Durham Diocesan Records: Bishops' Office records
Introduction
Administrative background
Contents
Arrangement

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DDR/BP
Title: Durham Diocesan Records: Bishops' Office records
Dates of creation: 18th-21st centuries, but mainly late 19th century onwards
Extent: 78 metres
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Records created within the personal office of the Bishops of Durham
Language: English

Administrative background

Background essays on the administration of the diocese of Durham generally, and on some of the classes of records covered within this catalogue, are in the separate guide, Administrative Histories for the Durham Diocesan Records.

Contents

Records relating to functions in which the bishop takes a personal interest or is directly involved (including confirmations, confidential clergy files, correspondence with parishes, and records of many diocesan and extra-diocesan committees and groups). Other records originating from the Bishop's Office include the following:
Some records which originated from the Bishops' Office (and were formerly part of the Auckland Castle Episcopal Records) are listed within other sections of the Durham Diocesan Records. These include:

Accession details

Except as otherwise specified within the catalogue, all these records were deposited by the Secretary or Chaplain of the Bishop of Durham. The first deposit was made 29 May 1973, with regular deposits made thereafter.

Previous custodial history

These records were until 2011 part of the separate Auckland Castle Episcopal Records collection (code AUC), reflecting their separate provenance from the rest of the Durham Diocesan Records when they were deposited. However, the division of records between the Diocesan Registry and the Bishop's office was in some cases arbitrary (some 18th century bishops' registers had strayed from the Registry into Auckland Castle, for instance), and the Durham Diocesan Records already include records deposited by legally disparate diocesan structures such as the Board of Finance, Board of Education and Diocesan Advisory Committee. The records from the Bishop's Office are therefore now listed as part of the Durham Diocesan Records, though provenance details are included within the catalogues.
Any items previously referenced under their “AUC” codes can be found by doing a search across the catalogues for the relevant reference number (for instance, AUC/1/48). If searching for an incomplete reference number, you may need to append an asterisk (as AUC/3/*).
Alternatively, you can consult the following list to match old (AUC) accession references against their new (DDR) reference numbers. Items not within this table are likely to be still referenced under their “AUC” number and not yet relisted.
AUC 1/1-3: DDR/EA/ACT/1/4C-E
AUC 1/4: DDR/EA/CLS/1/5A
AUC 1/5-6: DDR/EA/CLO/1/1A-B
AUC 1/7: DDR/BP/DIO/3/11
AUC 1/8: DDR/EA/CLG/6
AUC 1/9-11: DDR/EA/CLG/5/1-3
AUC 1/12-25: DDR/EA/CLN/9 (part)
AUC 1/29: DDR/BP/CNF/3/1
AUC 1/30: DDR/BP/CNF/2/1
AUC 1/31: DDR/BP/PAR/2/16A
AUC 1/32: DDR/BP/PAR/2/38
AUC 1/33-45: DDR/BP/HIS/1
AUC 1/46: DDR/BP/HIS/4/1
AUC 1/48: DDR/BP/DIO/5/1
AUC 1/51-56: DDR/BP/DIO/5/13-17
AUC 1/57: DDR/BP/DIO/5/2-12
AUC 1/64-80: DDR/EV/RET/1-4
AUC 1/81-84: DDR/EV/RET/6-9
AUC 1/85-90: DDR/EV/RET/11-16
AUC 1/91-129: DDR/BP/PAR/1
AUC 1/130-140: DDR/BP/HIS/2
AUC 1/141: DDR/BP/HIS/3/8
AUC 1/142: DDR/EV/RET/5
AUC 1/143: DDR/EV/RET/10
AUC 1/149: DDR/DA/CON/2
AUC 1/150: DDR/EA/BEM/3/1938
AUC 1/151-156: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1810/1A-F
AUC 1/157-162: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1814/2A-F
AUC 1/163: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1837/1A
AUC 1/164: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1849/2A
AUC 1/165: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1857/3A
AUC 1/166: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1859/1
AUC 1/167: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1878/3A
AUC 1/168: DDR/EV/VIS/5/1882/3A
AUC 1/169: DDR/A/VPN/2/1
AUC 1/170-173: DDR/EV/VIS/7/1-4
AUC 1/174: DDR/EV/VIS/7/6
AUC 1/175: DDR/EV/VIS/7/8
AUC 1/176: DDR/EV/VIS/7/12
AUC 1/177: DDR/A/VPD/3/2
AUC 1/178: DDR/BP/HIS/3/4
AUC 1/179: DDR/A/VPD/3/1
AUC 1/box 38 (part): DDR/D/DEN/3/1-2
AUC 1/box 41: DDR/BP/PRI/2
AUC 1/box 42 (part): DDR/BP/PRI/4/4-5
AUC 2/vols: DDR/EA/BEM/3
AUC 2 (part): DDR/BP/PAR/2 (part)
AUC 2/13: DDR/BP/PRI/2
AUC 3/box 1,4 (part): DDR/BP/DIO/6/1-4
AUC 3/TC/26-41 (boxes 2-3): DDR/BP/PAR/5
AUC 3/box 12 (part): DDR/BP/PRI/3/1-2
AUC 3/boxes 15-17 (part): DDR/BP/DIO/3/1-9
AUC 3/box 17 (part): DDR/BP/CLR
AUC 3/box 20: DDR/BP/PAR/2 (part)
AUC 3/boxes 21-33 (part): DDR/BP/PAR/3
AUC 3/box 33 (part): DDR/BP/PAR/4
AUC 3/boxes 41-43: (see under AUC 3/plans below)
AUC 3/plans 1, 6-7, 8/1, 10/1-5, 11, 14, 17-18, 19/8: DDR/BP/PAR/2A
AUC 3/plans 2, 4-5, 8/2-3, 9/1-3, 10/6, 12-13, 20, 22, 27, 30-31: DDR/BP/PRI/1
AUC 3/plans 3/1-3: DDR/BP/PRI/4/1-3
AUC 3/plan 3/4: DDR/BP/PER
AUC 3/plans 15-16, 19/5-7, 21, 23-24: DDR/BP/EST/4
AUC 3/plan 19/1: DDR/BP/HIS/4/4
AUC 3/plan 19/2: DDR/BP/PAR/1/40
AUC 3/plans 19/3-4: DDR/BP/EST/5
AUC 3/plans 25-26: DDR/BP/EST/2
AUC 3/plan 28: DDR/BP/PAR/6/143 (part)
AUC 3/plan 29: DDR/BP/MIS
AUC 4/1-4 (= AUC 1/81-84): DDR/EV/RET/6-9
AUC 4/5-10 (= AUC 1/85-90): DDR/EV/RET/11-16
AUC 4/11-19: DDR/EV/RET/17-23
AUC 4/20-33 (= AUC 1/12-25): DDR/EA/CLN/9 (part)
AUC 31/17-25: DDR/BP/DIO/11
AUC 31/29-31: DDR/BP/DIO/6/17-23
AUC 38: DDR/BP/PHO (most)
AUC 47/: DDR/BP/PAR/2A/4
AUC 48/1: DDR/EA/CLN/10
AUC 48/box 8 (part): DDR/BP/HIS/3/7
AUC 48/box 8-9 (parts): DDR/EA/BEM/5
AUC 55: DDR/BP/DIO/6/15-16
AUC 57 (part): DDR/BP/PRI/3/3-14
AUC 58: DDR/BP/DIO/7/Ramsey
AUC 61: DDR/BP/DIO/7/Ramsey
AUC 65: DDR/BP/DIO/7/Ramsey
AUC 71/2-3: DDR/BP/DIO/6/24-28
AUC 72: DDR/BP/PAR/6 (part)
AUC 76: DDR/BP/DIO/6/33
AUC 77: DDR/BP/PAR/6 (part)
AUC 84: DDR/BP/PAR/6 (part)
AUC 85: DDR/BP/EST/1
AUC 87: DDR/BP/DIO/6/34-37
AUC 88: DDR/BP/PAR/6 (part)
AUC 91/1-3: DDR/DA/ORG/11
AUC 91 (part): DDR/D/DEN/5
AUC 91 (part): DDR/BP/PAR/2A/6
AUC 93: DDR/BP/PAR/6 (part)
AUC 94 (part): DDR/BP/EST/3
AUC 96/20: DDR/BP/DIO/6/38-41
AUC 97 (part): DDR/BP/DIO/8/1
AUC 101: DDR/BP/DIO/6/5-14
AUC 102: DDR/BP/PAR/6/1 (plan)
AUC 103: DDR/BP/CLR/Churchyard
AUC 104: DDR/BP/PAR/7
AUC 105: DDR/BP/DIO/6/42-45
AUC 106: DDR/BP/PAR/8
AUC 115: DDR/BP/PAR/2A/13

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 Bishop's senior chaplain 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

Arrangement

The arrangement is artificial, reflecting the core record series emanating from the Bishop's Office (confirmation returns, clergy and parish files), and dividing up the other records as far as possible according to a pattern that reflects their original creation. The records were previously numbered to reflect their accession details (AUC/1 being used for the first five accessions from 1973-1976, and each accession thereafter given another number in sequence from AUC/2 to AUC/117), with subnumbers used to indicate either items (most of AUC/1 plus AUC/2) or boxes (the rest).

Other finding aids

Typescript lists of records at Auckland Castle were compiled by the following, and copies of these lists are held at Palace Green library:

Raine, J., A brief historical account of the episcopal castle, or palace, of Auckland ... (Durham, 1852)

Catalogue

Confirmations
Reference: DDR/BP/CNF Confirmation programmes are often found with the visitation papers within DDR/EV/VIS/5.

DDR/BP/CNF/1   1904-2010 (with gaps)
Returns listing confirmation candidates from each parish, generally divided into separate sections for male and female candidates and including details of their ages. With the returns are some statistical returns and papers relating to confirmation arrangements, 1990s onwards. Within each year some of the returns are in random order but the later ones are generally arranged by archdeaconry and deanery. Returns do not survive for all years before 1950.
40 boxes
All the confirmation returns were previously referenced within the 'AUC/CONF' series.
Some late 18th and early 19th century lists of confirmation candidates survive among the series of parish files for Northumberland (DDR/BP/PAR/1) and Durham (DDR/BP/PAR/2) below.
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1904   1904
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1905   1905
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1906   1906
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1907   1907
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1908   1908
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1909   1909
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1910   1910
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1911   1911
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1912   1912
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1913   1913
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1914   1914
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1915   1915
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1916   1916
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1917   1917
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1918   1918
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1919   1919
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1920   1920
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1921   1921
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1922   1922
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1923   1923
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1924   1924
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1925   1925
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1926   1926
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1928   1928
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1929   1929
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1930   1930
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1931   1931
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1932   1932
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1935   1935
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1936   1936
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1937   1937
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1938   1938
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1939   1939
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1948   1948
Confirmation returns
½ box
DDR/BP/CNF/1/1950-2010   1950-2010
Confirmation returns
XX boxes
DDR/BP/CNF/2   1890-1919 and 1963-1984
Registers of confirmations, showing numbers of candidates only (no names), analysed by decade, year, rural deanery, parish and gender. Until 1909, parishes which acted as confirmation centres for their deanery are indicated. For 1890, population and church capacity are also shown for each parish.
2 volumes
DDR/BP/CNF/2/1   1890-1919
Register of confirmations
i + 49 f. (f.26-27 missing, f.42-50 loose)
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/30
DDR/BP/CNF/2/2   1963-1984
Register of confirmations
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/31 (part)
DDR/BP/CNF/3   
Correspondence and other papers relating to confirmations. This material is not yet listed except as below.

DDR/BP/CNF/3/1   1909-1923
Bound and annotated printed scheme establishing confirmation centres for each deanery (in a rotating pattern), together with programme of confirmations for 1910. The scheme and programme is also printed as appendix 3 of Durham Diocesan Gazette (volume 23, November 1909). This is described as the Chaplain's copy, and has been interleaved with many notes on revised arrangements and other annotations.
1 volume, 64 p.
Previously accessioned and referenced as AUC/1/29
Clergy files
Reference: DDR/BP/CLR
Dates of creation: 1986-present
Extent: 56 boxes
Confidential files on individual clergy (ordained clergy and some deaconesses), arranged in alphabetical order. The files relate primarily to deceased clergy (with some older ones for those who have retired or moved out of the Church of England). They contain a mix of formal records and informal correspondence, and are now kept in accordance with guidance issued by the Church Commissioners and weeded prior to deposit (see administrative histories guide for further background information).
Most of the clergy files deposited so far are currently closed for public access, in order to protect personal information relating to individual clergy. Files can be made publicly available 37 years after the death of the person concerned (see Church Commissioners' guidance at link above). Access by clergy to their own file must be arranged in advance with Palace Green library staff, who will liaise with staff from the Bishop's Office before making an appointment to view the file or supplying copies.

DDR/BP/CLR/ADAM, Peter J.H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ADAMS, Charles Alexander
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ADAMS, Jonathan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ADDISON, Samuel Kojo
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ALLEN, F.A.P.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ANDERSON, Stuart
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ANYANWU, C.C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ARNOLD, Duane
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BAILEY, Ernest
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BAIRD, Edward S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BARRON, C. Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BATES, John G.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BATES, Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BEATTIE, J.W.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BEATTY, Robert Harold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BEBBINGTON, Myles
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BEDDOW, Nicholas M.J-W.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BELL, Thomas Donald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BENTLEY, William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BETTON, John Richard
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BIANCHI, Margaret
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BISHOP, Malcolm Geoffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BLACKWELL, Geoffrey A.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BLANCH, Paul Frederick
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BLIGH, Peter Alan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BLOMELEY, Warren
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BOOCOCK, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BOOTH, Leonard William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BOWKER, Archibald E.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BOYD, M.V.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BRAIN, Vernon Roy
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BRENNEN, Colin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BRIGGS, Archibald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BROWN, Reginald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BULLOCK, John Raymond
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/BURT, Noel Bruce
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CALDWELL, Ian Charles Reynolds
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CASEY, Ernest George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CHADWICK, Roger Vernon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CHAPMAN, David
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CHASE, Frank Selby Mason
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CHISHOLM, Harold Venn
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CHURCHYARD, Francis Edward   1926 and 1944-1945
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
A private collection of clergyman's papers (ordination papers, licences and letters from Church of England Pensions Board, also photograph of two unidentified women in kitchen, undated [?early 20th cent]. Donated to the Bishop's Office rather than created as a clergy personnel file, but kept within this sequence for convenience.
Ordained deacon 1926 and priest 1927, Southwell. Served various curacies, later vicar of Duddo All Saints 1937-1938, curate of Eldon 1945-1957. In nursing home at Neville's Cross, Durham by 1959/60 Crockford's. Died ca.1970-1971.
DDR/BP/CLR/CLARKE, Richard Arnold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/COGHLIN, Joseph Noble   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/COLE, Charles Vincent
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/COLEMAN, Arthur Mainwaring   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CORKER, Ronald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CORNER, Joan Elizabeth
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CORNWELL, Patricia
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/COSSERAT, A. Willford P.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/COURATIN, Arthur H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CUMBERLAND, L.H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CUMPSTY, J.S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/CURRAN, Thomas
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DALE, Anthony Barnes
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DARLING, James H.B.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DARRAH, R. Geoffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DART, John P.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DAVIES, D. Alcuin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DAVIES, Harold   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DAVIS, Stephen C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DAVISON, David E.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DEFTY, H. Gordon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DENTON, Peter Charles
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DIXON, Anne Nicholson
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DIXON, John Stansfield
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DRIVER, Anthony
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DUFFY, Thomas Patrick
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DUNCAN, Harold O.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/DUNNE, Edmund Charles   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/EAST, William Gordon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/EASTMAN, Patrick William Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/EASTWOOD, Dennis Townend
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/EDMONDSON, N.R.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ELLINGSEN, Martin J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ELLIS, Robert Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/EVANS, J.P.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/EVERITT, Charles Kingston
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FARLEIGH, Gerald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FERGUSON, M.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FERGUSON, Peter C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FIELDING-SMITH, Cyril   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FIFE, Yvonne
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FLETCHER, Stanley Philip
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FORBES, John Franey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FORSTER, Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FOX, Michael John Howard
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FRASER, Ross Dominic
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FRIEND, Alfred   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/FROST, Daveth Harold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GALE, E. Donald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GARLAND, John Gilbert (Trey)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GOUNDRY, Walter Edwin   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GRAHAM, George Gordon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GRAHAM, Roy Richard Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GRAY, Edward Neil Ormus
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GREADY, Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GREENWOOD, John Newton
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GREENWOOD, William Wade
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GROVE, John Montgomery
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GUTHRIE, Donald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/GWILLIAM, Oswald Noel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HACKETT, Geoffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HAGUE, Arthur Cyril
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HALL, Harold Henry Stanley Lawson
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HANCOCK, Herbert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HANNAM, Duncan C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HANNON, James Sherwood
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HANSEN, Ernest
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HARPER, Stanley   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HARRIS, Frederick John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HARRIS, George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HARRISON, Joseph
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HASKER, Stewart Paul
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HAY, Raymond
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HAYSMORE, Geoffrey F.C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HAZELTON, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HEADS, William Dobson
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HEPPLE, Gordon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HILBORNE, Douglas Eric
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HILDITCH, R.L.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HODGSON, Antony William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HODGSON, Derek
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOLDER, Frank
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOOD, Thomas Henry Havelock
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOOPER, Catherine Margaret
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOPKINS, C.H.Gordon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HORDERN, Peter John Calveley
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOSKINS, Ian David
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOUGH, Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOWARD, Sidney
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOWELLS, David
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HOWELLS, Lucy Jane
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HUGGINS, Albert   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HUNT, Charles Christopher
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HUTCHINSON, Harold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HUTCHINSON, Philip
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HUXLEY, Keith
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/HYDE, Alan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/IGO, Paul
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ISON, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JACKSON, Christopher William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JACKSON, Hilary W.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JAMES, John Charles
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JAY, Edmund Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOBSON, Paul
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOGULA, J.M.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOHNSON, Beverley Charles
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOHNSON, Ernest
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOHNSON, Philip
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOHNSTON, Herbert Pearcey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JOHNSTONE, William James
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JONES, Neville Charles
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/JONES, Stephen Robert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KANE, Margaret
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KAY, James William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KAYE, Bruce
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KEDGE, Roland Lavington
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KEELING, James, Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KENT, Michael Patrick
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KESSLER, Edward S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KILLINGLEY, Dermot McDowell
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KING-SMITH, P. Hugh
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KIRKUP, George B.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KLOSE, Albert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/KNOWLES, Eric
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LAMB, George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LANGFORD, James Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LATHAEN, William Alan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LAVIS, John W.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LAWES, David Hyland
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LAZONBY, Alan Frederick
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LEAKE, John Burnell
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LEAMING, Ralph Desmond
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LEE, H.W.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LEE, Harold   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LEE-WARNER, Theodore John (Jack)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LEWIS, Elsie Leonora
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LINDEN, Gregory
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LINDSAY, William Richard
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LITTLE, Herbert Edwin Samuel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LLOYD, R.L.H. (Patrick)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LOFGREN, Claire
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LONG, Edwin George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LUMSDEN, Frank
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LYNN, Edward Brown
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/LYNN, Geoffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MACCLEARY, John Harris   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MCDERMOTT, Robert Preston
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MACEWAN, A. David
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MCGILL, James   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MCKENZIE, Barrie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MACLEOD, Alexander
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MCPHERSON, James
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MADDISON, Norman
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MAITLAND, W.F.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MARSDEN, John Robert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MARSHALL, Godfrey H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MASLEN, Daren Robert Dunstan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MASON, Clive Ray
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MASSHEDAR, John Frederick
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MATTHEWS, Campbell Thurlow
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MATTHEWS, Terence Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MAUGHAN, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MAUGHAN, Joseph
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MERCER-LESLIE, Shirley Vera
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MILLWARD, Mark Anthony
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MISSEN, John Riley   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MITCHELL, G.L.C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MOODY, Ernest
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MOORE, Harry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MOORE, Samuel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MORGAN, Robert F.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MORROW, George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MOSES, Norman
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/MOSS, Barrie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NDAHANI, Ernest Godwin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NEALE, Harold Geoffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NEAT, Harry L.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NELSON, M.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NEMBHARD, Justin A.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NEVIN, Ronald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NEY, Hans Dieter
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NEWMAN, Eric William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NICHOLSON, Joseph S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NIXON, Robin E.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NORRIS, Arthur Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/NORTHCOTE, John George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/OGDEN, Graham Sidney
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/OGLE, Walter J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ORMSTON, Joseph   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PAGE, Arthur Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PALMER, Ian Stanley
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PARKER, David Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PARKER, George W.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PARKER, John William   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PARRY, Frederick R.P.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PATTINSON, Charles Kenneth
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PAYNE, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PAYNE, William George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PEACOCK, T.E.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PEARSON, Roderick Percy
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PELTON, Ian Simpson
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PERCY, Donald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PERCY, Harold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PICKARD, Stephen Kim
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PIPER, Leonard Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PITTS, Michael James
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PRESTON, Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PRIDHAM, Peter Arthur George Drake
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/PURVIS, Colin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RACE, Robert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RADLEY, Stephen Gavin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RANDERSON, Richard
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RAWLINGS, David Ewart
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/REED, Denys Adrian
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/REED, Duncan Edmond Bousfield
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/REED, Neil Andrew
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/REEVE, Ronald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/REID, Adam A.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/REID, David C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RENSHAW, Cecil S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RENWICK, George R.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RICHARDS, W.L.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RICHARDSON, John Paul
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RICKARD, Peter
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBERTS, Glyn
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBERTSON, Charles Kevin (Chuck)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBERTSON, Ernest Ian
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBERTSON, Paul Struan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBINSON, Fred V.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBSON, Margery June
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROBSON, Thomas Watson Reginald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROSE, Alaric
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/ROWLANDS, John L.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RUDD, Dennis H.C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RUNDELL, Geoffrey Edmund   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RUSHFORD, Harold Tilney
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/RYCROFT, Stanley
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SAMPSON, Jeremy John Egerton
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SAMUEL, Ieuan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SARGISON, R.R.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SAXBY, Harold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SCANLON, Geoffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SCOTT, John Eric   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SECRETAN, Paul Lawrence
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SELL, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHANNON, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHARPLEY, Roger (born 1898)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHEARING, Michael James
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHELDRAKE, Leslie George Dixon
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHEPHERD, Maurice Alfred
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHORTHOUSE, Mervin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SHULER, Jon Christopher
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SIDEBOTTOM, Ernest Malcolm
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SIMPSON, Harry Eckersall
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SIMPSON, Thomas Eric
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SKINNER, John Timothy
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SMITH, Charles
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SMITH, Denis Gilbert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SMITH, John J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SMITH, Stanley
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SMYTHE, Brian Henry (Paddy)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SPILMAN, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SPURR, Anthony
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STAMP, Richard Mark
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STAPLEFORD, Michael Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STEEL, Jeffrey
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STEPHENS, Alec M.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STEVENS, Norman William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STOBBS, Arthur Richardson   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STOKES, Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STOKOE, Rodney J.R.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STONE, W.P.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STOVES, Ernest
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STRANKS, Charles J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STREET, David Grover
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STREETING, Laurence Storey   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STRINGER, J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/STRINGER, John Roden
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SWINBURNE, Harold Noel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/SWINNEY, Thomas
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TACKLEY, Frederick J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TALBOT, James Edward
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, Eric William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, Francis Oswald   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, Joseph H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, Muriel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, William Austin
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, William David
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TAYLOR, William James (Jim)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THEOBALD, George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THOMAS, Basil Parker   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THOMAS, W. Morley H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THOMPSON, Denise
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THOMPSON, Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THOMPSON, Prince E.S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THORNHILL, Raymond
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/THORNTON, Ronald C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TIDWELL, Neville Leslie Arthur
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TINDALL, David Nigel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TINSLEY, Ernest John   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TIPPER, Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TOWARD, Stanley
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TOWERS, Terence John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TOWNROE, Edward John   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TRORY, Alfred Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TURNBULL, John S.G.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TURNER, St John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TURNS, Keith Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/TYMMS, Wilfrid Widdas
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/UNWIN, Reginald C.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/VARLEY, Ernest
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/VASEY, Arthur Stuart
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/VASEY, Michael Richard
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/VAUGHAN, Gareth
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/VERNON, Mark Nicholas
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/VOKES, William Alan
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WADE, Robert Edward
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WALKER, Andrew Huntley
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WALKER, John F.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WALKER, Raymond Ellison   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WALSH, Norman
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WANSEY, Peter N.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WARD, George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WARDLE, Thomas Leonard   1915
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WARDLE-HARPUR, C. Noel
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WARWICK, G.H.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WATSON, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WATTS, Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WAY, Mark
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WEARMOUTH, Paul
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WEARS, Robert
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WEBSTER, John Christopher
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WESLEY, Charles Boyd
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WHEELDON, T.F. Ronald
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WHITE, David John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WHITEHEAD, M.A. (Alex)
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WHITELEY, E. John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WHITFIELD, George Oakley   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WHITTINGHAM, Albert E.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WIBLIN, Jean
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WIDDESS, Peter Henry
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WILD, John H.S.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WILKINSON, Michael J.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WILLIAMS, Monrelle
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WILLIAMSON, John
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WILSON, Charles Michael
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WILSON, L. Rule
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
A stray photograph (kept in same box) probably belongs to either this or next file (Robert D. Wisken)
DDR/BP/CLR/WISKEN, Robert D.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WITHINGTON, Harold
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WOOD, Dennis William
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WOOD, Eric L.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WOOD, J. Barrington
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WOODARD, David   1940s-1950s
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WOODHALL, Michael Leslie
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WRIGHT, David George
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WRIGHT, William S.T.
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/WYNGARD, Ernest Clive
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
DDR/BP/CLR/YOUNG, J. Kenneth
Clergy personnel file, access restricted in line with note under DDR/BP/CLR.
Parish and deanery files
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR
Extent: 16 metres
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, from incumbents, churchwardens or other parishioners.
30 year closure period applies to all files. Some items within specific files may be closed for a longer period (to protect personal information or identities, relating mainly to appointments of incumbents and readers etc), as indicated on the file covers.

Northumberland parishes
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/1
Dates of creation: 18-19th centuries
Extent: 39 files
Paper multi-page folders with miscellaneous items pasted in, apparently constructed by staff from the Bishop's Office ca.1890s. Most of the documents date from the 1750s to 1840s and relate primarily to church or parish affairs, although some items of purely local interest are also included. The following items can be found within most of the files:
The folders have been paginated and the items listed under their pages below (unless otherwise stated, letters are written by the incumbent and addressed to the bishop, his chaplain or other officials at Auckland Castle). A list of incumbents from 1758 to late 19th century is on the front of each folder (paginated as p.1), together with an amount (? gross or net income of parish) and a population figure (possibly from the 1891 census).
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/91-129 (DDR/BP/PAR/1/1-39) and AUC/3/plan 19/2 (DDR/BP/PAR/1/40)
Similar returns of Roman Catholics dated 1780 survive for Chollerton, Bywell, Lucker and Birtley parishes (for which there are no folders within this sequence), within the library's series of Additional Manuscripts (Add.MS 1005/1-6). See Administrative Histories for background notes on the 1780 returns.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/1   1758-1852
Alnwick
p.2. Clergy visitation returns, 1758 and 1801. Letter re subscription to Alnwick and Bamburgh district committee of SPCK, 1829.
p.3. News cutting of article by JR Boyle on Alnwick St Michael church, from Newcastle Weekly Chronicle Sup[plement], undated. Three letters from Isaac, Mary and Jane Housby re payments under the Bishop Barrington clerical fund, 1839-1853. Letter re support for new [National Society] schools, with letter from archdeacon of Northumberland referring also to cholera outbreaks in Barnard Castle and Alnwick, 1849.
p.4. List of confirmation candidates, 1778
p.5. Return of numbers of papists, 1780
p.6. Petition by Lancelot Wilson for presentation to Alnwick, vacant by death of former incumbent, with signatures of churchwardens and 45 other inhabitants, 1782
p.7. Six letters from Isaac and Miss Housby re payments under the Bishop Barrington clerical fund (as p.3), 1838-1852

DDR/BP/PAR/1/2   1758-1888
Bamburgh
p.2. Clergy visitation returns, 1758 and 1801. Lists of confirmation candidates from Bamburgh parish and Beadnell chapelry, 1783. News cuttings from [Newcastle Daily Journal], relating to correspondence about and local inquiry into wreck of Norwegian barque Albion of Brevig and response of the Bamburgh/Holy Island lifeboat crew, 1888
p.3. Covering letter relating to exchange of parsonage house, 1779. List of confirmation candidates, 1801. Letter from Maughan of Bamburgh Castle re supply of keys and locks for the bishop (with bill and receipt), 1815. Three news cuttings from [Newcastle Daily Journal] re wreck as above (1888), funeral of Thomasin Darling, sister of Grace Darling (1886), and epitaph with Wordsworth poem on monument to Grace Darling in Fern [sic] Island chapel (undated). Elihu Burritt, “The story of Grace Darling's heroism”, from Great Thoughts, [ca.1868].
Loose in folder: “Bamburgh: its church and castle”, from Church Bells, 19 October 1894. p.897-900

DDR/BP/PAR/1/3   1758-ca.1805
Bedlington
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1801.
p.3. Return of names of papists, undated [? 1780]. List of confirmation candidates, undated [watermark [18]05]

DDR/BP/PAR/1/4   1758-1856
Belford
p.2. Clergy visitation returns, 1758 and 1801. Return of papists (nil), 1780. List of confirmation candidates, 1801.
p.3. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Two letters from curate re additional stipend, 1838-1839. Five letters re subscription paid to National School, 1845-1856

DDR/BP/PAR/1/5   1758-ca.1880
Berwick
p.2. Letter re plan or drawing of [proposed new] vicarage house (plan not in file), 1749. Surrogate's bond under Hardwick's marriage act, 1754.
p.3. Clergy visitation return, 1758. News cutting, article by Richard Welford, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed” (on Archdeacon Thorpe), from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name]
p.4. Return of names of papists, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1783.
p.5. Clergy visitation return, 1801. List of confirmation candidates, 1801. Letter re subscription to A.B. Society, 1816.
p.6. Bookplate of Robert Thorp MA. Five letters from Archdeacon Charles Thorp re cholera outbreak in Durham (1832) and various charitable grants (1835). Latter includes reference to fire at [Durham] Castle.
p.7. Letter re lease of Ryton Glebe colliery, 1835. Letters in relation to grants from the Barrington Fund (in Charles Thorp's role as archdeacon), viz for a new parsonage house at Ninebanks (undated), for augmentation of Denton (3 letters, 1843), and on an unspecified matter (1845).

DDR/BP/PAR/1/6   1758-1806
Bolam
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of number of papists, [1780].
p.3. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1801, undated and 1806.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/7   1758-1801
Carham and Kirknewton
In each cases, there are returns for both parishes, viz:
p.2. Clergy visitation returns, 1758. Returns of names of papists, 1780.
p.3. Clergy visitation returns, 1801.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/8   1758-1806
Chatton
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758.
p.3. Legal opinion in case relating to allocation of pews within new church, 1769. List of confirmation candidates, 1801.
p.4. Copies of letters in connection with the above case re pews, 1769.
p.5. Return of number of papists, 1780. Clergy visitation return, 1801.
p.6. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1806 and undated.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/9   1758-1891
Chillingham
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of number of papists in Chillingham parish and Doddington chapelry, 1780. List of confirmation candidates, 1801.
p.3. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Letter re subscription for new schools, 1835. Note on income of parish, undated. Letter re payment of debts oustanding on new church of St Peter in Newcastle, 1853.
p.4-6. News cuttings from Newcastle Daily Journal re [death of] Joseph Hudson, vicar of Chillingham, aged 98, with a biographical memoir by his grandson, 1891.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/10   1758-1890
Cornhill and Branxton
p.2. Clergy visitation return for Cornhill, 1758
p.3. Clergy visitation returns for Branxton, 1758, and for Cornhill, 1801. Extracts from Branxton 1758 returns printed in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (NS, vol 5, 1891, number 7, p.61).
p.4. Letter re division (enclosure) of Branxton Common, 1780
p.5 Petition relating to dispute with proprietor in Cornhill re glebe land and tithes, 1786. Clergy visitation return for Branxton, 1801.
p.6. Return of papists in Branxton and Cornhill (nil), 1780. Three letters re application to Barrington Fund for grant towards enlarging Cornhill church, 1839-1840.
p.7 Letter relating to dispute re Cornhill tithes and appointment of sequestrator, 1786. Three letters from Mr Meggison to Mr Brooks [? lawyers acting for parties in same dispute], re status of Cornhill living and objecting to appointment of sequestrator, 1786. News cuttings re funeral of John Sidley and appointment of successor to Branxton, 1890.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/11   1758-1806
Corsenside
p.1. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 (at Morpeth) and 1801 (at Byrness).
p.2. Return of names of papists, 1780. Clergy visitation return, 1801. List of confirmation candidates, 1806 (at Morpeth).

DDR/BP/PAR/1/12   1758-1806
Earsdon
Items are all loose in folder, so numbered individually as below.
a. Clergy visitation return, 1758
b. Return of number of papists, 1780
c-e. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778, 1783 and 1806

DDR/BP/PAR/1/13   1758-1843
Ellingham
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758
p.3. Return of names of papists, 1780
p.4. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Clergy visitation return, 1801. News cutting re death of Charles Thorp, [after 1862]
p.5. Letter from Archdeacon Charles Thorp (noted as 'father of the vicar of Ellingham') re Barrington exhibitioners, 1835. Two letters re subscriptions to Alnwick District Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1841 and 1843.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/14   1758-1851
Embleton
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1778.
p.3. Return of names of papists, 1780. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Letter re receipt of grant from Barrington Fund for church, 1851.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/15   1758-1892
Falstone
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates (name spelt 'Folkstone' on dorse, and with note re list for Elsdon), undated [watermark ?1800]
p.3. Return of papists (nil), 1780. News cuttings from [Newcastle Daily Journal] re consecration of new churches, chapel and churchyards in Simonburn parish (1818), fire destroying church (1890), and opening of new church (1892).

DDR/BP/PAR/1/16   1758-1888
Ford
p.2. Return of names of papists, 1780. List of two names [?confirmation candidates], undated [late 18th century]. Clergy visitation return, 1801. List of confirmation candidates, 1801.
p.3. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Letter re subscription towards new National Society school at Crookham, 1841. Letter re grant from Barrington Society for church repairs and enlargement, 1853. News cutting from ? Newcastle Courant re parish registers, 1888.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/16A   1 July 1879 and 26 July 1881
Haydon Bridge
/1 Extract from The London Gazette assigning district to Haydon Bridge St Cuthbert, 1879
/2-3 Extract from The London Gazette transferring patronage to bishop of Durham, 1881

DDR/BP/PAR/1/17   1778-1801
Hebron (chapelry in Bothal parish)
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of [confirmation candidates], undated.
p.3. Return of names of papists, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1801.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/18   1758-1806
Heddon on the Wall and Chollerton
p.2. Clergy visitation return for Heddon, 1758. Lists of confirmation candidates from Heddon on the Wall, 1778, 1793 and 1806.
p.3. Return of number of papists in Heddon, 1780. Letter re return of papists in Chollerton (actual list not included), 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates at Heddon, 1801, and at Chollerton, 1801 and undated [?1806]
Loose in folder: Clergy visitation return for Chollerton, 1758

DDR/BP/PAR/1/19   1758-1801
Holy Island
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of number of papists, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and undated [late 18th century]. News cutting, quoting from “a document written in 1725”, undated.
p.3. Surrogate's bond under Hardwick's marriage act, 1754. Clergy visitation return, 1801, with note relating to appointment of schoolmaster and dispute with bailiffs of town re same.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/20   1758-1856
Howick
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of papists (nil), 1780. List of confirmation candidates, undated [late 18th century].
p.3. Petition re new parsonage house (exchange of existing with new house to be built by Sir Henry Grey), with plans of existing and proposed houses, 1778
p.4. Commission issued by bishop in relation to above petition, and letter re proposed commissioners, 1778
p.5. Letter and certificate re above commission and new parsonage house, 1778-1779
p.6. Clergy visitation return, 1801
p.7. Letters re baptism certificate (1840), receipt of cheque (1847, noted on dorse as for Lesbury church), and receipt for subscription to local SPCK (1856)

DDR/BP/PAR/1/21   1758-ca.1800
Kirkharle
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Surrogate's bond under Hardwick's marriage act, 1754.
p.3. Return of papists (nil), 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and undated [early 19th century]. News cutting of article by JR Boyle on Kirkharle church, from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle Supplement], undated

DDR/BP/PAR/1/22   1758-1877
Lesbury, Longhoughton and Shilbottle
p.2. Clergy visitation returns from Lesbury and Longhoughton, 1758. News cuttings re Patrick Makel Wian under the heading “The aged minister of Lesbury”, undated
p.3. Return of names of papists (Lesbury and Longhoughton), 1780. List of confirmation candidates from Longhoughton, undated. Clergy visitation return from Lesbury, 1801.
p.4. Letter and petition from inhabitants of Longhoughton re resident curate and opposing plans of incumbent, 1773
p.5. Clergy visitation return from Longhoughton, 1801. Letter and petition from inhabitants of Shilbottle in relation to curacy, 1808. List of [confirmation candidates] from Shilbottle, undated [late 18th/early 19th century]
p.6. (blank)
p.7. Petition from inhabitants of Longhoughton supporting change in service time and approving curate, 1775
p.8. List of confirmation candidates from Lesbury, 1778. Letter concerning excavations and damage to ruins of old church at Alnmouth, 1801.
p.9. Newspaper cuttings, viz WW Tomlinson, The picturesque villages of Northumberland: I - Alnmouth, a letter criticising Rev Percival Stockdale's attack against Bishop Barrington, and an article on Stockdale and his 1801 visitation returns.
Loose at end. Extract from The London Gazette of 20 February 1877, with Order in Council assigning district to Alnmouth St John the Baptist.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/23   1758-1892
Longhorsley
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of [confirmation] candidates, 1801
p.3. Return of names of papists, [1780]. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. News cutting reporting annual vestry meeting, 1892

DDR/BP/PAR/1/24   1758-1847
Mitford
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780.
p.3. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1806. Letters acknowledging grants from Barrington benevolent fund, 1838 and 1843.
p.4. List of confirmation candidates, [early 19th century]. Letter requesting assistance from Barrington clerical fund (with account of daughter's typhoid), 1838.
p.5. Three letters relating to assistance from [Barrington] clerical fund, with accounts of illness, 1839-1841
p.6. Four letters relating to assistance as above (the last from daughter on behalf of incumbent's wife or widow), 1842-1847
p.7. Letter relating to assistance (to be used for reroofing of stable), 1841. Printed illustration of Mitford bridge with hunt, undated. News cutting of article by JR Boyle, “Our country churches: IX - Mitford church”, from [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle Sup[plement], undated

DDR/BP/PAR/1/25   1736-1891
Morpeth
p.2. News cutting with illustration, Abbeys and churches of the Northern counties: Morpeth church, undated
p.3. Clergy visitation returns, [1736] and 1758
p4. Surrogate's bond under Hardwick's marriage act, 1754. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. News cuttings relating to death of Canon Grey, rector of Morpeth, 1890.
p.5. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Return of families of papists, 1780. Further news cuttings relating to death and grave of Canon Grey, 1890.
p.6. List of confirmation candidates, 1801. News cuttings relating to previous incumbents and presentation of new incumbent, [1890]. News cutting relating to Jeffrey Ekins (former rector, died 1791).
p.7. Subscription of Robert Greenwood on licensing to stipendiary curacy of Stannington, taken before Frederick Ekins [junior, rector of Morpeth] as commissary. Two letters relating to subscription to district committee of SPCK, 1828. Letter relating to mortgage deed for repair of Newbiggin chapel, 1845. News cuttings from Newcastle Daily Journal relating to support expressed by HJ Bulkeley (rector of Morpeth) for [Charles] Bradlaugh, MP and atheist, and to Bradlaugh's death and funeral, 1891.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/26   1758-1806
Netherwitton and Widdrington
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1801.
p.3. Return of families of papists in Netherwitton and Widdrington chapelries, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates from Netherwitton, 1806, and from Widdrington, 1778.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/27   1758-1894
Newcastle upon Tyne parishes (includes St Nicholas, All Saints, St Ann, St Andrew, St John, St Thomas and St Peter, also Byker, Benwell, Gosforth, Cramlington and Newburn). Note there are no items from St Thomas, St Peter, Byker or Benwell. For these parishes, the following items found in most other files within this series do not survive except as indicated:
  • Clergy visitation returns, 1758: Newburn only
  • Clergy visitation returns, 1801: Newburn and Gosforth only
  • Returns of papists, 1780: Cramlington and Newburn only

p.2. Lists of vicars, afternoon lecturers and curates of St Nicholas. New cuttings relating to dispute between vicar of St Nicholas and parisioners of St Andrew's re appointment of perpetual curate (with text of petition from inhabitants dated 1834, news cutting undated but ca.1884), ecclesiastical notices including reference to annual sermons at All Saints for charity schools (1885), funeral of Louisa Coxe at Hurworth (1887 [widow of Richard Coxe, vicar of St Nicholas 1841-1853, see p.13]), and transcript of directory entry for Newcastle Corporation and clergy from 1787 (cutting dated 1887).
p.3. Certificate by minister and churchwardens of St Andrew's that Thomas Hepple is alive and well, 1783. Letter relating to consecration of burial ground for St Andrew's, 1785. Petition of Newcastle and Gateshead clergy relating to hours appointed for burial of the dead, 1789.
p.4.Lists of confirmation candidates for St John (1778), All Saints (1778) and St Nicholas (1783, loose). Letter relating to consecration of St Andrew's burial ground, 1786. Letter relating to licensing as lecturer at St John's, 1812.
p.5. Two letters relating to ground for vicarage of St Nicholas and petition for consequent bill in parliament (petition not in file), 1774. News cutting, article by Richard Welford, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed” (on Christopher Fawcett), from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name].
p.6. Letter from S.D. [lawyer?] to [?] curate of St John, with copy of letter to vicar of St Nicholas relating to rights to use of St John's pulpit, 1812. Letter from vicar of St Nicholas re grant to support curate of St Anne's, 1843. Letter from same relating to charitable gift and to use of the bishop's orders for admission of patients into infirmary, 1848.
p.7. Two letters from vicar of St Nicholas, the first enclosing one from E[dward Maltby] bishop of Durham to himself, relating to grant for building two new schools, 1854. Personal letter from vicar of St Nicholas to his brother, 1890.
p.8. Two letters from incumbent of St Andrew's re Barrington Fund contribution towards chancel for new church, 1841. Letters acknowledging gifts towards vicar of St Nicholas' Easter offering, 1847 and 1850, and letter requesting same, 1851. Receipt for subscription towards curate's salary from [incumbent of] Shildon [sic], 1847. Letter re subscriptions to SPCK and Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1848. News cutting, from Newcastle Daily Jou[rnal], re meeting to raise fund to support widow and children of former vicar of St John's, undated [post-1882].
p.9. Lists of confirmation candidates from Gosforth, 1778, 1783, 1801 and 1806. List of confirmation candidates from Cramlington, 1806. Letter acknowledging grant from Barington Society towards two new chapels in Newburn, 1837.
p.10. Lists of confirmation candidates from Cramlington, 1801, and from Newburn, [post-1799] and 1806.
p.11. List of confirmation candidates from All Saints, [post-1800]. Printed photo-tint of street near Dog [Leap Stairs?, St Nicholas in background], captioned “A bit of old Newcastle”, 1890.
p.12. Clergy visitation returns from Newburn, 1758 and 1801. List of confirmation candidates from Newburn, 1783. News cutting re dedication service for memorial tablet to past vicars, Newburn, 1891.
p.13. Lists of [confirmation candidates] from St John (undated, post-1794), All Saints charity and Sunday schools (1801) and St Andrew (undated, ? early 19th century). News cuttings re death of Henry Wright, vicar of St John 1835-1875 (1887), death of Mrs Coxe, widow of Richard Coxe, vicar of St Nicholas 1841-1853 (1887, see p.2), and centenary of All Saints (1889).
p.14. List of confirmation candidates from St John, 1783. News cutting of letter re bells in All Saints, 1882.
p.15. Clergy visitation return from Gosforth, 1801. List of confirmation candidates from St Nicholas, 1801. Letter from vicar of Wooler [sic] requesting payment for education of poor children in Wooler school, 1815. News cutting, article by Richard Welford, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed” (on William Dodd, vicar of St Andrew), from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name].
p.16. Return of families of papists, Newburn, 1780. Copy of St Nicholas' Cathedral magazine, May 1892.
p.17. Letter enclosing [part of] parish magazine from St Anne's, requesting access to manuscripts relating to parish (addressee not stated), 1892. News cutting relating to St Ann's bells, undated.
p.18-19. Cuttings from Newcastle Daily Journal relating to new bells at St Nicholas, 1892.
p.20 (loose). Copy of The young men's magazine (Newcastle upon Tyne YMCA), May 1893 (including article on the “Pleasant Sunday Afternoons” initiative). News cuttings relating to St Nicholas cathedral bells (1892), sermon by Canon Lloyd (vicar of St Nicholas) at St Paul's cathedral for Sons of the Clergy festival (1893), appointment of same as suffragan bishop of Norwich diocese, farewell services for same, his harvest festival service in Norwich diocese, and appointment of his successor John Gough (last four all 1894). Series of five articles on Past vicars of Newcastle, 1894.
Loose. Printed plan of Newcastle and Gateshead, 1864 (Christie, sold by DH Wilson, bookseller, Newcastle), marked up to show parishes of St John and St Paul, and three proposed new districts (St Stephen and St Philip within St John, and third within St Paul). Item originally found within file for Gateshead parish (DDR/BP/PAR/2/47).
Loose. Extract from The London Gazette for 17 August 1877, including Order in Council constituting separate district of Newcastle St Cuthbert
Loose. Extract from The London Gazette for 10 May 1881, including Order in Council transferring patronage to bishop of Durham
Loose. Return of number of papists from Cramlington, 1780

DDR/BP/PAR/1/28   1725-1780
Bamburgh deanery (1725 survey, with additional items for Norham)
The 1725 survey includes discursive notes on each parish, typically covering its social condition, numbers of dissenters and the state of the fabric of churches and parsonages. It concludes with notes on “the causes of the growth of [schism]”, referencing the Scottish border and the lack of endowments, schools, JPs and gaols.
p.1. Front cover includes (instead of lists of incumbents) notes on numbers of communicants from the 1758 clergy visitation returns, in relation to Doddington, Kirk Newton, Ford, Carham, Branxton, Holy Island, Cornhill, Ancroft, Meldon and Tweedmouth.
p.2. Manuscript copy of printed item on p.3. News cutting relating to same, 1889. News cutting, article by Richard Welford, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed” (on Robert Lambe, vicar of Norham), from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name].
p.3. Clergy visitation return from Norham, 1758. Return of number of papists in Norham, 1780. Printed copy of manuscript as p.2, Account of ye deanry of Balmbrough, by Mr Drake, vicar of Norham, given at the request of (Archdeacon) E.H.Sayer, 1725 (apparently found at Auckland Castle when other items were destroyed, and privately printed by Robert Blair of the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries in 1889).

