17   10 April 1896-June 1896
Folder containing ten printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Stockton deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Bishopton, Eaglescliffe, Grindon, Longnewton, Redmarshall, Sedgefield with Embleton, and Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity, St James, St John St Paul.
1 folder, 10ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/18   9 April 1896-26 May 1896
Folder containing nine printed certificates stating the names and addresses of churchwardens elected at Easter 1896 for parishes and chapelries in Hartlepool deanery.
The certificates were completed by incumbents, vestry chairmen etc of the following parishes and chapelries: Greatham, Hartlepool St Hilda, West Hartlepool Christ Church, St Aidan and St Paul, Haverton Hill, Seaton Carew, Stranton and Wolviston.
1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/19   23 May 1896-12 November 1896
Folder containing 30 printed churchwardens' declarations for parishes and chapelries in Durham diocese.
Declarations are arranged by deanery and most are annotated with numbers as allocated in 1896/5.
/1 Jarrow deanery, 28 May 1896 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for South Shields St Aidan parish in Jarrow deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/2 Gateshead deanery, 19 October 1896 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Gateshead St Cuthbert parish in Gateshead deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/3 Durham deanery, 26 June 1896-2 July 1896 (Two printed churchwardens' declarations for Belmont and Durham St Margaret parishes in Durham deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/4 Wearmouth deanery, 5 June 1896-22 June 1896 (One manuscript and four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede, Southwick, Sunderland St Thomas, Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford and Hendon st Ignatius in Wearmouth deanery, completed the churchwardens and witnessed.)
The Sunderland St Thomas declaration is written in the hand of J.B. Lazenby, Durham deputy diocesan registrar
/5 Easington deanery, 23 May 1896-1 July 1896 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Cassop cum Quarrington, Trimdon and Wingate in Easington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/6 Lanchester deanery, 5 September 1896-12 November 1896 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for Esh and Hamsteels parishes in Lanchester deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed.)
There are two declarations for Esh parish
/7 Auckland deanery, 27 May 1896-2 July 1896 (Four printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Auckland St Andrew, Coundon, Eldon and Witton-le-Wear in Auckland deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/8 Stanhope deanery, 27 May 1896 (Single printed churchwarden's declaration for Stanhope parish in Stanhope deanery, completed by the churchwarden and witnessed)
/9 Darlington deanery, 27 May 1896-9 July 1896 (One manuscript and five printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes and chapelries of Darlington Holy Trinity, Hurworth, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Sadberge, Sockburn and Staindrop in Darlington deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/10 Stockton deanery, 28 July 1896 (Single printed churchwardens' declaration for Norton parish in Stockton deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)
/11 Hartlepool deanery, 25 June 1896-23 July 1896 (Three printed churchwardens' declarations for the parishes of Billingham, West Hartlepool St JAmes and West Hartlepool St Paul in Hartlepool deanery, completed by the churchwardens and witnessed)

1 folder, 30ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/20   12 May 1896-28 May 1896
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Jarrow deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Boldon parish, 28 May 1896
/2 Hebburn St Cuthbert parish, 26 May 1896
/3 Hebburn St John parish, 19 May 1896
/4 Jarrow Grange parish, 27 May 1896
/5 South Shields St Hilda parish, 27 May 1896
/6 South Shields St Stephen parish, 28 May 1896
/7 South Shields St Mary Tyne Dock parish, 27 May 1896 (alias South Shields St Mary parish)
/8 South Shields St Simon parish, 27 May 1896
/9 South Shields St Aidan parish, 12 May 1896
/10 Rekendyke St Jude parish, 26 May 1896 (alias South Shields St Jude)
Annotated: 'Fees not paid'