DDR/BP/PAR/1/29   1758-1890
Ponteland
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Another return is undated and does not include the text of the questions, but includes answers to 36 questions in 7 sections (churches, churchyards and glebe, clergy and services, parishioners and social issues, officers (lay), ecclesiastical officers, hospitals and schools).
p.3. Return of names of Roman Catholics, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1783.
p.4. Two lists of confirmation candidates, both undated [one post-1805, other early 19th century]. Two news cuttings relating to death of W. Cooley, and to dedication of memorial tablet, 1890.
p.5. Two notebooks containing receipts and payments for the Sons of the Clergy society (one mainly containing details of charitable disbursements, and the other being a list of benefactors), 1758
p.6. (blank)
p.7. News cutting, with account of cycle ride from [Newcastle or Gosforth] via Ponteland to Kirkwhelpington, with two illustrations of Ponteland, under title “Our cyclists' symposium”, from [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle Supplement, 1890

DDR/BP/PAR/1/30   1780-1890
Rock and Rennington (chapelries)
p.2. Letter from sub-curate relating to return of papists in both chapelries (nil), 1780. Letter from same relating to petition for perpetual curacy of Alnwick (petition does not survive in file), 1782. List of confirmation candidates, undated [? early 19th century].
p.3. Clergy visitation returns (both chapelries), 1801. Letters and receipts (10) relating to subscriptions to the district committee of the SPCK, 1841-1847. News cutting from Newcastle Daily Journal relating to dedication of new clock and bell in memory of W. Cooley, 1890.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/31   1758-1893
Rothbury
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates (arranged by village), 1778. News cutting from Newcastle Daily Journal relating to re-opening of Cartington chantry in Rothbury parish church, 1887.
p.3. Return of number of papists, by curate, with letter of grievance relating to deductions from his salary by the incumbent, 1780. Clergy visitation return, 1801. News cuttings relating to death of rector 1886 (GH Ainger) and induction of his successor 1887 (AO Medd).
Loose items. Copy sentences of consecration for chapel yard and chapel at Byrness, 1801. News cuttings relating to death of “Old Mark Aynsley”, shoemaker and fisherman (1887), memorial brass listing rectors of Rothbury (1893), dedication of new church bells (1893, two cuttings), appointment of Edward Mallet Young to rectory (ca.1893), and two illustrated articles from the [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle Supplement under the title “Rothbury Town”, undated.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/32   1758-1832
Slaley
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Return of numbers of papists, 1780.
p.3. List of confirmation candidates, 1783. Letter relating to [nomination] papers as [perpetual] curate, 1828. Two letters re donation towards rebuilding of church, 1832.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/33   1758-1831
Stamfordham
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1801. Newscutting of letter re certificate for meeting house of protestant dissenters, 1744.
p.3. Return of families of papists, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and 1806. Letter relating to licence [for stipendiary curate], 1831.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/34   1758-1853
Tweedmouth, Ancroft and Scremerston
p.2. Clergy visitation returns for Tweedmouth and Ancroft, 1758. Lists of confirmation candidates (both covering Tweedmouth and Ancroft), 177[5] and undated [late 18th/early 19th century]. Letters relating to donations for schoolmaster's house and enlargement of Scremerston school (the first mentioning failure of the Tweed Bank at Berwick), 1841 and 1854. Receipts for subscriptions to Berwick committee of SPCK, 1838 and 1845.
p.3. Return of numbers of papists at Ancroft (Haggerston) and Tweedmouth, 1780. Clergy visitation returns for Tweedmouth and Ancroft, 1801. Letter re subscription to Berwick committee of SPCK, 1835. Letter re subscription to enlargement and repairs of Tweedmouth church, 1841. Letters re subscriptions to Berwick committee of SPCK, 1847, 1849 and 1853.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/35   1736-1806
Ulgham
p.2. Clergy visitation returns, [1736] and 1758. Copy of notice to rector [of Morpeth] and petition to bishop in relation to neglect of duty by (and drunkenness of) resident curate, 1774. Return of number of papists (from rector [of Morpeth] instead of curate of Ulgham), 1780. List of confirmation candidates from Ulgham and Widdrington chapelries, undated [late 18th/early 19th century]
p.3. List of confirmation candidates from Ulgham and Widdrington chapelries, [1806]. List of [confirmation candidates] from Ulgham, undated [similar period].

DDR/BP/PAR/1/36   1758-1890
Whalton
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, undated [late 18th/early 19th century]
p.3. Two lists of confirmation candidates, undated [as above]. Two news cuttings relating to restoration of chancel, with reference to reflooring of nave, 1890.
Loose: news cutting, article by Richard Welford, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed” (on John Shaw), from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name]

DDR/BP/PAR/1/37   1758-1835
Whittingham
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1778.
p.3. Return of number of papists, 1780. Letter re subscription to Alnwick committee of SPCK, 1835.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/38   1758-[late 19th century]
Woodhorn, Horton and Felton
Much of this file relates to a dispute concerning the curacy of Horton, and those appointed by the vicar of Woodhorn (Henry Latton) to fill it, viz William Treakell in 1783 (continuing to live at Andover, Hampshire) and James Wilkinson in 1784 (previously curate at Felton). Latton claims to have acted in order to secure a resident curate for the parishioners, but he and Wilkinson are accused of simoniacal practice by Treakell's sub-curate (John Barnes).
p.2. Clergy visitation returns for Woodhorn and Horton, 1758.
p.3. Return of names of papists in Woodhorn and Felton parishes, 1780. Return of papists in Horton (nil), 1780. Letter from vicar of Woodhorn about his rights to Widdrington chapelry and attempts by the York Buildings Company to appoint their own minister to it, 1752.
p.4. Lists of confirmation candidates from Woodhorn, 1806 and undated [early 19th century]
p.5. Letter from curate of Felton (James Wilkinson) re temporary exchange of duties with curate from Hampshire (William Treakell), 1774. Letter to vicar of Woodhorn from [?Lloyd] of Berwick re an unspecified proposal (“to see you live above the Frowns of the World”) and the curacy of Horton, 1783.
p.6. All re Horton curacy. Treakell's licence, 1783. Nominations of Wilkinson, October and December 1784.
p.7. All re Horton curacy (except as noted). Two letters from Latton, Decenber 1784 and January 1785, and one from Archdeacon Sharp (includes reference to work at Newcastle St John chapel), December 1784.
p.8. All re Horton curacy. Two letters from Latton, February and June 1785.
p.9 All re Horton curacy. Three letters from Wilkinson, November 1784. Two letters from Treakell (including resignation on grounds of non-residence and ill health), October and November 1784.
p.10. All re Horton curacy. Letters from Wilkinson, Treakell and Barnes (written to Treakell), all November 1784.
p.11. All re Horton curacy. Two letters from Wilkinson and one from Treakell (enclosing the letter from Barnes), all December 1784.
p.12. All re Horton curacy. Letter from Treakell, January 1785. Letter from Barnes to Treakell with testimonial signed by parishioners, January 1785.
p.13. All re Horton curacy. Three letters from Treakell, January 1785. Letter from Robert Smith of Plessey to Latton, refuting allegations made by Barnes, January 1785.
p.14. All re Horton curacy. Two letters from Wilkinson, February and March 1785. Letter from Treakell requesting return of letter originally sent by Barnes to himself (to “defeat the wicked purposes of this dangerous man”), July 1785.
p.15. Two letters from George Wood of Durham re Latton's family and value of Woodhorn living (with reference to Latton's father's role in Lisbon at the time of the earthquake), November 1798. Letters re subscriptions to Society for the Sons of the Clergy, 1832, and to rebuilding of Newbiggin church, 1845.
p.16. Clergy visitation return from Felton, 1758. Newscutting of article from [Newcastle We]ekly Chronicle Supplement, titled “The village of Felton”, with illustration of Felton Bridge, undated.
p.17. Clergy visitation return from Felton, 1801. Lists of [confirmation candidates] from Horton, 1778 and undated [watermark 1794]. Newscutting of article from [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle Supplement, titled “Our cyclist's symposium: XIX-Felton, a village of Coquetdale”, with illustration, 1890. Cutting of undated letter [to same newspaper] re Felton Bridge during civil war in 1644. Cutting from same paper showing view of Felton from sketch by AE Batey, undated.
p.18. Lists of confirmation candidates from Felton (undated, pre-1785) and Horton (1806).
p.19. List of confirmation candidates from Woodhorn with Newbiggin, 1801. Illustrated cutting from [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle Supplement, under title “Our country churches: Woodhorn”, with illustrations, undated.

DDR/BP/PAR/1/39   1758-1880
Wooler
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1783.
p.3. Two letters from vicar re proposed parliamentary bill for division (enclosure) of Wooler Common, and explaining his opposition to it, 1775 and 1776.
p.4. Return of names of papists, 1780. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Letter re subscription to Bible Society, 1818.
p.5. Letter from [? London lawyer] re bill [for Wooler enclosure], 1776. Three receipts for contributions to Wooler school, 1817-1820.
p.6. Two letters re contributions to school (with reference to vicar's subscription for the “suffering Irish clergy” in 1835), 1835 and 1841.
p.7. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1806. Letter re subscription to school, 1842. News cutting announcing death of John Samuel Green (vicar), [ca.1880].

DDR/BP/PAR/1/40   1857
Plan of Longframlington and Brinkburn chapelries by W.Hall, annotated to show boundaries of chapelries, acreages, new housing and church school in Brinkburn, 16 chains:1"
DDR/BP/PAR/1/41   1876-1881
Extracts from The London Gazette with Orders in Council relating to Northumberland parishes not included within the preceding files. Dates in the following list are the dates of the Gazette publication.
/1. assigning district to Longhirst St John, 15 December 1876
/2-5. assigning district to St Oswald in Lee, 31 October 1879
/6-9. constituting district of Cullercoats St George, 23 April 1880
/10-13. transferring patronage of Matfen to bishop of Durham, 6 August 1880
/14-21. transferring patronage of Cambo to Charles Edward Trevelyan, 28 October 1881

County Durham parishes (first series)
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/2
Dates of creation: 18th-early 20th centuries
Extent: 124 files
This series includes paper folders constructed from late 18th and 19th century documents, akin to those for the Northumberland parishes above (and containing similar items, see DDR/BP/PAR/1 above for summary). These paper folders were filed within correspondence files, which include additional material dated ca.1890s-1920s. Each correspondence file typically covered two parishes, with titles as in the list below. These files were split into their constituent parts during cataloguing, as indicated by the final letters A-D within the list.
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/31-32, AUC/2 and AUC/3/box 20
For rural deans' visitation returns from 1895 and 1909, see list of Deanery records under reference DDR/D/VIS. For stray boundary plans relating to new parishes and districts, see next series DDR/BP/PAR/2A below.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/1
Auckland St Andrew, Auckland St Peter and Auckland St Anne
DDR/BP/PAR/2/1A   1881-1916
Auckland St Andrew
/1-12. Letter to archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of ratepayers, relating to erection of separate chapels for different denominations within the cemetery, and to the 1880 Burials Act, with articles printed from the Auckland Chronicle and printed minutes of the Burial Board, September-October 1881
/13-14. Rural dean's visitation return, 1891
/15. Copy of Church Monthly, with article on St Andrew's church under heading, “Our parish churches”, January 1894
/16-19. Summary by vicar of his offers to act as chaplain for the workhouse from 1890, and attempts by the Board of Guardians to include him within a rota of nonconformist ministers, 1898
/20. Printed statement of parochial accounts, to Easter 1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/1B   1893
Auckland St Anne
/1-2. Letter about disputed faculty in relation to claims for pews, and vicar's desire that the church be open to all parishioners in “the absolute spirit of equality which is claimed”, 1893
DDR/BP/PAR/2/1C   1882-ca.1890
Auckland St Peter
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1891
/5-12. Summary of work done within parish (new church, mission room, sunday schools, choir, lay readers, lay evangelists, bible classes, [female] district visitors, mothers' meeting, girls' friendly society and working parties
/13-16. Bills and statement in relation to new range and hot water at parsonage, 1915-1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/2
Auckland St Helen and Byers Green
DDR/BP/PAR/2/2A   1758-late 19th century
Auckland St Helen
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780
p.2-3 (loose). Cutting from [Newcastle] Daily Journal about visit of Society of Antiquaries to Auckland St Helen and Escomb, 1904
p.3. Certificate by minister and churchwardens that two parishioners are alive and in good health, 1770. List of confirmation candidates, 1778
p.4. Notice of management committee meeting of Bishop Auckland Savings Bank, 1820. Extract from burial register for Thomas Sowerby in 1790, made 1838
p.5. [blank]
p.6. Petition from churchwardens and parishioners in support of sub-curate, James Todd, with [contemporary] copy (loose in folder), [ca.1785]. Petition from sub-curate, signed also by parishioners and with covering letter, for augmentation of salary, 1785
p.7. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and [?1801]
p.8. Printed appeal for alleviation of distress and poverty caused by stoppage of West Auckland Colliery, with covering letter and envelope, 1895
p.9. Notes including transcripts of a 1646 marriage register entry (with reference to “our glorious King Charles” staying in Bishop Auckland), of a 1647 monumental inscription (to “Edward Wright the Lawyer”, with attack on lawyers), and of two 1785 monumental inscriptions (traditionally ascribed to a poor black man), and note on poor income of chapelry, [early 20th century]
p.10. Petition to enclose piece of ground and build school house, with note of grant, copied from Halmote Court records, temp. Shute Barrington [1791-1826]
p.10-11 (loose). Letter to William Trotter about agreement in relation to [a payment], marked “NB burn this”, [? early 19th century]. Note of persons voting in election of overseers for West Auckland, [late 18th/early 19th century]. Bill for window repairs etc, [19th century]. Letter requesting subscription for West Auckland agricultural show and fair, 1846
p.11. Letter from James Todd (vicar), relating to [visitation?] queries and his court case against the impropriators of tithes, also concerning application to Lord Crewe Trustees for repairs to parsonage, 1808. Letter from occupiers of lands subject to curate's claim for tithes, 1808. Letter from Mary Todd [widow/daughter of former vicar], for receipt of grant, 1848
p.12-13. [blank]
p.14. Two receipts for contributions to Midridge chapel and to day and Sunday schools, 1832-1833. Letter mainly about fund for purchase of additional ground for churchyard, with reference to possible donations from local Quaker coal owners, 1841
p.15. Letter about unspecified 'association', [19th century]. Two notices of management committee meetings of Bishop Auckland Savings Bank, 1820 and 1828. Receipt for subscription to West Auckland free and Sunday schools, 1829
p.16. Receipt for subscription to West Auckland schools, 1847. Testimonial for Ann Todd, addressed to Bishop Auckland magistrates, 1890
p.16-17 (loose). Abstract of title for land at Bishop Auckland granted as augmentation to perpetual curacy of Auckland St Helen
p.17. Transcript of monumental inscription to “Poor Charles” (as above, p.9), with news cutting about same, and letter about Charles Basham entry within burial register, made 1890. Letter about burial register entry and monumental inscription for Cuthbert Carr (as below), 1892
p.18. Clergy visitation return, 1801. News cuttings about death and funeral of vicar (William Latham Broughton), and appointment of successor (Joseph Roscamp), 1892
p.18-19 (loose). Subfolder for Cuthbert Carr, “defender of Newcastle in 1644”, with lengthy biographical note on front. Inside, cutting of article by Richard Welford on same, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed”, from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name], and cutting about with engraving of St Helen's Auckland Hall.
p.19. Four letters to Ralph Nelson (with two envelopes) concerning parish register searches, and epitaph for Cuthbert Carr, 1887-1892

DDR/BP/PAR/2/2B   1882-1910
Auckland St Helen
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1891
/5-6. Printed circular letter to glebe lessees relating to requirement to take out fire insurance with the Phoenix Company, with brief history of development of the glebe, 1894
/7-8. Copy letter from bishop to [Ecclesiastical Commissioner?] objecting to proposals to build a hippodrome (as “a new centre of idle excitement”) on a portion of glebe land, 1909
/9. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commission rejecting claim towards assistant curate's stipend, 1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/2C   1879-1891
Byers Green
/1. Printed article from the Auckland Times and Herald about the work of the church and school in Newfield, 1879
/2-5. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1879 and 1891

DDR/BP/PAR/2/3
Aycliffe and Barnard Castle
DDR/BP/PAR/2/3A   1778-late 19th century
Aycliffe
p.2. [blank]
p.3. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Return of number of papists, 1780
p.4. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and [early 19th century]
p.5. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Receipt for salary as librarian (from Patrick George, vicar 1822-1831), 1831. Letter requesting day's shooting on bishop's moors at Stanhope, 1835. Letter from J.D.Eade (vicar of Aycliffe, but as secretary of Diocesan Church Building Society), about grant towards new church at Coundon, 1841
p.6. Two letters from J.D.Eade (as above), about subscription to Diocesan Church Building Society, 1841 and 1849 (latter endorsed on printed report of the society for 1847). Letter with envelope to Ralph Nelson, recommending an applicant for the position of Keeper of [Town?] Hall etc in Bishop Auckland, 1891
p.7. Letter from J.D.Eade (as secretary of D[urham] S[chools] S[ociety]) about subscription to Durham Training School, 1841. Two letters from same re subscriptions to Diocesan Church Building Society, 1847 and 1856. News cutting about restoration of Aycliffe church (and see next page), 1881
p.8. News cutting, The Aycliffe “Restoration”, about visit of the Archaeological and Architectural Society of Durham and Northumberland to the church, and protest by Canon [William] Greenwell to the proposals, 1881
p.9. Four letters/receipt from J.D.Eade for subscriptions to Diocesan Church Building Society, 1839-1855

DDR/BP/PAR/2/3B   1880-1921
Aycliffe
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1880
/3. Printed account of circumstances surrounding dismissal of schoolmaster by vicar, under title A tale of village tyranny in 1894, as in printed catalogue.
/4-5. Letters from Ecclesiastical Commission re grant of strip of land to Rural District Council for road improvement, and merger of tithe rent charge, 1910
/6-7. Surveyor's valuation and letter from Ecclesiastical Commission regarding proposed sale to them by vicar of two enclosures of upland pasture land, formerly property of the cathedral but previously annexed by Commissioners to Aycliffe living, 1920

DDR/BP/PAR/2/3C   1758-late 19th century
Barnard Castle
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. Appeal for subscription to introduce heating and lighting into church, 1841. Letters about subscription to sub-curate's stipend (1835) and to new parsonage (1853, with note from bishop)
p.3. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and ca.1801 [watermark 1800]. List of subscriptions for warming and lighting of church (as above), 1841. Two letters about subscription to National school, 1849. News cutting from [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle on church, by J.R.Boyle under title, “Our country churches”, [late 19th century]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/3D   1882-ca.1912
Barnard Castle
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
/5-6. Letters from Board of Agriculture and Fisheries about sales of sheep stints and glebe lands, 1910-1911
/7-8. Printed leaflet on parish church, [1912-]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/4
Beamish and Birtley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/4A   1909
Beamish
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/4B   1881-1921
Birtley
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1909
/5-11. Correspondence concerning iron church at Elizabethville, owned by the government and apparently erected for Belgian munitions workers, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/5
Bearpark (Aldin Grange) and Belmont
DDR/BP/PAR/2/5A   1879 and 1906
Bearpark
/1-4. Extract from The London Gazette for 22 August 1879, including Order in Council assigning district chapelry to Bear Park St Edmund church
/5-6. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/5B   1906-1919
Belmont
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1906 and 1911
/5-8. Draft scheme from Ecclesiastical Commission with covering letter for altering boundaries of new parish of Belmont, 1919
/9. Note of prayer to be used at [dedication] of communion rails, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/6
Benfieldside and Blackhill
Despite being named on the original file cover, there are no papers relating to Benfieldside
DDR/BP/PAR/2/6A   1884
Blackhill
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette for 7 March 1884 including Order in Council constituting separate district of Blackhill St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/2/7
Billingham and Elwick Hall
DDR/BP/PAR/2/7A   1758-late 19th century
Billingham
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, [late 18th century] and 1801
p.3. Five letters with receipts for payments of Barrington Scholarships, from Philip Rudd (vicar of Billingham, also bursar of University College Durham), 1853. Two newspaper cuttings, with extracts from [churchwardens'] accounts for 1683-1722, [late 19th century]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/7B   1881-1898
Billingham
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881, 1889, 1892 and 1898
DDR/BP/PAR/2/7C   1892
Elwick Hall
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/8
Bishop Middleham and Bishopton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/8A   1892-1898
Bishop Middleham
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/7-8. Extracts from (printed) parish magazine, recounting explusion of vicar by Cromwellian preacher ca.1651-52 (referencing Surtees, History of Durham), 1895

DDR/BP/PAR/2/8B   1854-1919
Bishopton
/1. Clergy visitation return, with questions relating to population, value of living, condition of church, numbers of attendants, parsonage house, the schools and tithe rent charge, February 1854
/2-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895, 1898 and 1919

DDR/BP/PAR/2/9
Bishopwearmouth and Bishopwearmouth Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/2/9A   1758-late 19th century
Bishopwearmouth [St Michael], also some reference to other Sunderland churches, viz Sunderland [Holy Trinity], St John's chapel, St John's vicarage, St Thomas, St Andrew, St Paul Ryhope, St Paul Hendon, St Barnabas, St Matthew, St Mark, St Luke, St Stephen, St Ignatius, St Peter, Ford or Hylton, Castletown
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and 1806. News cuttings about death and funeral of Revd Canon William Cockin, 1889, and about family connections of Revd Robert Gray. [late 19th century]
p.3. Petition from curate of Sunderland St John to Queen Anne's Bounty for augmentation of stipend, [after 1769]. Letter from same requesting dispensation from attendance at visitation, with details of replacement curate for St John's, written from Stillington, 1783 (copy dated 1890). List of confirmation candidates (Sunderland), late 18th/early 19th century. Copy of marriage register entry (Smith and Robinson, 1810), made 1833.
p.4 (and p.5, facing). Six letters about payments to Infirmary, Sunderland Infant School Society, Numbers Garth schools and new Cemetery chapel, 1839-1855. Letter about meeting with bishop from Ven. Robert Long, and article re same from Church Bells, 1890
p.5. Cover for sub-folder re Hon and Revd Gerrard Vallerian [sic] Wellesley (rector, 1827-1848)
p.6-7. Two letters about grants by Barrington Fund and bishop to new church at Deptford, 1839-1841. Cuttings from The Britannia and The Illustrated London News about commemorative banquest on anniversary of Battle of Waterloo, June 1852 (annotated, “Last Waterloo Banquest, the Duke died Sept 14 1852”). Cuttings about death of Gerald Wellesley, 1848
p.8. Surrogate's bond under Hardwick's marriage act, 1754. Return of number of papists, 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 (Bishopwearmouth) and 1806 (Hylton chapel)
p.9. Surrogate's bond under Hardwick's marriage act, 1754. List of confirmation candidates (Sunderland), ca.1800 [watermark 1796]. Lists of men in 2nd Royal Lancashire Regiment of Militia and in Royal Cumberland Militia who have not been confirmed, 1806
p.10. List of confirmation candidates (Sunderland), [1762 x 1788]. Letter about subscriptions to Society of the Sons of the Clergy and to South Hylton National schools, 1839. Three letters from Robert Long to [Ralph] Nelson re church restoration fund, a meeting and offer of accommodation, 1880-1881
p.11. Four letters about [life insurance] policy and premiums from John Hayton [former incumbent of Ryhope St Paul], 1838-1842. Three letters about subscriptions to Hylton National schools and Society for the Sons of the Clergy, 1845-1853
(loose at end). Petition to bishop from subscribers to building of Sunderland St John, requesting financial assistance to settle builder's account, in face of opposition from rector, with wrapper, October 1768

DDR/BP/PAR/2/9B   1867-1914
Bishopwearmouth [St Michael]
/1-10. Printed copy of the Bishop Wearmouth Rectory Act 1867
/11-14. Extract from The London Gazette for 31 March 1868 with Order in Council constituting separate districts of Bishopwearmouth St Peter, Millfield St Mark, Silksworth St Matthew and Pallion St Luke
/15. Outline plan showing boundaries for proposed new parish of Bishopwearmouth St James, [1880s]
/16-24. Letters to bishop and Ecclesiastical Commissioners re resignation under Incumbents Resignation Act 1871 (allowing resignation on grounds of ill health in return for pension from proceeds of a benefice), 1883
/25-26. Extract from YMCA Flashes: organ of the Sunderland Young Men's Christian Association, with account of R. Long, archdeacon of Auckland and rector of Bishopwearmouth, 1893
/27. Letter from rector, as [secretary] of The Bishop of Durham's Commission [apparently considering schemes for pastoral reorganisation or new churches], about acquiring site for new church on Oxhill Road, to form centre of a new parish to be separated from Collierley, 1909
/28. Note about John Laurence, rector of Bishopwearmouth from ca.1721, undated [20th century]
/29-34. Letter with memorandum regarding proposed sale of existing rectory and purchase of West Lodge, 1914

DDR/BP/PAR/2/9C   1875-1913
Bishopwearmouth Christ Church
/1-4. Letter with news cuttings about consecration of new church, from Shields G[azette] and Sunderland Herald, with references in letter to an application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners and to marking ordination candidates' examination papers, June 1875
/5. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning district to Christ Church, December 1875
/6-7. Rural dean's visitation return, December 1880
/8-20. Statement from vicar and letters from churchwardens, with printed accounts, relating to pew rents, December 1895-April 1897
/21-26. Memorandum about the parish by D.S.Boutflower [incumbent, 1909-1914], covering the parish, parishioners, church fabric and worship, church organisation, relations between clergy and people, and “evils of the day”, May 1913

DDR/BP/PAR/2/9D   1890-1896
Wearmouth deanery
/1. List of dissenting chapels in Bishopwearmouth St Thomas parish, [1886, see accompanying letter at DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COCKIN, William, senior]
/2-10. Printed items in relation to Sunderland General Mission during November 1890, including: Hints and suggestions for parochial preparation (March 1890), List of parishes sharing in the mission... (with names of preachers, services and meetings), letters to rural dean and to church people from bishop at conclusion, statement of accounts and report by the secretary
/11-14. Printed reports by rural dean to Union of Church Workers, 1892-1893. Printed details of schools and lay representatives for the Sunderland Sunday School Association, 1893. Report of committee appointed by ruridecanal conference for supervision of lay work, 1893
/15-18. Minutes of ruridecanal conference with draft and final printed reports of the East End Commission (appointed to report on the physical, moral, social and religious condition of the East End population of the borough), 1896

DDR/BP/PAR/2/10
Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford and Bishopwearmouth St Barnabas Hendon
DDR/BP/PAR/2/10A   1909
Bishopwearmouth St Andrew Deptford
/1-6. Correspondence about vicarage dilapidations
DDR/BP/PAR/2/10B   1876, 1893-1897, 1905-1906 and 1916
Bishopwearmouth St Barnabas Hendon
/1. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council assigning district to St Barnabas, May 1876
/2-5. Printed court documents in connection with bankruptcy of Thomas Tilston, vicar, 1893
/6-32. Letters from vicar, W.M.Teape [priest in charge, 1894-1900] and churchwarden, in connection with church and school (and committee to manage same), 1894-1897
/33-42. Letter from curate (serving St Oswald's chapel) with enclosures, summarising progress towards establishing separate district of Hendon St Oswald and complaining that the vicar has obstructed the work of the building committee, 1905
/43-45. Letters from St Oswald's church council requesting that the proposed new district be separated from St Barnabas, 1906, and requesting approval for erection of an iron church, 1908
/46-47. Letters from Ecclesiastical Commission regarding grant towards restoration of St Barnabas' church, 1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/11
Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel and Bishopwearmouth St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/2/11A   1910-[1911]
Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel
/1-2. Notes from Incorporated Church Building Society about grants to proposed new church, 1910-1911
/3. Printed fundraising appeal notice for proposed new church

DDR/BP/PAR/2/11B   1890-1894, 1909
Bishopwearmouth St Hilda Millfield
/1. Letter from Additional Curates Society regarding grant, August 1890
/2. Plan showing location [for new church and/or parsonage], undated
/3-29. File of copy correspondence between vicar of Millfield St Mark and building committee, December 1890-February 1891
/30-40. Correspondence and minutes relating to changes to original plans by building committee, March-May 1891
/41-45. Building fund accounts and record of gifts (both printed), January-July 1894
/46. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council assigning district, August 1894
/47-50. Letters from outgoing vicar and from wardens and sidesmen relating to parish and appointment of next incumbent, April 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/12
Bishopwearmouth St Ignatius Hendon and Bishopwearmouth St Luke Pallion
DDR/BP/PAR/2/12A   1881-1882, 1886-1889, 1899 and 1909
Bishopwearmouth St Ignatius Hendon
/1-3. Three sketch plans of Hendon St Paul parish, two showing proposed divisions, [ca.1881]
/4-37. Letters from rector, rural dean and other local clergy regarding proposed division of Hendon and Millfield parishes and additional curates etc, with printed appeal letter, December 1881-November 1882
/38-57. Letters from rural dean, rector and Ecclesiastical Commissioner about proposed site for new church and division of parish, including news cuttings with protests by vicar of St Barnabas, October 1886-October 1888
/58. Letter from architect (Hodgson Fowler) regarding design for church, May 1889
/60. Petition from parishioners and letters concerning retention and use of the parish room in Hendon St Paul, May-June 1889
/61-79. Letters concerning accounts, a resolution of parishioners, the scheme to assign a district to St Ignatius, and grant to church, June-September 1889
/80-84. Estimates and notes for contract for new church, [1887-1889]
/85. Statement of account for clergy fund, June 1899
/86. Printed appeal booklet for stained glass, as in printed catalogue
/87. News cutting from The Morning Mail, about tenth anniversary dedication festival, July 1899
/88-90. Plan of east end, reredos etc, May 1909 [too fragile to produce]
/91. Note cross-referring to related material within correspondence of Bishop Lightfoot and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, May 1909

3 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/12B   1908-1910 and undated
Bishopwearmouth St Luke Pallion
/1. Letter from vicar about new parish room, [1883x1894]
/2. Letter from vicar about mission room, 1908
/3-6. Letters about increasing stipend attached to benefice and Ecclesiastical Commissioners' grant towards assistant curates, 1909-1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/13
Bishopwearmouth St Mark Millfield and Bishopwearmouth St Mary Magdalen Millfield
Note that although [an early 20th century] file had been made out for these two parishes, it was empty and no correspondence survives.
No papers (empty file)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/13A   ca.1893
Bishopwearmouth St Peter
/1. Printed fundraising appeal for church extension
(Not an original file: item found within file DDR/BP/PAR/2/101)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/14
Bolam and Coniscliffe (includes a [stray] item from the Northumberland Bolam)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/14A   1880-1916
Bolam
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return for Bolam in Northumberland, 1880
/3-6. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1892
/7-8. Letter from vicar of Heighington regarding arrangements for Bolam if he is to hold it in plurality with Heighington, 1909
/9-11. Petition from parishioners against union of benefice with Heighington and removal of their resident pastor, 1913
/12-17. Letters from Queen Anne's Bounty and vicar of Heighington regarding proposed union of benefices and pastoral arrangements, 1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/14B   1882, 1892 and 1921
Coniscliffe
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1892
/5. Letter about sale of glebe, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/15
Boldon and Harton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/15A   1888-1889 and 1915-1918
Boldon
/1-6. Letters from parishioner objecting to proposed division of Boldon and Whitburn parishes, February-April 1888
/7-8. Letter from rector regarding financial arrangements and curates, July 1889
/9-17. Letter, vouchers and accounts relating to Queen Anne's Bounty mortgage for repair of parsonage under Gilbert Acts, 1915-1916
/18-19. Accounts provided under [1871] Incumbents Resignation Act, 1914

DDR/BP/PAR/2/15B   1888-1889
Harton
/1-7. Letter about services and pastoral arrangements for new church at Harton Colliery, October 1888
/8-26. Letters about readiness for consecration of new church, pastoral arrangements, statement of accounts, and patronage of a new district, June-November 1889

DDR/BP/PAR/2/16
Brancepeth and Brandon
DDR/BP/PAR/2/16A   1801-1843 (chiefly 1813-1814)
Brancepeth
Includes two sections, the first relating to Brancepeth in general, and the second to William Nesfield (rector of Brancepeth, died 1828), in particular his correspondence with Robert Spencer of Helmington Hall (mostly on personal and household matters).
p.1a-o. Clergy visitation return, 1801. Two lists of confirmation candidates, undated.
p.2a-u. Five letters re subscription to Crook school, 1838 and 1842-1843.
p.3a-g. Letter re subscription to Crook school, 1841. Receipt and biographical notes re Nesfield and his wife Marianne Nesfield (died 1851).
p.4a-o. Newspaper cuttings (3) re case for recovery of tithes and easter offerings etc, brought by Nesfield against Peter Watson of Chester-le-Street, shoemaker. Letters (2) from Nesfield to Spencer and paper with signature of Robert Curry, undated.
p.5a-ii. Newspaper cutting quoting from Chester-le-Street parish books, 1802-1837. Newspaper cutting reporting court case against architect of Durham court-house and gaol, 1814. Letters (8) between Nesfield and Spencer, including re surcharge levied on Spencer for a servant and appeal to support a former Witton-le-Wear schoolmaster, 1813.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/16B   1884-1921
Brancepeth
/1-4. Letter from vicar of Waterhouses about Ecclesiastical Commissioners' refusal to increase the endowment of that parish following the sale of Brancepeth glebe coal, 1884
/5. Summary of divisions of Brancepeth and work done in the parish, [ca.1900]
/6-9. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1906 and 1911
/10. Letter about sale of glebe land, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/16C   1877-1893 and 1906-1918
Brandon (including Sleetburn St Catherine and Brandon Colliery St Agatha)
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council assigning district, 1877
/3-4. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council to endow Brandon and Waterhouses from sale of Brancepeth glebe coal, 1878
/5-7. Letters about proposed mission church for Sleetburn, 1884
/8-18. Letter of complaint from mason regarding alleged non-payment for new wall in Brandon cemetery extension, with response from vicar, 1885
/18-43. Letters from Additional Curates' Society and vicar regarding non-payment of former curate's stipend, 1888
/44-45. Letter about proposed mission church at Sleetburn, 1888
/46-82. Letters from vicar, curate-in-charge, George Body [prebendary and Canon Missioner] and Additional Curates Society, regarding mission church at Sleetburn and curate for same (appointed and paid by bishop not by vicar), 1889-1893
/83-86. Letter from Henry Cochrane (of Cochrane and Co) regarding appeal for funds to build curate's house and mission room at New Brancepeth Colliery, with letter of complaint about Roman Catholic practices at Sleetburn St Catherine, and printed list of subscribers to pulpit for same, 1906
/87-88. Letter from vicar requesting division of parish to form Sleetburn as a Conventional District, 1909
/89. Letter from communicants at Brandon Colliery St Agatha complaining about introduction of wafers instead of bread, 1909
/90-93. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1907 and 1911
/94-101. Complaint from parishioners at Sleetburn about new practices introduced by the curate-in-charge, and in particular proposals for a war memorial featuring a crucifix, with subsequent correspondence, June-July 1918
/102-109. Printed catechism, The catechism. S. John the Evangelist, Brandon (Durham, Charles Thwaites, printer)

4 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/17
REFERENCE NOT USED
DDR/BP/PAR/2/18
Burnmoor and Chilton Moor
DDR/BP/PAR/2/18A   1866-1913
Burnmoor
/1-4. Copy of The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Burnmoor, 1866
/5-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1913

DDR/BP/PAR/2/18B   1872-1912
Chilton Moor
/1-4. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Chilton Moor, 1872
/5-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1912
/9-10. Letters from Ecclesiastical Commission regarding grant for additional curate, 1910
/11-12. Terrier of parish property, [1912]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/19
Burnopfield and Chester-le-Street
DDR/BP/PAR/2/19A   1871, 1909 and 1921
Burnopfield
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Burnopfield, 1871
/3-4. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909
/5-6. Letter from churchwarden re funds for a curate's stipend, with reference to closed mission church at Hill Top and damage caused by subsidence, 1921
/7-20. Letters from [churchwarden] of Burnopfield, vicar of Dipton, rural dean and Ecclesiastical Commissioners, with sketch plan, relating to proposal to transfer land at Hill Top from Burnopfield to Dipton parish (or alternatively to build mission chapel at Hill Top), 1901