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/21   23 May 1896-8 June 1896
Folder containing eighteen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Chester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Beamish parish, 27 May 1896
/2 Birtley St Giles parish, 25 May 1896
/3 Burnopfield parish, [May] 1896
/4 Chester-le-Street parish, 23 May 1896
/5 Eighton Banks parish, 27 May 1896
/6 Fatfield parish, 28 May 1896
/7 Greenside St John the Evangelist parish, 27 May 1896
/8 Lamesley parish, 27 May 1896
/9 Marley Hill parish, 27 May 1896
/10 Pelton parish, 27 May 1896
/11 West Pelton parish, 8 June 1896 (Annotated: 'Decl[arati]on not made')
/12 Ryton parish, 27 May 1896
/13 Stella St Cuthbert parish, 23 May 1896
/14 Tanfield parish, 27 May 1896
/15 Usworth parish, 23 May 1896
/16 Washington parish, 27 May 1896
/17 Whickham parish, 27 May 1896
/18 Winlaton parish, 27 May 1896

1 folder, 36ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/22   17 April 1896-20 October 1896
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Gateshead deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Dunston parish, 5 May 1896
/2 Gateshead St Mary parish, 27 May 1896
/3 Gateshead Christ Church Bensham parish, 27 May 1896 (alias Gateshead St Cuthbert parish)
/4 Gateshead Holy Trinity parish, 17 April 1896
/5 Gateshead St Aidan parish, 27 May 1896
/6 Gateshead St Cuthbert Bensham parish, 20 October 1896 (alias Gateshead St Cuthbert parish)
/7 Gateshead St Edmund parish, 28 May 1896
/8 Gateshead St Helen Low Fell parish, 27 May 1896 (alias Gateshead St Helen parish)
/9 Gateshead Venerable Bede parish, 27 May 1896
/10 Gateshead St Paul Low Team parish, 27 May 1896 (alias Gateshead St Paul parish)

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/23   23 May 1896
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Durham deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Durham St Cuthbert parish, 23 May 1896
/2 Durham St Giles parish, 23 May 1896
/3 Durham St Mary-le-Bow parish, 23 May 1896
/4 Durham St Nicholas parish, 23 May 1896
/5 Durham St Oswald parish, 23 May 1896
/6 Willington parish, 23 May 1896

1 folder, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/24   23 May 1896-28 May 1896
Folder containing six sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Houghton-le-Spring deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Chilton Moor parish, 28 May 1896
/2 Dalton-le-Dale parish, 23 May 1896
/3 Hetton-le-Hole parish, 23 May 1896
/4 Newbottle parish, 23 May 1896
/5 East Rainton parish, 23 May 1896
/6 Seaham Harbour parish, 28 May 1896

1 folder, 12ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/25   
Folder containing 20 sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Wearmouth deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Monkwearmouth parish, 28 May 1896
/2 Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede parish, 14 July 1896
/3 Monkwearmouth All Saints parish, 28 May 1896
/4 Monkwearmouth St Cuthbert parish, 21 May 1896
/5 Southwick St Columba parish, 28 May 1896
/6 Sunderland parish, 28 May 1896
/7 Sunderland St John parish, 22 July 1896
/8 Bishopwearmouth parish, 28 May 1896
/9 Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, 28 May 1896
/10 Bishopwearmouth St Peter parish, 28 May 1896
/11 Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford parish, 28 May 1896
/12 Hendon St Paul parish, 28 May 1896
/13 Hendon St Ignatius parish, 18 May 1896
/14 Silksworth St Matthew parish, 28 May 1896
/15 Bishopwearmouth St Mark Millfield parish, 28 May 1896
/16 Bishopwearmouth St Hilda Millfield parish, 28 May 1896
/17 South Hylton parish, 28 May 1896 (alias Ford parish)
/18 Bishopwearmouth Christ Church parish, 28 May 1896
/19 Hendon St Barnabas parish, 28 May 1896
/20 Bishopwearmouth St Stephen Ayres Quay parish, 17 October 1896 (Annotated: 'Fees unpaid')