DDR/BP/PAR/2/19B   1890 and 1909
Chester-le-Street
/1-14. Printed item on history of schools, as in printed catalogue
/15-16. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/20
Cassop-cum-Quarrington and Castle Eden
DDR/BP/PAR/2/20A   1891-1921
Cassop cum Quarrington
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
/9. Letter from Parochial (“Paricoal”) Church Council, requesting a curate, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/20B   1891-1915
Castle Eden
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/21
Castleside and Collierley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/21A   1891
Castleside
/1-3. Letter from parishioner complaining about lack of church work and consequent “spiritual destitution of the parish”, 1891
DDR/BP/PAR/2/21B   1881-1889 and 1909
Collierley (and Annfield Plain)
General (non-school) items are as follows.
/1-8. Letters from W.J.Joicey and vicar about proposed division of parish and new district of Dipton, with reference to population numbers, also wearing of a white stole and payments from Ecclesiastsical Commissioners for curates, 1882-1883
/9. Letter about divisions in parish and about curate, 1884
/10-18. Letters requesting support in asking for higher grants from Commissioners (with particular reference to Annfield Plain), with comments on poverty and attitudes of the parishioners and colliery proprietors, and printed appeal letter for repairs, 1884
/19-22. Letter about decision not to build new church at Dipton and to repair current church, with note of accounts, June 1885
/23. Plan on tracing paper, showing proposed division of parish to form Dipton district, [pre-1886, see also DDR/BP/PAR/2/24B]
/24. Plan of portion of parish (including Dipton), showing owners of royalties, [pre-1886]
/25. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council for payment of additional sums to vicar following division of parish to form Dipton St John in 1883, 1888
/26-27. Letter with details of schools and numbers of pupils in the parish, 1888
/28-32. Letters about division to form Annfield Plain, with reference to wealth of the Hedley family (South Moor Coal Company) and the needs of the mother parish, 1909

The remaining files concern Collierly National School, its management by the vicar, transfer to Kyo School Board (known as 'Hare Law' school), and a complaint by the vicar regarding ongoing use of school rooms.
/33-45. Copies of conveyance of land by bishop to vicar and archdeacon for National Society school etc, 1845
/46-57. Copies of correspondence between vicar and major ratepayer (William James Joicey) regarding possible closure of National School or lease to School Board, May-December 1881
/62-74. Letters from vicar, archdeacon and Joicey regarding re-opening of school under a new management committee, after its closure by the vicar, February-June 1882
/75-83. Letters from vicar and Joicey regarding former's resignation and proposals for school management, November 1884 - January 1885
/84-103. Copies of letters from school master to vicar and school managers, appealing for additional support, January-February 1885
/104-108. Further letters from vicar and Joicey regarding management of school, with detailed account of affairs from vicar, February-March 1885
/109-137. Letters Kyo School Board, Joicey, vicar and others regarding proposals to transfer school to School Board and for a new management committee, June-December 1885
/138-161. Letters from vicar, Joicey and Kyo School Board, with agreements, re transfer to School Board, and exclusion of Sunday School from use of premises, January-June 1886
/162-186. Complaint from vicar about access to school, and requesting that he be appointed as manager on expiry of agreement with School Board, with further correspondence and legal opinion, March-April 1889

5 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/22
Castletown and Monkwearmouth
DDR/BP/PAR/2/22A   1 December 1874
Castletown
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council for assignment of district chapelry to Castletown St Margaret, 1874
DDR/BP/PAR/2/22B   1860-1887 and 1902-1908
Monkwearmouth [St Peter and All Saints]
The first file consists of letters originally retained together (in relation to St Peter's church and parish, except as stated):
/1-12. Letters from incumbents of both parishes (Benjamin Kennicott, senior, at St Peter, and Benjamin Centum Kennicott at All Saints), dean and Ecclesiastical Commissioners about both parishes, including notes on the parishes, churches, population etc, and about iron mills and coke ovens near both parsonages, 1860-1864
/13-18. Letters from patron and rector of Whitburn, about appointment of next incumbent (with reference to death of 10 sailors in bad weather), 1866
/19-21. Letter from new vicar about sale of old parsonage, 1867
/22-27. Printed pamphlet as part of church restoration appeal, as printed catalogue
/28-40. Letters about future curate(s), site for new church of “St Bede”, grant for curate's stipend, and restoration of St Peter (uncovering Saxon archway plus scattered human bones, 1868
/41-50. Letters about consecration of new church (Bede), and arrangements for reduced services and seating in St Peter's (to prevent “the assembly of a few noisy boys”) pending restoration, 1870
/51-54. Letters about school house in All Saints and new Bede's district, and reduction in burial fee, 1871
/55-60. Letters from vicar and patron about glebe coal, 1873-1874
/61-64. Letter about re-opening of church [after restoration], and whether he can dismiss his parish clerk (as “inefficient” and “useless”) in order to lower the burial fee and encourage more parishioners to be buried within consecrated part of cemetery, 1875
/65-67. Letters from Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding boundaries, augmentation and provision of parsonage for Monkwearmouth Ven Bede, 1870-1873
/68-79. Letters from incumbent of All Saints (B.C. Kennicott) regarding need for new parsonage, with reference also to site for new church [Ven Bede], 1868-1870
/80-83. Letters from [lawyer and parishioner] about [absence] and “extraordinary conduct” of Kennicott, 1869
/84-85. News cuttings about drunken behaviour of, and case in York Chancery against, Kennicott with [Liberal] election cartoons portraying him in the “beer and bible party” (see also DDR/BP/PAR/2/83A below), 1874
/86-91. Letter about costs and sequestration accounts for All Saints, 1874-1875

The second file includes the following letters and printed items.
/92-94. Letters about possible new district utilising mission chapel, 1879
/95-96. Rural dean's visitation return, [?1881]
/97-165. Letters from vicar, patron, colliery agent and other clergy, about transfer of Hedworth glebe coal and farm to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, transfer of patronage to bishop (in order to increase value of benefice and attract a new incumbent), railway wayleave, parsonage house mortgage with Queen Anne's Bounty, appointment of curate (with reference to dispensary and “ambulance movement”), appointment of successor (with reference to need for a minister “able to preach the gospel, in its evangelical interpretation ... free from all ritualistic tendencies”), dilapidations on glebe farm, resignation and pension (for ill health), 1882-1883
/166. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council for transfer of patronage to bishop, 1883
/167. Repair account on 1883 vacancy, 1886
/168-178. Offprint of G.F.Browne, “On some inscriptions and supposed inscriptions: Wilne, Monkwearmouth, Jarrow, Hawkswell” (from Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, [1884])
/179-189. Printed pamphlet to raise funds for church, as printed catalogue

The third file mainly concerns the Providence Chapel on Dame Dorothy Street, plus some later material.
/190-220. Letters about purchase and trust for former non-conformist chapel as mission room (with reference to SPCK grant and conditions), with legal opinion and list of contributions, 1886-1887
/221. Newspaper article, “The Venerable Bede”, by John Robinson, 1902
/222-223. Letter about next incumbent of St Cuthbert's parish and long-term possibility of its absorption into St Peter's, 1904
/224. Letter alluding to benefice [income] and Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1908

3 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/23   1840, 1904 and undated
Durham Cathedral Chapter
/1-2. List of expenditure on church fabric and restoration, 1840-1874
/3-4. Resolution of dean and chapter with extracts from previous minutes, in relation to Chapter's refusal to confirm appointment of P.V. Smith as Chancellor, 1903-1904
/5. News cutting (perhaps from Church Times) relating to bishops' rights within their cathedrals, [1904]
/6-7. Letter from J.F. Hodgson, vicar of Witton-le-Wear [1878-ca.1922], to Boutflower [perhaps bishop's chaplain, ? D.S., at Monkwearmouth 1896-1909] on historical questions (heraldry, Galilee chapel, Monkwearmouth east window), undated

DDR/BP/PAR/2/24
Consett and Dipton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/24A   1862 and 1905
Consett
/1-78. Two copies of The London Gazette (both partly mutilated), including [Order in Council constituting Consett district], November 1862
/79-81. Letter about religious instruction in Consett National schools, 1905

DDR/BP/PAR/2/24B   1883-1910
Dipton
/1. Plan showing proposed district within Collierley parish, 1882
/2-9. Letters from local landowner (W.J.Joicey) relating to first incumbent for new district and draft for Ecclesiastical Commissioners application to establish a separate district, 1883
/10-11. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council constituting Dipton as separate district, 1883
/12-20. Letters from perpetual curate relating to grants for building and stipend, and churchyard boundary walls, 1885-1887
/21-22. Letter from [agent to Lord Bute] re repair of churchyard boundary fence, 1894
/23-24. Copy of letter from perpetual curate to Ecclesiastical Commissioners re plans for parsonage house, 1909
/25-26. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners re grant towards curate's stipend, 1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/25
Cornforth and Coxhoe
DDR/BP/PAR/2/25A   1891-1915
Cornforth
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/25B   1891-1915
Coxhoe
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/26
Coundon and Eldon
DDR/BP/PAR/2/26A   1882-1911
Coundon
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1891
/5-8. Letter about parish and its spiritual needs, particularly regarding provision for the Leeholme district, 1911

DDR/BP/PAR/2/26B   1882-1891
Eldon
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1891
DDR/BP/PAR/2/27
Crook and Eastgate
DDR/BP/PAR/2/27A   1881-1900 and undated
Crook
/1. Plan showing townships of Crook, Billy Row and Helmington Row, marked to show suggested Stanley parish boundary alteration, undated [shows railways and collieries]
/2-3. Legal costs for conveyance of land for parsonage site, 1885
/4-7. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1900

DDR/BP/PAR/2/27B   1861 and 1898
Eastgate
/1-3. Copies of letters to rector of Stanhope with Eastgate and Rookhope, with copy of legal opinion, regarding the Stanhope case (apparently a proposal for subdivision resisted by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners), with reference to the Stanhope and Wolsingham Rectories Act 1858 and Order in Council of 29 July 1859 (as DDR/EA/BEP/4/97), 1859
/4-5. Rural dean's visitation return, 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/28
Dalton-le-Dale and Eppleton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/28A   1735-1899
Dalton-le-Dale
p.2. Clergy visitation returns, 1735 and 1758
p.3. Return of names of papists, 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1783. News cutting about 'old' church of Dalton-le-Dale St Andrew, and in particular removal of communion plate and parish registers from it, and absence of a licence for marriages, 1899
p.4. List of confirmation candidates, 1801. Letter about subscription of Barrington Trust to building new church at Seaham Harbour, 1838
p.5. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. Letter about purchase of additional land to add to vicarage garden, 1835. Two letters about subscriptions from Barrington Trust to Seaham Harbour church, and from bishop to Society for the Sons of the Clergy, 1838
p.6. Letter re loan towards new church at Seaham Harbour, 1841. News cutting about re-opening of St Andrew's church, 1890
p.7. Two letters requesting assistance for son's Grammar School fees from Barrington Benevolent Fund, one with account of vicar's own finances, 1851 and 1853. News cutting about re-opening of church as above, 1890.
p.2-3 (loose). Note of incumbents, [20th century]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/28B   1881-1909
Dalton-le-Dale (and Murton)
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1881
/3-4. Letter with printed appeal for repairs at Murton Holy Trinity (and recommendations of [Gilbert] Scott], and about repair to water tank, 1882
/5-19. Letters from vicar and churchwardens about repairs required for both Dalton-le-Dale St Andrew and Murton Holy Trinity (with printed appeal for former), and about service arrangements while church is closed for repairs, 1884-1885
/20-21. Letter about damage to church and parsonage from earth tremors, caused by either colliery or waterworks (in dispute), 1887
/22-23. Letters about repairs to Dalton-le-Dale St Andrew's church, 1888
/25. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners about grant towards parish hall at Murton Colliery, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/28C   1883-1912
Eppleton
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting Eppleton as a separate district, 1883
/3-4. Letter about need for new burial ground, with reference to “different armies and sects, Spiritualists, Plymouth Brethren etc”, 1884
/5-6. Letter about application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for grant towards curate's stipend, 1890
/7-8. Rural dean's visitation return, 1912

DDR/BP/PAR/2/29
Darlington and Darlington Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/2/29A   1882-1909
Darlington St Cuthbert
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
/5. Printed map of borough of Darlington showing ecclesiastical parishes, annotated to include population figures, 1891
/6-7. Printed letter about possible schemes for church extension in Darlington, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/29B   1882-1892
Darlington Holy Trinity
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
DDR/BP/PAR/2/30
Darlington St Hilda and Darlington St James
DDR/BP/PAR/2/30A   1892
Darlington St Hilda
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/30B   1882-1892
Darlington St James
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
DDR/BP/PAR/2/31
Darlington St John and Darlington St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/2/31A   1872-1912
Darlington St John
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
/5. Note setting out grounds of application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for grant towards curate's stipend, 1912
/6-7. Extract from The London Gazette of 18 October 1872 annotated “Albert Hill”, apparently with reference to Order in Council constituting the district of Albert Hill St James (as at DDR/EA/BEP/4/234), but not including the page(s) relating to that Order

DDR/BP/PAR/2/31B   1883-1922
Darlington St Luke (and Darlington St Matthew Hopetown)
/1-6. Copy letter from bishop to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, with report from J.E.Hodgson, requesting reconsideration of their [refusal to make grant] following building of new church, 1883
/7-8. Rural dean's visitation return, 1892
/9-13. Correspondence with Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding parsonage house for St Luke's, and proposed new district of Hopetown, 1910
/14-72. Correspondence with vicar, archdeacon, rural dean, Ecclesiastical Commission, Darlington Church Extension Society, Diocesan Church Building Society and others, relating to establishing new Conventional District of Hopetown St Matthew, building of new parish hall/school and church (following burning down of previous mission church), fundraising and payment of curate's stipend, January-July 1921
/73-105. Correspondence relating to withholding by vicar of St Luke of funds from new district, his resignation and related matters, August-September 1921
/106-110. Correspondence with Registry, vicar, Chancellor and Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding use of old church of St Luke as a parish hall/institute, January-April 1922

DDR/BP/PAR/2/32
Darlington St Paul and Denton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/32A   1882-1892
Darlington St Paul
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
DDR/BP/PAR/2/32B   1758-1894
Denton
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Letter from curate about loss of tithes to vicar of Gainford and need for repairs to house, [? 1772]
p.3. Return of number of papists, 1780. List of confirmation candidates, 1783
p.4. Clergy visitation return, 1801. List of confirmation candidates, 1801
p.5. List of confirmation candidates, 1806
p.6. Letter with petition to Barrington trustees for augmentation of curacy, 1840. Two letters about augmentation granted by Barrington trustees, 1847. Newscutting about insolvency of vicar, 1894
p.7. Affidavit of curate about debt owing from bankrupt, 1830. Letter about petition as at p.6, 1841. Two news cuttings about consecration of Denton St Mary, 1891
p.2-3 (loose). Notes on chapelry and clergy, [20th century]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/32C   1881-1892 and 1921
Denton
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881, 1885 and 1892
/7-8. Notes on parish, with proposal to take down and re-build church on a nearby site, 1889
/9. Letter from rector of Sedgefield relating to endowment of benefice and desirability of union with another, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/33
Deaf Hill cum Langdale, Easington and Horden
DDR/BP/PAR/2/33A   1891-1914
Deaf Hill cum Langdale
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1914
/9-30. Petition signed by large number of parishioners in support of their vicar, Revd Sagar, requesting that he not be required to resign for (unspecified) offences “committed so far back as six years ago”, with covering letter, September 1899

DDR/BP/PAR/2/33B   1831-3 and 1907-1921
Easington
/1-2. Printed copy of Act for separating Easington Rectory from Durham Archdeaconry, and annexing a cathedral prebend in lieu, 1831/2
/3-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1907, 1912 and 1915
/9-11. Letter from Chapter Office regarding parsonage dilapidations, 1921
Loose. Return of names of papists, 1780

DDR/BP/PAR/2/33C   1912 and 1915
Horden
/1-3. Letter from [owner of Castle Eden] re proposal for new district of Horden, 1912
/4-5. Rural dean's visitation return, 1915

DDR/BP/PAR/2/34
Dunston and Felling
DDR/BP/PAR/2/34A   1872
Dunston
/1-4. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Dunston Christ Church, 1872
DDR/BP/PAR/2/34B   1866, 1881 and 1908-1913
Felling
/1-12. Partial copy of The London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning district chapelry to Felling Christ Church, 1866
/13-26. Letters from vicars of Felling and of Heworth St Mary (the 'mother' church), relating to marriages conducted in Heworth instead of Felling, and consequent loss of fees, 1881
/27-28. Letter from former trustee's son, relating to appointment of new church trustees, 1908
/29-49. Correspondence relating to appointment of new trustees, 1911-1913

DDR/BP/PAR/2/35
Durham St Cuthbert and Durham St Giles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/35A   1901 and 1906
Durham St Cuthbert
/1-2. Letter about burial fees for non-parishioners, with reference to new burial ground near Framwellgate Moor chapel of ease, 1901
/3-4. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/35B   1907 and 1909
Durham St Giles
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1907
/3. Receipt for contribution from Barrington Fund in a case of sickness, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/36
Durham St Margaret, Durham St Mary-le-Bow and Durham St Mary the Less
DDR/BP/PAR/2/36A   1899 and 1906
Durham St Margaret
/1-2. Letter detailing forms of service used other than those in the prayer book, 1899
/3-4. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/36B   1907 and 1917
Durham St Mary-le-Bow
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1907
/3-5. Papers re sale of glebe field at Sheraton, 1917

DDR/BP/PAR/2/36C   1907
Durham St Mary the Less
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1907
DDR/BP/PAR/2/37
Durham St Nicholas and Durham St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/2/37A   1836 and 1907-1910
Durham St Nicholas
/1. Letter from James Raine with brief history and outline of numbers and teaching within Blue Coat school, 1836
/2-3. Rural dean's visitation return, 1907
/4. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners re sale of glebe, 1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/37B   1907-1909
Durham St Oswald
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1907
/3. Printed appeal letter for memorial to previous vicar, [W.M.Wadsworth], 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/38   [1736], 1758-1854 and ca.1890
Durham city parishes (additional folder, for St Oswald, St Mary the Less, St Mary-le-Bow, St Margaret, St Nicholas and St Giles). Labelled “Durham Clergy”
p.2-2j. (all Durham St Oswald, see also p.41f-q) Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of number of papists, 1780. News cutting from [Newcastle] Weekly Chronicle on church, by J.R.Boyle under title, “Our country churches”, [late 19th century]
p.3-33l. Return of number of papists in Durham St Mary-le-Bow, 1780. Eleven letters and enclosures re subscriptions to Durham City district SPCK, Society for Building Churches in the Diocese of Durham, parochial schools, Durham St Oswald church repairs, Thorp School, new church and parsonage at Belmont, Additional Curates Society and Auckland district SPCK, 1828-1853.
p.34a-q. (all Durham St Mary the Less) Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of number of Roman Catholics, 1780. Three lists of confirmation candidates, [late 18th/early 19th century] and 1801.
p.35a-ee. (all Durham St Margaret) Clergy visitation returns, [ca.1736] and 1758. Return of names of papists within Framwellgate township, 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and ca.1801 [watermarked 1800]. Two letters about subscriptions to Framwellgate Moor school, Durham Union chaplain and University museum, 1848 and 1854
p.36a-q and 37-38. (all Durham St Giles) Clergy visitation returns, [ca.1736] and 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780. Three lists of confirmation candidates, 1783, 1801 and [late 18th century].
p.39a-m and 40a-i. (all Durham St Nicholas) Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780. Three lists of confirmation candidates (one with separate list for Blue Coat school), 1778 and two late 18th/early 19th century.
p.41a-q. Three lists of confirmation candidates from Durham St Oswald, 1778, 1783 and 1801. Letter about estate business, 1836
p.42a-aa. (all Durham St Mary le Bow, see also p.33d-e) Clergy visitation return, 1758. Three lists of confirmation candidates, 1778, [1801] and [late 18th century]. Letter about gift of venison, 1841. Two letters about subscriptions to Diocesan Curates' Aid Society and Society for the Sons of the Clergy, 1847

DDR/BP/PAR/2/39
Ebchester and Esh
DDR/BP/PAR/2/39A   1854-1921
Ebchester
/1-2. Letter (in style of a visitation return) with parish statistics and details of buildings, glebe and coal etc, 1854
/3-6. Letter about request for over-sized churchyard memorial, with legal note on incumbents' rights over memorials, 1897
/7-27. Correspondence about plans for restoration of church and application for grant from Diocesan Church Building Society, 1910
/28-33. Letters re unpaid capital arising from earlier sale of advowson, 1920

DDR/BP/PAR/2/39B   1886-1910
Esh
/1-6. Letters from vicar and colliery owner about proposed division of parish (separation of Langley Park), 1886-1887
/7-10. Letter about new iron church at Ushaw Moor and desirability of subdivision of parish, with sketch map, 1890
/11-12. Letter about visit by bishop to parish, and application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for additional curate, 1902
/13. Copy letter from [bishop] to patron regarding impending vacancy, 1909
/14-29. Letter from vicar, with enclosures and supporting statement from lay officers, requesting grant from Ecclesiastical Commissioners for repairs to parsonage, with associated correspondence between the bishop and members plus secretary of the Commission, 1910
/30-31. Letter from Additional Curates Society regarding pastoral reorganisation (moving Esh Winning from Esh into Waterhouses parish), 1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/40
Edmundbyers and Frosterley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/40A   1882-1898
Edmundbyers
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1898
DDR/BP/PAR/2/40B   1866-1901
Frosterley
/1-16. Copy of The London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning consolidated chapelry to Frosterley St Michael, 1866
/17-20. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1901

DDR/BP/PAR/2/41
Egglesclife and Elton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/41A   1892-1909
Egglescliffe
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/7-10. Copy resolution of Egglescliffe Vestry meeting relating to proposal to form new Conventional District of Preston-on-Tees All Saints, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/41B   1892-1905
Elton
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/7-9. Letter from W.A.Bone of University of Manchester reporting alleged illegal practices during service of Holy Communion (“Holy Sacrifice”), 1904
/10-11. Copy of letter from rector to Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline regarding ceremonial used at Esh, 1905

DDR/BP/PAR/2/42
Eighton Banks and Fatfield
DDR/BP/PAR/2/42A   1909
Eighton Banks
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/42B   1909
Fatfield
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/43
Escomb and Etherley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/43A   1865-1891
Escomb
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1865 and 1891
DDR/BP/PAR/2/43B   1882-1897
Etherley
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1891
/5-6. Solicitor's letter regarding damage to glebe lands caused by mining, and consequent arrangement for compensation and purchase by company, 1897

DDR/BP/PAR/2/44
Evenwood and Firtree
DDR/BP/PAR/2/44A   1879-1891
Evenwood
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1879 and 1891
DDR/BP/PAR/2/44B   1882-1891
Firtree
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1879 and 1891
DDR/BP/PAR/2/45
Ferryhill and Haswell
DDR/BP/PAR/2/45A   1891-1921
Ferryhill
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
/9-13. Correspondence regarding proposed division of parish, 1921
/14-20. Correspondence re grant from Ecclesiastical Commission for additional curate, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/45B   1891-1915
Haswell
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/46
Forest and Frith, and Gainford
DDR/BP/PAR/2/46A   1881-1892
Forest and Frith (with Harwood)
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns (with separate returns for unconsecrated chapel of Harwood St Jude), 1881 and 1892
DDR/BP/PAR/2/46B   1892
Gainford (with Pierce Bridge)
/1-4. Rural dean's visitation return (with separate return for church at Pierce Bridge)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/47
Gateshead [St Mary and King James Hospital] and Gateshead Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/2/47A   1828-1901
Gateshead [St Mary]
p.2. News cuttings on building of Gateshead Fell St John and perambulation of parish boundaries, 1824. Receipt for donation to Chester District SPCK, undated [ca.1830s]. Two letters about donations to Gateshead Dispensary, one with reference to “the disease” [cholera?] with death statistics, 1832. News cutting with words of song, The worthy rector, allegedly sung at farewell dinner for John Collinson (rector, 1810-1840), 1839.
p.3. Letter to bishop's chaplain (with draft reply) about acquiring house and land at Eighton Banks for use as a school and chapel, 1828. Receipts for donations to Usworth Library, to Boldon Library, and to Stockton Holy Trinity building fund and communion plate, 1839-1841 and 1856
p.4 (and loose). Three letters from J.B. Collinson at Ealing [son of John Collinson], viz: to Ralph Nelson, 1889 (about a Kirkharle list of confirmations and family matters), to Henry Chaytor of Witton Castle, 1893 (about the Gladstonians, rural agriculture and “the peoples banks” in Germany), and to same, 1894 (about using sewage and household refuse to make cement and/or electricity). Two news cuttings about death of Margaret James of Ealing, daughter of John Collinson (rector), 1901.
p.5. [blank]
p.6. Four letters acknowledging donations towards curate of Gateshead St Cuthbert, church renovation fund, 1851-1855. Three letters relating to accounts and business of King James Hospital, 1849-1853.
p.7. Two letters about donations towards curate and church restoration fund as above, 1853 and 1855. Two letters and printed subscriptions letter about additional burial ground for Gateshead St Edmund's chapel, 1851-1852

DDR/BP/PAR/2/47B   1871 and 1886-1904
Gateshead [St Mary]
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council (incomplete) constituting separate district of Low Team St Paul (out of new parish of Gateshead St Cuthbert Bensham), 1871
/3-16. Letters from parish clerk and incumbents of Gateshead St Mary and Gateshead Ven Bede, regarding payment of marriage fees to clerk (with background summary and notes), 1886
/17-18. Printed report and accounts of Gateshead Church Extension Society [to Diocesan Conference?], [ca.1885-1890]
/19-20. Printed appeal letter (illustrated) for Gateshead St Saviour, 1890
/21-22. Note of expenditure on mission rooms and church building, [post-1895]
/23-24. Extract of The London Gazette, with Order in Council for transfer of part of endowment from Gateshead St Mary to Gateshead St Cuthbert, 1900
/25-27. Letter from local clergy in relation to impending appointment to rectory, calling for an “evangelic ministry”, and a “thoroughly staunch energetic evangelic to gather men to Christ”, 1904

DDR/BP/PAR/2/47C   1882-1892 and 1911
Gateshead King James Hospital
/1-6. Letters about (and copy of) revised statutes and ordinances, with reference to grant towards Gateshead Ven Bede, 1885
/7-40. Annual accounts for years 1881 to 1892
/41-42. Revised statutes and ordinances, 1911

DDR/BP/PAR/2/47D   1874-1912
Gateshead Christ Church
/1-4. Extracts from The London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning district chapelry to Gateshead Christ Church, 1874
/5-6. Letter from rector of Gateshead [St Mary] re site for church in Askew Road district, and proposed rearrangement of parishes, 1886
/7. Letter about [licensing of] chaplain to assist during vacancy in curacy, 1887
/8-38. Letters from vicar of Christ Church, landowner, rural dean and rector of St Mary, relating to site for new church and possible purchase of iron church from Jesmond St George, grant from Additional Curates Society, and proposed new district (with sketch plans, formed from Christ Church and St John's parishes), 1888
/39-40. Printed plan of proposed parochial buildings (men's institute, church hall and Sunday school) on Gladstone Terrace West, 1901
/41-45. Letters from vicar and school re missioner for new Durham School Mission within the parish, 1904
/46-47. Draft agreement for pastoral arrangements within portion of parish known as St Andrew's (Durham School) Mission, between vicar and a committee of the school mission, 1912

DDR/BP/PAR/2/48
Gateshead Fell [and Gateshead St John]
DDR/BP/PAR/2/48A   1879-1889
Gateshead Fell
/1-7. Petition from rector, with accompanying documents and commission of inquiry from bishop, regarding parsonage house, 1879
/8-11. Report of above commission with covering letter and letter from rector, 1879 and 1881
/12-18 and 25-31. Correspondence regarding rector's claim for tithes against certain dissenters, 1885
/19-21. Letter regarding proposed sale of parsonage house, 1888
/22- 24. Letter with resolution from parishioners rejecting bishop's appeal for the Diocesan Fund, 1889

DDR/BP/PAR/2/48B   1907
Gateshead St John Sheriff Hill
/1-8. Letter with enclosures from superintendent of Sheriff Hill Sunday School, complaining of rector's actions and “duplicity”, 1907
DDR/BP/PAR/2/49
Gateshead Holy Trinity and Gateshead St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/2/49A   1864-1890
Gateshead Holy Trinity
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning district chapelry to Gateshead Holy Trinity, 1864
/3-5. Historical notes on Holy Trinity church, [1864 x 1881]
/6-7. Report of commission of inquiry into proposed sale of vicarage, 1884
/8-9. Letter from vicar about use of candles at services, 1885
/10-15. Letter with proposals regarding building of new church, 1890

DDR/BP/PAR/2/49B   1889-1894
Gateshead St Aidan
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Gateshead St Aidan, 1889
/3-8. Letters about impending consecration, with references to east window, altar for side chapel and guarantors for debts, 1894

DDR/BP/PAR/2/50
Gateshead St Chad Bensham and Gateshead St Cuthbert Bensham
DDR/BP/PAR/2/50A   1899-[ca.1901]
Gateshead St Chad Bensham
/1-11. Printed Rules and constitution of St Chad's Church Council, Gateshead-on-Tyne, with a preface by the Rev H.C. WIndley ... with the Office to be used at meetings of the Council (Durham, 1899)
/12. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Gateshead St Chad Bensham, 1900
/13-14. Resolution of Council opposing admittance of nonconformists and agnostics to positions of authority and requesting that a Commission be established for exercise of Crown patronage, [early 20th century]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/50B   1871-1894
Gateshead St Cuthbert Bensham
/1. Extract from The London Gazette, with part of Order in Council relating to Low Team St Paul, 1871
/2-14. Letters from vicar and archdeacon regarding scheme of Ecclesiastical Commissioners to assign tithe rent charge to parish, with reference also to pew rents and printed appeal letter, 1880
/15-16. Rural dean's report on proposed alteration of boundaries within St Paul's district, 1884
/17-27. Letters from local clergy regarding proposed rearrangement of Gateshead parishes, with extract of OS map, 1886
/28-29. Newspaper cuttings about Lady Vernon Schools in Bensham, 1887
/30-32. Letters about application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1887
/33. Letter about application to Diocesan Fund for school building, 1887
/34-35. Letter about site for church for new parish to be formed from St Cuthbert's and St Paul's, 1887
/36. Extract from [parish magazine], highlighting reference to new memorial window for victim of the Teams explosion, [1888]
/37-40. Letters about appointment of curate for proposed new district, 1888
/41-43. Letters about mission room, 1894
/44. Notes on Gateshead Workhouse, undated
/45. Statistics for Gateshead parishes, with notes on expenditure for Bensham church and parish, undated

DDR/BP/PAR/2/51
Gateshead St Edmund and Gateshead St George
DDR/BP/PAR/2/51A   1865-1911
Gateshead St Edmund
/1-16. Copy of The London Gazette, [with Order in Council for assignment of consolidated chapelry to Gateshead St Edmund], 1865
/17-18. Letter from former and current churchwarden about disputed bill for new heating etc, 1899
/19-23. Petition with covering letter from male parishioners about appointment of next incumbent, 1911

DDR/BP/PAR/2/51B   1904-1911
Gateshead St George
/1-9. Trust deeds and documents relating to trust to own advowson of benefice, 1904-1906
/10. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners requesting information on “the circumstances of the benefice”, 1911

DDR/BP/PAR/2/52
Gateshead St Helen Low Fell and Gateshead St James
DDR/BP/PAR/2/52A   1876
Gateshead St Helen Low Fell
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Gateshead St Helen, 1876
DDR/BP/PAR/2/52B   1864 and 1890
Gateshead St James
/1-42. Partial copy of The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Gateshead St James (with letters from Ecclesiastical Commissioners), 1864
/43-44. Letter about licensing of mission room, with reference to former proposals to subdivide parish, 1890

DDR/BP/PAR/2/53
Gateshead St Paul Low Team and Gateshead Ven Bede
DDR/BP/PAR/2/53A   1896
Gateshead St Paul Low Team
/1. Extract from parish magazine with brief history of parish and church on its and the vicar's 25th anniversary, 1896
DDR/BP/PAR/2/53B   1885 and 1901
Gateshead Ven Bede
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Gateshead Venerable Bede, 1885
/3-4. Letter from churchwardens and sidesmen objecting to proposed removal of vicar, 1901

DDR/BP/PAR/2/53C   17 December 1908
Grangetown St Aidan
/1. Notice of grant towards church extension (from Incorporated Church Building Society)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/54   1892-1910
Greatham and Greatham Hospital
Despite file title, items relate to Greatham only, and are as follows:
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892 and 1898
/5-6. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners about augmentation of benefice income, 1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/55
Greenside and Lamesley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/55A   1904-1912
Greenside
/1-2. Letters from Board of Agriculture and Fisheries regarding sales of glebe land, 1904 and 1912
/3-4. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/55B   1758-1806 and 1887-1888
Lamesley
p.2. Return of families of papists, 1780
p.2-3 (loose). Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1783
p.3. Letter with two plans for new church, 1759. Newspaper cuttings about dedication of new lectern, candlesticks etc (given by daughter of R.W. Snape, vicar), and about disputed notice by vicar regarding funeral and burial fees, both 1888. Newspaper cutting recounting correspondence between R.W. Snape and town clerk about an unspecified petition, 1887
p.4. [blank]
p.5. List of confirmation candidates, 1801
p.6. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Petition for renewal of lease (mortgaged by her late husband, who died indebted), from Jane Aughton, 1794
p.7. Receipt for modus in lieu of hay tithe, 1794. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. Two newspaper cuttings with letters from R.W. Snape to Newcastle Corporation about payment of alleged debt to his father's executors, 1887

DDR/BP/PAR/2/55C   1886-1909
Lamesley
/1-7. Printed accounts with summary of work carried out, in connection with restoration of church, 1886
/8-12. Printed accounts with summary of work and furnishings, in connection with “additional improvements”, 1889
/13-17. Printed pamphlet with summary of and copies of correspondence in connection with Harrison's charity, 1896
/18-19. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/56
Grindon and Longnewton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/56A   1854 and 1892-1921
Grindon
/1-2. Letter requesting augmentation of benefice income from funds of Sherburn Hospital property, with notes on parish, church, schools and parsonage, 1854
/3-10. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895, 1898 and 1919
/11. Letter from Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries about sale of glebe lands, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/56B   1884-1898
Longnewton
/1. Extract from will of J. Wilson of Longnewton, clerk, 1884, with provisions for trust for religious education within parish
/2-7. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/56C   1780
Longnewton
Return of number of papists
DDR/BP/PAR/2/57
Hamsteels and Holmside
DDR/BP/PAR/2/57A   1873 and 1895
Hamsteels
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Hamsteels St John the Baptist, 1873
/3. Letter about repairs to parsonage roof, 1895

DDR/BP/PAR/2/57B   1865 and 1890-1910
Holmside (including South Moor and Craghead)
The first file includes general material as follows.
/1-20. Partial copy of The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district of Holmside, 1865
/21-27. Letter with application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for second curate, with notes on parish and sketch map, 1890
/28-30. Letter about licensing of South Moor school mission room, with reference also to Craghead mission room and sketch map, 1891
/31-34. Letters about mission work at Craghead and desire for new church, 1896
/35-38. Letter from parishioner about desire for subdivision to form separate parish of South Moor, 1905
/39-40. Letter about site for new church (and churchyard) at Craghead, 1907
/41-42. Letter from curate with resolution of Easter Vestry requesting subdivision of parish and new church at Craghead, 1908
/43-46. Letter from curate about need for church hall and institute, with reference to hostility from agent of colliery company and Spiritualism, 1908
/47. News cutting about foundation stone of Craghead St Thomas, [1910]

/48-59. The second file contains papers concerning a proposed division of the parish, 1906-1907. It includes letters from the archdeacon and colliery agent with proposals, a plan showing the proposed new parishes of Burnhope, Craghead and South Moor, and an enlarged plan showing land proposed to be transferred between Beamish and Holmside parishes
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/58
Hamsterley and Hunwick
DDR/BP/PAR/2/58A   1880 and 1891
Hamsterley
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/58B   1882 and 1891
Hunwick
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/59
Hart and Hartlepool
DDR/BP/PAR/2/59A   1886-1907
Hart
/1-2. Copy letter from bishop to Lord Chancellor about transferring patronage of Hartlepool St Hilda and Hartlepool Holy Trinity from the vicar of Hart to the bishop, 1886
/3-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1890 and 1892
/7-8. Request from Hartlepool officers to transfer patronage to bishop, requesting donation to endowment fund for vicar of Hart in lieu, 1907

DDR/BP/PAR/2/59B   1880s-1918
Hartlepool (St Hilda and St Andrew)
/1. Notes by bishop for form of license to be used for chaplain to Seamen's Mission, [1883 x 1889]
/2-5. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892 and 1898
/6-9. Printed parish newsletters, particularly concerning restoration fund, 1917-1918

DDR/BP/PAR/2/60
Hartlepool Holy Trinity and West Hartlepool All Saints Stranton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/60A   1887-1898
Hartlepool Holy Trinity
/1-9. Letters from vicar and Additional Curates Society (ACS) regarding parish work, suggestion from ACS that it is inadequate, and request for a parish room, 1887
/10-13. Letters from vicar and his daughter requesting assistance, after withdrawal of grant from ACS, 1889
/14-17. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892 and 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/60B   1885-1909
Stranton All Saints (West Hartlepool)
/1. Letter about baptism register for St Matthew's mission church, [1885 x 1922]
/2-3. Letter about tithe redemption, July 1885
/4. Letter about contribution towards paying debt on mission room, December 1885
/5-7. Letter about Belle Vue mission room, and district to be worked by curate, January 1886 (in relation to this and next letter, see also file DDR/BP/PAR/2/61B)
/8-9. Letter from curate commenting on restoration proposals and apologising for previous comments about vicar, February 1886
/10-12. Letters about restoration of parish church, March 1886
/13. Agreement to rent plot for erection of iron mission church, May 1886
14-18. Letters from vicar and donor re restoration of church, with news cutting reporting vestry meeting re same, March 1888
/19-24. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1889, 1892 and 1898
/25-36. Correspondence with parishioner, bank and shipbuilding company about purchase of site for new vicarage and parish hall (to facilitate road improvement scheme), with reference to needs of the town (on the verge of starvation) and economic depression, February-March 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/61
West Hartlepool Christ Church and West Hartlepool St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/2/61A   1879-1898
West Hartlepool Christ Church (including joint chaplaincy with Missions to Seamen at Middleton)
The first file contains general material as follows.
/1-2. Letter about confirmation of churchwarden and dilapidations payment, with reference to Lent abstinence, 1887
/3. News cutting with letters to editor about cemetery extension and use of boundary stones, 1892
/4-5. Rural dean's visitation return, 1892
/6. Printed plan of West Hartlepool published by Council, showing locations of infectious diseases in 1893
/7-9. Extract from parish magazine or annual report, with list of clergy and officers, report and accounts for 1893
/10-19. Letters from vicar and lawyer, responding to paper with enclosures from vicar of Stranton, regarding use of the name 'West Hartlepool' for the parish of West Hartlepool Christ Church, 1896
/20. Printed report and statement of accounts for 1896
/21-22. Rural dean's visitation return, 1898

/23-29. The second file concerns the Robinson Street mission room, in relation to purchase of property and trust deed for mission room, 1879-1882.
/30-109. The third file concerns a joint curacy/chaplaincy with the Missions to Seamen at Middleton-in-Stranton, concerning proposals for the position, fundraising, comments on the work and district, and appointment of the curate/chaplain, 1881-1888
/110-122. The fourth file concerns the transfer of West Hartlepool public schools to the Hartlepool School Board, 1891-1892.
4 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/61B   1882-1912
West Hartlepool St Aidan
The first two files concern the formation of a new district in the Belle Vue area of Stranton parish and decision to build a new church. Letters are chiefly from the vicar of Stranton (Joseph Bennett, who initially opposes the proposals), and his curate working in the Belle Vue mission room (Acheson Archibald McMaster, who becomes the first vicar of the new parish, once constituted).
/1. Map showing boundaries of Belle Vue district and mission room, also All Saints, Christ Church and St James churches, undated
/2-3. Part of letter from McMaster about work in Belle Vue, undated
/4-5. Letter from Bennett about site for new church, with reference to a second new church, July 1882
/6. Letter from Bennett about alternative site for church in Belle Vue, November 1885
/7-8. Letter from vicar of Seaton Carew about separating Long Hill district of his parish (with mission room and school) to combine with Belle Vue, February 1886
/9-10. Letter from Bennett about conditions imposed by him on McMaster in relation to working Belle Vue district, February 1886
/11-12. Letter from McMaster regarding condition to be placed on mission room, June 1886
/13-14. Printed letter from head master of Longhill (Seaton Carew) National School with Government and Diocesan reports, and lists of prizes, August 1886
/15-20. Letter from McMaster about holding morning service in mission church, and lack of support from mother (parish) church or vicar, September 1887
/21-53. Letters from landowner, Bennett and McMaster about site for church in Belle Vue district and decision to build church, with population estimates and reference to restoration of Stranton parish church (which Bennett had wanted to prioritise over Belle Vue), including notes comparing Belle Vue with Dundas Street districts, December 1887-February 1888
/54-59. Letters from Bennett, McMaster and rural dean regarding boundaries of new district, and use of mission room as parish room, February 1888
/69-75. Letters from curate of Seaton Carew and McMaster about transfer of Longhill schools to new district, February 1888
/76-82. Letters from McMaster about taking over Longhill schools and boundaries, with sketch map, March 1888
/83-85. Letter from rural dean, with agreement regarding new district and boundaries, and plan, March 1888
/86-106. Letters from curate of Seaton Carew, McMaster and a parishioner, about Longhill schools (with school accounts), building committee and architect, March-April 1888
/107-112. Report on Longhill school from Diocesan Board of Education, with letter from curate, April 1888
/113-116. Letters from McMaster about application to Marshall's charity [for erection of new church] and dedication (St Luke or St Aidan), April 1888
/117. Note on Longhill (later St Aidan's) National School and parish organisations, May 1888
/118-121. Letter from McMaster and note about pew rents and guarantee for building costs, August-October 1890
/122-123. Letter from McMaster about establishing endowment fund for St Aidan's, March 1891
/124-125. Letter from McMaster with building fund account, March 1892

The third file contains general material about St Aidan's, as follows.
/126-129. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892 and 1898
/130-131. Letter with summary of building work done in district, and comments on voluntary clerks of works, 1893
/132. Summary of work done in parish from 1885 to 1893
/133-134. Letter from solicitors relating to bequest in will of McMaster in favour of St Aidan's, 1912

3 files
DDR/BP/PAR/2/62   1889 and 1892
West Hartlepool St James and West Hartlepool St Oswald
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns (despite file title, both relate to West Hartlepool St James only)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/63
West Hartlepool St Paul and Haverton Hill
DDR/BP/PAR/2/63A   1883-1898
(West) Hartlepool St Paul
/1. Undertaking of guarantors to pay curate's stipend, 1883
/2. Note of costs and accommodation for church, [ca.1885]
/3-13. Correspondence between Building Fund secretary and Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding pew rents and assignment of district, 1885
/14. Note of income and expenditure, [ca.1890]
/15-18. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892 and 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/63B   1892-1899
Haverton Hill
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1892
/3. Copy letter from Chapter surveyor to Chapter Clerk with valuation of glebe land adjoining railway, 1894
/4. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners about sale of glebe to railway company, 1899

DDR/BP/PAR/2/64
Haughton-le-Skerne (plus Sadberge) and Heighington
DDR/BP/PAR/2/64A   1758-1890
Haughton-le-Skerne and Sadberge (see also DDR/BP/PAR/2/91 for latter)
p.2. Clergy visitation return for Haughton, 1758. Return of papists within Haughton (nil), 1780.
p.3. Clergy visitation return for Sadberge, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1783. Certified entry from 1797 baptism register, 1827.
p.4. Letters (2) from rector of Haughton accepting appointment as bishop's proxy for York [convocation], with reference to gout, 1774 and 1780. Clergy visitation returns from Haughton and Sadberge, 1801.
p.5. Return of names of papists within Sadberge, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates from Haughton, 1778 and 1801, and from Sadberge, 1783 and [1780x1801]. News cutting about re-opening of Sadberge church, 1890.
p.6. Receipts (3) for bishop's contributions to Sadberge chapel and school, 1829-1851. Letters (2) about bishop's subscriptions to Darlington district SPCK, 1851. Letter from rector as treasurer of Board of Education, with printed appeal circular, requesting funds for parochial public elementary schools, 1888. Further news cutting about re-opening of Sadberge church, 1890.
p.7. Receipts (5) for bishop's contributions to Sadberge church and school, and to Darlington district SPCK, 1839-1854. Letter from curate of Haughton requestion donation towards a library “for the use of our middle and lower classes”, with reference to the bishop's cataract, 1853.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/64B   1882-1913
Haughton-le-Skerne
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
/5-6. Letter about income and expenditure of benefice, 1908
/7-9. Letter with plan and formal notice about sale of strip of glebe land, 1913

DDR/BP/PAR/2/64C   1758-1887
Heighington
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758
p.3. Return of number of Roman Catholics, 1780. Clergy visitation return, 1801
p.4. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1783
p.5. List of confirmation candidates, 1801. Extracts from baptism registers for Mary and Jane Young in 1775 and 1777, made 1832
p.6. Two letters re subscriptions to [Heighington] school houses building fund, and to Shildon school building committee, 1838. Letter from Temple Chevalier (as Registrar of University of Durham, but later vicar of Heighington) about plans for the bishop's stables [now part of Palace Green Library], 1841. Letter from Agnes Stephens [wife of W.H.G. Stephens, later vicar of Heighington] to Mrs [Ralph] Nelson about fundraising bazaar, 1880.
p.7. Receipt for donation towards church improvements, 1839. Letter from Agnes Stephens to Ralph Nelson on personal/family matters, 1876. News cutting with biographical sketch of Richard Brewster (vicar, 1764-1772). News cutting on death of Wilson Beckett (vicar, 1834-1864), 1887

DDR/BP/PAR/2/64D   1881-1909
Heighington
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1892
/5-11. Copy correspondence between vicar and Local Education Authority regarding management of Heighington School and endowment proceeds, 1909
/12-13. Petition from inhabitants of Walworth objecting to proposed transference from Heighinton to Denton parishes, 1909
/14-15. Letter about proposals for Bolam vicarage and exchange of Walworth and Houghton-le-Side in Denton parish, 1909
/16. Form of prayer used for dedication of stained glass windows, undated (? 1907 as DDR/EJ/FAC/3/487/16 or DDR/EJ/FAC/3/487/28 or DDR/EJ/FAC/3/487/31)

DDR/BP/PAR/2/65
Hawthorn and South Hetton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/65A   1891-1915
Hawthorn
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/65B   1891-1915
South Hetton
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/66
Heatherycleugh and Hunstanworth
DDR/BP/PAR/2/66A   [ca.1882] and 1895
Heatherycleugh
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/66B   1882 and 1898
Hunstanworth
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/67
Hebburn and Hebburn St John
DDR/BP/PAR/2/67A   1875-1901
Hebburn St Cuthbert
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning district chapelry to St Cuthbert, March 1875
/3-55. Copy of The London Gazette (pages uncut), with Orders in Council [constituting separate district of Hebburn St Oswald out of Hebburn St Cuthbert], April 1881
/56. Letter relating to scheme for alteration of boundaries, January 1900 [perhaps error for 1901, with reference to scheme gazetted 1901 as follows]
/57-58. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council altering boundaries of St John and St Cuthbert parishes, March 1901

DDR/BP/PAR/2/67B   January 1885
Hebburn St John
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district
DDR/BP/PAR/2/68
Hebburn St Oswald and Hedworth
DDR/BP/PAR/2/68A   1886-1888
Hebburn St Oswald
/1-3. Letters from vicar and Diocesan Registry regarding consecration of part of a “dual chapel” for Hebburn cemetery (part consecrated, and part for non-conformist burials), December 1886
/4. Letter requesting exchange of living for a country parish for sake of family, with some parish details, September 1888

DDR/BP/PAR/2/68B   1878-1901
Hedworth
/1-4. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district, April 1878
/5-6. Return to rural dean's questionnaire regarding adjustment of boundaries, with plan of district dated 1878 showing proposed extension, July 1881
/7-8. Copy letter from vicar to Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding proposed contribution by Boldon (as one of the mother parishes) to “this exceptionally poor parish”, September 1888
/9-10. Letter about request for grant from Ecclesiastical Commissioners, October 1891
/11-16. Printed copy of vicar's annual address, summarising church work and finance, and criticising the Welsh Church Suspensory Bill currently in Parliament, Easter [April] 1893
/17-22. Letter from vicar and legal opinion regarding dilapidations, October-November 1893
/23. Newspaper cutting about “mysterious shadow” seen in church, taken to be the ghost of the former vicar, March 1896
/24-25. Hedworth, Monkton and Jarrow Urban District School Board examiners' report (Religious Knowledge), March 1901

DDR/BP/PAR/2/69
Herrington and Hetton-le-Hole
DDR/BP/PAR/2/69A   1884-1912
Herrington
/1-8. Letters regarding donation from Lord Durham towards new parish and church buildings, and requesting that the bishop approaches Ecclesiastical Commissioners to form new parish, March-April 1884
/9-11. Extracts from The London Gazette, with Order in Council for assigning district chapelry to church of St Cuthbert, August 1884
/12-14. Further letters regarding Lord Durham's donation and requests to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, June-July 1885
/15-18. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council for apportioning part of the income of Houghton-le-Spring to Herrington, July 1885
/19-20. Terrier of benefice, [ca.1907]
/21-22. Rural dean's visitation return, June 1912

DDR/BP/PAR/2/69B   1881-1907
Hetton-le-Hole
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1912
/5. Letter from [colliery agent?] regarding contribution to parish from Hetton Coal Company, 1903
/6-7. Letter about moving rectory wall to allow widening of highway/pavement, 1907

DDR/BP/PAR/2/70
Heworth and Heworth St Alban
DDR/BP/PAR/2/70A   1894-1921
Heworth St Mary
/1-3. Letter from [solicitor], with surveyor's report, regarding sale of vicarage to North Eastern Railway Company (in connection with Pelaw widening), January 1894
/4-7. Letters from vicar and patron regarding a possible [transfer of] patronage, March-May 1894
/8-18. Correspondence between vicar and Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding acquisition of land for churchyard extension, October 1918
/19-68. Copy of The London Gazette (with covering letter), with Order in Council transferring patronage to bishop, February 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/70B   1887-1898
Heworth St Alban Windy Nook (also Hebburn St John)
Newspaper cuttings and printed items in connection with celebrations of the (50th) Jubilee of the church's consecration (and of their first vicar, E.H. Adamson) in 1892, plus a newscutting on the latter's death in 1898.
Also news cutting on consecration of Hebburn St John church in 1887.
Note that this folder is wrongly titled “St Aidan's Windy Nook”.
DDR/BP/PAR/2/71
Houghton-le-Spring and Lyons
DDR/BP/PAR/2/71A   1758-1895
Houghton-le-Spring
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and [late 18th century?].
p.3. List of confirmation candidates, 1783. Letter about estate of Mrs Sarah Dobinson, deceased, 1833. News cutting about death of E.S. Thurlow, former rector, 1847. Printed appeal letter and leaflet with rules for Home of Rest, Morpeth.
p.4. List of confirmation candidates from Kepier School, 1783. Extract from parish register for burial of Sarah Dobinson in 1776, made 1833.
(loose p.4-5). Four news cuttings relating death and funeral of Revd Canon John Grey, rector, 1895
p.5. Letter [to ?] about night school in Newbottle Lane, 1851. Signature of Georgiana Grey, wife of Revd John Grey, cut from [letter]. News cutting on death of same, 1869. This page used as cover for sub-folder (p.6-7 below) on Revd John Rotherham [sic].
p.6. News cutting, article by Richard Welford, “Men of mark 'twixt Tyne and Tweed” (on Thomas and John Rotheram), from [Newcastle Weekly Chronicle], undated [1880x1894, when published in three volumes under same name].
p.7. Letter accepting nomination as proxy to convocation, from John Rotheram at Bamburgh Castle, 1780

DDR/BP/PAR/2/71B   1838 and 1866-1921
Houghton-le-Spring
/1-4. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council subdividing parish to create new parishes of West Rainton, Hetton-le-Hole and Penshaw, July 1838
/5.-6. Letter about proposed new district around Rainton colliery, April 1866
/7-12. Letter about improving churchyard and requesting increased loan (mortgage) from Queen Anne's Bounty, November 1866
/13-17. Letters about nomination to curacy and additional loan for fence walls between glebe farm and road, March 1867
/18-42. Letter from parishioner (manufacturer) regarding use of invocation before sermon, with colourful detail of “offensive” (ritualist) practices of the rector and clergy, with draft for reply from bishop. Letters from rector regarding use of invocation instead of bidding prayer, and the bishop's refusal to ordain or license several curates nominated by him. May-November 1867
/43-44. Letter from Earl of Durham's agent with Inclosure Commissioner's valuation, regarding exchange of land, June 1869
/45-46. Valuation of glebe coal, April 1872
/47-53. Letters about investment of funds, new chapel in cemetery (detached churchyard), iron safe to hold burial register, April 1872
/54-57. Letter about proposed endowment for Herrington from Houghton-le-Spring income (with notes of income and expenditure), December 1884
/58-59. Reply from Houghton-le-Spring Poor Law Guardians to bishop's queries arising from report of York Convocation (regarding arrangements for the spiritual provision made for inmates of workhouses), June 1892
/60-62. Letter from Liberal Association with resolution supporting decision of Houghton-le-Spring Local Board [of Health] not to consecrate new cemetery, and resolution of latter to invite bishop to “religiously dedicate” same, April 1893 and February 1894
/63-66. Printed parish magazine, including extracts from sermon with brief recent history of parish and outline of origins of parochial system, July 1894
/67-73. Printed copy of sermon preached in memoriam of John Grey, November 1895
/74-76. Letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding income of benefice, with particulars of income and expenditure, December 1895
/77-78. Printed parish magazine, including summary of work done on various parish buildings, October 1896
/79-82. Letter from outgoing rector, with summary of work on parish buildings from 1896 (Boyd Memorial Church House, housing “Canon Body's Ladies” [workers from Society of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, as at DDR/DA/ORG/2], Church Institute, Lilburne Almshouses, chapels, parsonage and schools), with reference to pit damage, February 1898
/83-85. Copy extract from will of Helen Mary Grey establishing Canon John Grey Trust (for church schools and children), proved [ca.1908]
/86-100. Printed copy of Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (3rd series, volume 5, number 6), with illustrations, including history of parish, 1911
/101-122. Letter from Urban District Council with petition sheets signed by councillors and parishioners, opposing any grant of building sites within rectory garden, June 1913
/123-142. Correspondence from Parochial Church Council, Urban District Council, Miners' Lodge, clergy and others regarding appointment of successor as rector, January-February 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/71C   1869 and 1890-1895
Lyons
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette, with Order in Council constituting separate district, 1869
/3-7. Letter with resolution from inhabitants and response from vicar, objecting to his conducting burials within the churchyard, October 1890
/8-19Letters from parishioners' wardens and vicar regarding dispute between them, particularly regarding offertory collections, December 1894-February 1895
/20-21. Extract from printed church magazine with church and Sunday school notices, February 1895

DDR/BP/PAR/2/72
Hurworth and Ingleton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/72A   1882 and 1892
Hurworth
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/72B   1882 and 1892
Ingleton
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/73
Jarrow and Jarrow St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/2/73A   1885-1904
Jarrow
/1-52. Letters relating to subdivisions of the parish and proposed new church buildings, July 1885-May 1886
/53- 87. Letters relating to proposals by the Hedworth, Monkton and Jarrow Burial Board to vary fees payable to incumbent et al, with copies of cemetery rules and regulations, June-September 1889
/88-109. Revd H.E. Savage, “Jarrow church and monastery” (overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, vol.22, 1900)
/110-113. Printed 'evidence' and copy reply from incumbent, in relation to alleged Ritualism at St Paul's and St Andrew's churches, December 1904

DDR/BP/PAR/2/73B   1894-1906
Jarrow St Mark (see also next file)
/1-27. Correspondence relating to petition alleging illegal ritualism (including petition), July 1894-December 1895
/28-29. Letter requesting permission to use special prayers for blessing of palm branches on Palm Sunday, March 1899
/30-51. Correspondence and allegations relating to ritualism, October-November 1902
/52-53. Letter from parishioner complaining that his son has been forbidden from the choir for refusing to kneel during the Creed, February 1905
/54-55. Letter relating to endowment for St Mark's, [?1906, cf Order in Council at DDR/EA/BEP/4/378]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/74   1916
/1-43. Jarrow St Mark (additional file), relating to dispute between vicar and churchwardens in relation to offertory accounts (referred to Chancellor for [informal] resolution)
Formerly retained within Diocesan Registry rather than Bishop's Office, and previously listed under reference DDR/EA/BEM/2
DDR/BP/PAR/2/75
Jarrow St Peter and Jarrow Grange
DDR/BP/PAR/2/75A   1881, 1897-1898
Jarrow St Peter
/1-4. Copy from London Gazette, with Order in Council assigning a district chapelry to Jarrow St Peter, 2 September 1881
/5-15. Petition from communicants and regular worshippers, opposing the transfer of their vicar, Revd George Halford, to Rockhampton diocese, Queensland, 17 January 1897
/16-52. Protest from members of Church Council in relation to private confessions being conducted by their new vicar, Revd, W.H.G. Holmes, with subsequent correspondence, including handbill relating to formation of an anti-ritualistic association, November 1897-February 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/75B   1881
Jarrow Grange
/1-2. Incumbent's return to rural dean in relation to proposed sub-division of parish, with plan
DDR/BP/PAR/2/76   1907-1919
Kelloe
/1-6. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1907, 1912 and 1915
/7-39. Correspondence relating to proposed subdivision of parish to form district of Trimdon Grange, May 1918-August 1919 (letter of 8 March 1919 also relates to work with deaf and dumb, a complaint against [a parishioner or curate], and claims against the East Hetton Colliery company)

DDR/BP/PAR/2/77   
Kirk Merrington and Lynesack
DDR/BP/PAR/2/77A   1881, 1891, 1921
Lynesack
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1881 and 1891
/5-8. Petition from residents of Woodland, to alter parish boundaries so that Woodland be moved into Lynesack parish, with covering letter, September 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/77B   1758-1888
Kirk Merrington
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758
p.3. Return of names of papists, 1780. Lists of [confirmation candidates], 1783 and 1806
p.4. List of confirmation candidates, 1778
p.5. Clergy visitation returns, 1801. Receipt for payment received from Barrington Society for education, 1841
p.6. Letters (3) relating to contributions by Barrington Society towards restoration of Merrington church and building of new church at Ferry Hill, 1849-1853
p.7. Letter of condolence from vicar, 1859. Letters from [family of] Revd David Bruce (vicar), 1886. Letter plus news cutting relating to his death, 1888

DDR/BP/PAR/2/77C   21 October 1891
Kirk Merrington
/1-2. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/78   1758-1909
Lanchester, Esh and Satley
p.2. Clergy visitation returns from Lanchester, Esh and Satley, 1758. List of [confirmation candidates], [undated, early/mid 19th century].
p.3. Return of numbers of papists (in Lanchester, and the two chapelries of Esh and Satley together), 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1783.
p.4. Letters (4) relating to contributions from bishop for improvements to parsonage, for curate's house and for school, 1847
Loose (p.4-5). News cuttings (4) relating to appointment/induction of new vicars of Esh (Henry Davis) and Satley (L.J.Wilkinson, with reference to his previous service at Alnwick), 1905. Newspaper cuttings (3) with brief account of Satley and list of its incumbents, by J.W.Fawcett, 1905.
p.5. Letters (5) acknowledging receipt of augmentation payments, plus in relation to same and to proposed chapel of ease at Collierley, 1839-1842
p.6. Letters (4) written by curate of Esh from Durham, relating to subscription for Esh school, and (as Registrar to University of Durham) to use of schoolrooms at either end of almshouses by the university, and proposed alterations for the bishop's stables, 1841. Letter written by same relating to subscription for Esh school, rent of farm and donation towards mounting telescope, 1856.
Loose (p.6-7). Copy from The London Gazette with Order in Council relating to Lanchester rural deanery, 30 June 1891. Letter from chairman [of Poor Law Union] with answers to questions relating to Lanchester Workhouse, in reply to bishop's letter and report on workhouses from the York Convocation, 1892. Information on Lanchester parish, with reference to work required by the vicar and finances (apparently from vicar seeking transfer elsewhere), 1909.
p.7. News cutting re death of perpetual curate of Esh and Satley (John Harriman), 1834. Letters (2) from vicar of Satley relating to subscriptions to Chester-le-Street National and infant schools, 1854-1855. News cuttings (3) re death and funeral of vicar of Satley, 1891.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/79
Leadgate and Medomsley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/79A   1891, 1904 and undated
Leadgate
/1-2. Letter accepting living from Revd Thomas Varley, 1891
/3. Letter from [parishioner] complaining about service held for commemoration of the dead, 1904
/4. Undated note on parish, in relation to income, vicarage, school etc

DDR/BP/PAR/2/79B   1893-1900
Medomsley
/1-6. Letters relating to alteration of parish boundary between Prudhoe and Medomsley, and to division of parish, 1884-1888
/7-19. Printed pamphlet (lecture to parochial Churchmen's Union, relating to church history and progress of architecture), as printed catalogue
/20-28. Letters and notices in relation to sales of portions of glebe land (as building sites), with undated plan, 1893-1900

DDR/BP/PAR/2/80
Lumley and Marley Hill
DDR/BP/PAR/2/80A   1909 and 1911
Lumley
/1-4. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909. Letter requesting church extension by creation of a Conventional District for the Sixth Pit, 1911
DDR/BP/PAR/2/80B   1909
Marley Hill
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/81
Middleton-in-Teesdale and Middleton St George
DDR/BP/PAR/2/81A   1881 and 1892
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles (2)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/81B   1881-1892
MIddleton St George
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1881 and 1892
/5- 20. Printed pamphlet, The Middleton-S,-George school dispute, with an account of the dispute between the managers of the voluntary school, the school board and the Education Department. Printed copy of correspondence with memorandum from Education Department relating to school, laid before House of Lords (Elementary Education Provisional Order Confirmation (Middleton St George) Bill). Both 1887
/21-25. Report on parish, with particular relation to income/endowment and augmentation scheme proposed by Bishop Lightfoot (before leaving Durham), 1890

DDR/BP/PAR/2/82
Monkhesledon and Monkhesledon St John
DDR/BP/PAR/2/82A   1891-1915
Monkhesledon [St Mary]
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns (4)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/82B   1891-1915
Monkhesledon St John
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns (4)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/83
Monkwearmouth All Saints and Monkwearmouth St Andrew's
DDR/BP/PAR/2/83A   1879-1903 and undated
Monkwearmouth All Saints
/1-33. Bills of costs and letters in relation to case (in York Chancery court) against Revd Benjamin Kennicott (for drunkenness), 1879-1880
/34-35. Extract from The London Gazette of 19 August 1884 with Order in Council constituting Southwick St Columba
/36-44. Letters, legal opinion and sequestrator's account in connection with Kennicott case, including donation to Mrs Kennicott, liability for 'unfixed' parish room and 'Russian Village' (a fundraising venture), 1885-1887
/45-46. Copy from The London Gazette with Order in Council concerning boundaries of All Saints and Ven Bede parishes, 3 December 1886
/47-56. Letters in relation to subdivision of parish and to Roker and Fulwell churches, 1894-1903
/57. Plan showing scheme for subdivision to form Roker and Fulwell parishes, undated

DDR/BP/PAR/2/83B   1905-1911
Monkwearmouth St Andrew Roker
/1-13. Letters relating to division from All Saints, costs of church building and applications to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for an augmentation
DDR/BP/PAR/2/84
Muggleswick and Rookhope
DDR/BP/PAR/2/84A   1882-1898
Muggleswick
/1-2. Archdeacon's report on dilapidations following fire at (glebe) farm house, July 1888
/3-6. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/84B   1882-1916
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1900
/5-19. Original file containing architect's report of October 1905 and July 1916, and correspondence with Ecclesiastical Commissioners, August-November 1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/85
Newbottle and Penshaw
DDR/BP/PAR/2/85A   1865-1912
Newbottle
/1-12. Copy of The London Gazette including Order in Council assigning a district chapelry to Newbottle St Matthew (also includes Order in Council for abolition of 12 fellowships at University of Durham), 10 January 1865
/13. Plan showing boundaries for Newbottle, West Herrington and East and Middle Herrington, 8 May 1882
/14-31. Correspondence relating to funding for building new church, May-November 1885 and November 1887
/32-35. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1912

DDR/BP/PAR/2/85B   1758-1853
Penshaw
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Two lists of [confirmation candidates], [1754x1788]
p.3. Return of names of papists, 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, [early 19th century]. Three letters relating to building of new parsonage, 1853.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/85C   1881 and 1907-1908
Penshaw
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1881
/3-4. Letter re sale of farm, August [1907?]
/5-12. Letters re formation of Shiney Row Conventional District, 1907-1908

DDR/BP/PAR/2/86
Norton and Redmarshall
DDR/BP/PAR/2/86A   1758-1890
Norton
p.2. List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Letter relating to payment to vicar, 1829. Letter requesting that his previous letter to the bishop be forwarded from Auckland, 1836. Letters (2) relating to payments to school, 1838-1839. Memorial requesting support for proposed extension to grammar school, 1849. Letter re donation to Norton Literary Institute, 1856. Three news cuttings relating to appointment of curate during vicar's illness, and to funeral of the vicar Revd John Ridley, 1886.
p.3. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1801 and 1806.
p.4. Return of numbers of papists, 1780. Three news cuttings relating to presentation to Revd F.W.Mortimer (late curate), and to death and funeral of Revd M.L.J.Mortimer (late vicar), 1890.
p.5. Newspaper cutting, article on Norton church by J.R.Boyle under heading “Our country churches”, from Weekly Chronicle Supplement, 1889
p.6. Letters (3) relating to renewal of leases for [grammar] school, also in connection with repairs to school house and reporting number of scholars, 1839 and 1849.
p.7. Acknowledgement [by school trustee?] in relation to lease of bakehouse and lands, 1849
Loose. Statement of facts relating to sale ca.1878 by Revd John Ridley (vicar) of school and altar piece (painting of encounter on road to Emmaus), based largely on newspaper correspondence in the Middlesbrough Daily Exchange by S.F.Longstaffe. Includes account of family of Revd Christopher Anstey (who founded the school and donated the painting). 1885 (newspaper cuttings dated 1880)

DDR/BP/PAR/2/86B   1892-1917
Norton
//1-7. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/8-32. Correspondence and papers relating to creation of new parish of Norton St Michael and All Angels and its endowment, 1917

DDR/BP/PAR/2/86C   1745-1890
Redmarshall (plus letters relating to other parishes, as noted)
p.2. Three lists of confirmation candidates, 1801 and undated (late 18th/early 19th century)
p.3. Letter relating to Stelling's lands, including reference to size of ox-gangs, 1745. Clergy visitation return, 1758.
p.4. Return of number of papists, 1780
p.5. [blank]
p.6. Letters/receipts (5) in relation to donations towards window repairs, liquidation of Queen Anne's Bounty mortgage, and scholarship from Barrington fund, 1846-1856. New cutting announcing presentation to rectory, 1890.
p.7. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. Letter recommending a poor man to be admitted to Durham hospital, 1841. Letter re subscription for enlarging infant and girls school at Greatham, 1848. Receipt for grant from Barrington Society towards new church at Shotton Colliery, 1853. Letter requesting support for new school at Lambley in Northumberland, 1853. Letters (2) relating to lease of land at Easington, 1853.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/86D   1887-1919
Redmarshall
/1-10. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1887, 1892, 1895, 1898 and 1919
DDR/BP/PAR/2/87
Pelton and Pelton West
DDR/BP/PAR/2/87A   1909
Pelton
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/87B   1881 and 1909
West Pelton
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/88
Pittington (Hallgarth) and Shadforth
DDR/BP/PAR/2/88A   1758-1854
Pittington (including Sherburn)
p.1. Notes of local/biographical interest have been added to the front cover
p.2. Clergy visitation retun, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, 1783.
Loose p.2-3. Lease by bishop to Isabel Moorey of Durham St Giles, widow, of cottage and land in Sherburn, 1768 (marked for renewal 1776). List of confirmation candidates for the district of Sherburn Hospital, 1801. Note from Durham and Sunderland Railway Office reporting amounts raised from the railway for preceding week, “for insertion in your Journal”, 1843.
p.3. Receipts for subscription to Sadberge school [sic], 1815, and to the Durham Compassionate Society, 1816. Letter requesting donation towards hot water heating in the church, 1840. Letter with printed appeal notice from vicar of Durham St Oswald, requesting support for widow and daughter of Revd James Miller, previous vicar of Pittington, 1854.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/88B   1880s-1921
Pittington
/1-5. Printed pamphlet on wall paintings with plates, as printed catalogue
/6-29. J.Barmby, “Pittington and its church”, offprint from Transactions of the architectural and archaeological society of Durham and Northumberland, vol.3, p.1-32, [ca.1882]
/30-31. Rural dean's visitation return, [ca.1891]
/32-41. Correspondence, parish magazine and architects' reports (Hicks and Charlewood, and Christian Caroe and Purday), in relation to restoration of church, 1896-1897
/42-43. Rural dean's visitation return, 1907
/44-46. Letter setting out options for elementary (especially infant) schools in Pittington, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/88C   1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
Shadforth
/1-8. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/89
Ryton and Stella (Blaydon)
DDR/BP/PAR/2/89A   1910-1914
Ryton
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1910
/3. Letter relating to sale of glebe land, 1912
/4-11. Paper read at meeting of parishioners relating to proposed division to form separate parish of Hedgefield St Hilda, with note on meeting, telegram and news cutting, 1914

DDR/BP/PAR/2/89B   1909 and 1916
Stella
/1-3. Letter requesting grant from Ecclesiastical Commissioners for church extension, 1909
/4-5. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909
/6-16. Appeal letter from bishop with responses, for funds to clear a debt incurred by rector for paving adjacent to the glebe, 1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/90
Sacriston and Shincliffe
DDR/BP/PAR/2/90A   1891-1906
Sacriston
/1-2. Letter re new mission church at Kimblesworth, 1891
/3-4. Parish magazine, including articles on foundation stone for new south aisle and short history of church, [August 1897](Date based on reference to 'Monday the 30th', list from registers ending August 30th, and names of curates mentioned.)
/5-7. Letter re funding and governance of National Schools, 1902
/8-9. Letter re donation by bishop and Burial Board, 1902
/10-12. Petition from church members re divisions arising between curate (Revd [Harold] Whittaker) and vicar/churchwardens, [1903x1905]
/13-21. Letters re National Schools, March-December 1905
/22-30. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/90B   1888-1906
Shincliffe
/1-8. Letters from churchwarden and vicar relating to disputed offertories, churchyard herbage and expenses, April-September 1888
/9-12. Letter with news cuttings re dispute about faculty for new holy table and candlesticks, and alleged Ritualism, 1901
/13-14. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/91
Sadberge and Sockburn
DDR/BP/PAR/2/91A   1882-1916
Sadberge
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1892
/5-9. Charity Commission scheme for Sadberge Parochial Charities, October 1885
/10-12. Notes on history of Sadberge parish, with particular reference to income and property, December 1905
/13-20. Correspondence re railway company stock acquired for Sunday School trustees, 1909 and 1916

DDR/BP/PAR/2/91B   1854-1892
Sockburn
/1-2. Summary of living (population, value, church building, parsonage house and school), with relation to need for parsonage house, 1854
/3-6. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1892

DDR/BP/PAR/2/92
St John's Chapel in Weardale and Satley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/92A   [1880s] and 1895
St John's Chapel in Weardale
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, [1880s]
/3-5. Petition from Stanhope Parish Council requesting widening of highway (encroaching on St John's Chapel burial ground), July 1895 [refers to plan, not in file]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/92B   1881, 1900 and [post 1905]
Satley
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1881 and 1900
/5. Typescript list of incumbents of Esh and Satley, 1583 to 1905

DDR/BP/PAR/2/93
Seaham and Seaham Harbour
DDR/BP/PAR/2/93A   1881-1908 and undated
Seaham
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1881
/3-5. Accounts for Seaham Colliery Explosion Relief Fund (8 September 1880), 1880 and 1908

DDR/BP/PAR/2/93B   1881-1888
Seaham Harbour
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1881
/3-24. Letters re proposed new church building (mentioning also extensions to existing church, new cemetery, new class rooms and possible division of parish), 1881-1888

DDR/BP/PAR/2/94
Seaton Carew and Wolviston
DDR/BP/PAR/2/94A   1892 and 1898
Seaton Carew
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/94B   1892 and 1898
Wolviston
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/95
Sedgefield and Sedgefield Asylum
DDR/BP/PAR/2/95A   1884-1898
Sedgefield
/1-11. Proposals for division of parish (with map), 1884
/12-17. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1892, 1895 and 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/95B   1892 and 1895
Sedgefield Asylum chapel
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/96
Sherburn and Sherburn Hospital
DDR/BP/PAR/2/96A   1869-1915
Sherburn
/1. Copy of Chapter minute relating to new church and establishment of trust for building same, 1869
/2-9. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915

DDR/BP/PAR/2/96B   
Sherburn Hospital
/1-15. Printed history with comments on Charity Commission scheme, as printed catalogue
/17-31. Letter from Charity Commissioners to bishop of Durham with revised draft of scheme, May 1855
/32-41. Copies of correspondence between archdeacon of Durham, bishop of Durham and Charity Commissioners concerning the proposed scheme, printed for House of Lords, June 1856
/42-62. The scheme for the management and regulation of Christ's Hospital in Sherburn ... as approved by the Court of Chancery (London, 1857), with enclosures relating to proposed Sherburn Hospital Scholarships, and list of grants to schools, and end of extract from [governors'] minutes (apparently carried over from flyleaf, which has been cut away). Copy belonging to [Revd] Henry A.Mitton, [Master, 1874-1914]
/63-64. Extracts from governors' minutes relating to master's stipend, 1862
/65-66. Printed list of improvements etc carried out during Mitton's mastership, 1874 to 1913
/67-79. Draft scheme of Chartity Commissioners for administration of Sherburn Hospital, with note and copy memorandum on position of Master, July-August 1915
/80-94. Draft scheme, with notes and covering letter to bishop from [Master], and extract of letter from bishop to archdeacon of Durham, May-June 1916
/95-113. Draft scheme of July 1916 with covering letter and commentary from [Master] and subsequent correspondence, August-October 1916
/114-134. New scheme sealed April 1917, with correspondence between bishop, charity commission, master and governors, February-June 1917

DDR/BP/PAR/2/97
Shildon and New Shildon
DDR/BP/PAR/2/97A   1882 and 1891
Shildon
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/97B   1881 and 1891
New Shildon
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/98
Shotton, Thornley and Wheatley Hill
DDR/BP/PAR/2/98A   1891-1921
Shotton
/1-8. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
/9-10. Correspondence re sale of property to Camberwell Board of Guardians, March 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/98B   1891-1915
Thornley
/1-8. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/98C   1913-1915
Wheatley Hill
/1-7. Letters from curate, Wilkinson family (trustees of Wingate estate) and church commissioners in relation to proposed new district (and possible new church) for Wheatley Hill, 1913
/8-9. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1915

DDR/BP/PAR/2/99
South Shields and South Shields All Saints Harton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/99A   [1848] and 1892-1899
South Shields [St Hilda]
/1-2. Petition to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for appropriation of revenues from vacant cathedral stalls, [ca.1848, from reference to assigning district to South Shields Holy Trinity, see DDR/EA/BEP/4/47]
/3-4. Letter from disgruntled parishioner to Archdeacon Watkins and Canon Tristram, complaining about priests presented by Dean and Chapter to South Shields livings, 1892
/5-9. Appeal to mayor, aldermen and councillors to prohibit betting in public places, [ca.1896-1897, from evidence of clergy subscribers]. With circular from Churchworkers' Union reporting position of Council election candidates on same subject
/10-15. Printed parish accounts, Easter 1899

DDR/BP/PAR/2/99B   [1890]-1898
South Shields All Saints, Harton
/1-2. Letter to bishop requesting formation of additional parish in Stanhope Road district, [late 1880s-1890s?]
/3-4. Extract from The London Gazette including order in Council establishing consolidated chapelry of All Saints Harton Colliery, 19 August 1890
/5-12. Letters from vicar relating to unauthorised (secular or atheistic) funeral services, with copy of pamphlet by Austin Holyoake and Annie Besant, as printed catalogue, June-July 1894
/13-16. Report on attempts by local clergy to withdraw Church of England children at South Shields Workhouse from religious instruction by non-conformists, with cutting from The Guardian, 10 August 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/100
South Shields Holy Trinity and South Shields St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/2/100A   1888 and 1897
South Shields Holy Trinity
/1. Extract from The London Gazette containing order in Council for paying compensation to Revd John Coulson (incumbent), 3 January 1888
/2. Particulars for sale of glebe land to South Shields Corporation, August 1897

DDR/BP/PAR/2/100B   1885-1888
South Shields St Aidan
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette containing order in Council for constituting separate district of South Shields St Aidan, 28 August 1885
/3-9. Letters relating to grants for, and debts from, building of church, October 1886-December 1887
/10-11. Report and list of defects from Ewan Christian (for Ecclesiastical Commissioners), January 1888
/12-13. Letter relating to guarantors for debt on, and consecration of, new church, February 1888
/14-15. Correspondence with Ecclesiastical Commissioners about grant for assistant curate, May 1888

DDR/BP/PAR/2/101
South Shields St Jude and South Shields St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/2/101A   1883-1910
South Shields St Jude
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette with order in Council establishing district of South Shields St Jude, 4 September 1883
/3-15. Letters from incumbent and petition from church people of Holy Trinity relating to nomination of 'stranger' to new district of St Jude, October-December 1883
/16-17. Extract from The London Gazette with order in Council altering boundaries of South Shields St Jude, 12 March 1886
/18. Religious census of parish, showing numbers of families belonging to different denominations in 1884 and 1891
/19-20. Letter from parishioner requesting appointment of an evangelical clergyman to replace previous incumbent, 1904
/21-23. Letters from Ecclesiastical Commissioners concerning establishment of district of South Shields St Francis, July-October 1910

DDR/BP/PAR/2/101B   1873-1897
South Shields St Mark
Other than the first and last items, this file relates to the debts, bankruptcy and/or alleged fraud of the vicar, Revd David Evans.
/1-4. Extract from The London Gazette with order in Council establishing district of South Shields St Mark, 11 February 1873
/5-6. Copy letter with bishop's reply from auditor relating to school building accounts, July 1879
Circulars from vicar requesting donations to church or school funds, 1879-1891
Correspondence forwarding “begging letters” as above and concerning the vicar's accounts, with his printed account as treasurer of building fund for church and schools, April-December 1980
Copies of correspondence with Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding payment of stipend, October-November 1883
Correspondence concerning non-payment of salaries to schoolmasters and curate, with news cutting reporting a County Court judgement, March-May 1884
Correspondence with plan concerning proposed sale of portion of glebe to developers, June-October 1884
Letter forwarding vicar's appeals for donations (as above), August 1884
Letters from solicitor acting for vicar, objecting to “extraordinary tyranny” and disputing a sequestration issued against him, November 1884
Correspondence regarding request by curates to Ecclesiastical Commissioners to pay grants direct to the curates instead of through the vicar, following a County Court judgment, and consequent action for libel threatened by same, April-May 1885
News cutting advertising sale (under writ of fieri facias) of furniture and effects at vicarage, June 1885
Letter complaining about continued presence of vicar in church and alleging dishonesty, August 1885
News cutting reporting Easter (and St Mark's day) service, [April] 1886
Letters from vicar relating to raising funds to remove sequestration and need for additional school room (with reference to inspector's report and examination results), and for curate, February-December 1886
Letter forwarding fund-raising circulars from vicar (described as “effusive impudence”), October [1886]
Copy letter from bishop's chaplain refusing permission to [vicar of St Mark's] to offer a title for next ordination, April 1887
Letter from Charity Organising Society requesting information following vicar's appeal for funds, September 1887
Letter from vicar reporting school repairs and rebuilding plans, and reporting that he can no longer contribute to curate's stipend; copies of his letters to Ecclesiastical Commissioners objecting to payment of salary by them direct to curate, January 1888-August 1889
Letters of complaint from teacher and church member, with reference to vicar's gas and funeral debts, August-November 1890
Letters from Education Department in Whitehall concerning school accounts, replacement of vicar as treasurer, non-payment of teachers, independent inquiry into accounts and other matters, January 1890-March 1891
Letter from vicar proposing sale of part of glebe to pay off debts, February 1894
Letter about gift of silver from the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, 1897

DDR/BP/PAR/2/102
South Shields St Mary Tyne Dock and South Shields St Oswin
DDR/BP/PAR/2/102A   1876-1903
South Shields St Mary, Tyne Dock
/1. Undertaking regarding debt on building of new church, June 1876
/2-3. Copy letter to Dean and Chapter from parishioner, objecting to sale of land belonging to vicarage, September 1886
/4. Note about income, October 1887
/5-6. Letter from [curate] relating to income and [?] grant from Ecclesiastical Commissioners, December 1891
Collection of cuttings from South Shields Gazette relating to appointment of next incumbent (by Dean and Chapter), and suggestion that it should be someone from the evangelical wing, November 1893-[1894]
Letter from [vicar] requesting permission for introducing additional services, November 1898
Letters from vicar and Dean and Chapter relating to new vicarage (with request also for additional clergymen and mission church), March 1902-October 1903

DDR/BP/PAR/2/102B   1901-1909 and 1921
South Shields St Oswin
/1-17. Letters from Arthur Bowcock (curate of South Shields St Thomas Westoe; then first minister, later vicar, of St Oswin), from the vicar of Westoe and from Incorporated Church Building Society, relating to formation of parish and appeals for church buildings
DDR/BP/PAR/2/103
South Shields St Simon and South Shields St Stephen [also Sunderland Mission to Seamen and Wellesley Training Ship]
DDR/BP/PAR/2/103A   16 July 1888
South Shields St Simon
/1-2. Copy commissioners' report on resignation on health grounds of incumbent under 1871 Incumbents' Resignation Act
DDR/BP/PAR/2/103B   1888-1894
South Shields St Stephen
/1-6. Letters (3) from rector relating to loss of tithe income and need for new mission room, September 1888 and June 1891
/7-9. Copy letter to Dean and Chapter about new parsonage house, January 1894
/10-11. Letter concerning tithe rentcharge redemptions, February 1894

DDR/BP/PAR/2/103C   1889-1895
Wellesley Training Ship (moored between North and South Shields, 1868-1914, before moving to Tynemouth and later Blyth as the Wellesley Nautical School)
/1-11 and 20 and 40-44. News cuttings and correspondence relating to religious instruction for boys on the ship, specifically complaints against attendance by Church of England boys at a Presbyterian church, and dispute about subsequent rule changes, with report on religious education from diocesan inspector, August 1889-February 1891
/12-19. Letter from vicar of North Shields St Peter to bishop of Newcastle relating to whether the ship, Sailors' home, Boarding houses and Fish Quay should be within his parish, and reporting on all these places, September 1891
/21-26. News cutting and printed circulars about inquiry into allegations of excessive punishment etc by the Commander of the ship, June-October 1891
/27-39. Reports on religious work on the ship and related institutions (Green's Home and Wellesley Hospital), 1892-1895

DDR/BP/PAR/2/103D   1885-1888
Sunderland Mission to Seamen
/1. Printed circular to chaplains etc re fundraising and expenditure for the society, March 1885
/2-3. Letter from society to bishop regarding licensing of chaplain for Missions to Seamen church at South Shields, July 1888
/4-19. Printed appeal circular (with plans) and correspondence in relation to church at Sunderland (old Exchange building) and trust deed for same, May-June 1888