1 folder, 40ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/26   15 April 1896-16 June 1896
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Easington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Cassop cum Quarrington parish, 21 May 1896 (Annotated: 'Fees not paid')
/2 Cornforth parish, 23 May 1896
/3 Coxhoe parish, 23 May 1896
/4 Deaf Hill cum Langdale parish, 16 June 1896
/5 Hawthorn parish, 11 May 1896
/6 South Hetton parish, 23 May 1896
/7 Kelloe parish, 23 May 1896
/8 Monk Hesleden St John parish, 21 May 1896
/9 Shadforth parish, 23 May 1896
/10 Sherburn parish, 23 May 1896
/11 Shotton parish, 15 April 1896

1 folder, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/27   22 May 1896-16 June 1896
Folder containing nine sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Lanchester deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Benfieldside parish, 23 May 1896 (Annotated at f.1v: 'Fees paid & paid into Hodgh[ens] J.B.')
/2 Blackhill St Aidan parish, 28 May 1896
/3 Castleside parish, 22 May 1896
/4 Collierley parish, 23 May 1896
/5 Dipton St John the Evangelist parish, 23 May 1896
/6 Ebchester parish, 16 June 1896
/7 Holmside parish, 22 May 1896
/8 Lanchester parish, 23 May 1896
/9 Medomsley parish, 23 May 1896

1 folder, 18ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/28   14 April 1896-2 July 1896
Folder containing eleven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Auckland deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Auckland St Andrew parish, 27 May 1896
/2 Auckland St Peter parish, 23 May 1896
/3 Byers Green parish, 27 May 1896
/4 Coundon parish, 29 May 1896 (Annotated: 'P[ai]d')
/5 Eldon parish, 2 July 1896
/6 Escomb parish, 27 May 1896
/7 Etherley parish, 27 May 1896
/8 Lynesack with Softley parish, 14 April 1896
/9 Shildon parish, 27 May 1896
/10 Spennymoor parish, 27 May 1896
/11 Witton-le-Wear parish, 27 May 1896 (Annotated: 'Fees paid at D[ur]'ham')

1 folder, 22ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/29   2 May 1896-25 June 1896
Folder containing seven sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stanhope deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Hunstanworth parish, 25 June 1896
/2 Satley parish, 23 May 1896
/3 Stanhope parish, 27 May 1896
/4 St John's Chapel-in-Weardale parish, [May] 1896
/5 Thornley St Bartholomew Kelloe parish, 27 May 1896
/6 Tow Law parish, 27 May 1896
/7 Westgate parish, 2 May 1896

1 folder, 14ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/30   15 April 1896-17 October 1896
Folder containing seventeen sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Darlington deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Aycliffe parish, 17 October 1896 (Annotated: 'Fees unpaid')
/3 Darlington St Cuthbert parish, 26 May 1896
/4 Darlington St John parish, 26 May 1896
/5 Darlington St Paul parish, 23 May 1896
/6 Darlington St Luke parish, 26 May 1896
/7 Dinsdale parish, 26 May 1896
/8 Eggleston parish, 23 May 1896
/9 Heighington parish, 27 May 1896
/10 Hurworth parish, 23 May 1896 (Annotated: 'Fees not paid')
/11 Ingleton parish, 16 May 1896
/12 Middleton in Teesdale parish, 15 April 1896 (Annotated: 'Fees not paid')
/13 Middleton St George parish, 26 May 1896
/14 Sadberge parish, 29 May 1896 (Annotated: 'fees not paid')
/15 Sockburn parish, 27 June 1896
/16 Staindrop parish, 27 May 1896
/17 Winston parish, 23 May 1896

1 folder, 34ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/31   12 May 1896-25 June 1896
Folder containing ten sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Stockton deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Bishopton parish, 12 May 1896
/2 Bishop Middleham parish, [May] 1896
/3 Egglescliffe parish, 26 May 1896
/4 Grindon parish, 25 June 1896
/5 Longnewton parish, 26 May 1896
/6 Redmarshall parish, 26 May 1896
/7 Sedgefield parish, 26 May 1896
/8 Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity parish, 26 May 1896
/9 Stockton-on-Tees St James parish, 26 May 1896
/10 Stockton-on-Tees St John the Baptist parish, 26 May 1896