DDR/BP/PAR/2/104
South Shields St Thomas Westoe and South Westoe
DDR/BP/PAR/2/104A   1887-1899
South Shields St Thomas, Westoe
/1-10. Letters re proposed new mission room and institute in Thames Street, and new elementary schools in Ocean Road, June-November 1887
/11-20. Correspondence concerning dispute between vicar and parishioners regarding ritual and dismissal of Sunday School teachers, September-October 1887
/21-24. Letters from curates, grocer and mission society regarding non-payment by vicar of stipends/bills due, 1892 and 1897
/25-43. Letter from vicar with enclosures relating to dispute with churchwarden about vicar's alleged debts and deeds of parish hall, and to vicar's attempt to recover same, February-April 1899

DDR/BP/PAR/2/104B   1878 and 1902
South Westoe
/1-2. Extract from The London Gazette with order in Council establishing separate district of South Westoe, 24 May 1878
/3-5. Letter from vicar relating to site for mission and proposed new conventional district, January 1902

DDR/BP/PAR/2/105
Spennymoor and Sunnybrow
DDR/BP/PAR/2/105A   1880 and 1891
Spennymoor
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1880 and 1891
DDR/BP/PAR/2/105B   1888 and 1891
Sunnybrow
/1-6. Application and correspondence for assignment of district to new church of Sunnybrow St John, April 1888
/7-8. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1891

DDR/BP/PAR/2/106
Staindrop and Stainton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/106A   1882-1904
Staindrop
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
/5-11. Letters from Lord Barnard regarding endowments of Staindrop and Cockfield and possible division, 1902 and 1904

DDR/BP/PAR/2/106B   1882-1893
Stainton-le-Street
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882 and 1892
/5-7. Printed address on dedication of new window to memory of Revd T.L. Trotter, July 1893

DDR/BP/PAR/2/107
Stanhope and Stanley
DDR/BP/PAR/2/107A   1858-1921
Stanhope
/1-5. Printed copy of The Stanhope and Wolsingham Rectories Act 1858 (21 & 22 Vic. cap.58)
/6-7. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1882
/8-12. Correspondence concerning exchange of patronage of Stanhope for that of Methley (Ripon diocese), with proposal for apportionment of part of Stanhope's income in favour of other Duchy of Lancaster benefices, December 1919 and July 1921
/13-14. Correspondence concerning next appointment to rectory, March-April 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/107B   1881-1900
Stanley
/1. Extract from Order in Council relating to boundaries [of District? see DDR/EA/BEP/4/229 for Order in Council constituting district, 19 March 1872], 12 April 1886
/2-5. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1881 and 1900

DDR/BP/PAR/2/108
Stillington and Stockton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/2/108A   1885-1921
Stillington
/1-2. Note on grounds for claim by benefice on the funds of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1885
/3-10. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895, 1898 and 1919
//11-12. Letter about contribution by Carlton Iron Works towards endowment of parish, 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/108B   1835-1851
Stockton Holy Trinity
p.2. Petition by churchwardens to Barrington Building Fund for assistance with completion of church, with statement of account, September 1838
p.3. Four letters relating to building work and fund raising, with particular reference to removal of farm buildings, lectureship, pew rents, report of dissenters and personal news, 1839-1840
p.4. [blank]
p.5. Letter re consecration of new church, 1835
p.6. [blank]
p.7. Four receipts for payments, 1849-1851. Two letters re extension to burial ground and site for parsonage house, 1850

DDR/BP/PAR/2/108C   1892-1917
Stockton Holy Trinity
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/7-8. Letter from [former] churchwarden about dispute with vicar over chancel extension and placement of dedication plate, 1907
/9-10. Letter from churchwardens and members of Preston-on-Tees All Saints requesting that it be a separate Conventional District and (later) new parish, 1908
/11-22. Account book and bills for payments by vicar towards parsonage house repairs and drainage, 1914
/23-28. Letters from Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding formation of new district of Preston on Tees All Saints, 1917
/29-68. Letters from parishioners at Eaglescliffe Junction (Sites Committee), rector of Eaglescliffe, patron and others in relation to a site for a new church and/or quasi conventional district (later Preston on Tees All Saints), with deed and plan, 1896-1897

DDR/BP/PAR/2/109
Stockton [St Thomas]
DDR/BP/PAR/2/109A   1751-1899
Stockton [St Thomas], plus churches elsewhere within diocese as noted under p.41-55 below (bundle of files)
p.1. Table listing vicars with years of resignation/death, 1712-[1890]
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758
p.2-3 (loose). Letter of thanks for loan of swan eggs etc for exhibition, annoted with lists of vicars and other clerical appointments, 1885
p.3. Bond for payment of rent to vicar for Thistle Green, 900 year term, 1751 (see also under p.49 below). List of confirmation candidates, 1778
p.4. [blank]
p.5. List of mayors, 1729-1891
p.6. Petition from mayor and members of vestry re building south gallery and allotment of pews therein, 1755
p.6-7 (loose). List of mayors, 1730-1768
p.7. Letters re payments of debts, from Thomas Simpson [mayor, 1795-1796] to George MacLellan of [London and Stainton], 1796-1801
p.8. Two accounts for books etc, sold by Christopher Jennett to Revd [Robert] Spencer [curate], 1796-1797 and 1798-1801. Letter from Christopher Jennett to Douglas Gresley, 1835. News cutting re death of Thomas Jennett of Stockton, bookseller and mayor, 1846.
p.9. Receipt to Revd Robert Spencer for payment, 1819. Letter from John Wilkinson to [bishop's chaplain] re charge for luggage, 1832. Account from same for wine and hops supplied to bishop, 1832-1833. Request from Thomas Hutchinson of Stockton for day's shooting at Hamsterley, 1835. Two letters requesting payment of debt, from John Wilkinson et al of Stockton, to John Dodds of West Auckland, innkeeper, 1841
p.10. Two accounts and one receipt from Braithwaite (grocer) to Revd Robert Spencer, 1816-1819. Copy of 1687 lease by bishop of Durham to burgesses of Stockton of anchorage and plankage etc within port of Stockton, undated [watermark 1830]
p.11. Letter to mayor of Stockton and Board of Health re appropriation of part of bishop's demesne land for burial of those who have died of cholera, 1832. Blank cheque for William Skinner & Co (bank) of Darlington, 1835. Letter re lease of timber yard, from Thomas Hutchinson of Stockton, 1849. Receipt for subscription by bishop to Mechanics Institute, 1852
p.12. Six letters from Joseph Dodds (solicitor) to [bishop's staff], concerning property in Heighington, Shotton, Black Boy (colliery) et al, 1853 and 1869-1872. Cartoon captioned “The guardian of the Tees” and “Touch not the sacred stream” , annotated “Joseph Dodds and the River Tees, May 1875”
p.12-13 (loose) and p.13. Seven letters from Joshua Byers of Stockton to Ralph Nelson re supply of timber boards, 1856-1861. Printed invitation to opening of Darlington-York railway line, 1841. Memorial card for Joshua Byers, 1867.
p.14. Thomas Hutchinson's account for iron bars (?) supplied to Mr W. Ramshaw of Bishop Auckland, 1832-1833. Letter from Thomas Hutchinson to R.A.D. Gresley about renewal of lease for timber yard, 1853. News cuttings re death of Thomas Hutchinson of Stockton, JP, 1889.
p.15. Letter from Robert Craggs of Stockton to Ralph Nelson re unpaid bill, 1850. Letter from Richard Jackson of Stockton to Ralph Nelson re sketch and proposed [building work], 1853.
p.16. Churchwardens' and overseers' order for removal of pauper from Wolviston to Newton Cap (two copies), 1834
p.17. News cutting about new mayor of Stockton, Councillor R.H. Appleton, 1890. Biographical note on Leonard Raisbeck of Stockton (bishop's steward and mayor, died 1845), as cover title for following two pages.
p.18-19. Correspondence between Leonard Raisbeck and bishop's [chaplain] regarding Metropolitan Register Bill, a lease, a proposal to sell demesne lands in Stockton, and personal matters, 1831 and 1840
p.20. [blank]
p.21-24. Subfolder, marked “Mr Robert Rayson of Stockton, land agent and guardian”. Correspondence with bishop's [chaplain] regarding renewal of lease at Cornforth for Ann Scott, widow, and her debts, 1831. Covering letter and printed request for subscriptions towards public memorial for Christopher Tennant, deceased, with reference to his work for local railways, 1840. Letters re renewal of leases at Cornforth, Stockton and Killerby, 1840-1846. Letter written on behalf of candidate for office of bailiff of Darlington, 1846. Letter from William Rayson, [son or grandson of Robert Rayson] to [Ralph] Nelson, 1899.
p.25-40. Subfolder chiefly about Joseph Dodds (1819-1891), MP for Stockton 1868-1889, consisting of:
p.26. Printed illustration of Joseph Dodds as MP
p.27. Five letters to R.A.D.Gresley on property matters, 1847-1853
p.28-29. News cutting reporting public meeting at Exchange Hall, Stockton, 1880. News cuttings reporting Dodds' resignation as an MP and Alderman of Stockton, actions against him for fraud and forgery in the High Court, and his alleged flight to Spain, July 1888-February 1889
p.30-31 (including loose items). Printed portrait with article from Northern Review, 1886. Two news cuttings reporting death, 1891. Five letters to Ralph Nelson on property matters, 1868-1869, 1878, 1882 and 1886
p.32. Printed portrait of Matthew Bowser Dodds (son of Joseph, Town Clerk of Stockton), captioned “The Dominie”, 1876
p.33. Memorial card and envelope for Anne Dodds (wife of Joseph), died 1876. Letter from M.B. Dodds to Ralph Nelson re loan for offices in Finkle Street, 1877
p.34. Letters from M.B. Dodds and Frederick Linley Dodds (son of Joseph) to Ralph Nelson re payment of interest, 1885-1886. News cuttings re debts of M.B. Dodds, and warrant for arrest of Joseph Dodds, 1889.
p.35. Copy letter from T.H. Faber to William Grey of Stockton re lease of land 'saved' from the Tees, 1815. Letters from Matthew Bowser to R.A.D. Gresley re leases of land in Ryhope and Stockton (latter ? as 1815 letter), 1839-1841.
p.36. Three news cuttings re death of Joseph Dodds (one critical, from North Star), 1891
p.37-38. Seven letters from William Bayley (master and predecessor to Joseph Dodds as solicitor) to R.A.D. Gresley on property matters, 1838-1839 and 1847. Letter from same to bishop thanking him for gift to Stockton Mechanics Institute, 1840
p.39-40. [blank]
p. 41-55. Subfolder, with miscellaneous items, including items from other parishes, all or mainly associated with previous vicars of Stockton, viz Whickham, Washington, Greatham, Whitburn, Stanhope and Byers Green.
p.42. List of confirmation candidates from Whickham, 1783. Note on income and expenses of Stockton parish, undated [? early 19th century]
p.43. List of confirmation candidates from Washington, 1783. Certificate of good health of Ralph Clark of Stockton, 1783.
p.44. Letter to [Ralph] Spencer from vicar of Stockton, re employment of his son [Robert] as curate and his priesting, 1796.
p.45. Letter from Revd [Robert] Spencer [curate of Stockton] to father (Ralph), recounting journey to [London Snow Hill], and describing a mansion house, 1804. Receipt for payment from [Robert] Spencer for [duty at] Sunday Schools, 1797.
p.46. Lists of confirmation candidates from Stockton, 1801 and undated [19th century]. List of confirmation candidates from Greatham (to be confirmed at Stockton), 1806.
p.46-47 (loose). Letter from Revd John Brewster [vicar of Stockton 1799-1805], declining to act as a Deputy Lieutenant, 1852
p.47. Letter from Thomas Baker [rector of Whitburn, formerly vicar of Stockton 1809-1810], with sketch plan, requesting grant of waste land from bishop, and suggesting reservations be included in lease of limestone to preserve “what remains of the picturesque and beautiful rocks on the coast in this parish”, with letter from T.H. Faber to solicitors requesting their formal response to Baker's request, 1829. Letter from rector thanking bishop for contribution to Whitburn School Building Fund, 1856.
p.48. [blank]
p.49. News cutting relating to waste ground at Stockton (Thistle Green), and attempts by previous vicar to invalidate existing leases of the ground, 1821. Receipt for payment by bishop to vicar of Stockton in lieu of hay tithe, 1830.
p.50. Receipt for bishop's subscription to Stockton District SPCK, 1828. Receipts from W.N. Darnell [rector of Stanhope, but vicar of Stockton 1815-1820], for bishop's contributions to the Weardale Schools, 1839 and 1847.
p.51. Receipted account from G. Newby [vicar of Stockton, 1832-1844] for tuition of Master Colberg, 1815. Letter from Newby arranging appointment with bishop (prior to appointment to Stockton), 1832. Two letters from Newby re donations to new church, 1835.
p.52. Letter with extracts from Stockton parish registers of baptisms and burials (Jaques entries, 1799-1818), 1832. Extracts from Stockton baptism and burial registers (Wright entries, 1796-1814), 1832.
p.53. [blank]
p.54. Two receipts from F.J. James [vicar of Stockton, 1847-1874], for donations from Barrington education fund and from bishop, 1841 and 1847
p.55. Two letters from Robert Gray of Old Park, Bishop Auckland [vicar of Stockton, 1845-1847, later bishop of Cape Town], re donation in money or land (one includes reference to site for church at Byers Green, and the other to ? burial ground), 1841 and 1843. Two letters from J.P. Eden [vicar of Stockton, 1844-1845] in relation to donation from Barrington fund (? for new church) and other financial matters, 1841 and 1849.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/109B   1892-1912
Stockton St Thomas
/1. Plan showing position of parish and new church (to south of town), 1837
/2-7. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/8-12. Letters (to bishop and National Society) with news cuttings, regarding closure of Blue Coat charity school, June 1894
/13-19. Letters and plan relating to right of way, drainage and other agreements with neighbour to vicarage, May-June 1912

DDR/BP/PAR/2/110
Stockton St James and Stockton St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/2/110A   1892-1898
Stockton St James
/1. Map of parish, undated
/2-7. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898

DDR/BP/PAR/2/110B   1892-1915
Stockton St John the Baptist
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
/7-8. Copy letter to Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline (addressing allegations of ritualism), 1905
/9. Letter from visitor to church alleging “Romish furnishings, vestments and ceremonies”, 1908
/10-11. Churchwardens' accounts for annual meeting, 1915

DDR/BP/PAR/2/111
Stockton St Paul and Stockton St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/2/111A   1892-1898
Stockton St Paul
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
DDR/BP/PAR/2/111B   1892-1898
Stockton St Peter
/1-6. Rural deans' visitation returns, 1892, 1895 and 1898
DDR/BP/PAR/2/112
Sunderland St John and Whitburn
DDR/BP/PAR/2/112A   1890 and 1894
Sunderland St John
/1-2. Letter about Sunderland Church Mission week, from vicar (as secretary of committee of clergy), May 1890
/3-7. Architects' report into repairs and proposed re-arrangement of church, from Hicks and Charlewood of Newcastle (text only, without plans), September 1894

DDR/BP/PAR/2/112B   1884-1908
Whitburn
/1-19. Valuation with plan and letters re proposed sale of glebe lands to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, March-October 1884
/20. Resolution from directors of Whitburn Coal Company against subdivision of parish, October 1884
/21-27. Rector's memorial and correspondence proposing sale of parsonage house and grounds, as too “large and costly”, July 1887
/28-39. Correspondence and petitions in relation to proposed subdivision of parish, January-May 1888
/40-50. Correspondence and particulars (with sketch plans) relating to sale of portions of glebe, 1888-1892 and undated
/51-54. Notice and letter in relation to taking part of glebe field for the South Shields, Sunderland and District Light Railway, 1901
/55-69. Correspondence and petition in relation to proposed subdivision, particularly to form a separate district for Cleadon, 1908 (with undated sketch map)

DDR/BP/PAR/2/113
Swalwell and Tanfield
DDR/BP/PAR/2/113A   1905-1920
Swalwell
/1. Letter from Lord Chancellor's office re formation of new parochial district, May 1905
/2-3. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909
/4-11. Application for grant from Ecclesiastical Commissioners towards building of new church, with report by rural dean into state of existing church, October 1919-February 1920

DDR/BP/PAR/2/113B   1736-1893
Tanfield
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758
p.3. Note of numbers for confirmation, 1806. Printed articles on Tanfield Arch (aka 'Causey Arch'), with illustrations, [late 19th century]
p.4. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1783
p.5. Ground plan of Tanfield chapel, 1748
p.6. Petition by chapel wardens and inhabitants against digging for coals and associated work under the chapel and chapelyard by the incumbent [Robert Wilson, perpetual curate], 1736
p.7. Plan showing position of pit within Parson's Close, drift within chapelyard, and route for intended waggon way, 1736
p.8 (upside down). Letter requesting subscription towards curate's salary, 1853. Newspaper article on Christmas custom of sword dancers' song and interlude, with sketch taken from Ralph Hedley's picture of The Sword Dancers outside the Tanfield rectory gates. News cutting reporting death of a wealthy beggar woman from New York, who had allegedly fled Tanfield after the murder of her husband, 1893
p.9. Plan showing proposed new (enlarged) chapel, undated [cf. p.5]
p.10. Return of names of papists, 1780. Receipt for donation towards repairs and improvements of church, 1854. Newscutting praising generosity and intelligence of Tanfield residents, 1889
p.11. List of confirmation candidates, 1801
p.12-13. [blank]
p.14-15. Letters requesting and receipts for contributions to curate's stipend, plus contribution to Tanfield parsonage restoration and (from Barrington Fund) for church repairs, 1849-1856. Request for day's shooting on moors near Wolsingham (annotated “a Poacher”), 1835.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/114
Thornley and Tow Law
DDR/BP/PAR/2/114A   1882 and 1913
Thornley (near Wheatley Hill)
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, 1882
/3-4. Copy text of petition by parishioners expressing disappointment that division of parish to form separate district of Wheatley Hill has been postponed (no signatures/names recorded), 1913

DDR/BP/PAR/2/114B   1882-1921
Tow Law
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1900
/5. Covering letter from Ecclesiastical Commissioners regarding Order in Council for altering Tow Law and Waterhouses parish boundaries (as DDR/EA/BEP/4/427), 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/114C   [1909] and 1922
Thornley and Tow Law (proposed re-union/re-arrangements)
/1-2. Notes to justify proposed re-union of parishes, [ca.1909?]
/3-11. Petition from Thornley parishioners opposing re-union, 1909
/12-13. Notes on the parishes and possible re-arrangements following suggested extinction of Thornley benefice, 1922

DDR/BP/PAR/2/115
Trimdon and Wingate
DDR/BP/PAR/2/115A   1891-1915
Trimdon
/1-8. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1915
DDR/BP/PAR/2/115B   1891-1914
Wingate
/1-8. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1891, 1907, 1912 and 1914
DDR/BP/PAR/2/116
Tudhoe and Tudhoe Grange
DDR/BP/PAR/2/116A   1881 and 1891
Tudhoe
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/116B   1891
Tudhoe Grange
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/117
Usworth and Washington
DDR/BP/PAR/2/117A   1881 and 1909
Usworth
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/117B   1758-1892
Washington
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1778 and 1801.
p.3. Seven letters from rector re lease of coal under glebe, to be worked from pits sunk by Shafto of Whitworth (including reference to waggon way on Shafto land), with discussion of terms, September 1774-October 1776
p.4. Letters from [? solicitor] and colliery leaseholder (William Russell) regarding lease and way leave for working under glebe, October-November 1775. Letters from rector's son, William Russell and others regarding renewal of lease for wayleave, September 1983-August 1984.
p.5. Letters about bishop's subscriptions to Washington School, 1849-1856
p.6. Letters about bishop's subscriptions to Washington School, and about a CMS missionary service, 1841-1852. Two news cuttings including letter from rector about 'unfinished' new church, and his decision not to resign following a petition from parishioners, 1890-1892.
p.7. List of confirmation candidates, 1806. Letter about bishop's illness and enquiry to [Queen Anne's] Bounty office, 1835.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/117C   1909
Washington
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return
DDR/BP/PAR/2/118
Waterhouses and Willington
DDR/BP/PAR/2/118A   1879-1921
Waterhouses
/1. Extract from The London Gazette with Order in Council establishing Waterhouses as a separate district, August 1879
/2-3. Letter from new vicar suggesting purchase of an Iron Room for Sunday School and parochial meetings, [1890]
/4-5. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906
/6. Letter from Home Missions of the Church (Additional Curates Society) about payment of grant for Esh Winning curate through incumbent of Waterhouses, June 1910
/7-44. Letters, with petition and account of St Stephen's church history, requesting that Esh Winning be a separate district with its own curate in charge, with follow-up letter and correspondence with rural dean, June 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/118B   1882-1906
Willington
/1-3. Letter about churchyard and describing burials carried out since it was closed by Order in Council, July 1882
/4. Extract from Order in Council of 2 March 1881 closing churchyard, and legal notes on consecration of a portion of a cemetery, undated [? connected with above]
/5-24. Letters from incumbent, and from curate of Sunnybrow (in Crook parish), regarding latter's open air services in Willington, with the incumbent's objections also to a proposed division of Willington parish.
/25-26. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/119
Westgate and Wolsingham
DDR/BP/PAR/2/119A   1882 and [ca.1901]
Westgate
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles
DDR/BP/PAR/2/119B   1882-1901
Wolsingham
/1-4. Returns to rural dean's visitation articles, 1882 and 1901
/5-7. Notes from parish books relating to fabric repairs etc, with note on possible re-dedication in 1782 to St Matthew, 1896

DDR/BP/PAR/2/120
Whickham and Winlaton
DDR/BP/PAR/2/120A   1758-1856 (and ca.1880s/1890s)
Whickham
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. Return of names of papists, 1780. Lists of confirmation candidates, 1801 and 1806.
p.3. (and loose). List of confirmation candidates, 1778. Receipts for bishop's subscriptions to Whickham Free School, 1847-1856. Letter re a lease renewal, 1853. Letters re Barrington scholarships at Durham Grammar School, 1853. Two news cuttings relating to aspects of Whickham's history, including pew rents in the church, fear of resurrectionists opening graves in the churchyard, and some of the main buildings within the parish, [late 19th century]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/120B   1909 and 1921
Whickham
/1-2. Rural dean's visitation return, November 1909.
/3-4. Correspondence about site for new church, parsonage house and war memorial within Dunston, March 1921.

DDR/BP/PAR/2/120C   1897-[1916]
Winlaton
/1. Letter requesting opinion on consecration of new burial ground and church at Chopwell, 1897
/4. Plan of parish showing chapels and outer boundary, 1901 [fragile, use 1903 plan in preference, which shows more information]
/5. Plan of parish showing chapels of ease and suggested boundary between eastern and western portions, with estimated population figures, 1903
/6. Plan showing proposed new district of Chopwell, noting numbers of houses, [ca.1916, see DDR/EA/BEP/4/409]. This and preceding plans all at scale of 6 inches : 1 mile.
/2-3. Rural dean's visitation return, 1909

DDR/BP/PAR/2/121
Whitworth and Witton-le-Wear
DDR/BP/PAR/2/121A   1880 and 1891
Whitworth
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/121B   1880 and 1891
Witton-le-Wear
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/122
Whorlton and Winston
DDR/BP/PAR/2/122A   1882 and 1892
Whorlton
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/122B   1758-[1800s]
Winston
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, [early 19th century?]
p.3. Return of number of papists, 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1783 and [ca.1800, watermark 1799]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/122C   1882 and 1892
Winston
/1-4. Rural deans' visitation returns
DDR/BP/PAR/2/123
Witton Gilbert and Croxdale
DDR/BP/PAR/2/123A   1758-[1800s]
Croxdale
p.2. Clergy visitation return, 1758. List of confirmation candidates, [late 18th century?]
p.3. Return of numbers of papists (by household), 1780. Two lists of confirmation candidates, 1776 and [early 19th century?]

DDR/BP/PAR/2/123B   1889-1906
Croxdale
/1-2. Two notices about sales of portions of glebe, 1889 and 1901
/3-4. Rural dean's visitation return, 1906

DDR/BP/PAR/2/123C   1904-1921
Witton Gilbert
/1-2. Letter about new lych-gate for churchyard extension, November 1904
/3-4. Rural dean's visitation return, September 1906
/5-12. Letter with enclosures setting out rector's objections to proposed scheme for establishing new district centred on Kimblesworth, with copy of Witton Gilbert Monthly Magazine (February 1909), March 1909
/13-15. Letter from rector's son [and curate?] supporting formation of new district of Kimblesworth, with plan, June 1917
/16-17. Letter from vicar of Sacriston supporting new district, with suggested boundary changes, December 1917
/18-34. Correspondence with ecclesiastical commissioners, rural dean, [curate], colliery company and others regarding formation of Kimblesworth as a separate district, September 1919 - February 1920
/35. Letter from churchwardens at Kimblesworth supporting proposed new parish, May 1921

DDR/BP/PAR/2/124   1877-1922
Witton Park
/1. Agreement in relation to outstanding debt on church, May 1877
/2-3. Rural dean's visitation return, October 1891
/4-17. Correspondence and plans about proposals for repair or rebuilding of vicarage, December 1921 - January 1922

Durham parish boundary maps and plans
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/2A
Dates of creation: late 19th/early 20th cent.
Extent:
Chiefly maps and plans drawn or annotated to show various parish and chapelry boundaries, probably in connection with boundary changes and the formation of new parishes or districts, together with a few architectural plans relating to alterations to parish churches and buildings. These are similar to many plans within the preceding series of parish files, and should probably be regarded as strays from DDR/BP/PAR/2. They have been arranged in approximate order by place.
Previously referenced under 'AUC' accession number AUC/3/plans, except as indicated within list following.
See also definitive maps showing parish boundaries among the Pastoral Committee records at DDR/DA/PAS/3.

DDR/BP/PAR/2A/1   1862 (publication date)
Ordnance Survey 6" plan (sheet XI), showing Benfieldside St Cuthbert district with possible new district around Blackhill. Annotations include Temperance Hall and possible building fields.
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/2   
Sketch plan of Cassop, Quarrington, Cornforth and Coxhoe townships, showing proposed new district at Coxhoe (Black Gate). Shows population figures and distances from Kelloe and Bishop Middleham churches, also location of housing and proposed new church.
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/3/1-2   [post 1872]
Ordnance Survey 1" plan (sheet CIII N.W., 1865 edition), annotated to show boundary of Crook and suggested division of parish. With note on same from J[ohn] King, rector [1872-].
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/4   1891
Printed 6" plan on wooden roller of Darlington by Thomas Smith, borough surveyor, coloured to show boundaries of ecclesiastical parishes (published by John Bailey, Horse Market, [Darlington])
Accession reference AUC/47 (part)
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/5   1820 (publication date)
Printed plan of Durham city by John Wood (as in Pictures in Print), coloured to show parish boundaries (torn)
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/6   [ca.1909]
Ordnance Survey 6" plans (joined together, mounted on linen and folded in slip case), annotated to show parish boundaries within Easington deanery. Plans are 1896 edition (1904 reprint), but include annotation about transfer of detached portion of Ferryhill to Tudhoe parish, January 1909
Accession reference AUC/91/4
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/7   22 March 1901
Sketch plan traced from Ordnance Survey 6" plans showing position of new collieries at Easington and Horden
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/8   [1860s-1870s]
Sketch plan traced from [Ordnance Survey] 6" plan of Escomb township. Shows Witton Park, Escomb, Etherley and Auckland boundaries, and marks new church at Escomb [built 1863].
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/9/1-2   1913
Two sketch plans traced from Ordnance Survey 6" plan, showing Etherley parish boundaries. One plan annotated to show area around Phoenix Row, to be (?) transferred from Witton Park to Etherley parish.
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/10   1867 (publication date)
Printed 6" plan showing parliamentary, parochial and municipal boundaries within Gateshead (Waterlow and Sons, London). Annotations include Shipcote colliery and a few notes on the boundary between St James and St Edmund districts. Posted to bishop, thence to Archdeacon of Durham. Torn
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/11   [ca.1885?]
Sections of Ordnance Survey 6" plan of Hebburn, showing boundary of Hebburn St John new parish. Annotated to show route of railway, new housing and Board schools
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/12   September 1885
Architectural drawing for proposed conversion of Hebburn Hall to form new church, vicarage, Sunday school and public hall etc, for Hebburn St John (Frederick R. Wilson, architect, Alnwick)
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/13   21 February 1910
Copy of original tracing of plan dated 1906, showing proposed division of Holmside ecclesiastical parish to form South Moor, Craghead and Burnhope parishes, made to accompany a report to the bishop's commission. Shows position of churches of St George, St Thomas and St John, population figures, acreages and distances between churches
Accession reference AUC/115
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/14   1862 (publication date)
Ordnance Survey 6" plan (sheet III), annotated to show boundaries within Jarrow, with churches of St Paul, St Peter and Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/15   [late 19th century?]
Plan showing Middridge Colliery, cottages there and at Riseburn, and proposed school site. Includes boundaries of Middridge, Middridge Grange and East Thickley townships. Scale 1":110', William Stobbs junior, architect and surveyor, New Shildon
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/16   1896 (publication date)
Ordnance Survey 6" plans joined together, showing boundaries of Preston upon Tees “semi-conventional district” and church, and of Egglescliffe
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/17   [late 19th or early 20th century]
Sketch plan [c.6" scale] showing boundaries of Sacriston and Kimblesworth, including site of old church at Kimblesworth, and of church and parsonage at Sacriston. By Jonathan Tiggford of Sherburn House
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/18   [late 19th century?]
Sketch plan showing positions of Satley, Tow Law and Waterhouses churches, also including almshouses near Cornsay
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/19   1 January 1908
Ordnance Survey 6" plan (sheet II S.W., and parts of Northumberland sheets, 1898 edition), showing boundary of Stella St Cuthbert parish. Includes proposal to remove part of parish to form new district (Hedgefield St Hilda), and to transfer part of Winlaton to Stella. Plan by George Smor, surveyor, Blaydon (signed by rector of Stella)
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/20   [1882 x 1891]
Sketch plan for [proposed division of] Stillington parish, showing Stillington, Whitton and Foxton and Shotton [districts], also position of Carlton iron works and Hartlepool railway (see also next item). Scale 5":1 mile, signed by T[homas] Varley, [vicar of Stillington, 1875-1891]
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/21   [1882 x 1891]
Ordnance Survey 1" plan (sheet 33, 1882 edition), annotated to show [proposed division of] Stillington as above
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/22   1861 (publication date)
Ordnance Survey 6" plan annotated to show boundaries and proposed new districts within Stranton and West Hartlepool, with notes on each of the districts and a table of population
DDR/BP/PAR/2A/23/1-5   [1885-1887 and undated]
Printed plan (five copies) of Sunderland borough by R.S. Rounthwaite, borough engineer, scale 2":1 mile, 1883. Variously coloured and annotated to show parish boundaries and churches (within Monkwearmouth, Bishopwearmouth and Sunderland), one also marking public houses and beer shops in 1887. Dated plans signed J.G. Brown: ? Johnston Carnegie Brown (Church Pastoral Aid Society, 1887-1888)
Parish files, 1940s-'70s
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/3
Dates of creation: ca.1904-1984 but chiefly 1940s-1970s
Extent: 109 files

Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/3/boxes 21-33

DDR/BP/PAR/3/1   1961-1975
Auckland St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/3/2   1940-1974
Auckland St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/3/3   1940-1975
Auckland St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/3/4   1957-1975
Aycliffe St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/3/5   1956-1975
Barnard Castle St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/3/6   1955-1974
Beamish St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/3/7   1955-1972
Bearpark St Edmund
DDR/BP/PAR/3/8   1953-1975
Belmont St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/3/9   1957-1974
Benfieldside
DDR/BP/PAR/3/10   1957-1975
Billingham St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/3/11   1957-1974
Birtley St John
DDR/BP/PAR/3/12   1936-1975
Bishop Middleham
DDR/BP/PAR/3/13   1926-1970
Bishopton with Great Stainton
DDR/BP/PAR/3/14   1957-1974
Bishopwearmouth Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/3/15   1946-1972
Bishopwearmouth St Barnabas Hendon
DDR/BP/PAR/3/16   1957-1973
Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel
DDR/BP/PAR/3/17   1960-1974
Bishopwearmouth St Ignatius
DDR/BP/PAR/3/18   1957-1975
Bishopwearmouth St Luke Pallion
DDR/BP/PAR/3/19   1954-1975
Bishopwearmouth St Mark Millfield
DDR/BP/PAR/3/20   1954-1971
Bishopwearmouth St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/3/21   1955-1970
Bishopwearmouth St Mary South Hylton
DDR/BP/PAR/3/22   1953-1973
Bishopwearmouth St Mary the Virgin with St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/3/23   1957-1975
Bishopwearmouth St Michael (parish church)
DDR/BP/PAR/3/24   1957-1975
Bishopwearmouth St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/3/25   1956-1967
Bishopwearmouth St Paul Hendon
DDR/BP/PAR/3/26   1948-1975
Bishopwearmouth The Good Shepherd
DDR/BP/PAR/3/27   1949-1956
Blackhall St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/3/28   1956-1971
Blackhill St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/3/29   1957-1968
Boldon St George
DDR/BP/PAR/3/30   1932-1974
Boldon St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/3/31   1945-1975
Brancepeth
DDR/BP/PAR/3/32   1955-1975
Brandon St John
DDR/BP/PAR/3/33   [1957-1976]
Durham St Mary-le-Bow
DDR/BP/PAR/3/33A   1937
Gainford
Relating to dispute between secretary to the Parochial Church Council and vicar
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 42
DDR/BP/PAR/3/34   [1956-1981]
Gateshead Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/3/35   [1956-1966]
Gateshead St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/3/36   [1960-1979]
Gateshead St Edmund
DDR/BP/PAR/3/37   [1957-1983]
Gateshead St James
DDR/BP/PAR/3/38   [ca.1956-1982]
Gateshead St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/3/39   [1945-1968]
Gateshead St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/3/40   [1948-1984]
Gateshead Ven Bede
DDR/BP/PAR/3/41   [ca.1944-1975]
West Hartlepool Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/3/42   [ca.1948-1971]
West Hartlepool St James (noted “now united with Christ Church”)
DDR/BP/PAR/3/43   [ca.1948-1968]
Harton St Peter [and Harton St Lawrence]
DDR/BP/PAR/3/44   [ca.1926-1976]
Haverton Hill St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/3/45   [ca.1940-1970]
Hedworth
DDR/BP/PAR/3/46   1939-1975
Heworth St Alban
DDR/BP/PAR/3/47   1948-1975
Heworth St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/3/48   1920-1975
Holmside
DDR/BP/PAR/3/49   1943-1975
Houghton-le-Spring
DDR/BP/PAR/3/50   1940-1974
Hurworth
DDR/BP/PAR/3/51   1950-1974
Jarrow St Mark
Includes suspension letters, 1963-1968
DDR/BP/PAR/3/52   1955-1975
Jarrow St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/3/53   1969-1972
Jarrow St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/3/54   1956-1970
Jarrow St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/3/55   1949-1974
Jarrow Grange Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/3/56   1957-1975
Kelloe St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/3/57   1921-1974
Kimblesworth
DDR/BP/PAR/3/58   1946-1972
Lamesley St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/3/59   1944-1972
Lanchester
DDR/BP/PAR/3/60   1946-1975
Leadgate
DDR/BP/PAR/3/61   1939-1974
Lobley Hill
DDR/BP/PAR/3/62   1947-1975
Longnewton
DDR/BP/PAR/3/63   1951-1977
Lumley Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/3/64   1925-1976
Lynesack
DDR/BP/PAR/3/65   1949-1975
Medomsley
DDR/BP/PAR/3/66   1942-1969
Middleton-in-Teesdale
DDR/BP/PAR/3/67   1943-1975
Monkwearmouth All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/3/68   1936-1975
Monkwearmouth St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/3/69   1933-1975
Monkwearmouth St Peter and St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/3/70   1946-1966
Monkwearmouth Ven Bede
DDR/BP/PAR/3/71   [ca.1936-1980]
Muggleswick
DDR/BP/PAR/3/72   [1965-1976]
Oxclose
DDR/BP/PAR/3/73   [1955]-1978
Sherburn Hospital
DDR/BP/PAR/3/74   [1946]-1978
Shildon All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/3/75   [1940]-1979
Shildon St John
DDR/BP/PAR/3/76   [1957]-1977
Shincliffe St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/3/77   [1925-1975]
Shiney Row St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/3/78   [1924]-1978
Shotton St Saviour
DDR/BP/PAR/3/79   [ca.1950]-1979
South Hetton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/3/80   [ca.1948]-1977
South Moor St George
DDR/BP/PAR/3/81   [ca.1943-1976]
South Shields All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/3/82   [ca.1939-1978]
South Shields St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/3/83   [ca.1949]-1976
South Shields St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/3/84   [1944]-1978
South Shields St Jude
DDR/BP/PAR/3/85   [ca.1941]-1978
South Shields St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/3/86   [ca.1934]-1961
South Shieles St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/3/87   [1939-1979]
South Shields St Oswin
DDR/BP/PAR/3/88   [ca.1945]-1977
South Shields St Simon
DDR/BP/PAR/3/89   [ca.1941-1979]
South Shields St Stephen
DDR/BP/PAR/3/90   [ca.1943]-1963
South Shields St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/3/91   [ca.1946-1979]
Southwick Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/3/92   [ca.1904-1964]
Southwick St Columba
DDR/BP/PAR/3/93   [ca.1942-1972]
Staindrop St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/3/94   [ca.1935-1979]
Stanhope St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/3/95   [ca.1954]-1967
Stanley St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/3/96   [1927-1974]
Stella St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/3/97   [1939]-1980
Stillington St John
DDR/BP/PAR/3/98   [1949]-1980
Stockton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/3/99   [1957-1978]
Stockton St Chad
DDR/BP/PAR/3/100   [1947]-1980
Stockton St James Hardwick
DDR/BP/PAR/3/101   [ca.1954-1978]
Stockton St James Roseworth estate and Stockton St James Hardwick
DDR/BP/PAR/3/102   [ca.1939-1979]
Stockton St John (with Stockton parish church material mixed in)
DDR/BP/PAR/3/103   [ca.1961-1978]
Stockton St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/3/104   [ca.1935-1975]
Stockton St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/3/105   [ca.1940-1974]
Stockton St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/3/106   [1975]-1976
Stockton Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/3/107   [ca.1944-1962]
Sunderland St Peter Thorney Close
DDR/BP/PAR/3/108   [ca.1939-1979]
Sunnybrow St John
DDR/BP/PAR/3/109   [ca.1934-1974]
Whitworth with Spennymoor
Bishopwearmouth parishes, 1970s
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/4
Dates of creation: 1976-1982
Extent: 4 files
Files for some Bishopwearmouth parishes only
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 33 (part)

DDR/BP/PAR/4/1   1980
Bishopwearmouth St Barnabas Hendon
DDR/BP/PAR/4/2   1976-1982
Bishopwearmouth St Ignatius
DDR/BP/PAR/4/3   1978-1982
Bishopwearmouth St Mary South Hylton
DDR/BP/PAR/4/4   1980
Bishopwearmouth St Paul Hendon
Deanery files
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/5
Dates of creation: ca.1970-1984
Extent: 16 files
Deanery files, mainly concerning appointments of rural deans and pastoral reorganisation schemes
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/3/TC/26-41 (boxes 2-3)

DDR/BP/PAR/5/1   
Chester-le-Street deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/2   
Durham deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/3   
Easington deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/4   
Gateshead deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/5   
Gateshead West deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/6   
Houghton-le-Spring deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/7   
Jarrow deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/8   
Lanchester deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/9   
Wearmouth deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/10   
Auckland deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/11   
Barnard Castle deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/12   
Darlington deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/13   
Hartlepool deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/14   
Sedgefield deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/15   
Stanhope deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/5/16   
Stockton deanery
Parish files, 1970s-'80s
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/6
Dates of creation: 1970s-1989
Extent:

Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/72, AUC/77, AUC/84, AUC/88 and AUC/93