1 folder, 20ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/32   14 May 1896-2 June 1896
Folder containing eight sets of churchwardens' responses to the visitation articles for Hartlepool deanery, written on sets of the printed visitation articles which also include churchwardens' declarations and details of times and places of visitation.
Each return is normally signed by both the incoming and outgoing churchwardens.
/1 Elwick Hall parish, 14 May 1896 (Second folio only of the set of printed articles)
/2 Greatham parish, 26 May 1896
/3 Hartlepool St Hilda parish, 27 May 1896
/4 West Hartlepool Christ Church parish, 26 May 1896
/5 Hartlepool St Aidan parish, 26 May 1896 (alias St Aidan West Hartlepool parish)
/6 Haverton Hill parish, 26 May 1896
/7 Seaton Carew parish, 26 May 1896
/8 Wolviston parish, 2 June 1896

1 folder, 15ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/33   June 1896
Folder containing three identical copies of a printed circular from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar and quasi-apparitor general to the churchwardens of [parishes to be filled in] whose admissions were not completed at the 1896 of the churchwardens, and a wrapper from the unused circulars
1 folder, 7ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/34   [1896]
Wrapper formerly for unused sets of clergy visitation articles of enquiry
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/35   12 September 1896
Folder containing two items relating to summonses to clergy to appear at the visitation
/1 Six printed summonses from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, at Durham to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], summoning them to appear specified visitation centres according to their rural deanery between 21 October 28 October 1896, with a different version of the summons for each of the three visitation centres. The summons includes an invitation to luncheon, instructions relating to insurance documents and a request for names and degrees of curates. 12 September 1896
/2 Three wrappers, one for each version of the above summons. [September] 1896

1 folder, 9ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/36   [1886]
Folder containing three identical printed envelopes adddressed to the officiating ministers of [parishes to be filled in], from the Diocesan Registry, Durham, marked `Diocese of Durham. Bishop's Visitation', all blank
1 folder, 3ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/37   13 June 1896-28 October 1896
Paper-covered volume, the clergy call book for the visitation, containing the names of the clergy in Durham diocese, signed by J[ohn] B[ooth] Lazenby, Durham deputy diocesan registrar.
The volume is arranged in groups according to visitation centre, with parishes listed alphabetically by deanery and numbered.
1 volume, 98ff. (ff.71-97 blank)
Seal: papered seal of the consistory court of Durham
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/38   21 October 1896-28 October 1896
Folder containing five items relating to the clergy attendance roll taken at the 1896 visitation
/1 Signatures of the clergy of Durham, Lanchester, Chester and Gateshead deaneries, present at the Durham visitation, entered in the printed attendance roll, along with the office and benefice of individuals. 21 October 1896
/2 Signatures of the clergy of Wearmouth, Jarrow, Houghton-le-Spring, Easington and Hartlepool dearneries, attending the Sunderland visitation, in the same format as 1896/38/1. 24 October 1896
/3 Signatures of the clergy of Auckland, Stanhope, Darlington and Stockton deaneries, attending the Auckland visitation, in the same format as 1896/38/1. 28 October 1896
/4 Three blank sheets from the printed attendance roll. 1896
/5 Four wrappers from the above attendance roll. 1896