DDR/BP/PAR/6/1   
Auckland St Andrew with St Anne
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/2   
Auckland St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/6/3   
Auckland St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/4   
Aycliffe St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/5   
Barnard Castle St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/6   1978-1988
Beamish St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/7   
Bearpark St Edmund
DDR/BP/PAR/6/8   
Belmont St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/6/9   
Bensham St Chad
DDR/BP/PAR/6/10   
Bensham St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/11   
Billingham Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/6/12   
Birtley St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/6/13   
Bishop Middleham St Michael
DDR/BP/PAR/6/14   
Bishopton with Great Stainton
DDR/BP/PAR/6/15   
Bishopwearmouth Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/6/16   
Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel
DDR/BP/PAR/6/17   
Bishopwearmouth St Hilda Millfield
DDR/BP/PAR/6/18   
Bishopwearmouth St Michael
DDR/BP/PAR/6/19   
Blackhill St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/6/20   
Brancepeth St Brandon
DDR/BP/PAR/6/21   
Burnopfield
DDR/BP/PAR/6/22   
Byers Green St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/23   
Cassop cum Quarrington with Bowburn
DDR/BP/PAR/6/24   
Castleside St John
DDR/BP/PAR/6/25   
Castletown St Margaret
DDR/BP/PAR/6/26   
Chester-le-Street St Mary and St Cuthbert
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/27   
Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/28   
Cockerton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/29   
Cockfield St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/30   
Coniscliffe St Edwin
DDR/BP/PAR/6/31   
Consett Christ Church
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/32   
Cornforth Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/33   
Crook St Catherine
DDR/BP/PAR/6/34   
Darlington East St Herbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/35   
Darlington Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/36   
Darlington St Cuthbert
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/36A   
Darlington St Cuthbert and St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/6/36B   
Darlington St Cuthbert (reconstituted)
DDR/BP/PAR/6/37   
Darlington St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/6/37A   
Darlington St John
3 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/38   
Darlington St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/6/39   
Darlington St Mark with St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/6/40   
Darlington St Matthew and St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/6/41   
Dawdon St Hild and St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/6/42   
Denton and Ingleton
DDR/BP/PAR/6/43   
Durham St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/44   
Durham St Giles
DDR/BP/PAR/6/45   
Durham St Margaret
DDR/BP/PAR/6/46   
Durham St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/6/47   
Easington Colliery The Ascension
DDR/BP/PAR/6/48   
Easington Colliery The Ascension (Durham Aged Mineworders' Homes Association)
DDR/BP/PAR/6/49   
Easington St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/50   
East Darlington Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/6/51   
Ebchester St Ebba
DDR/BP/PAR/6/52   
Ebchester St Ebba advowson
DDR/BP/PAR/6/53   
Egglescliffe St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/6/54   
Eggleston Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/55   
Eighton Banks St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/6/56   
Eldon St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/6/57   
Embleton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/58   
Eppleton All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/59   
Escomb St John the Evangelist Saxon Church
DDR/BP/PAR/6/60   
Esh St Michael and All Angels with Hamsteels
DDR/BP/PAR/6/61   
Etherley St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/62   
Ferryhill St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/6/63   
Gainford St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/64   
Gateshead Christ Church Bensham
DDR/BP/PAR/6/65   
Gateshead Fell St John
DDR/BP/PAR/6/66
NUMBER NOT USED
DDR/BP/PAR/6/67   
Gateshead King James' Hospital
DDR/BP/PAR/6/68   
Gateshead parishes (reorganisation)
DDR/BP/PAR/6/69
NUMBER NOT USED
DDR/BP/PAR/6/70   1944-1995
Gateshead St George
3 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/71
NUMBER NOT USED
DDR/BP/PAR/6/72   
Grangetown St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/6/73   
Greenside St John (includes material on Crawcrook Church of the Holy Spirit and Clara Vale Church of the Good Shepherd)
DDR/BP/PAR/6/74   
Grindon and Stillington
DDR/BP/PAR/6/75   
Hamsterley St James
DDR/BP/PAR/6/76   
Harlow Green St Ninian
DDR/BP/PAR/6/77   
Hart with Elwick Hall
DDR/BP/PAR/6/78   
Hartlepool Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/79   
Hartlepool St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/6/80   
Hartlepool St Columba
DDR/BP/PAR/6/81   
Hartlepool St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/6/82   
Hartlepool St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/6/83   
Hartlepool St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/6/84   
Hartlepool St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/6/85   
Harton St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/86   
Haughton-le-Skerne St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/87   
Heatherycleugh, Westgate and St John's Chapel in Weardale
DDR/BP/PAR/6/88   
Hebburn St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/88A   
Hebburn St John
DDR/BP/PAR/6/89   
Hebburn St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/6/90   
Hedworth St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/6/91   
Heighington St Michael
DDR/BP/PAR/6/92   
Hendon St Ignatius
DDR/BP/PAR/6/93   
Hetton-le-Hole St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/6/94   
Jarrow St John
DDR/BP/PAR/6/95   
Jarrow St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/6/96   
Jarrow St Paul
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/96A   
Jarrow St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/96B   
Jarrow Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/6/97   
Lamesley St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/98   
Leam Lane St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/99   
Lumley Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/6/100   
Lyons St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/6/101   
Medomsley St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/6/102   
Middleton in Teesdale St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/6/103   
Monkwearmouth All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/104   
Monkwearmouth St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/105   
Newton Aycliffe St Clare
DDR/BP/PAR/6/106   
Newton Hall LEP
DDR/BP/PAR/6/107   
Norton St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/6/108   
Norton St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/6/109   
Owton Manor St James
DDR/BP/PAR/6/110   
Oxclose (LEP)
DDR/BP/PAR/6/111   
Pelton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/112   
Penshaw All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/113   
Peterlee St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/114   
Pittington St Laurence
DDR/BP/PAR/6/115   
Preston-on-Tees All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/116   
Redmarshall St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/117   
Roker St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/118   
Ryhope St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/6/119   
Ryton Holy Cross
DDR/BP/PAR/6/120   
Sacriston St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/121   
Satley St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/122   
Seaham St John
DDR/BP/PAR/6/123   
Seaham St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/6/124   
Shildon St John
DDR/BP/PAR/6/125   
Silksworth St Matthew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/126   
South Hetton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/127   
South Shields All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/128   
South Shields Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/129   
South Shields St Francis
DDR/BP/PAR/6/130   
South Shields St Mary Tyne Dock
DDR/BP/PAR/6/131   
South Shields St Simon
DDR/BP/PAR/6/132   
South Westoe St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/6/133   
Southwick St Columba
DDR/BP/PAR/6/134   
Staindrop St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/6/135   
Stanley St Thomas Craghead
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/136   
Stanley Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/6/137   
Stockton-on-Tees Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/138   
Stockton-on-Tees St James
DDR/BP/PAR/6/139   
Stockton-on-Tees St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/6/140   
Stockton-on-Tees St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/6/141   
Stockton-on-Tees St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/6/142   
Stockton-on-Tees St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/143   
Stockton-on-Tees St Thomas (parish church)
With separate roll of architectural drawings relating to proposed extensions, by Elder, Lester and Partners, architects, Yarm, 1971 (previously referenced as accession number AUC/3/plan 28)
DDR/BP/PAR/6/144   
Stranton All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/145   
Sunderland St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/6/146   
Sunderland St Thomas Pennywell
DDR/BP/PAR/6/147   
Tanfield St Margaret of Antioch
DDR/BP/PAR/6/148   
Thornley St Bartholomew
DDR/BP/PAR/6/149   
Tow Law St Philip and St James
DDR/BP/PAR/6/150   
Trimdon St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/6/151   
Trimdon Grange St Alban
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/6/152   
Tudhoe Holy Innocents
DDR/BP/PAR/6/153   
Usworth Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/154   
Washington Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/6/154A   
Washington Group Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/6/154B   
Washington LEP
DDR/BP/PAR/6/155   
Wheatley Hill All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/6/156   
Whickham St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/6/157   
Whitburn
DDR/BP/PAR/6/158   
Willington St Stephen
DDR/BP/PAR/6/159   
Winlaton St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/6/160   
Witton Gilbert St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/6/161   
Wolsingham St Mary and St Stephen
DDR/BP/PAR/6/162   
Wolviston Arts Centre
DDR/BP/PAR/6/163   
Wolviston St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/6/164   
Woodhouse Close LEP
Parish files, 1980s
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/7
Dates of creation: mostly 1980s-1992
Extent: 4½ metres
Many of these files are a continuation of those in the preceding series, and only cover the period from ca.1990 to 1992. Others include older material, in some cases back to the 1920s, and so overlap with other series of parish files above.
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/104

DDR/BP/PAR/7/1   
Annfield Plain St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/7/2   
Auckland St Andrew with St Anne
DDR/BP/PAR/7/3   
Auckland St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/4   
Barnard Castle St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/5   
Bearpark St Edmund
DDR/BP/PAR/7/6   
Belmont St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/7/7   
Benfieldside St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/8   
Bensham St Chad (with separate file on St Chad's community project)
2 files
DDR/BP/PAR/7/9   
Billingham St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/7/10   
Billingham St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/11   
Bishop Middleham St Michael
DDR/BP/PAR/7/12   
Bishopton St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/13   
Bishopwearmouth Good Shepherd
DDR/BP/PAR/7/14   
Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel
DDR/BP/PAR/7/15   
Bishopwearmouth St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/7/16   
Bishopwearmouth St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/17   
Blackhall St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/18   
Blackwell All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/19   
Boldon St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/20   
Bowburn Christ the King (and Cassop cum Quarrington)
DDR/BP/PAR/7/21   
Brancepeth
DDR/BP/PAR/7/22   
Brandon St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/23   
Burnmoor St Barnabas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/24   
Burnopfield St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/25   
Byers Green St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/26   
Castle Eden St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/27   
Castleside St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/28   
Castletown St Margaret
DDR/BP/PAR/7/29   
Chester-le-Street St Mary and St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/30   
Chilton Moor St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/31   
Chilton St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/7/32   
Chopwell St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/33   
Cleadon All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/34   
Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/35   
Cockerton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/36   
Cockfield St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/37   
Collierley St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/38   
Coniscliffe St Edwin
DDR/BP/PAR/7/39   
Consett Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/40   
Cornforth Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/41   
Coundon St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/42   
Coxhoe St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/43   
Crook St Catherine
DDR/BP/PAR/7/44   
Croxdale St Bartholomew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/45   
Dalton-le-Dale St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/46   
Darlington Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/47   
Darlington St Columba
DDR/BP/PAR/7/48   
Darlington St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/49   
Darlington St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/50   
Darlington St Mark with St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/51   
Darlington St Matthew with St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/7/52   
Dawdon St Hild and St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/7/53   
Dinsdale St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/54   
Dipton St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/55   
Dunston St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/56   
Durham St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/57   
Durham St Giles
DDR/BP/PAR/7/58   
Durham St Margaret
DDR/BP/PAR/7/59   
Durham St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/60   
Durham St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/7/61   
Easington Colliery The Ascension
DDR/BP/PAR/7/62   
Easington St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/63   
East Boldon St George
DDR/BP/PAR/7/64   
East Darlington St John and St Herbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/65   
East Rainton St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/66   
Eastgate All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/67   
Ebchester St Ebba
DDR/BP/PAR/7/68   
Egglescliffe St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/69   
Eggleston St James the Less
DDR/BP/PAR/7/70   
Eighton Banks St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/71   
Eldon St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/7/72   
Elton St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/73   
Elwick Hall St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/74
NUMBER NOT USED
DDR/BP/PAR/7/75   
Eppleton All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/76   
Escomb Saxon Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/77   
Esh St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/78   
Etherley St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/79   
Evenwood St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/80   
Fatfield St George
DDR/BP/PAR/7/81   
Felling Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/82   
Ferryhill St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/7/83   
Forest and Frith St James the Less
DDR/BP/PAR/7/84   
Frosterley St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/85   
Gainford St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/86   
Gateshead Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/87   
Gateshead Fell St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/88   
Gateshead St George
DDR/BP/PAR/7/89   
Gateshead St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/7/90   
Gateshead St James and St Bede
DDR/BP/PAR/7/91   
Great Aycliffe Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/7/92   
Greatham St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/93   
Greenside St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/94   
Grindon St James and Wynyard Park Chapel
DDR/BP/PAR/7/95   
Hamsteels St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/96   
Hamsterley St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/97   
Harlow Green St Ninian
DDR/BP/PAR/7/98   
Hartlepool Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/99   
Hartlepool St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/7/100   
Hartlepool St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/7/101   
Hartlepool St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/7/102   
Hartlepool St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/7/103   
Hartlepool St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/104   
Harton St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/105   
Haswell St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/106   
Haughton-le-Skerne St Andrew and Whinfield
DDR/BP/PAR/7/107   
Hawthorn St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/108   
Heatherycleugh
DDR/BP/PAR/7/109   
Hebburn St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/110   
Hebburn St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/111   
Hebburn St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/7/112   
Hedgefield St Hilda
DDR/BP/PAR/7/113   
Hedworth St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/114   
Heighington St Andrew and Bolam St Michael
DDR/BP/PAR/7/115   
Herrington St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/7/116   
Hetton-le-Hole St Nicholas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/117   
Heworth St Alban
DDR/BP/PAR/7/118   
Heworth St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/119   
High Spen St Patrick
DDR/BP/PAR/7/120   
Holmside St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/121   
Horden St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/122   
Horsley Hill St Lawrence the Martyr
DDR/BP/PAR/7/123   
Houghton-le-Spring St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/124   
Howden-le-Wear St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/7/125   
Hunwick St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/126   
Hurworth All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/127   
Hutton Henry St Francis
DDR/BP/PAR/7/128   
Ingleton St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/129   
Jarrow Grange Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/130   
Jarrow Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/7/131   
Kelloe St Helen
DDR/BP/PAR/7/132   
Kimblesworth St Philip and St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/133   
Lamesley St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/134   
Lanchester All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/135   
Leadgate St Ives
DDR/BP/PAR/7/136   
Leam Lane St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/137   
Lobley Hill All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/138   
Long Newton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/139   
Lumley Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/140   
Lynesack St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/141   
Lyons St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/142   
Marley Hill St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/143   
Medomsley St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/7/144   
Merrington St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/145   
Middleton St George
DDR/BP/PAR/7/146   
Millfield St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/7/147   
Monkwearmouth Team Ministry
DDR/BP/PAR/7/148   
Neville's Cross St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/149   
New Seaham Christ Church
DDR/BP/PAR/7/150   
Newbottle St Matthew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/151   
Newton Hall All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/152   
Norton St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/7/153   
Norton St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/154   
Owton Manor St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/155   
Oxclose LEP
DDR/BP/PAR/7/156   
Pallion St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/7/157   
Pelton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/158   
Penshaw All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/159   
Peterlee St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/160   
Pittington St Laurence
DDR/BP/PAR/7/161   
Preston-on-Tees All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/162   
Rekendyke St Jude
DDR/BP/PAR/7/163   
Rookhope St John the Evangelist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/164   
Ryhope St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/165   
Ryton Holy Cross
DDR/BP/PAR/7/166   
Sacriston St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/167   
Sadberge St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/168   
St John's Chapel in Weardale
DDR/BP/PAR/7/169   
Satley St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/170   
Seaham Harbour St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/171   
Seaham St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/7/172   
Seaton Carew Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/173   
Sedgefield St Edmund
DDR/BP/PAR/7/174   
Shadforth St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/175   
Sherburn St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/176   
Shildon St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/177   
Shincliffe St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/178   
Shiney Row St Oswald
DDR/BP/PAR/7/179   
Shotton St Saviour
DDR/BP/PAR/7/180   
Silksworth St Matthew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/181   
Sockburn Girsby All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/182   
South Hetton Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/183   
South Hylton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/184   
South Moor St George
DDR/BP/PAR/7/185   
South Shields St Aidan
DDR/BP/PAR/7/186   
South Shields St Hilda with St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/187   
South Shields St Stephen the Lawe
DDR/BP/PAR/7/188   
South Shields Team Ministry All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/189   
South Shields Team Ministry St Mary with St Martin
DDR/BP/PAR/7/190   
South Westoe St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/191   
Southwick Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/192   
Southwick St Columba
DDR/BP/PAR/7/193
NUMBER NOT USED
DDR/BP/PAR/7/194   
Staindrop St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/195   
Stanhope St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/196   
Stanley Beamish St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/197   
Stella St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/PAR/7/198   
Stillington St John
DDR/BP/PAR/7/199   
Stockton Holy Trinity Greenvale
DDR/BP/PAR/7/200   
Stockton St Chad
DDR/BP/PAR/7/201   
Stockton St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/202   
Stockton St John the Baptist
DDR/BP/PAR/7/203   
Stockton St Mark
DDR/BP/PAR/7/204   
Stockton St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/205   
Stockton St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/206   
Stockton St Thomas (parish church)
DDR/BP/PAR/7/207   
Stranton All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/208   
Sunderland Minster Church of St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/PAR/7/209   
Sunderland Pennywell St Thomas
DDR/BP/PAR/7/210   
Sunderland St Chad
DDR/BP/PAR/7/211   
Sunderland St Mary and St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/212   
Sunderland Town End Farm St Bede
DDR/BP/PAR/7/213   
Swalwell Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/214   
Thornley St Bartholomew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/215   
Tow Law St Philip and St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/216   
Trimdon St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/PAR/7/217   
Trimdon Station St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/218   
Tudhoe Grange St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/219   
Tudhoe St David
DDR/BP/PAR/7/220   
Ushaw Moor St Luke
DDR/BP/PAR/7/221   
Washington Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/222   
Waterhouses St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/223   
West Pelton St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/224   
West Rainton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/225   
Westgate St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/226   
Wheatley Hill All Saints
DDR/BP/PAR/7/227   
Whickham St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/PAR/7/228   
Whitburn St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/229   
Whitworth
DDR/BP/PAR/7/230   
Whorlton St Mary
DDR/BP/PAR/7/231   
Willington and Sunnybrow St Stephen
DDR/BP/PAR/7/232   
Wingate Holy Trinity
DDR/BP/PAR/7/233   
Winston St Andrew
DDR/BP/PAR/7/234   
Witton Park St Paul
DDR/BP/PAR/7/235   
Witton-le-Wear St Philip and St James
DDR/BP/PAR/7/236   
Wolsingham St Mary and St Stephen
DDR/BP/PAR/7/237   
Wolviston St Peter
DDR/BP/PAR/7/238   
Woodhouse Close CD (LEP)
Deanery files
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/8
Dates of creation: ca.1981-1995
Extent: 18 files
Deanery files
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/106

DDR/BP/PAR/8/1   ca.1988-1992
Auckland deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/2   1988-1992
Barnard Castle deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/3   1988
Chester-le-Street deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/4   ca.1985-1992
Darlington deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/5   ca.1985-1992
Durham deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/6   ca.1986-1993
Easington deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/7   ca.1987-1992
Gateshead deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/8   ca.1985-1992
Gateshead West deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/9   ca.1986-1992
Hartlepool deanery (see also next item)
DDR/BP/PAR/8/10   ca.1989-1992
Hartlepool deanery (Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency file)
DDR/BP/PAR/8/11   ca.1990-1995
Houghton-le-Spring deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/12   ca.1985-1992
Jarrow deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/13   1986-1992
Lanchester deanery
Also includes archdeacon's enquiry re Medomsley parish (pending vacancy), October 1974
DDR/BP/PAR/8/14   ca.1988-1991
Sedgefield deanery (and see following file)
Includes
DDR/BP/PAR/8/15   1991
Correspondence and drafts relating to foreward by Bishop Jenkins for Michael Z Brooke, Sedgefield: a new style district (Brooke Associates, for Sedgefield District Council, 1991); formerly kept within Sedgefield deanery file
DDR/BP/PAR/8/16   ca.1988-1991
Stanhope deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/17   ca.1981-1992
Stockton deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/8/18   ca.1986-1992
Wearmouth deanery
Parish and deanery files, 1990s
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/9
Dates of creation: ca.1993-1999
Extent: 4 metres
Parish files, arranged by deanery

DDR/BP/PAR/9/1-X
Auckland deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Barnard Castle deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Chester-le-Street deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Darlington deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Durham deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Easington deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Gateshead deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Gateshead West deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Hartlepool deanery [not yet deposited]
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Houghton-le-Spring deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Jarrow deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Lanchester deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Sedgefield deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Stanhope deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Stockton deanery
DDR/BP/PAR/9/X-Y
Wearmouth deanery
Parish and deanery files, 2000s
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/10
Dates of creation: ca.2000-2010 (plus some 1990s, Hartlepool deanery)
Extent: 2 metres
Parish (and some deanery) files, arranged alphabetically in a single sequence (deanery files at start), with two unsorted boxes at end

Canon B12 applications
Reference: DDR/BP/PAR/11
Dates of creation: ca.2000-2010
Extent: ½ metre
Applications from parishes under canon B12 (lay administration of holy communion), also some for communion by extension, not yet sorted

Diocesan duties
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO
General/clergy correspondence
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/1
Correspondence between Bishop/Bishop's Office and clergy, in relation to clergy, parish or some other diocesan business
In addition to the items listed below, the following material can be located under the accession references given (draft lists are available for some of these series):
AUC/1/28(A)File of letters to Bishop Handley Moule or his chaplain, from or about clergy (appointments, dismissals, references etc), arranged (roughly) by subject of correspondence, 1912-1913
AUC/48/box 7Letters to Bishop of Jarrow from clergy, 1920
Misc.2014/15:14Correspondence with bishop of Jarrow concerning allegations against Revd W.D. Standfast (1920), letter from Bishop Henson to [registrar] about sealed letter left by predecessor (1920), letters from Bishop Henson to Cecil Ferens as bishop's legal secretary (1929-1936), letter from Bishop Williams re-appointing same as legal secretary (1939), and from dean to same re stall in cathedral (undated)
AUC/1/58Correspondence of Bishop Herbert Hensley Henson, mainly concerning clergy but also on other matters (re-marriage of a divorcee, baptisms, confirmations, 1928 prayer book, stealing coal from Auckland Park, St Mary's College communion service, Sunday golf in Auckland Park). Arranged in date order by Michael [Ramsey], 1921-1945 (but mainly 1936-1938)
AUC/3/box 14Correspondence mainly relating to clergy and other church workers, arranged roughly by the subject of the correspondence, 1920-1951 (Bishops Henson and Williams)
AUC/3/box 18Miscellaneous items relating to clergy, including allegations relating to relationship between Revd Frank Richardson, vicar of [Windy Nook] St Alban, and a woman from Blackpool, 1945-1949


DDR/BP/DIO/1/1-7   1890-1891
Bishop's Office correspondence temp. Bishop Westcott
See also next set of files (including correspondence temp. Bishops Lightfoot, Westcott and Moule).
1 volume + ½ box
DDR/BP/DIO/1/1   1891-1900
Letter-book (out letters) of CH Boutflower (Westcott's domestic chaplain), predominantly to or about clergy and ordinands, but also about scheme for confirmation centres, lay evangelists, ordination examinations, the Auckland 'Brotherhood' and other matters. With index to names and some subjects
volume, xv + 506 f (f.84 and 242 occur twice, f.234-235 missing, f.295-506 blank)
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/27
DDR/BP/DIO/1/2   1891-1898
10 letters from Westcott to MacDonald, apparently given to [Bishop Ian Ramsey] by a [descendant] of MacDonald in 1972:
/1. plans for proposed new church of Millfield St Hilda and 'morning chapel', copy of bishop's letter by [MacDonald], May 1891
/2-3. arrangements for laying foundation stone, February-March 1892
/4-6. comments on designs for [stained glass windows?], December 1892 and April 1893
/7-9. anonymous benefaction to clear debt on St Hilda's and readiness for consecration, May-October 1894
/10. comment on phrase in telegram sent by clergy to Bishop's Secretary during his illness (quotation from Horace Odes), with notes by [MacDonald] on dorse, July 1898
/11. letter from [Bishop's Office] acknowledging receipt of above letters, 1972

1 envelope
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/31/box 75
DDR/BP/DIO/1/3   March-April 1895
Replies from rural deans and others in connection with invitation to conference at Auckland Castle on Church Defence and Reform, and letters from John Pinder of Middleton St George St Lawrence church on dissenters, Sunday school guilds and church defence
1 envelope (13 letters, first incomplete)
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 38/file 9
DDR/BP/DIO/1/4   July-September 1898
Letters from Henry Taylor Lovejoy (vicar of Hamsterley, one from his wife) and G.I. Leaton Blenkinsopp of Hoppyland Park, concerning dispute over pews, with some allegations against Lovejoy concerning ritualism, the role played by his wife, and management of the school, and allegations against Blenkinsopp of immorality
1 folder (11 letters plus enclosures)
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 38/file 14
DDR/BP/DIO/1/5   June 1899
Letters from clergy and others, in response to the bishop's invitation to serve on a commission to consider church extension in the Hartlepools
1 envelope (9 letters)
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 38/file 15
DDR/BP/DIO/1/6   August-December 1899
Letters from parishioners, chancellor, vicar and others regarding allegations of drunkenness and improper conduct by the vicar of Deaf Hill, Revd Oates Sagar. Includes petitions both in opposition and support, and letters relating to his resignation and proposed pension
1 folder (25 letters plus enclosures)
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 38/file 16
DDR/BP/DIO/1/7   January-March 1900
Letters and responses from clergy and others in connection with an enquiry into Primitive Methodism, for a conference to be held at Auckland Castle. Questions relate to the training and role of ministers, their teaching and doctrine, the work of lay members and women, their home life and character, the attractions of Primite Methodism and its current or past development.
Detailed responses are received from Joseph Whyte Mitchell (vicar of South Hetton, forwarding responses from a local Wesleyan with Hetton Circuit Plan and Evangelical Free Church Catechism), from a colliery manager at Seaton Delaval and Hartley ('R.G.S.R.'), from James McIntosh (vicar of Gateshead St Edmund, scheme for large mission halls in large towns) and from J.G. Bowran (apparently a Primitive Methodist member, Langley Moor).
2 folders
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 13/file 30
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8-X   1869-1920 (but chiefly 1901-1920)
Bishop's Office correspondence temp. Bishops Baring, Lightfoot, Westcott and Moule
For Westcott era correspondence, see also previous set of files.
20 boxes
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/112
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8   
Letters from or about individual clergy (and some lay people) in relation to personal or parish business, addressed to the bishop or to his staff. Arranged by subject when relating to an individual member of clergy, else by correspondent

DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ADAMSON, C.E.   1895 and 1897
Incumbents' response to Burial Board's proposals for fees at Westoe cemetery, and suspect certificates of banns of marriage
2 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ADAMSON, W.W.   1902
Enclosing plan showing position of holy table within [Jesmond St George?] church to support the needs of his deaf congregation (with celebrant on east side, with “no doctrinal significance”), on notepaper of The Northumberland and Durham Mission to the Deaf and Dumb
1 letter with plan, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ALLEN, H. Weston   1906
On appointment as new curate at Bearpark, with reference to evangelical teaching
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ALLEN, M.J.T.   1902
Letters from churchwardens and curate (Charles J. Walker) of Dalton-le-Dale reporting death of late vicar (Allen) and commenting on work in the parish
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ALLOTT, D.   1904
Request for permission to officiate, with letter of support from George Body (referencing Allott's work at Wheatley Hill, also about a retreat) and letter concerning his permission from G. Foster Carter [Bishop's Chaplain?]
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ANDREWS, Walter   1903-1908
Seeking work in Durham following his return from Japan (as a CMS missionary), seeking a more active parish than Middleton St George, and looking for work in the south due to his health
5 letters. 11f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ARBUCKLE, J.   1902
Dedication of new choir vestry and consecration of additional burial ground at Marley Hill
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ASHBY, Leonard   1906
On appointment as incumbent of Barnard Castle
1 letter, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ASHTON, J.W.   1902-1903
Request for interview in support of their curate by sidesmen at Craghead, letter from doctor at South Moor in opposition (alleging blasphemy, spiritualistic views and disharmony), and letters from vicar of Holmside (William Chapman) concerning ill feeling among Craghead miners at termination of Ashton's curacy, and proposed agreement permitting him to remain
6 letters, 14f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/AUSTEN, Hubert   1902
Resignation of curacy of Stockton on Tees and move to West Hartlepool St Paul
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BAILEY, Hugh H.   1890-1908
Application to Ecclesiastical Commissioners for grant towards additional curate at Pelton, with description of parish work (1890). Reasons for remaining at West Hartlepool St Paul, proposals about thank offerings for Board of Mission, numbers of candidates for confirmations at Stranton and Hartlepool St Oswald (1906-1908).
4 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BAILEY, Philip David   1904
Testimonial and reports on inquiry into Bailey's faith and beliefs by vicar of South Shields St Mark
6 letters, 10f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BAILY, Johnson   1888-1907
Cash/audit arrangements at South Shields Savings Bank, income and tithe rentcharges of South Shields St Stephen (1888), proposed table of fees, response by clergy to Chancellor's proposals for sequestration fees, relationship of Church of England with Scottish Episcopal Church, mission church at Hill Top [Burnopfield/Dipton], list of [landowners in connection with appeal], question about admission to communion of those who have married within the prohibited degrees (man marrying his deceased wife's sister)
10 (plus 2 partial) letters, 25f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BAKER, Donald   1908
Possible curacy near Durham University, with testimonial (both written from New South Wales, Australia)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BALDWIN, Hugh   1884 and 1887
Appointments of lay readers, work on [Muggleswick] church and comments on his vicar (James J. Cundill)
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARBER, H.W.   1891-1893
Dispute with stonemason about design of headstone, discussion of sanitary conditions within colliery and possible options to force improvement, application for [grant for additional curate] from Ecclesiastical Commissioners
8 letters, 17f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARCLAY, L.L.   1901
Bishop's role within the university
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARKER, Cyril M.   1907
Studying at Durham University while serving at Howden le Wear, with testimonials
3 letters and note, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARKER, George Clifford   1907
Report from vicar of Tyne Dock St Mary with testimonial on Barker, and testimonial from Durham University
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARKER, J. Hudson   1903
Prize scheme for members of the Durham Diocesan Junior Clergy Society
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARKER, Thomas P.C.   1905
Requests nomination to Cambridge course following failure to be ordained, from St Chad's Hall
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARMBY, J.   1879-1885
Faculty for reredos and Chancel decoration in Pittington church (refused by Chancellor after holding court), use of Reading Room in Low Pittington, questioning marriage of divorced persons in church
10 letters, 22f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BARNES, J.R.   1904
Enquiry from vicar of Coniscliffe re appointment of Barnes as curate
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BATEMAN, Rowland   1893
Appointment for Bateman of the Punjab to see bishop and notes on Church Missionary Society meetings
1 letter, 2f
Deposited earlier than other items in this series and previously referenced as accession AUC/3/box 38/file 5.
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BEGG, Alexander   1902-1908
Financial hardship and work at Usworth, with reference to work on church, poverty of parish, dispute over tablets and election of people's warden
16 letters and note, 31f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BELL, Matthew   1905
Churchmanship, and specifically a question about transubstantiation and consubstantiation
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BELL, P. L'Argent   1902-1906
Testimonials from vicar of South Shields St Aidan (L.D. Evans) for appointments as chaplain to Actors' Church Union and to living of Burnopfield
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BEVAN, J.W.   1908
Curacy at Durham St Oswald and interview with bishop
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BEVIN, J.C.   1908
Resigning curacy of South Shields St Mark, proposed move to Jarrow
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BICKMORE, C.F.   1908
Accepting living of Seaton Carew, with notes on income, ritual and dilapidations, and letter from patron
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BIGGS, E. Collier   1887-1905
Fund to increase income of Trimdon benefice (1887-1888) and curates for Wheatley Hill and Thornley (1905)
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BILBROUGH, Harold E.   1906
Marine School scheme at South Shields
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BIRCH, James A.G.   1902-1908
Accepting living of Darlington St Hilda with testimonials (including allegations of ritualism and membership of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament and the English Church Union), comments on doubts of one of the curates (Hulbert), proposals for weekly church fast and new clergy house, and comments on a confirmation candidate
10 letters, 22f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BISNET, W.R.   1885
Offer of living of Kelloe (currently at Bishopwearmouth St Thomas)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BLACKBURN, C.E.   1905
Request from Thomas Espin of Wolsingham for approval of arrangement pending his ordination
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BODDY, Alexander A.   1887-1906
Proposed new vestry and church room for Monkwearmouth All Saints, grants for temporary clerical help within parish, opening of new Sunday School, son's education fees, account of baptism at Fulwell St Mary by [unordained] student
5 letters (one a copy of letter from Bishop Moule), 9f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BODY, George   1889-1908
Letters chiefly relating to missions, clergy retreats, training and supervision of deaconesses and other work as Diocesan Missioner, including reports of work carried out 1892-1893 and 1901. Other subjects covered include:
  • proposed conventional district and curate for [Brandon] Colliery [St Agatha's mission], to serve under authority of bishop not of [Joseph] Lawson, [vicar of Brandon], 12 August 1889 and 13 January 1902
  • comments on case of Mr Summersgill and apparent absence of repentance (with reports of missionary work), 30 November 1901
  • Sunderland St Columba's request for Mr Bull of the Community of the Resurrection to conduct mission, with references to Bull's churchmanship and Body's rest cure in Pyrenees, 15 and 30 May 1902
  • comments on the high/low church divide, arising from a sermon by Bishop Moule, 10 October 1902
  • support for Miss Allen and sisters [?deceased clergyman's family], and appointments to Darlington St Hilda and Ryhope, 21 November 1902