1 folder, 44ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/39   9 March 1896
Folder containing faded copies of four letters from John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar, to W[illiam] Moore Ede, [rural dean of Gateshead], C[ecil] H[enry] Boutflower, [domestic chaplain to the bishop], H[enry] Martin [vicar of Stockton] Robert Long, [archdeacon of Auckland], concerning [arrangements for the chancellor's visitation of the churchwardens at each of the visitation centres]
1 folder, 8ff
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/40   10 March 1896-5 November 1896
Folder containing thirteen letters to John Booth and John Booth Lazenby, Durham deputy diocesan registrars, concerning arrangements for the visitations of the churchwardens and clergy.
Letters are from C[ecil] H[enry] Boutflower, [domestic chaplain to the bishop], Robert Long, [archdeacon of Auckland], W[illiam] Moore Ede, [rural dean of Gateshead], Henry Martin, [vicar of Stockton], John Gibson, chapter clerk, and G[eorge] Kitchin, dean of Durham.
1 folder, 16ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/41   9 April 1896-20 October 1896
Folder containing 46 letters and postcards (including three enclosures) from incumbents, churchwardens and C[ecil] H[enry] Boutflower, domestic chaplain, mainly to John Booth and John Booth Lazenby, Durham deputy diocesan registrars, and Thomas [Durham archdeacons' registrar], concerning the visitation of the churchwardens, and a wrapper from the letters.
Letters contain requests for additional copies of visitation articles, excuses for non-attendance at the visitation and queries about the visitation.
1 folder, 52ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/42   5 July 1896-5 November 1896
Folder containing one telegram and 192 letters and postcards (including three enclosures) from incumbents, mainly to Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, C[ecil] H[enry] Boutflower, domestic chaplain to the bishop, John Booth and John Booth Durham deputy diocesan registrars, concerning the visitation of the clergy, and a wrapper from the letters.
Letters contain requests for additional copies of the clergy visitation articles, excuses for non-attendance at the visitation and names and degrees of curates.
1 folder, 222ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/43   1896
Paper-covered volume containing printed receipts for parish fees for numbered parishes and chapelries in Durham diocese, 1896.
The volume contains stubs, where receipts have been removed from the volume and unused receipts still in in place.
1 volume, 246ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/44   21 April 1896-7 November 1896
List of parish fees paid by parishes and chapelries in Durham diocese, showing when fees were paid, with some additional comments regarding payment, and the visitation account to 8 June 1896.
The list is in tabular form, with parishes numbered as in 1896/5 (arranged by visitation centre and deanery), and is annotated, `Sent Circular enclo[sing] form of Declar[ati]on & requesting payment of fees to those Asked, 15 June 1896'.
1 item, 6ff.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1896/45   5 November 1896-6 November 1896
Draft relaxation of the inhibition suspending the inferior jurisdiction of [Henry William Watkins], archdeacon of Durham, from Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham to the archdeacon.
Endorsed: `Handed original to Mr [Thomas] Jones [Durham archdeacons' registrar] 6 Nov 1896', signed Geo[orge] F. Craggs, [clerk ?to John Booth, Durham deputy diocesan registrar]
1 item, 1f.
DDR/EV/VIS/5/1900   June and October 1900
Visitation by Bishop Brooke Foss Westcott

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1904   May and October 1904
Primary visitation by Bishop Handley Carr Glyn Moule

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1908   1908
Visitation by Bishop Handley Carr Glyn Moule

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1912   1912
Visitation by Bishop Handley Carr Glyn Moule
In addition to visitation papers retained by the Diocesan Registry (not yet sorted and listed), the following items were retained within the Bishops' Office, and can currently be found at the accession numbers stated:
AUC/1/148Bishop Moule's notes on the 1912 visitation returns (1 file)
AUC/2/2A few letters and papers re 1892 visitation, details of procedure and notes re 1896 and 1912 visitations
AUC/2/3Registrar's correspondence re 1912 visitation with some accounts
AUC/2/4Correspondence re 1912 visitation returns

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1916   1916
Visitation by Bishop Handley Carr Glyn Moule

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1931   
Visitation by Bishop Herbert Hensley Henson

DDR/EV/VIS/5/1949   
Visitation by Bishop Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams

DDR/EV/VIS/6
A few stray items relating to visitations of the Cathedral previously referenced as DDR/EV/VIS/6, are now listed among Bishop's Office records relating to the Cathedral, at DDR/BP/DIO/2.
NONE (reference not used)
Diocese books or specula
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/7
Dates of creation: 1740s-1860s
Extent: 12 volumes
Particulars of livings throughout the diocese, with names of patrons, incumbents, curates etc and, for 1793 only, very full details about each parish
Five volumes (as indicated within the list) were deposited by the Diocesan Registry and previously referenced as DDR vols/XVII/1,1A-3 or DDR vols 1969/xxii. The other volumes had been retained within the Bishops' Office and were formerly referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/170-176.
DDR/EA/RGL/6 is a book of historical transcripts relating to the see of Durham compiled in 1663 on the order of Bishop Cosin; this includes a list of all the livings in the diocese, with values and names of patrons, apparently relating to a period about the reign of Edward VI [1547-1553].

DDR/EV/VIS/7/1   [1740s]
Index to benefices at front.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/2   [mid-18th century]
Index to benefices at front.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/3   [ca.1780]
Brief notes on the incumbent (and curates etc) within each benefice, including notes on residence/non-residence and services. Benefices are not listed in any geographical or alphabetical order, and there is no index.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/4   1793 (with additions and corrections to 1826)
Includes extensive details drawn from 1792 visitation returns, relating to population, chapelries, schools, charities, nonconformists and Roman Catholics. Index to benefices at front. See next item for photocopy.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/5   1793 (with additions and corrections to 1826)
Slightly less detailed version of preceding item, with indexes to benefices and incumbents
Formerly referenced as DDR vols/XVII/1
A photocopy of this volume is held in the search room at Palace Green library: see catalogue entry for shelfmark.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/6   1809 (with additions and corrections to the 1830s)
Index to benefices at front.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/7   1814
Includes details of non-residence licences, including similar information to that in the returns under the 1838 Plurality Act (at DDR/EA/CLN/9)
Formerly referenced as DDR vols/XVII/1A
DDR/EV/VIS/7/8   1827
Includes some details of non-residence licences. Arranged by archdeaconry (Durham then Northumberland), then listing benefices in alphabetical order.
DDR/EV/VIS/7/9   1828 (with extensive additions and corrections down to 1856)
Titled “Durham Diocese Book 1830” on binding, but dating initially from about 1828. Includes at front a list showing when the details of incumbents and non-residence licences have been updated, between August 1828 and October 1856.
Includes details of non-residence licences. Arranged by archdeaconry (Durham then Northumberland), then listing benefices in alphabetical order. With indexes to benefices, incumbents and curates.
Formerly referenced as DDR vols/XVII/2
DDR/EV/VIS/7/10   [ca.1838 x 1868]
Notebook listing benefices in alphabetical order, with details of address, deanery, value and patron only (no incumbents' or curates' names)
Formerly referenced as DDR vols 1969/xxii
DDR/EV/VIS/7/11   1856 (with additions to 1860, with list of dates when updated at back)
Includes details relating to non-residence and population figures. Arranged by archdeaconry (Durham then Northumberland), then listing benefices in alphabetical order. Includes table of ecclesiastical fees from The London Gazette for 24 July 1857 (attached at front), list of benefices showing post towns (post-1836, loose in volume), index to curates (at front), and to benefices and incumbents (at back).
Formerly referenced as DDR vols/XVII/3
DDR/EV/VIS/7/12   1861
Details include population figures, numbers of churches or chapels and Sunday services. Arranged in alphabetical order, with indexes to churches and incumbents at back. Loose inserts from the volume include correspondence relating to grants to benefices by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.
Foliated December 1978 (pencil numbers in circles). This foliation includes the loose inserts within the volume, which are now stored separately alongside it. Note that the indexes at back reference the former foliation in pen.
Miscellaneous 20th-century material relating to visitations
Reference: DDR/EV/VIS/8
Dates of creation: 1900-1916, 1949, 1960
Extent: 1 box
Administrative material concerning visitation arrangements, diocese of Durham, 1900-1916 and 1949, with three letters of 1960 re a proposed visitation of the diocese of Newcastle in 1961