20 letters, 51f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOOT, Alfred   1887-1888
Grant for additional curate for Darlington St John, division of parish and new church of Darlington St Hilda including notes on schools
8 letters, 18f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOUGHEY, A.H.F.   1902
Possibly supply of ordinands from Trinity College, Cambridge
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOUTFLOWER, Douglas Samuel   1902-1908
Independent chapel and open air services in Sunderland (Rescue Mission), unveiling of Bede Cross [at Monkwearmouth], death of his son and notes on curates
7 letters, 11f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOWCOCK, Arthur   1908
Possibly new curate for [? South Shields St Oswin] and request for help with stipend
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOWEN, C.T.   1902
Cost of dilapidations liabilities
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOWKER, William   1902 and 1907-1908
Questions whether to petition patron of Usworth for rectory (1902), rest relate to allegations of fornication with headmaster's daughter and Bowker's resignation. Includes letters from C.E. Adamson of Westoe and copy letter from Bishop Moule.
13 letters, 22f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOWMAN, Earnest   1908
Testimonial from vicar of Bolam
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOWMAN, Ferdinand Ernest   1908
Report on Bowman as undergraduate
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BOYD, Edward   1882
[Application] to Ecclesiastical Commissioners [for grant for curate at Leamside]
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BRENT, James W.   1907
Request for permission to officiate, in particular at Ryhope
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BRIERLEY, Basil   1907-1908
Allegations of drunkenness made by vicar of Gateshead Christ Church (and others), with support from vicar of Darlington St John and Brierley's letter on moving to Westoe
5 letters, 12f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BROWN, Frederick   [1902 x 1905] and undated [1898x1907]
Dissatisfaction in Moorsley that services in mission church are not led by curate ([David] Kennedy), with reference to aged and infirm vicar of East Rainton (J. Croisdale, with reference to son at Wallsend, F.E.Croisdale being curate at Wallsend 1902-1905). Undated letter (written as rector of Houghton-le-Spring) relating enthusiasm among church working women, with reference to Lady Londonderry's Auxiliary Fund for the Church Schools.
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BROWN, James Redgate   1906-1907
Exchange of Lyons rectory with Goddington (Oxford diocese), with notes on parish, R.H. Taylor (current rector of Goddington) and dilapidations
3 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BROWN, John James   1905
Plans to resign as vicar of Coniscliffe with comments on parish
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BROWN, John Thomas   1903-1908
Proposal for annual “Missionary Season” (1903), notes on St Chad's men and the [education] bill (1906), and his move to Monkwearmouth, with copy of his recommendations to patrons about a successor for South Shields St Mark, (1908)
5 letters, 12f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BROWNE, J. Grayfoot   1902
Certificate of acceptance of Letter Dimissory to Niagara diocese
1 certificate
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BROWNE, Wilfrid Gore   1901
Requesting leave of absence for health reasons
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BUCHANAN, Malcolm   [late 19th/early 20th century]
Sailing with “brotherhood” to [Canada] with support of Bishop of Qu'Appelle and United Board of Missions
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BUDDS, J.B.   1908
Testimonials from diocese of Ely
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BULMAN, George R.   1893
Question about marriage of woman with man from Scotland and rules for banns in Church of Scotland
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BULMER, William Henry   1888
Resignation of Boldon rectory due to age and ill health, under Incumbents Resignations Act 1871
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BURGIS, W.G.   1908
Testimonial for his ordination as a deacon
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/BURROW, John R.   1879
Allegation of indecent assault by former servant (“a slut of a girl”), with letters from his vicar
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CALLINAN, Thomas   1908
Request for confirmation following successful mission at Bearpark
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CARR, Henry B.   1886-1887
Swalwell mission and attempts to procure site for enlarged mission room
3 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CARTWRIGHT, T.E.   1902
Resignation of Whorlton vicarage
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CASEY, Philip J.   1907
Agreement not to see too much of parishioners in Sleetburn “under the present circumstances” (not explained)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CASEY, Philip T.   1903
Permission to officiate in order to work at Greenside under George Dèath while studying for BA at Durham
4 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CAUSTON, Lilford J.   1908
Written to the bishop as “Uncle Handley”, reversing his decision [to move from New Shildon to Bishop Auckland] and deciding to return to New Shildon, despite “the enmity of some disaffected people”.
3 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHALLONER, Lt.Con. W.H.   1901
Proposals for raising additional revenue for Diocesan Fund
1 letter with enclosure, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHAPMAN, A.J.   1902-1903
Permission to officiate at Hawthorn and possibly curacy at Silksworth
4 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHAPMAN, Edwin F.   1903-1906
Progress and fundraising for mission church at New Durham (Belmont parish)
5 letters, 10f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHAPMAN, Thomas J.   1905-1907
Laryngitis contracted while in Queensland and exacerbated by work at [South Shields] St Hilda, with request for a country living and reference to “the risk of smoky towns and slummy smells”.
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHAPMAN, William   1902, 1904 and 1908
Exchange between Chapman of Histon (Ely diocese), and Cooke of Holmside, with comments on Chapman and Histon parish from his rural dean (“better fitted for the rough and ready northern folk”), 1902. Additional curate for parish and possible division, 1904. Funding for new church at Craghead and new church halls at South Moor and Burnhope, and difficulty of keeping a curate at Craghead (“as soon as they see the place they clear off”).
See also letters relating to his curate, J.W. Ashton.
9 letters, 18f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHESTER, T.H.   1886-1888
Letters concerning possible site and funding for new church in the Spen (Winlaton parish), with reference to benefactions by Miss Easton to Newcastle Cathedral et al. Extracts of minutes of the Diocesan Sons of the Clergy Society concerning division of funds between Durham and Newcastle
2 letters plus extracts of minutes, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHISWELL, Alfred   1886 and 1891
Allegations of drunkenness against Chiswell,of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), by vicar of Trimdon (E. Collier Biggs), with medical certificate issued on Chiswell's behalf, 1886. 1891 letter on SPG business
6 letters, 11f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CHRISTOPHER, H.S.   1903
Requesting permission to officiate at South Shields St Jude while studying for BA at Durham
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CLARKE, C.P.   1905
Testimonial from bishop of Liverpool
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CLARKE, P.W.   1902-1906
Requests assistance in Hebburn St Oswald during building work and donation towards new school (1902), and a quieter living instead of (later resignation from) “the somewhat depressing surroundings” of Hebburn Colliery, for reasons of health and an earlier breakdown (1904-1906)
10 letters, 20f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CLOWES, E.G.   1903
Requests permission to officiate while studying for a degree at Durham
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CLEMINSON, Alfred George   1903
Requests exchange for a town parish with a “larger sphere of work”, currently at Akeley rectory, Buckingham, which imposes “a very lonely life” on his wife
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COBB, H. Guthie   1908
Accepting living of [Hartlepool] Holy Trinity, with reference to eastward position at communion, his belief in “Christ's real presence in the sacrament”, and not wanting to fight over “any mere point of ritual”
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COCKIN, William, senior   1881 and 1886
Possible transfer of Hopper Street in Bishopwearmouth parish to new district in exchange for portion of Bishopwearmouth St Mark (1881), and enclosing notes on dissenting chapels in Bishopwearmouth (as at DDR/BP/PAR/2/9D/1, 1886)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COCKIN, William, junior   1883-1886 and 1903
Proposals for subdivision of Medomsley to better support residents of Creniwell (apparently in the Low Westwood/Hamsterley Colliery area), and other scattered parts of Medomsley, Winlaton and Mickley (Northumberland) parishes, with references to sale of part of glebe and possible new church building
8 letters, 18f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COLLET, M.C.H.   [1892 x 1901]
Holy Communion celebrations at [West Hartlepool] workhouse
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COLLING, James   1903 and 1908
Grants and payments for curates at Seaham Harbour
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COLLIS, George Jennings   1908
Appointment to Evenwood, with reference to destruction by fire
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CONEY, W.H.   1908
Proposed memorial statue for grave of late [vicar of Leadgate], Varley, with letter from his widow
4 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CONNOR, William   1891 and 1906
Request for preferment to South Hetton (1891) and proposals for additional curates in Quarrington (with Coxhoe and Kelloe parishes) and possible new mission church at Bowburn (1906)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COOKE, Fred H.   1908
Diocesan festival and special service at Cathedral for Durham branch of Church of England Temperance Society
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COOKE, James   1907
Request for permission to officiate with letter from Bishop of Ripon concerning his former weakness and debt when at Maker
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COOMBS, W.J.M.   1902
Considering leaving Norton to work as curate in charge of Whitby St Hilda, with reference to his incumbent (Scott) and a form of missionary service
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COOPER, A. Cecil   1905
Request for interview in connection with curacy at West Hartlepool St Oswald
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COPE, F.L.   1905-1906
Requests advice for case of potential confirmation candidate who has married her deceased husband's brother, and comments about an ordinand (Mr Pike)
3 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CORLETT, Robert Edward   1905-1909
Rumours of paedophilia (“the greatest 'indiscretion' in his treatment of boy friends”) at Monkwearmouth All Saints, departure from Shildon St John with Corlett's account of work there and letters from bishops of Norwich and Liverpool relating to Caution List and trial
4 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CORY, Frederick William   1904-1905
Illness, absence from parish (Frosterley), lack of parish visiting and proposed sequestration
14 letters, 30f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COSGRAVE, William F.   1903-1908
Chiefly about possible new districts and parishes in Hartlepool, arrangements for their endowment and transfer of patronage from vicar of Hart to bishop. Also objection to his statements about altar lights, confessions and vestments within the Middlesborough Gazette (1904), visit of bishop to the Church Workers' Association (1905) and work of the Society of Sacred Study (clergy reading groups, 1908)
7 letters, 11f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/COULSON, Thomas   1906
Possible division of Winlaton, and works at High Spen St Patrick undertaken without faculty (electric light and reredos taken from Winlaton). Also recommendation for F. Melville of Lancaster for living in Oldham
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CRABTREE, W.A.   1906
Licensing for curacy at [Bishopwearmouth St Michael] under Archdeacon Long (following ordination abroad), with letter and testimonial from Ridley Hall, Cambridge
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CRAVEN, George E.   1901
Request for permission to officiate or licence, working for South American Missionary Society
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CRAWFORD, Lionel P.   1902 and 1906
Appointment to Bensham St Cuthbert (with testimonials) and scheme [for new church or vicarage] at Bensham
5 letters, 9f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CROFT, J.   1907
Allegation that he has married a couple from outwith Lamesley parish (made by vicar of Pelton)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CROFT, J.R.   1908
Request for testimonial for application for post of Principal of Ripon and Wakefield Diocesan Training College (currently at Durham St Hild's)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CROISDALE, Francis Edward   1905 and 1908
Curate's work at Moorsley and East Rainton (under his father John Croisdale as vicar), and his father's resignation
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CROUDACE, William Darnell   1902-1906
1902 letters from or about Consett parish: request to involve non-conformist ministers in Coronation Day service, illness and need for lighter work, service to unveil new stained glass windows and funding for new lay worker from SPCK Training College. Later letters from Boldon rectory: help to open parochial chapelry of East Boldon, repairs to church and West Boldon National School (1903-1904), exchange with rural parish in Ripon diocese to protect health of his wife, and comments on churchmanship of exchangee (eastward position and re-table candles), 1906. Reference to rebuilding of East Boldon parochial hall and an earlier “disastrous fire” in final letter
10 letters, 17f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CULTEN, James, Aldred   1902
Request for permission to officiate during his studies at Durham, with testimonial (“thoroughly evangelical and protestant”)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CUNDILL, James J.   1886-1891
Repairs and alterations at Muggleswick, with reference to proposals by his curate (Baldwin, Hugh) for a raised platform in Chancel (1886). Destruction by fire of uninsured farmhouse belonging to vicarage and funds for rebuilding (1887-1888). Pension arrangements on his resignation of the living, and withdrawal of pension to pay dilapidations (1890-1891)
9 letters, 21f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/CUNDILL, John   1889
Resignation from Durham St Margaret (as alternative to permanent non-residence due to ill health), including letter from curate Henry Roberson
6 letters, 12f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DALRYMPLE, Albert E.   1904-1905
Writing as curate, with reference to unhappiness with, and apparent complaint by, vicar (Thomas), and his early departure from Durham
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DANNATT, W.J.   1908
Asking for advice in his decision to accept curacy of Whitburn (currently at Stockton-on-Tees)
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DARK, Walter A.   1901
Request for renewal of permission to officiate, as Secretary of Colonial and Continental Church Society (North East District)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DARNELL, E.   1904
Questioning legality of layman reading Epistle at Communion in Billingham church
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIES, H.   1907
Writing as vicar of Esh in connection with Ushaw Moor St Luke, re agreement with vicar of Bearpark to work an area of Bearpark parish (near St Luke's, then an iron church), with sketch plan, request to assist fundraising for new church (plans by Hodgson Fowler) and sale of Esh glebe lands. See also under J.J. Edwards.
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIES, J.W.St.A.   1905
Requests for licensing from Davies and the rector of Chester-le-Street (A. de Moleyns) re offer of curacy to Davies, with reference to previous offer of curacy from vicar of Felling St Alban (Theodore H.A. Morris), and complaint from Davies about his being “kept in the dark as to my shortcomings”
8 letters, 12f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIES, John   1904-1905
Testimonials concerning his past behaviour in St David's and Ely dioceses, with reference to drunkenness and to “temperance rescue work”, in connection with request for licensing to Winlaton
4 letters, 7f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIES, T.   1905
Reference to Davies (formerly from Byker St Silas), from vicar of Monkwearmouth All Saints (Alexander Boddy)
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIES, William Herbert   1907
Departure from Ferryhill curacy on account of ill health (“nervous attack”, “neurasthenia” or “nervous prostration”), and move to [Monkwearmouth or Gateshead] Venerable Bede [under Mr Sheppard]
4 letters, 7f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIS, C.   1904-1905
Refusal of Ecclesiastical Commissioners to provide grant for curate at Easington and proposal for sale of rectory, outbuildings and gardens, with reference to work done within parish, sinking of new colliery and description of rectory buildings
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVIS, J.   1902
Request for permission to officiate in connection with the local branch of the Church Missionary Society (recently returned from the Western India Mission)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVISON, Stephen   1902-1908
Request for bishop to preach at Deaf Hill to support temperance work (with references to a previous drunken vicar and the Good Templar Order), 1902. Ecclesiastical Commissioners' grant towards parsonage house, 1905. Request for assistance from Ecclesiastical Commissioners following withdrawal of grant by Wilkinson family, 1908
4 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAVISON, W.G.   1907-1908
Request that Oxbridge portion of Stockton on Tees St Peter parish be separated Conventional District under Davison's charge, with reference to difficulties with vicar (Pennington) and grant from Diocesan Fund
2 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAWSON, ?   1902
Testimonial from [Lt Col] Challoner in relation to work at Ryhope
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAWSON, D.   1908
Request that South Moor be separated from Holmside parish, with reference to a previous scheme and the work of the resident curate, from a churchwarden
1 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAY, E.J.   1902 and 1907
Letter from “A Disgusted Parishioner” complaining that Day (vicar of Newbottle) is a “stumbling block to the whole parish”, referring to several church workers and choir members who have left, one because of occasional preaching for the Methodists, 1902. Letter with schoolmistress' address (Mrs Betteridge), 1907
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAY, J.P.   1908
Consecration of churchyard extension at Durham St Cuthbert
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DAY, P.L.   1906
Testimonial from Bishop of Llandaff (apparently in reply to a request for a testimonial for T.W. Williams), with reference to dispute with previous vicar
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DEARDEN, A.K.   1902
Testimonials for Dearden and request for approval to engage him from William Cockin of Medomsley (in place of Elkin)
4 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DÈATH, George   1901-1907
Sale of Greenside glebe land (Sealburn's Farm), 1901. Permission to put layman in charge at Crawcrook, bishop's direction not to use Church Hymnal [recte English Hymnal, published 1906?] within Greenside parish, request for approval of decision to discontinue use of vestments at Holy Communion, support for ordinand (Mr Place) and re-opening/consecration of Greenside St John after enlargement, 1906. Letter to Mrs Hadcock [a parishioner] about provision at Crawcrook and demanding loyalty, 1907
5 letters, 12f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DE LABILLIERE, Paul F.D.   1906
Proposal [by bishop] to offer Hostel Chaplaincy, with notes on his own intellectual qualifications, evangelical churchmanship and spiritual influences
1 letter, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DE LA HEY, R.W.   1908
Use of Auckland Park by South Shields St Jude Sunday School, and request to bishop to preach at patronal festival
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DE MOLEYNS, A.B.   1902
Attempting (and failing) to discover the bishop's reasons for refusing to allow him to grant a title (ie to licence a curate to Chester-le-Street), with reference to his dismissal of Alexander Dunn
6 letters, 12f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DE ROUGEMONT, Alfred G.   1902
Temporary leave from Darlington St Hilda to work with Railway Mission in South Africa, with Gore-Browne
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DERRY, Percy A.   1904-1908
Possible offer of Gateshead rectory, 1904. Visiting duties of chaplain to King James' Hospital, postponement of [unspecified] meeting, apparent dispute at Gateshead St George regarding (?) churchmanship of trustees, and sharing of old cemetery chapel with non-conformists, 1906. Accusation brought against [D?] Lewis (curate of Gateshead St James) by a young woman, and request for holiday in Egypt for health reasons, 1908
5 letters, 11f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DEVINE, J.G.   1901
Request (with testimonial) for permission to officiate during his studies in Durham, notwithstanding “scandal” (involving child conceived before his marriage), with reference to previous drinking (now a “total abstainer”)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DICKINSON, Clement Wilberforce   1907
Request for licence to serve curacy at Ferryhill (under Thomas Lomax), with testimonials referring to his “eccentricities of manner” and rumour that he had been “under constraint” [for mental illness?], with reference to meeting Bishop Handley Moule at the Keswick Convention
4 letters, 7f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DINGLE, A.J.   1892-1905
Note of service used at burial of unbaptised child (written from 'Hilton Rectory, Fence Houses', i.e. Chilton Moor St Andrew?), 1892. Notes on work of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts within the diocese, 1901. Leaving Silksworth for Egglescliffe, with reference to work and income at Silksworth and his curate Milner, 1904. Seeking advice on administration of sacraments [chiefly Holy Communion] in farm outbuilding on outskirts of parish (used for Sunday afternoon services and a Sunday School), and on exchange of silver with Haverton Hill, 1905
5 letters, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DOUDNEY, ?   1902
Testimonial for writer's youngest son (not named), currently in Australia
1 letter, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DOVE, J. Le   1908
Leaving diocese for work at Wanganui Collegiate School, New Zealand
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DRAPER, John J.   1906
Seeking to move from Festing Grove St German's to Durham diocese, partly to take a degree at Durham University and partly because of disagreement with his vicar on matters of churchmanship and ritual. With reference to his previous Nonconformist ministry and comments that, “the work of the Gospel ... is very much hindered amongs the poor especially by the ritualistic practises in so many parishes”
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DRIVER, W.   1905
Resignation as curate of Chester-le-Street, due to bad relations with vicar and Mr Davies [? new curate], continuing to study at Durham University
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DRURY, Charles D. Hill   1904
Hoping to increase support for raising incomes of poor benefices through the Durham Laymen's Clergy Fund
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DUNN, Alexander   1902
Request for preferment to Cassop cum Quarrington, with reference to his churchmanship (“moderate evangelical”) and former work at Collierley (amongst the miners), Whickham and Chester-le-Street (chiefly at Pelton Fell mission church). Also complaints from rector of Chester-le-Street (A.B. De Moleyns) of Dunn's rudeness and neglect of duty, with letter from Archdeacon Watkins, and offer of Whickham curacy to Dunn to work in sole charge of Swalwell district
7 letters, 15f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/DUNN, William   1869
Statement of belief regarding the mystery of the Communion elements (bread and wine) and rejecting their adoration
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EADE, Charles J.A.   1894-1895
Dismissal of master of Aycliffe National School (Mr Thompson) on account of his bad temper, with reference to press articles, the National Union of Teachers and a suggested enquiry by the Diocesan Board of Education. See also printed account published by the NUT under title, A tale of village tyranny in 1894.
10 letters (one as draft notes only), 18f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EALES   1901
Testimonial from Thomas Espin of Wolsingham, relating to his service as headmaster of the grammar school and weekend service in church
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EDE, M. Moore   1893-1906 and undated
Speaker for Diocesan Conference at Gateshead, 1893. Arrangements for managing appointments of incumbents to Whitburn, Gateshead, Bishopwearmouth St Thomas, Bishopwearmouth Christ Church, Bishopwearmouth St Hilda Millfield and Gateshead Ven Bede, with reference to lapse of patronage on death of Bishop Westcott, state of Gateshead Ven Bede parish and possible preferment of J Wilson (curate at Dunston) to same, 1901. Suggested conference with colliery employers to better support the Permanent Relief Fund (for aged and disabled miners), [? 1901]. Consecration of Marsden St Andrew church, 1904. Letter to support Mr Farrar (“a decided evangelical”) and relating to the “education controversy” [arising from Balfour's Education Act of 1902] with reference to [Augustine] Birrell [who introduced an Education Bill after the Liberal election victory of 1906], 1906. Letter written from County Council about the Council's regulations on religious instruction, undated
10 letters, 22f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EDEN, G.R.   1888-[1889]
1888 letter concerns meeting with Mr Mansel with reference to Seamen's chaplaincy [at Hartlepool]. 1889 item is undated draft for letter from Bishop [Lightfoot] concerning second altars, with reference to latter's illness [ca.August 1888-May 1889, see ODNB article]
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EDGE, H.P.   1908
Request for licensing to curacy of Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede, with testimonial from Bishop of Dorking (referring to Edge's bankruptcy) and letters from vicar (A.C. Fraser)
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EDWARDS, E.C.   1906-1907
Resignation of Pelton curacy to take up chaplaincy job at Army School in Stratford-on-Avon (with reference to financial commitments), and request for licensing to Holmside curacy on return to the diocese
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EDWARDS, J.J.   1908
Writing as a curate in Ushaw Moor, unable to afford to buy “the best books on biblical subjects”, commending generosity of the vicar of Esh (H. Davies) in lending his own books to his curates. Reference to “this little Ushaw Moor” where, “among the miners, [Robert] 'Blatchford' is known and socialism is growing”. Wants to counter the influence of “Labour leaders [who] are paving the way for free thought”.
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EGERTON, Walter R.   1902-1908
Curacy within separate district of Hendon St Oswald, with reference to building plans, proposed iron church, discouragement from vicar and churchwardens of parish church (Hendon St Barnabas), and to his own financial difficulties and lack of preferment (esp 1907-1908). Also refers to his previous epileptic attacks (1905), and to work at St Oswald
15 letters, 37f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ELDER, W.A.   1908
Vacation of curacy of Deptford St Andrew, due to “a conscientious duty” (apparently in relation to his vicar)
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ELLIS, J. Henry   1904
Request for interview in relation to an unknown charge that has been preferred against him
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ELSTOB, J.H.   1905
Permission to officiate within Dunston parish during leave of absence from “the mission field” (in British Guiana) due to malarial fever
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ENTWISTLE, E.   1908
Testimonials for his candidature for holy orders, currently a schoolmaster in Sacriston
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ESPIN, Thomas Espinell   1901-1902
Written as vicar of Tow Law, regarding mission to be led by J.C.FitzGerald of the House of the Resurrection (Mirfield), completion of church spire and proposed “united action” with Wesleyan, Salvation Army and Primitive Methodist churches as a protest against the Flowershow Committee and to encourage a boycott (cause unspecified)
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/ESPIN, Thomas Henry Espinell Compton   1896-1904
Written as rector of Wolsingham (also served as Chancellor to other dioceses). Relates to:
  • formal consecration of church to restore its “ancient and canonical designation”, 1896
  • confirmation return (held by Bishop of Richmond, sede vacante), previous ruridecanal visits, need to transfer East Hedley Hope Colliery from Satley to Waterhouses parish, request to give title [to a newly-ordained deacon, with reference to departure of Eales], revision of Diocesan Calendar and re-ordering of parish directory by rural deanery, 1902
  • educational concordat [? between National School managers and County Council, arising from 1902 Education Act], and prospects for future religious education, 1903-1904
  • licensing appeals at Quarter Sessions, 1904

7 letters, 14f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EVANS, Godfrey   1908
Leaving diocese to move to Chelsea St Luke
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EVANS, H.   1905-1907
Proposed service at Evenwood (with Henry Fanshaw) and testimonials
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EVANS, L.D.   1905
Request for leave of absence due to illness (“neurasthania and heart weakness”), with reference to P. L'Argent Bell
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/EVERY, E.F.   1902
Date for his consecration at St Paul's, in connection with resignation of Bensham [St Cuthbert]
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FAIRHURST, M.   1908
Seeking new curacy (currently ? at Bishopwearmouth St Michael) and seeking permission to stay in same house if he moves to Hendon. Story of conversion of a publican where his “prayers were answered”, with apparent reference to others ? converted from drink
1 letter, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FALCONER, D.R.   1885 and 1892
[Rural dean's business, including] Redmarshall curacy, dilapidations at [Stockton-on-Tees] Holy Trinity [Yarm Lane], vacancy at Elton, distribution of grants (“doles”) to Stockton parishes, death of vicar of Bishop Middleham (Cartledge)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FALKNER, P. De Lande   1904
Request to leave curacy at Hebburn St John to work in Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FARRAR, W.   1887
Leave of absence and appointment of Walker as locum tenens, with reference to stipend
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FEAST, E. Mansfield   1902
Request from Presbyterians in Trimdon Grange to receive Holy Communion without being confirmed. Testimonial from vicar of Kelloe (W.R. Burnet) on his resignation (“his young wife does not understand northern people”)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FELLOWES, J.C.   1904 and 1908
Application by Town of Darlington to redeem tithe rent charge and sale of Haughton-le-Skerne glebe land to improve sanitation of cottages
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FELLOWS, Thomas   1902 and 1905
Testimonials with references to former drinking and unauthorised collecting for the Curates' Augmentation Fund, account of work in Eighton Banks from Fellows as part of request for licence and letters from vicar of Eighton Banks (Charles Fleetwood) in relation to his temporary permission and subsequent “mishap”, having “given way to drink”
9 letters, 13f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FENTON, Enos   1902-1908
  • Long letter (31f, with references to multiple enclosures, chiefly Tudhoe Grange parish magazines, no longer surviving) bemoaning an apparent attack on Fenton by his successor as vicar of Tudhoe Grange St Andrew (William Mackman Wykes), especially in relation to a fund-raising bazaar and scheme for new mission room in Merrington Lane, [no year but ca.1903]
  • Public meeting to decide whether to establish a School Board in Shotton, or levy a voluntary rate to extend existing schools (within former Miners' Hall), and offer of “more representative management” to ratepayers, with reference to difficulty “in these days of masters' Unions to get rid of a [headteacher] without raising a storm”, 1902
  • Restoration of church and extension to churchyard, referring to public meeting in support of a cemetery led by “the enemies of the church” (specifically “Primitive Methodists and political agitators”), epidemic of measles (including 30 funerals within a month), opposition to church schools from “the co-operative people”, and plans for a parish room, 1903-1904
  • Disputed headstone for Mr McMann incorporating “heathen” symbolism, 1905
  • Request that [assistant] be ordained notwithstanding failure in examinations, with account of needs of parish and his “work amongst the pitmen”, 1908

letters, f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FINLAY, R.A.   1901
Request for renewal of permission to officiate, with testimonial
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FLEETWOOD, Charles Henry   1905
Ecclesiastical Commissioners' grant for purchase of site for building parish room at Eighton Banks, not currently required. Other letters from Fleetwood filed under Thomas Fellows, Stanley and Wilfred Kenworthy
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FLEMING, R.R.   1906
[Dedication of] organ and confirmation at Lanchester, with news of Spencer
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FLETCHER, G.H.   1890
Proposals from Mr Nance for [ministry at Durham Prison], with reference to Discharged Prisoners Aid Society and “prison gate missions” in other towns
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FORBES, Malcolm   1905
Seeking “rehabilitation in the ministry of the Church of England”, after apparently leaving to join the Open Brethren (“religious anarchy”), pleading poverty and explaining his evangelical doctrine (with particular reference to holy scripture), and accepting curacy at Collierley under Maxwell. With testimonial from vicar of Bridport, referring to his love of sailing, and copy of Forbes' letter to bishop of Salisbury. Also letters from rector of Lyons (James Brown), where he has gone from Collierley, seeking permission to release him due to his failure to visit the dying or control children and recounting his wife's dissent (“he lives constantly over a volcano”)
8 letters, 20f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FORD, Alfred Henry   1907-1908
Request for leave of absence from Middleton in Teesdale, seeking less isolated parish, with reference to number of dissenters, and letter from Picton Francis about Ford
2 letter, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FORREST, Paul M.   1902 and 1907
Requests for permissions to officiate and to serve rector of Chester-le-Street (A. De Moleyns), with testimonials referring to his former name (Pletyky), his work among Jews in Bethnal Green and his Ashkenazi/Polish origins. Testimonial from Henry Gee (University College Durham) also references new scheme for university and manuscripts at Auckland relating to Durham Cathedral.
8 letters, 13f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FOSTER, Ernest   1900
Question about service for adult baptism, and support at Gateshead St Aidan
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FOWLER, C. Hodgson   1904
Notes from his enquiries about polishing Frosterley marble columns (? within Auckland Castle or Chapel)
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FOWLER, J.T.   1905
Enquiry about Joshua Reynolds altar piece in Auckland Castle Chapel
1 letter, 1f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FOX, H.E.   1893-1895
Contributions to foreign missions, with table showing donations to CMS and SPG 1889-1893, and etter concerning mission services at South Wingate
3 letters and enclosure, 8f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FRANCIS, Picton W.   1902 and 1908
Testimonial from Finchley and arrangements for move from Forest [and Frith] to New Shildon, with reference to F.E.R. Holles and Revd Green, and to grants from Ecclesiastical Commissioners, Church Pastoral Aid Society and Diocesan Fund
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FRASER, A.C.   1902-1905
Monkwearmouth (Sunderland) Ven Bede parish business, specifically adult baptisms, a church army captain and whether revival informal services may be held in the body of the church rather than a mission room (which he advises against as encouraging “the poorer people ... to fall away to dissent”)
3 letters, 6f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FRASER, Keith   1901
Report on his work in Hendon St Barnabas, including relations with vicar (Tilston) and praising church workers
1 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FRITH, W.E. Cokayne   1902 and 1907
Use of church at West Herrington (formerly parish church of Herrington) by “Durham II” Church Army van, 1902. Confirms not a member nor in full sympathy with the English Church Union, 1907
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FROGGATT   1906-1907
Two testimonials from rector of Gateshead (Percy Derry)
2 letters, 4f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/FYFFE   1907
Letter from vicar of Kelloe (W.R. Burnet) about Fyffe's appointment as curate in charge at Trimdon Grange
1 letter, 2f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/GADD, Arthur   1902-1903
Request for licensing as curate of Bishopwearmouth St Peter (under W.E. Cockshott, having been in Canada previously, with testimonials detailing his “pastoral aptitudes”, the cause of his departure from Edinburgh (“disappointment in love”) and discussing his colonial orders
6 letters, 11f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/GABRIELSSON, P.   1909
Request for interview for study into the religious life and ecclesiastical work of the Church of England (from clergyman of Church of Sweden), with bishop's reply
2 letters, 3f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/8/GARDINER, John R.   1902 and 1905
Testimonials on his request for ordination, with reference to (unspecified) “pitiable story” (1902), and brief report from his work in Gateshead (1905)
3 letters, 5f
DDR/BP/DIO/1/9   
parish correspondence - Redmarshall

BALSHAW, Edward   1884-1885
Rumour of “great imprudence” in walking about with village schoolmistress (from D.R. Falconer), and detailing his work as [curate] of Redmarshall, including tackling drunkenness within the parish
2 letters, 6f
BROWN, George   1884-1888
Appointments of curates for Redmarshall
5 letters, 10f
FALCONER, D.R.   1887
State of Redmarshall church and concerns of [curate] Woods
2 letters, 3f
FLECKER, E.   1887-1888
Curacies (both apparently without licences) at South Shields St Mark (under Evans) and at Redmarshall (under Brown), with description of his work at latter and position of schoolmistress in running parish affairs
4 letters, 8f
Durham Cathedral
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/2
The bishop of Durham is Visitor to the cathedral
This material is not yet sorted, but is included within the following accessions and can be located under the accession references given:
AUC/1/box 38Letters and documents relating to petition by minor canons of Durham Cathedral to the bishop, ca.1825-1826
AUC/3/box 36Two letters relating to Cathedrals Act 1840
AUC/1/box 38Printed volume, Record of benefactions for the improvement, endowment, or support of churches, chapels, oratories, and schools, made by the Dean and Chapter of Durham, from 1750 A.D. to 1857 A.D., with three copies of a printed Continuation... of the record, covering the period 1857-1864
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 7, part)Letter and notes relating to the bishop's powers as visitor of the university (and those of Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Cathedral Chapter), in connection with proposed parliamentary commission of inquiry, 1860
AUC/3/box 18Draft schemes for commutation of estates (as DDR/EA/BEP/4/236), and printed answers from dean and chapter of Norwich in relation to questions about statute amendment et al, 1870s
AUC/3/box 11Correspondence and papers sent to Bishop Lightfoot relating to:
  • mortgages of revenues of first canonry, 1880-1882
  • whether archdeaconry of Northumberland in new diocese of Newcastle could be held together with a Durham canonry
  • dispute between minor canons and the Dean and Chapter, ca.1883-1884
  • proposed draft statutes for Durham Cathedral, 1884
  • printed memorial of customary tenants of Dean and Chapter to Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1885
AUC/3/box 13, file 28Letter re attempt by Dean and Chapter to force resignation of lay clerk, 1896
AUC/3/box 13, file 29Certificate of election of Canon Tristram to represent Dean and Chapter on any commission issued under 1897 Pluralities Acts Amendment Act, 1897
formerly DDR/EV/VIS/6Items relating to visitations by Thomas Morton (1633) and Brooke Foss Westcott (1893, 1898 and 1900)
AUC/3/box 13, files 25-26Amounts spent on restoration of cathedral and letter re management of Diocesan Training College [Bede College, Durham], 1891-1892

Durham Cathedral archives: see registers at DCD/B/BA, some 17-19th century material at DCD/A/DA, and a file relating to Westcott visitations at DCD/M/A/1/4.
Durham Cathedral Library has some related material in the Hunter MSS.

Ordinations and ordination examinations
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/3
Formal records and registers of ordinations are among the Diocesan Registry clergy records at DDR/EA/CLO. The records retained within the Bishop's Office mainly concern the selection, training and examination of ordinands, many of the records being more informal or including personal comments and information on examination results.
This material is not yet fully sorted. In addition to the registers listed below, the following items can be located under the accession references given:
AUC/1/26, items 1-126Correspondence and papers re training and examinations of ordinands, including national conferences held 1881-1891. Papers are dated 1880-1904 (further notes kept with the printed catalogues within Palace Green Library).
AUC/1/49Syllabuses for Durham ordination examinations (with some notes of examination arrangements, lists of books and other annotations), 1879-1918
AUC/1/50Durham ordination programmes, together with additional notes and letters re ordination arrangements and sermons etc, 1882-1921
Misc.2014/15:14Copy of entrance examination paper for SPG Theological College, Madras, with notes of marking scheme, 1895
AUC/3/box 18Printed items relating to professorial certificates and recognition of diplomas from newer universities, 1901 and undated
AUC/3/box 17Correspondence re ordination candidates, ca.1915 and 1940s-1950s
AUC/1/59Printed instructions to Durham ordination candidates (with syllabuses for 1940 ordination examinations), [1939-1952]

Registers DDR/BP/DIO/3/1-9 were previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/3/boxes 15-17. Previous references for other items are noted within the list.

DDR/BP/DIO/3/1   1879-1881
Register of ordination candidates (arranged by ordination date), including biographical details and examiners' brief comments for each candidate. Indexed at front.
This is the volume referred to as “vol.i” within the register of clergy at DDR/EA/CLG/5/1.
DDR/BP/DIO/3/2   1881-1889
Register as above, with index
DDR/BP/DIO/3/3   1889-1895
Register as above, with index
Includes brief statistical analysis of the school/college background to the ordinands for 1887-1891, loose at back of volume
DDR/BP/DIO/3/4   1896-1901
Register as above, with index
DDR/BP/DIO/3/5   1901-1907
Register as above, with index
DDR/BP/DIO/3/6   1907-1912
Register as above, with index
DDR/BP/DIO/3/7   1908-1911
Register as above, with index (including only unsuccessful candidates, who have failed the ordination examinations)
DDR/BP/DIO/3/8   1912-1921
Register as above, with index (includes entries for both successful and unsuccessful candidates)
DDR/BP/DIO/3/9   1923-1937
Register as above, with index (examination marks only are stated, without examiners' comments)
DDR/BP/DIO/3/10   1887-1894
Register of ordination candidates arranged by ordination date, including examination grades and occasionally very brief comments from examiners, but no biographical information. Not indexed.
Kept within the Diocesan Registry and previously referenced as DDR/EA/CLO/1/4 (also as DDR 1969 vols/v).
DDR/BP/DIO/3/11   4 July 1911 - May/July 1940
Register of ordination candidates, arranged by date of (?) ordination examination or interview. Includes very brief biographical information and notes from interviews as well as examinations (re age, qualifications, finance, interview notes, personal skills, family details, whether a sponsor or title), usually stating whether he was ordained and sometimes with details of titles. Less detail for the periods 1912-1914 (p.135-178) and 1925-1940 (p.259-end).
p.v-xlix. Index of persons for whole volume
p.1-85. Arranged alphabetically by initial letter of ordinand's surnames
p.85-end. Arranged apparently chronologically by date of application to bishop (except p.173-175, arranged alphabetically).
p.204. Includes mention of Bishop Moule's illness, Dec 1914 to Feb 1915.

On “Q”, “I” and “S”, see copy of instructions to ordinands within DDR/BP/DIO/5/1.
1 volume, iii + 407 pages (p.364-407 blank)
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/7.
Rural deanery business and senior clergy meetings
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/4
Dates of creation:
Extent:
Records relating to the re-establishment of rural deaneries in the 19th century, to meetings with rural deans and other senior clergy at Auckland, and to related business
As well as the items mentioned below, unlisted items relating to general deanery business can be found under the following accession references.
AUC/1/26, item 127Minutes of primary meeting of rural deans held at Auckland Castle, 2 December 1855
AUC/1/box 38correspondence and papers, mainly 19th cent.
AUC/1/28(B)correspondence about 1916 meeting concerning a National Mission
AUC/3/TC/2 (box 1) and AUC/3/LC/2A-2B (box 5)minutes, papers etc re meetings of rural deans, 1967-1982
AUC/3/TC/22 (box 2)Rural Deans' meeting correspondence, ca.1960-1978
AUC/3/TC/23 (box 2)Deanery Synods, correspondence and papers, 1970-1971
AUC/3/TC/24 (box 2)Deanery Synod accounts, 1970-1971
AUC/3/TC/25 (box 2)Rural Deans' appointments, ca.1970-1984
AUC/31/box 86
AUC/71

For records of meetings with senior staff excluding rural deans, see DDR/BP/DIO/6 below.

DDR/BP/DIO/4/1   1883-1897
Minutes of annual conference of bishop, archdeacons and rural deans at Auckland Castle
This and the next two items were previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 38
DDR/BP/DIO/4/2   1898-1918
Minutes of annual conference of bishop, archdeacons and rural deans
DDR/BP/DIO/4/3   ca.1918-1939
Minutes of annual conference of bishop, archdeacons and rural deans
Printed forms and orders of service
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/5
Dates of creation: 1859-2004
Extent: 1 volume & 1 pamphlet box
Service sheets, forms of service and other printed material related to services or episcopal functions (ordinations, consecrations etc)
Printed orders for specific services are scattered among several different collections and series as follows:

DDR/BP/DIO/5/1   1859-1913 (but mainly after 1879)
Volume containing “copies of printed matter” (also some non-printed circular letters). Apparently compiled/maintained as precedents or exemplars. Arranged broadly by subject, as follows.
p.xvii-20: Ordinations
p.21-32: Curates
p.33-36: blank
p.37-59: Lay workers
p.60-61: blank
p.62-73: Rural Deans
p.74-88: Missions
p.89-90: blank
p.91-117: very miscellaneous

Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/48
Detailed manuscript list of contents kept with the printed catalogues within Palace Green Library
See also file of items of similar date from other dioceses, at DDR/BP/DIO/5/93.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/2-12   1916-1920
Orders of service for dedications of war memorials
Formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/57 (within envelope annotated, “1918-1920. War memorial services and dedications”)
See also other papers for particular services within DDR/BP/DIO/5.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/2   8 February 1920
Order of service for dedication by bishop of a mural tablet, Darlington St Luke
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/866/1-8.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/3   21 April 1919
Order of service in memory of members of the Cadet Corps, by dean, Durham Cathedral
DDR/BP/DIO/5/4   23 June 1918
Form of service for unveiling and dedication of tablet in memory of Lieut. William Boyd, by archdeacon, Durham St Nicholas
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/789/1-4.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/5   21 February [1920]
Order of service for dedication of cross, tablet and stained glass windows, by bishop, Gateshead St George
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/860/1-7.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/6   16 November 1916
Order of service for unveiling of monument to memory of Lieut. Francis Adamson, by bishop, Houghton-le-Spring St Michael
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/758/1-7.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/7   22 December 1919
Order of service for dedication of windows and tablets, by bishop, Marsden St Andrew
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/868/1-16.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/8   7 February 1920
Order of service for unveiling and dedication of tablet, by bishop, Pelton
For faculty papers for this memorial, see (?) DDR/EJ/FAC/3/846/1-7.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/9   19 June 1920
Order of service for dedication of memorial, by proctor of York Convocation, Pittington St Lawrence the Martyr at Prior's Hallgarth
DDR/BP/DIO/5/10   18 March 1917
Order of service for dedication of war shrine, by bishop, Shildon St John
DDR/BP/DIO/5/11   29 November 1919
Order of service for unveiling and dedication of wayside cross and tablet in churchyard, by R.W. Cooper esq and the bishop, South Moor
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/839/1-8
DDR/BP/DIO/5/12   22 November 1919
Order of service for dedication of stained glass window and tablets, by bishop, South Shields St Mark
For faculty papers for this memorial, see DDR/EJ/FAC/3/827/1-7
DDR/BP/DIO/5/13-28, 84-88, 93   1880s-1997
Various published forms of service. These can be found by doing a Shelfmark search for DDR/BP/DIO/5 within the Library Printed Catalogue.
DDR/BP/DIO/5/29-83, 89-92, 95-97   1932-2004
Orders for particular services, collected chiefly by the Diocesan Registry. Listed in date order
DDR/BP/DIO/5/95   31 July 1895
Admission of lay evangelists, readers and missioners at Durham Cathedral
DDR/BP/DIO/5/29   18 October 1932
Consecration of James Geoffrey Gordon as Bishop Suffragan of Jarrow, and of Cecil Wilfred WIlson as Bishop Suffragan of Middleton, York Minster
DDR/BP/DIO/5/30   25 March 1939
Consecration of Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams as Bishop of Durham, York Minster
DDR/BP/DIO/5/89   24 November 1955
Institution and induction of George Beckwith to rectory of Jarrow St Paul
DDR/BP/DIO/5/31   25 November 1955
Consecration of land at Hookergate Cemetery, Blaydon
DDR/BP/DIO/5/90   20 December 1955
Admission of John Stanfield Dixon to perpetual curacy of Chilton St Aidan
DDR/BP/DIO/5/32   7 July 1956
Dedication of Roseworth St Chad church, and licensing of Tervor Randall Beeson to Roseworth Conventional District
DDR/BP/DIO/5/33   23 April 1959
Consecration of Preson-on-Tees All Saints church
DDR/BP/DIO/5/34   [October] 1961
Funeral of Roland Barton Proud
DDR/BP/DIO/5/35   6 December 1961
Consecration of East Herrington St Chad church
DDR/BP/DIO/5/91   29 September 1965
Consecration of Dunston St Nicholas church
DDR/BP/DIO/5/36   25 October 1965
Consecration of land at Chilton cemetery
DDR/BP/DIO/5/92   29 April 1967
Dedication of Hartlepool St Columba church (in parish of St Aidan)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/37   14 December 1967
Consecration of land at Bishopwearmouth cemetery
DDR/BP/DIO/5/38   20 October 1971
Consecration of land at Tudhoe cemetery (annotated for use to consecrate addition to Princess Road cemetery, Seaham)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/39   18 December 1974
Collation and induction of George Brooks Kirkup to Lobley Hill All Saints (invitation card only)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/40   14 February 1975
Licensing of Charles N. Lovell as chaplain of Winterton Hospital
DDR/BP/DIO/5/41   12 February 1975
Licensing of John A. Woolley as chaplain of Cherry Knowle and Ryhope General Hospitals
DDR/BP/DIO/5/42   21 May 1975
Consecration of addition to Bowburn burial ground
DDR/BP/DIO/5/43   8 September 1977
Institution of D.H.A. Wilson to Wolsingham St Mary and St Stephen, and Thornley St Bartholomew (invitation card only)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/44   26 October 1978
Dedication of Bowburn Christ the King church
DDR/BP/DIO/5/45   7 February 1980
Institution and induction of Ernest Clive Wyngard to Durham St Giles (invitation card only)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/46   24 June 1981
Consecration of addition to West Auckland burial ground
DDR/BP/DIO/5/47   21 December 1982
Institution and induction of Michael Jarvis Wilcock to Durham St Nicholas
DDR/BP/DIO/5/48   18 September 1983
Consecration of Owton Manor St James, institution and induction of Michael Langford and licensing of Rodney Chapman to same
DDR/BP/DIO/5/49   18 November 1983
Enthronement of John [Habgood] as archbishop of York, at York Minster
DDR/BP/DIO/5/50   6 July 1984
Consecration of David Edward Jenkins as Bishop of Durham, at York Minster
DDR/BP/DIO/5/51   5 February 1985
Consecration of addition to Crook cemetery
DDR/BP/DIO/5/52   8 June 1988
Consecration of addition to Blaydon cemetery
DDR/BP/DIO/5/53   23 May 1988
Consecration of addition to Broomside Lane burial ground
DDR/BP/DIO/5/54   24 July 1989
Institution and induction of Paul JObson to Seaham with Seaham Harbour
DDR/BP/DIO/5/55   16 June 1990
Funeral of Evelyn Garth Moore (Chancellor), Corpus Christi College, [Cambridge]
DDR/BP/DIO/5/56   15 October 1990
Dedication of South Shields St Lawrence the Martyr
DDR/BP/DIO/5/57   14 June 1991
Consecration of South Shields St Lawrence the Martyr
DDR/BP/DIO/5/58   7 March 1992
Consecration of part of Eden Lane cemetery at Peterlee
DDR/BP/DIO/5/59   21 November 1992
Consecration of Holmside Lane cemetery at Burnhope
DDR/BP/DIO/5/60   9 February 1993
Consecration of addition to West View cemetery and Stranton Grange cemetery, Hartlepool
DDR/BP/DIO/5/61   2 September 1993
Induction and institution of Beresford Skelton to Millfield St Mary Magdalene (hymns only)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/62   3 October 1993
Ordination of Derek Newton as priest, at Houghton-le-Spring St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/DIO/5/63   17 May 1994
Consecration of School Aycliffe Lane cemetery, Newton Aycliffe
DDR/BP/DIO/5/96-97   28-29 May 1994
Ordination of priests at Durham Cathedral (being the first women priests ordained within Durham Diocese), with 39 Articles: the first ordinations of women to the priesthood in the diocese of Durham (containing photographs of and short statements by ordinands, ed. Hazel Ditchburn and Penny Jones)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/64   25 September 1994
Ordination of deacons and priests, at Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel
DDR/BP/DIO/5/65   16 May 1995
Archdeacon of Auckland's visitation, at Auckland St Andrew
DDR/BP/DIO/5/66   16 July 1995
Consecration of extension to Forest and Frith St James the Less churchyard
DDR/BP/DIO/5/67   12 October 1995
Consecration of addition to Witton-le-Wear cemetery
DDR/BP/DIO/5/68   4 May 1996
Installation of Matthew Alexander Whitehead as honorary canon, Durham Cathedral
DDR/BP/DIO/5/69   20 November 1996
Consecration of addition to Rosemount cemetery, South Church
DDR/BP/DIO/5/70   12 October 1997
Consecration of Stockton Holy Trinity (with confirmation and eucharist)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/71   22 March 1999
Consecration of addition to Bowburn cemetery
DDR/BP/DIO/5/72   21 May 2000
Consecration of Blackwell All Saints
DDR/BP/DIO/5/73   18 June 2000
Institution and induction of David Glover to Durham St Margaret and Neville's Cross St John, and consecration of latter
DDR/BP/DIO/5/74   1 July 2000
Ordination of Matthew Ineson as deacon, at Owton Manor St James the Apostle (by bishop of Beverley as Provincial Episcopal Visitor)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/75   2 July 2000
Ordination of Yenda Marcel Smejkal as priest, at South Shields All Saints (by bishop of Beverley as Provincial Episcopal Visitor)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/76   23 July 2000
Consecration of Billingham St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/DIO/5/77   1 October 2000
Consecration of extension to Kirk Merrington St John churchyard
DDR/BP/DIO/5/78   21 January 2001
Licensing of David Couling to Brancepeth St Brandon
DDR/BP/DIO/5/79   15 April 2003
Ordination of John Rogers as priest, at Trimdon Grange St Alban
DDR/BP/DIO/5/80   16 September 2003
Consecration of extension to Ludworth Road cemetery, Thornley
DDR/BP/DIO/5/81   21 September 2003
Celebration for re-ordering of Medomsley St Mary Magdalene
DDR/BP/DIO/5/82   8 March 2004
Consecration of addition to West Auckland cemetery (by bishop of Beverley)
DDR/BP/DIO/5/83   13 November 2004
Licensing of Registrar and Deputy Registrar, at Diocesan Synod
DDR/BP/DIO/5/94   late 19th century
Printed forms from other dioceses, chiefly Wakefield and Canterbury, in relation to ordinations, confirmations, commissioning of lay readers, also for surveys [or ? visitations] of churches in Cornwall. With covering letter from Bishop of Wakefield. Apparently collected temp. Bishop Westcott, and possibly relating to the Durham items bound as volume DDR/BP/DIO/5/1.
Senior staff meetings
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/6
Dates of creation: 1968-2001
Extent: 1½ metres
Minutes and papers (except as stated), from meetings involving the senior staff of the diocese (typically bishops, archdeacons, the bishop's senior chaplain and diocesan secretary), meeting ca.monthly. Business relates primarily to personnel (ordinations, appointments etc, of clergy and lay staff), parishes and pastoral arrangements, diocesan boards and committees, and other administration. Called 'Staff meeting' after 1996. Duplication within the earlier files probably reflects separate Bishop's and Chaplain's sets of papers.
Papers typically include lists of clergy for preferment and lists of vacant benefices, along with the agenda and minutes of meetings. The most significant additional items are noted within the list below.
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/3 (items /1-4), AUC/101 (/5-14), AUC/55 (/15-16), AUC/31/29-31 (/17-23), AUC/71/2-3 (/24-28), DDR19990930:3 (/29-32), AUC/76 (/33), AUC/87 (/34-37), AUC/96/20 (/38-41), AUC/105 (/42-45).
Subject to 60 year closures to protect personal details of individual clergy and laypersons (except as indicated within list).
For meetings with senior clergy and rural deans, see DDR/BP/DIO/4 above.

DDR/BP/DIO/6/1   April 1968 - February 1972
Minutes and agenda only, many with annotations and additional notes
DDR/BP/DIO/6/2   February 1969 - February 1972
Papers for meetings, excluding minutes and agenda. Also includes a few papers relating to Unbeneficed Clergy Council (movements of curates), parish property returns, joint meeting with Newcastle bishop and senior staff re Anglican/Methodist arrangements and other matters, pastoral reorganisation in Gateshead, hospital chaplaincies and some personnel business.
DDR/BP/DIO/6/3   September 1968 - September 1971
Miscellaneous letters and reports, moreorless connected with staff meetings (original file cover marked, “from bottom of tray in BIshop's Study”). Printed items include undated report of working party on Evangelism amonst Holidaymakers, report titled Christian Exploration - for Urban Service (for Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool Councils of Churches), and report on The College of Preachers 1960-1970.
Not subject to closure period (no personnel matters and correspondence all over 30 years old)
DDR/BP/DIO/6/4   March 1972 - September 1973

DDR/BP/DIO/6/5   October 1973 - December 1975

DDR/BP/DIO/6/6   1976

DDR/BP/DIO/6/7   1977

DDR/BP/DIO/6/8   1978

DDR/BP/DIO/6/9   1979

DDR/BP/DIO/6/10   1980

DDR/BP/DIO/6/11   1981

DDR/BP/DIO/6/12   1982

DDR/BP/DIO/6/13   1983

DDR/BP/DIO/6/14   1984

DDR/BP/DIO/6/15   1985
From May 1985 (until 1989), minutes only survive (without agenda or other papers)
DDR/BP/DIO/6/16   1986-1987

DDR/BP/DIO/6/17   1988

DDR/BP/DIO/6/18   1989

DDR/BP/DIO/6/19   1990
Minutes and agenda (very few additional papers) from 1990 to 1992
DDR/BP/DIO/6/20   1991

DDR/BP/DIO/6/21   1992

DDR/BP/DIO/6/22   1993
Some additional papers and correspondence survives with the agenda for this and the next file.
DDR/BP/DIO/6/23   January-June 1994

DDR/BP/DIO/6/24   July-December 1994
From July 1994, extensive additional notes and correspondence are included with the agenda
DDR/BP/DIO/6/25   January-June 1995

DDR/BP/DIO/6/26   July-December 1995

DDR/BP/DIO/6/27   January-May 1996

DDR/BP/DIO/6/28   June-December 1996

DDR/BP/DIO/6/29   [1975] and March 1976 - March 1978
Lists of vacant benefices, prepared by Diocesan Office for the Staff meetings. Also deanery lists showing ministerial assessments ('quota' figures) for each parish, ca.1975
30 year closure
DDR/BP/DIO/6/30   May 1978 - December 1985
Lists of vacant benefices
30 year closure
DDR/BP/DIO/6/31   1986-1990
Lists of vacant benefices
2 folders
30 year closure
DDR/BP/DIO/6/32   1991-1996
Lists of vacant benefices
30 year closure
DDR/BP/DIO/6/33   February-May 1996
Correspondence and workforce reports and schedules relating to numbers of clergy and need to make savings
30 year closure
DDR/BP/DIO/6/34   January-March 1997

DDR/BP/DIO/6/35   April-June 1997

DDR/BP/DIO/6/36   July-September 1997

DDR/BP/DIO/6/37   October-December 1997

DDR/BP/DIO/6/38   January-June 1998

DDR/BP/DIO/6/39   July-December 1998

DDR/BP/DIO/6/40   January-June 1999

DDR/BP/DIO/6/41   July-December 1999

DDR/BP/DIO/6/42   January-June 2000

DDR/BP/DIO/6/43   July-December 2000

DDR/BP/DIO/6/44   January-June 2001

DDR/BP/DIO/6/45   July-December 2001

Layworkers' files
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/7
Dates of creation:
Personnel files for layworkers or other non-clerical licensees (alphabetical order by name)
Some formerly kept among the series of clergy personnel files at DDR/BP/CLR.

COCKEN, Dorothy Gladys   1997
Lay worker
ETCHELLS, Ruth   1992

HARVEY, Nona   1960-1966
Sunday School advisor
HODGSON, Janet   1998-2001
Advisor in Local Mission (Board for Mission and Unity)
MARSH, Jane Anne   1985-1990
Non-stipendiary lay minister, Hartlepool St Oswald parish
RAMSEY, Margaret   January-April 1997
Widow of Bishop Ian Ramsey, re her funeral (at Trumpington) and internment of ashes (at Auckland Castle chapel), January/April 1997
STRANEX, Ruth   1991-1992 and 2008
Lay worker in Stranton parish, formerly in Uganda and Tanzania. Includes printed item by her, Ruth's Story (Patmos Press, 1977)
Press and communications records
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/8
Dates of creation:


DDR/BP/DIO/8/1   March 1996 to September 2003
Press notices, mainly in relation to clergy appointments and resignations, distributed by Bishop's Chaplain or Office. See also DDR/DA/OFF/3 for records of the Diocesan Communications group, and DDR/DA/PUB for diocesan publications, both within the Diocesan Administration section.
3 files
Diocesan charities, funds and societies
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/9
Dates of creation:
Material from the bishop's office relating to Diocesan societies and fundraising is not yet listed, but can be found under the following accession references.
AUC/3/box 38/file 13Letter and telegram relating to a Durham representative for the Central Board of the Clergy Sustentation Fund, 1897
AUC/3/box 35Notes and papers relating to diocesan societies, in particular the Church Missionary Union/Society and Clergy Sustentation Funds, chiefly 1890s
AUC/3/box 36Correspondence and papers (with some accounts) for diocesan charities (chiefly Chandler and Barrington funds, cf DDR/DA/ORG/5,7), especially in connection with the division of the diocese, 1882-1888
AUC/3/box 34Printed scheme for distribution of Betton's charity (educational), 1845/46. Details of applications for grants to Bishop of Durham's Central Church School Fund, [early 20th century?]
AUC/3/box 34Letters in relation to bishop's appeal for the Diocesan Fund, 1898-1899, with notes of resolutions on fundraising passed by the Committee of the Diocesan Fund, 1889-1896
AUC/3/box 34Printed items relating to Clergy Sustentation Fund, 1896-1897


Miscellaneous diocesan business
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/10
Dates of creation:
Material from the bishop's office relating to miscellaneous business is not yet listed, but can be found under the following accession references.
AUC/3/box 40List of fees charged by Registrar, Bishop's Secretary and Archdeacons' Registrar, with annotations relating to fees of the Bishop's Secretary. Compiled from return to archbishop of Canterbury, March 1881
AUC/31/box 49Correspondence file on St Cuthbert's Retreat House (as DDR/DA/ORG/4), including proposals for sharing the Shepherd's Dene retreat house after closure of St Cuthbert's, 1932-1980
AUC/31/box 36Correspondence file on women's ministry, including (but not limited to) material relating to the Society of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin (as DDR/DA/ORG/2), but also the Diocesan Board of Women's Work and the Company of Women Messengers (formed apparently by Canon Lillingston, ? 1930s, to help in "evangelistic work"). Includes a number of reports relating generally to women's ministry within the Church of England. 1932-1979
AUC/31/box 26Correspondence file on churchyards. Includes correspondence on glass globes (artificial flowers) and marble monuments, laws regarding churchyards, care of churchyards and (from 1967) a Tidy Churchyards competition. 1923-1983


Archdeacons' enquiry forms for vacant benefices
Reference: DDR/BP/DIO/11
Dates of creation: 1970s-1990s
Extent: 1 metre
Enquiries into parish and church life conducted by archdeacons pending a vacancy, and lodged in the Bishop's Office for use by the bishop, patrons and potential new incumbents. The enquiries include up to three profiles, completed usually by the outgoing incumbent, rural dean and churchwardens, with occasional other items such as accounts, parsonages committee reports or PCC profiles.
Arranged by archdeaconry (Durham and Auckland), then alphabetically by deanery as listed. Duplicates destroyed 2015
Previously referenced as accession AUC/31/boxes 17-25
Subject to 30-year closure, later files require written permission from the Bishop of Durham or his senior staff for access.

DDR/BP/DIO/11/1-16
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Chester-le-Street deanery
2 files
DDR/BP/DIO/11/1   November-December 1988
Birtley
DDR/BP/DIO/11/2-3   May 1987
Chester-le-Street
DDR/BP/DIO/11/4   February-April 1984
Fatfield
DDR/BP/DIO/11/5-7   April-May 1993
Fatfield
DDR/BP/DIO/11/8   February 1988
Lumley Christ Church
DDR/BP/DIO/11/9   February-March 1982
Oxclose
DDR/BP/DIO/11/10   March 1994
Oxclose
DDR/BP/DIO/11/11   August 1981
Pelton
DDR/BP/DIO/11/12   October 1988
Usworth Team Ministry
DDR/BP/DIO/11/13   July 1993
Usworth Team Ministry
DDR/BP/DIO/11/14-15   January 1988
Washington (with documents relating to review and re-ordering of Local Ecumenical Project)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/16   March-April 1982
West Pelton
DDR/BP/DIO/11/17-53
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Durham deanery
Original file noted Ushaw Moor missing
4 files
DDR/BP/DIO/11/17   June-July 1988
Bearpark
DDR/BP/DIO/11/18   December 1992 - February 1993
Belmont
DDR/BP/DIO/11/19   September-October 1984
Brancepeth
DDR/BP/DIO/11/20   April 1989
Brandon St John
DDR/BP/DIO/11/21   November-December 1992
Croxdale St Bartholomew
DDR/BP/DIO/11/22   December 1977
Durham St Cuthbert
DDR/BP/DIO/11/23   December 1986
Durham St Giles
DDR/BP/DIO/11/24-25   [January] 1987
Durham St Margaret and St John (separate churchwardens' reports only)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/26-27   May 1994
Durham St Margaret
DDR/BP/DIO/11/28   October 1974
Durham St Nicholas
DDR/BP/DIO/11/29-31   April-May 1981
Durham St Nicholas
DDR/BP/DIO/11/32   April 1980
Durham St Oswald
DDR/BP/DIO/11/33   September 1990
Kimblesworth
DDR/BP/DIO/11/34   June 1990
Newton Hall
DDR/BP/DIO/11/35   January 1987
Pittington
DDR/BP/DIO/11/36   July 1985
Sacriston St Peter
DDR/BP/DIO/11/37-38   January 1994
Sacriston St Peter
DDR/BP/DIO/11/39-40   March-April 1986
Shadforth
DDR/BP/DIO/11/41-42   February-March 1994
Shadforth
DDR/BP/DIO/11/43   February-March 1989
Sherburn St Mary
DDR/BP/DIO/11/44   January 1987
Shincliffe
DDR/BP/DIO/11/45-47   June-August 1993
Waterhouses St Paul
DDR/BP/DIO/11/48-53   December 1987
Witton Gilbert
DDR/BP/DIO/11/54-73
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Easington deanery
Original file noted Dalton-le-Dale, Horden and Peterlee missing
2 files
DDR/BP/DIO/11/54   September 1990
Blackhall St Andrew
DDR/BP/DIO/11/55   February 1986
Castle Eden with Monkhesleden (united benefice)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/56   October 1983
Dawdon St Hild and St Helen
DDR/BP/DIO/11/57-61   January-February 1990
Easington St Mary the Virgin
DDR/BP/DIO/11/62   December 1988
Easington Colliery The Ascension
DDR/BP/DIO/11/63   November 1981 and January 1982
Haswell St Paul
DDR/BP/DIO/11/64   March 1982
Hawthorn St Michael and All Angels
DDR/BP/DIO/11/65   July 1992
New Seaham Christ Church
DDR/BP/DIO/11/66   May 1988
Seaham with Seaham Harbour (united benefice)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/67-68   October-November 1986
Shotton St Saviour
DDR/BP/DIO/11/69   November 1989
South Hetton Holy Trinity and Haswell St Paul (united benefice, separate incumbent's returns)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/70   October-November 1988
Thornley St Bartholomew (Kelloe)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/71-72   June 1987
Wheatley Hill All Saints
DDR/BP/DIO/11/73   June 1989
Wingate Grange, Wingate Holy Trinity and Hutton Henry St Francis (united benefice)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Gateshead deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Gateshead West deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Houghton-le-Spring deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Jarrow deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Lanchester deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Wearmouth deanery
2 ring binders (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Auckland deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Barnard Castle deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Darlington deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Hartlepool deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Sedgefield deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Stanhope deanery
1 ring binder (boxed)
DDR/BP/DIO/11/
Archdeacon's enquiry forms for vacant benefices, Stockton deanery
2 ring binders (boxed)
Extra-diocesan duties
Reference: DDR/BP/EXT


National/Provincial church bodies
Reference: DDR/BP/EXT/1
Records relating to the duties of bishops of Durham in relation to the wider Church of England
This material is not yet sorted, but is included within the following accessions and can be located under the accession references given:
AUC/3/box 34Printed items relating to debates within Convocation (and perhaps more widely) about matters of liturgy and rubrics, with manuscript queries about aspects of the rubrics from a (disaffected) clergyman, 1856-1909
AUC/1/box 38Printed amendments to BCP rubrics, for Convocation, July 1879
AUC/3/box 19Printed items relating to re-arrangement of the patronage of bishops in the York province, 1858-1859. Report on committee of Queen Anne's Bounty re incidental costs arising from mortgages and sales of parsonages, 1878. Memorandum and model deed from committee [of Ecclesiastical Commissioners?], re trusts for church halls and parish rooms, undated [20th cent.]
AUC/3/box 34Printed reports from a Committee of the Lower House of the Canterbury Convocation, and from a session of the Lower House, in relation to a proposed 'synodical judgment' (censure) against John W. Parker, Essays and Reviews (London, 1860)
, on the grounds of alleged heretical interpretations of the bible, creeds and articles, 1861
AUC/3/box 40Printed items and news cuttings from court cases concerning alleged ritualistic practices, 1868-1877
AUC/3/box 11, AUC/48/box 3Lightfoot correspondence mainly re Lambeth Conference 1888, and scrap book from same (also re-opening of Auckland Castle chapel)
AUC/3/box 11Envelope of miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Lightfoot, ca.1879-1888, but mainly concerning 1888 Lambeth Conference. Includes 15 letters from Westcott, 1877-1879. Also envelope of newspaper cuttings re Lightfoot's death and funeral.
AUC/3/box 34Printed items relating to Convocations Bill (which aimed to establish Houses of Laymen for the two Convocations, but was apparently not passed), and deputation to archbishops relating to same, 1900-1901. With MS memorandum on proposed consultative House of Laymen for York Convocation, 1886, and blank voting paper for election of Durham members to House of Laymen, 1901.
AUC/3/box 18Items relating to review of Ecclesiastical Dilapidations Act 1871 and surveyors' fees, 1871-[190x]. Letter from Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline in relation to aspects of liturgy, 1905
AUC/48/box 6Autograph book with letters from bishops and archbishops at Lambeth Conference 1908
AUC/112 (part)Thomas Espin letters relating to Convocation, specifically revision of Quicunque vult (Athanasian Creed), see also other letters of Thomas Espin dealing in passing with the revision within DDR/BP/DIO/1/8


University of Durham
Reference: DDR/BP/EXT/2
Records relating to the role of the bishop of Durham as Visitor to the University of Durham
Several of the 19th century records listed below relate to the bishop's role under Orders in Council (for instance, the appropriation of Castle by the University, DDR/EA/BEP/4/3, or transfer of Dean and Chapter trusts, DDR/EA/BEP/4/9), or to the bishop's role as one of the commissioners appointed under the Durham University Act 1861, rather than strictly to his role as Visitor.
Pre-1919 items below were formerly referenced under accession number AUC/1/boxes 39-41 (DDR/BP/EXT/2/1-33) or AUC/3/box 36 (DDR/BP/EXT/2/107-114).
Personal case files for staff and student appeals to the Visitor cannot be made available during the life of the subject of the file, and the list of these is not published. Enquiries for access to personal data within these files should be referred to the Bishop's Office in the first instance.

DDR/BP/EXT/2/1   1832-1838
Printed copies of acts enabling Dean and Chapter to appropriate part of their property to the establishment of the University (1832), and annexing prebends to the warden and two professorships (1834), statute and regulations (1836), and charter (1837), establishing Durham University
DDR/BP/EXT/2/115   1835 and 1838
Parts of accounts (payments only) relating to University business
DDR/BP/EXT/2/107   December 1836
Letters from bishops of Ely, Lichfield and Coventry, and Ripon, responding to a letter from Archdeacon Thorp about acceptance of Durham students as candidates for holy orders.
With comments from Joseph Allen (Bishop of Ely) on northern students (“rough diamonds”), opposition to establishment of Durham University, opposition to the Pastoral Aid Society, the “abominable business at Oxford” and the poverty of his See. From Samuel Butler (Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry) on the dangers of “a busy pseud-evangelical bishop” in Durham, on not ordaining “literates” (i.e. people without a degree from Oxford or Cambridge), or other men of “low connections”, on “evangelical sentimentality” in creating new ecclesiastical districts, and other matters.
DDR/BP/EXT/2/2   November 1836 to November 1837
Correspondence with copies of memorials of Quarter Sessions and Assizes, regarding appropriation of Durham Castle to the University, and accommodation of assize judges (with printed copy of Orders in Council regarding same and other matters, and printed copy of draft scheme by Ecclesiastial Commissioners)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/3   November 1837
Printed regulations for students in civil engineering, 2 versions, one with letter from Temple Chevallier (Registrar) on need for training in civil engineering and mining
DDR/BP/EXT/2/108   [ca.1839?]
Paper recounting origins of the university, intentions of Bishop Van Mildert and the Dean and Chapter, and need for sufficient endowments. Undated, but referencing Papers relating to the University of Durham printed 1839, as held in Special Collections.
8 f.
DDR/BP/EXT/2/109   1840
Letters from Temple Chevallier (Registrar) concerning dispute with Clerk of the Peace over use of Exchequer building, and whether the university may, in the bishop's name, debar access to the room to the Clerk of the Peace, January-February 1840. With opinion by the Solicitor General (Thomas Wilde), finding against the university's claim for ejectment of the Clerk and advising that the university must provide alternative accommodation before taking over the office, October 1840.
DDR/BP/EXT/2/110   [?1840]-1841
Letters (with rough calculations) from Edward Maltby (Bishop) to Registrar, and from Charles Thorp (Warden) to archbishop of Canterbury, concerning finances and work of Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Also printed compilation of Durham University Papers, 26 April 1841
DDR/BP/EXT/2/111   1846 and 1854
Letters from King's College London, Caius' College Cambridge and H Philpotts (Cambridge University), about parity between Durham and the older universities
DDR/BP/EXT/2/4   June 1841 to August 1861
Printed copies of acts: amending powers and schemes of Ecclesiastical Commissioners (4&5 Vict. c.39, including s.9 re Durham University Trusts), Universities and Colleges Estates Act 1858 (21&22 Vict. c.44), extending provisions of latter (23&24 Vict. c.59), and the Durham University Act 1861 (24&25 Vict. c.82)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/5   1859-1861
Memorial of Northern Institute of Mining Engineers to Home Secretary, regarding establishment of a mining college as part of the university, 12 March 1861. With North of England Institute of Mining Engineers report as per printed library catalogue
DDR/BP/EXT/2/112   1860
Letter from George Waddington (Dean) proposing a petition to Home Office for a Commission of Enquiry, with draft for petition, December 1860. Also printed petition to House of Lords for an enquiry from members of the university, undated
DDR/BP/EXT/2/6   [1862-1863]
Submissions of clergy from Durham archdeaconry, and from the deaneries of Alnwick, Corbridge, Morpeth, Norham East, Norham West, Rothbury, regarding ordinances proposed by Durham University Commissioners
DDR/BP/EXT/2/7   1862-1863
Printed items by Brereton E. Dwarris and James Skinner, as per printed library catalogue
DDR/BP/EXT/2/113   June 1863
Legal opinion relating to powers of Dean and Chapter and/or University to make academic and other changes without consent of the Bishop (possibly in relation to Dean and Chapter scheme following)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/8   1863
Printed scheme for extension of university by Dean and Chapter (1863), with similar manuscript scheme (probably a draft, undated), and letter [corrected draft] from Bishop Charles Baring relating to [draft] scheme
DDR/BP/EXT/2/9   6 February 1861
Two printed returns relating to students, lectures, income and expenditure of the university etc (printed on order of Parliament)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/10   13 June 1862
Three printed copies (not identical) of ordinances made by the Durham University Commissioners
DDR/BP/EXT/2/11   1863
Report of the Commissioners (as presented to Parliament, with three drafts)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/12-14   1863
Minutes of evidence of Commissioners (with appendices), one set galley proofs and two (varying) printed copies ([final] version /14 with some annotations)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/15   [1863]
Additional printed items related to the Commissioners' report (not apparently included within the above), including letter from Privy Council Office about rejection of the Commissioners' ordinances, an argument as to the meaning of the “restrictive clause” (s.7(2)) in Durham University Act 1861, schemes for rearrangement privately endowed scholarships, minutes of meeting confirming ordinances (with consent from Warden to resign), and financial information
DDR/BP/EXT/2/16   [1863]
Manuscript notes apparently relating to Commissioners' report and evidence
DDR/BP/EXT/2/17   [1862-1863]
Newspaper cuttings including letters relating to the Commissioners' draft Ordinances and related matters. Also printed copies of letter from Durham clergy and of summary of [? Commissioners'] conclusions
DDR/BP/EXT/2/18   1862-1864
Correspondence with other commissioners, the dean of Durham, Charles Thorp (archdeacon and warden), clergy and others, in relation to the draft Ordinances, warden's resignation/pension and other matters arising from the Commission (original bundle, not sorted)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/19   11 February 1865
Two printed copies of Regulations for the improvement and extension of the university of Durham, reciting the Order in Council of 7 January 1865 abolishing certain fellowships (as DDR/EA/BEP/4/163)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/20   16 June 1871
Newspaper cutting from The Globe, with letter from “E.W.B.”, calling for new cathedral canons to oversee mission and other diocesan work
DDR/BP/EXT/2/21   23 and 30 June 1882
Copy and extract of The Durham County Advertiser including articles relating to the Jubilee of the university
DDR/BP/EXT/2/22   [1845]
Brief statement of annual income and expenditure of university, with notes including estimates for 1846-1847
DDR/BP/EXT/2/23-26   1892-1895
Accounts of receipts and payments of the university (excluding the 'Order in Council' estate), for four years 1891-1892 to 1894-1895
DDR/BP/EXT/2/114   9 March 1897
Letter from Registrar with resolution of Senate about stabling for the Bishop's horses at Mr Peele's stables
DDR/BP/EXT/2/27   16 June 1898
Letter from university accompanying 1895-1896 and 1896-1897 accounts (not included), in relation to supplying accounts to bishop under 1842 Order in Council and future arrangements for same
DDR/BP/EXT/2/28   [December 1894 and May 1895]
Copies (not signed or sealed) of petition from warden, masters and scholars to Queen in Council, and of supplementary charter, allowing Convocation to be held outwith Durham and granting the power to grant degrees to women (except Divinity degrees), as UND/AA3
DDR/BP/EXT/2/29   20 and 31 December 1895
Printed Memorandum from members of Senate resident in Durham, with covering letter and manuscript notes, requesting greater autonomy for the university's governance
DDR/BP/EXT/2/30   1905
Printed Chronological summary of charters..., as in printed catalogue
DDR/BP/EXT/2/31   1854-1907
Letter from Principal of Armstrong College referring to correspondence with Newcastle Education Authority (not enclosed), reciting desire for a separate university of Newcastle or a federated structure, 2 February 1907. Bundled with the letter are printed items as per printed library catalogue, and cutting from The Ne[wcastle Journal], with report from Newcastle upon Tyne College of Medicine, [no month] 1862
DDR/BP/EXT/2/32   1906 and 1908
Printed copy of University of Durham Act 1908 (8 Edw.VII, c.20), with draft dated 20 June 1906, and Draft proposed statutes issued under the act, as UND/AB2/1 and within printed catalogue
DDR/BP/EXT/2/33   1916-1918
Original file of correspondence relating to changing regulations in order to open Divinity degrees to those not in priests' orders (February-June 1916), and to reducing the income of the dean of Durham in order to fund a Canon Professor (February 1918)
DDR/BP/EXT/2/116   1923
Letter from architect (F. Tillotson Walker of Gosforth), complaining that his contract as Superintendent of Works for New Science College for the Durham Colleges is impossible
DDR/BP/EXT/2/34   1974-1975
Correspondence with university and university's solicitors in relation to the powers of the Visitor, and about the university's Discipline Committee which he chairs
DDR/BP/EXT/2/35-105   1974-2004
Personal case files (appeals from students and staff)
2 metres
Not available for research until after death of subject and list of files not published. For subject access requests, refer to University's Data Protection Officer and to the Bishop's Office in first instance.
DDR/BP/EXT/2/106   March 2000 to December 2001
Correspondence with University on Visitorial arrangements, including UCELNET meeting, CVCP (later Universities UK) consultation paper on independent review of student complaints, and meetings with Senate Academic Appeals and Teaching and Learning Committees. Includes deed of indemnity in respect of bishop's Visitorial duties, July 2000.
File also includes two items not strictly Visitorial, viz press cutting about Stockton-on-Tees campus, and meeting with Lord Puttnam, Sunderland and Durham Universities and LEA staff about creative partnerships.
Local organisations
Reference: DDR/BP/EXT/3
Records of local non-diocesan bodies in which the bishop was formally involved
This material is not yet sorted, but is included within the following accessions and can be located under the accession references given:
AUC/3/box 36Lists of beneficiaries and contributions for the Bishop Auckland Sunday Society (see following), 1811-1821
AUC/1/62Volume (58 f.) recording members and distributions of the Sunday Society at Auckland Castle (a benefit society for elderly people, adding payments by the bishop to contributions made by the members according to a 'scale of allowance'), 1840-1867
AUC/1/box 38 (part)County Durham Seamen's Mission log book (notes of meetings and fundraising, with some printed notices listing the bishop of Durham as President), 1893-1902
AUC/3/box 36Letters and printed notices/circulars about the Public House Trust Association (to encourage public ownership of pubs and prevent excess drinking), and formation of a local branch, 1901


Parliament (House of Lords)
Reference: DDR/BP/EXT/4
Records relating to parliamentary bills and debates, in connection with the bishop of Durham's position as a Lord Spiritual. These records are not yet listed, but a few items can be found under the following accession references.
AUC/3/box 35Items relating to elementary education, School Boards, the Naitonal Society and related matters, apparently in connection with a parliamentary bill or debates, 1891-1900


Personal papers
Reference: DDR/BP/PER
Correspondence and other papers, relating to the personal concerns of specific bishops of Durham, together with some of their sermons and writings. This material overlaps with that within DDR/BP/DIO (especially the general correspondence within DDR/BP/DIO/1), but is generally not (or not purely) diocesan in nature.
Although still largely unlisted, these papers can generally be located under the “AUC” or “Misc” accession codes given below, as long as sufficient notice is given (some draft lists are also available).
Butler (1750-1752)
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 8)“Notes and extracts of unpublished sermons of Bishop Butler”: notes from five sermons, originals of which are described as “in the hands of a member of his family”
AUC/38 (planchest J/5)Framed facsimile extract of [sermon], from [British Library], 1742
Shute Barrington (1791-1826)
AUC/3/box 13/files 24, 27Letters to Bishop Westcott with memorials of Bishop Barrington, 1891-1893
Maltby (1836-1856)
AUC/3/box 37, file 1Letters to Edward Maltby, sent by bishops of Edinburgh, Ely and Hereford, 1842
AUC/3/box 8Letters from Charles Blomfield (bishop of London) re use of laymen and Church Pastoral Aid Society (1836-1842), memorial fund for Duke of Wellington [ca.1853], from James Wilson Carmichael about sketches (1845), from Maltby's granddaughter about furniture and an oak desk [1873x1886], and a personal letter (1839, transcript)
AUC/35Oath of allegiance, 1836
Baring (1861-1879)
AUC/3/box 37, file 2Miscellaneous papers of Charles Thomas Baring: mainly printed items, but two in-letters of 1872 and a circular letter dated 1858
Lightfoot (1879-1889)
AUC/3/box 9Copy letters from Joseph Barber Lightfoot, arranged chronologically and listed, 1879-1889 (two files)
AUC/3/boxes 9-10Letters to Lightfoot, arranged alphabetically by correspondent (three envelopes)
AUC/3/box 11Envelope of miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Lightfoot, ca.1879-1888, but mainly concerning 1888 Lambeth Conference. Includes 15 letters from Westcott, 1877-1879. Also envelope of newspaper cuttings re Lightfoot's death and funeral.
AUC/3/box 12Printed articles and sermons of Lightfoot (1 box)
AUC/3/box 37, files 3-5Lightfoot files
AUC/1/47Volume (ii + 17 f.) containing an illuminated farewell address from the clergy of Northumberland following division of the diocese (with signatures of the clergy), 11 October 1882
AUC/94 (part)Two letters from Lightfoot to 'Norris', 12 February 1883 and 7 June 1883, together with the photograph frame in which they were presumably found. The latter letter refers to a 'great clerical meeting' at Auckland on Thursday 21 [June 1883] and a great diocesan gathering in Durham Cathedral on Friday 22 [June 1883].
AUC/38 (planchest J/5)Framed letter to Lightfoot and reply
AUC/48/box 3 and 9, AUC/38/planchest J/5Illuminated addresses (chiefly on arrival 1879, and recovery from illness 1889)
AUC/48/box 4Notes for biblical commentaries and other works (5 vols)
AUC/3/box 40English translation of The Scottish Hymn of Saint Patrick (aka St Patrick's Breastplate, differs from and ? pre-dates Cecil F. Alexander translation of 1889, published ? 1891 in Irish Church Hymnal). Identification of handwriting with that of Lightfoot very uncertain
Westcott (1890-1901)
AUC/3/box 13, files 1-21Letters from Lightfoot to Westcott, ca.1852-1889
AUC/3/box 38, files 2-4, 8, 11Letters to Westcott and draft sermons, 1890-ca.1895
AUC/3/box 13, file 23Letter from Adam Storey Farrar to Brooke Foss Westcott re European tour and describing photographs of the home of the Curé d'Ars, whose beatification was planned, 1875
AUC/3/box 37, files 6-7Westcott correspondence and papers (mainly relating to a dispute between the CMS in Palestine and the bishop of the Church of England in Jerusalem and the East, ca.1890-1891)
AUC/38/planchest J/5Letter from Westcott and members of Auckland Brotherhood re thanksgiving window in chapel, 1901
Misc.2014/15:14Notes for sermons apparently by Westcott, in connection with confirmation and other services, with some other correspondence, 1890s
Moule (1901-1920)
AUC/3: box 38, file 18File of miscellaneous items (including some correspondence with clergy), temp Handley Carr Glynn Moule. See also similar correspondence in Cathedral Library
AUC/1/box 42File relating to the Moravian Church, 1909-1913
AUC/48/box 9Illuminated addresses, 1901-1902
AUC/1/141 (part)Published pamphlet on George Evans Moule by his brother, with poem and two photographs, 1920
Henson (1920-1939)
AUC/3/box 14 (part)Two newspaper cuttings re Herbert Hensley Henson's installation as dean of Durham, 1913
AUC/1/141 (part)Newspaper cutting re Henson's marriage, [1902]
Misc.2012/13:82 (part)Collection of news cuttings relating to resignation (announced 1938) and death (1947) of Bp Henson, with (enclosed) copy of service booklet for his enthronement (Durham Cathedral, 30 October 1920), and printed account of enthronement service and banquet
AUC/3/plan 3/4Pedigree of McCall and Reid descendants down to ca.1912, including Isabella C. Dennistoun, who married Henson in 1902
Ramsey, Arthur Michael (1952-1956)
AUC/48/box 7Address from borough of Gateshead, 1952 AUC/1/60Folder of letters, papers and orders of service for enthronement of Michael Ramsey as archbishop of Canterbury, and confirmation of election of Frederick Donald Coggan as archbishop of York, May-July 1961
Harland (1956-1966)
AUC/1/61Parchment roll containing address of welcome to Maurice Henry Harland, from mayor, aldermen and burgesses of West Hartlepool, 2 October 1956
See also papers of 2nd and 3rd Earls Grey for letters from:
The 4th Earl Grey papers include items relating to Bishop Westcott's interests in social and industrial matters, including a paper on a conference at Auckland Castle about provision for the aged, 1891, and a newspaper report of an address by him on cooperative ideals.
The series of Grey pamphlets includes items by Bishops Lightfoot and Westcott.

Estate and household
Reference: DDR/BP/EST
Extensive series relating to the administration of Auckland Castle and other bishopric estates have been located at Auckland Castle, and deposited either by the bishops of Durham and their staff, or by staff employed by the Church Commissioners. Other than for maps and plans (see list following), this material has generally not yet been listed, but the major groups are summarised below, and can be made available under the 'AUC' or 'Misc' accession references given.
Financial records
AUC/1/box 31Volume of Auckland and Stockton accounts, ca.1730-1748; Volume of Auckland Castle estate accounts, 1901-1903; two volumes of TH Faber's account with bp of Durham, ca.1815-1821 and 1824-1830
AUC/48/box 2Account book, T.H. Faber with Bishop, 1815-1825
AUC/1/box 323 cash books, 1814-1833
AUC/1/box 3311 volumes of Durham Castle accounts, 1797-1832
AUC/48/box 2Durham Castle account, 1832-1833
AUC/3/box 18Printed collection of Orders in Council, including Order charging See of Durham with contributions towards smaller Sees, and printed letters relating to grants to benefices by the late Bishop of Durham, 1836-1837
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 7, part)Copy letter with extract from parliamentary notices of motion in relation to question to Ecclesiastical Commissioner about bishopric income and royalty rents, 1892
AUC/1/box 34Ledger and cash book, ca.1903-1908; Expenses and petty cash accounts, 1956-1962
AUC/1/box 35-36 and AUC/111Four boxes of vouchers from 1790s (temp William Emm)
AUC/1/box 37Bedlington vouchers, 1806-1819, 1887 and 1891 (typescript list, with index, available in Palace Green library search room)
AUC/3/box 8Vouchers, letters and accounts relating to bills of Shute Barrington, 1793-1808
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 3)Letters marked,“Letters on acceptance of the See etc”: from Dean to Bishop Elect re enthronement arrangements 1901 (1 letter plus enclosure, and re bill for letters patent and conge d'elire), re various bills and expenses 1902 (5 letters), from Henson to “Bishop designate” re finances of the See 1939 (1 letter, with annotation by Michael Ramsey 1956); also extract of OS map showing Auckland Castle and grounds
Misc.2014/15:14Letters relating to miscellaneous financial matters and fees, 1890-1921
Auckland Castle (including Chapel) - fabric, collections and household records
AUC/1/box 30Volume containing inventory and valuation of Auckland Castle, July 1791; three files and two envelopes re Auckland Castle, 19th-20th cent
AUC/3/box 13, file 22Unsorted letters, chiefly addressed to various bishops of Durham concerning Auckland Castle and its heirlooms, historical queries etc, ca.1856-1901
AUC/47/box 5 (part)File of historic information labelled “Library Castle”, including items re library, paintings (including Zurbarans), chapel, letter or address from Florence Nightingale (2 December 1887) and two letters from Brooke Foss Westcott (1895 and 1898)
AUC/1/box 42 (envelopes 6,9)Surveys/schedules and other papers under the dilapidations acts in relation to Auckland Castle, 1901-1920 and 1937
AUC/2/box 5Household bills for Mrs Handley Moule, 1908-1909
AUC/48/box 2 (part)Correspondence re gift of Barrington portrait, 1945
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 4)Letter re gift of 'seal' of Richard of Bury (apparently a stone carving, presumably based on his seal, as in Greenwell and Blair catalogue number 3133) to the see of Durham, 1953
AUC/86/1Photocopies of 1972 Country Life article by John Cornforth, “Auckland Castle, Co Durham, the seat of the bishop of Durham”
AUC/47 (part)Eight files relating to Auckland Castle, mainly re paintings, chapel, public visits and furnishings, 1980s-1995 with some material from 1950s-1970s
AUC/48/box 2Auckland Castle invitation book, 1884-1917
AUC/48/box 2Notebook listing archives, quiz for school visits, letter re library catalogue cards, [mid/late 20th cent.]
AUC/3/box 35Correspondence about various 'heirloom' items, given to the See, chiefly 1960s-1970s (with letter re chapel candles, 1892)
Misc.2011/12:5Author/title catalogue of [Moule] library at Auckland Castle (7 sheaf binders, boxed, ca.1966, see accession AUC/31/box 57)
AUC/3/box 40List of books from [which?] library, [late 19th/early 20th century]
Misc.2014/15:14Lists of furniture, plate etc at Auckland, late 19th/early 20th cent. Schedules of furnishings, plate, pictures and heirlooms with correspondence about valuations and dilapidations, 1901
Misc.2014/15:14Fire insurance policy, with schedules of buildings and goods, 1901-1903. Papers about fire insurance (1912), war damage insurance (1915-1917) and fire insurance (1921).
Misc.2014/15:14Mortgages of episcopal revenues, to fund repairs and improvements at Castle, 1902-1924
Misc.2014/15:14Ironmonger's bill for plumbing and kitchen work, 1920
AUC/31/box 53Correspondence with Church Commissioners and others, chiefly regarding minor repairs, with some information also on furnishings, 1953-1979 (1 file)
AUC/31/box 53Correspondence chiefly with Church Commissioners regarding See Houses Committee reports and future use of Castle, 1961-1971, 1978-1979 and 1984 (2 files)
AUC/31/box 54Correspondence between Church Commissioners, architect and bishop, chiefly concerning minor works to fabric and heating etc, but also some mentions of Zurbarans, repair of Barrington portrait, other pictures and Gate House clock, with plans, 1953-1976 (2 files)
AUC/31/box 54Correspondence file relating to photography of Auckland Castle and precincts for National Buildings Record (1960) and National Monuments Record (1968-1969), see also DDR/BP/PHO/6/13-30 for photographs formerly kept with this file
AUC/31/box 55Plan and brief specification for organ reconstruction by Harrison and Harrison, Durham, 1902-1903, and file relating to routine tuning, repairs etc, 1960-1985
AUC/31/box 55Correspondence file relating to work on and use of chapel, including draft and copy of Alexander's history of Chapel and State Rooms, 1961-1985
AUC/31/box 55Correspondence file relating to minor repairs, toilets, plumbing etc, 1980-1985
AUC/31/box 55Correspondence file relating to future use of Auckland Castle as See house, and to works to accommodate Diocesan Office, 1971-1972 and 1979
AUC/31/box 56Correspondence files and inventories relating to furnishings, heirlooms and paintings, 1920-1985 (3 files)
AUC/31/box 57Correspondence file re library acquisitions and cataloguing project (as sheaf catalogue at accession Misc.2011/12:5), 1960-1979 (with letters about proposal to transfer records to Prior's Kitchen, 1953)
AUC/31/box 57Correspondence file for miscellaneous genealogical and historical enquiries, 1965-1969 and 1976
Auckland Castle - precincts, gardens and Park
AUC/1/box 30Envelope re Auckland Park, late 1870s to early 1880s; two files re Auckland Castle estate and gardens, late 19th to early 20th cent.
AUC/47/box 6 (part)Printed management plan of Auckland Castle Park, including tree survey, 1983
AUC/86/2Photocopies of plan of Auckland Castle Park (Joseph Spence, 1754), and of extract from Heritage Lottery Fund bid for work on the Park with reference to Spence and Thomas Wright, 1998. The original 1754 plan is held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, and a digital copy is available online.
Misc.2014/15:14Letters about request to remove glass houses, 1902
Misc.2014/15:14Letters about request that Ecclesiastical Commissioners take over lease of Park Gate House, 1912
Misc.2014/15:14Tenancy of 18 Castle Square and Castle Gardens for use as market garden, with correspondence about glass houses and damage from highway works, 1920-1926
Misc.2014/15:14File on subsidence under Bowling Green and to south of Castle, 1922-1923
Misc.2014/15:14Lease to Bolckow Vaughan and Co of eatage of Inner Park, 1921
Misc.2014/15:14File on an incident of digging/theft of coal from the Park, 1925 (see also Henson correspondence under DDR/BP/DIO/1 on same issue)
AUC/3/box 35Letter of recommendation for applicant for the charge of proposed clergy house at Castle lodge gates, 1881
AUC/31/box 57Correspondence re minor works and repairs within precincts and Castle Square houses, 1957-1984 (2 files)
AUC/31/box 58Correspondence relating to gardens, chiefly routine work and equipment but also items relating to maintenance in general and to car parking works near Scotland Wing, 1957-1977 (1 file)
AUC/31/box 58Correspondence relating to Auckland Park, including proposals to demolish Deer House and Temple, use of the park by local groups, a management plan and liaison committee meetings with local authority planning department (1981-1983), park-keeper and general maintenance issues, 1921-1977 and 1981-1986 (2 files)
Other estate records
AUC/1/box 29Volume containing lists of leases renewed and granted by Bp Egerton, 1771-1786; two sets articles of agreement concerning management of bishopric estates, 1859 and 1879; two envelopes of estate material, ca.1867-1880
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 7, part)Schedule of books and documents transferred from Auckland Castle to the bishop's Exchequer buildings (in relation to bishopric estates), 1885
AUC/31/box 53Tenancy agreements with and leases from Church Commissioners of Auckland Castle and precincts to bishop and others, 1954-1971
Misc.2014/15:14Letters concerning leases to Bolckow Vaughan and Co: of unspecified land [for use as chapel?] (1893), of Inner Park (1921), and lease to same of minerals and Outer Park (1921)
Misc.2014/15:14Agreement with Ecclesiastical Commissioners that the latter's Estate Committee take over management of Bishopric estates, 1901
AUC/31/box 58Report and letters concerning excavations and consolidation at Binchester Roman station (Vinovia), 1964-1965
Several schemes made by Order in Council (series DDR/EA/BEP/4) relate to Auckland Castle or estate. See for instance numbers 365, 389, 417, 433, 465, 485 and 495 within that series.
Documents relating to Auckland Castle among the Church Commission deposit of Bishopric estate papers include the following:
CCB/B212/27Schedule of furniture and goods, 1750
CCB/B211/71Gift of altar plate by Bishop Cosin to chapels at Auckland and Durham
CCB/B210/42Inventory of goods left by Bishop Neale, 1628
CCB/B143/14-19Disbursements relating to Auckland Castle, 1741-1747
CCB/B162/2-3Parliamentary surveys of manor, 1647


Maps and plans
Dates of creation:
Maps, plans and architectural drawings relating to the bishopric estates, or to Auckland Castle and Park

DDR/BP/EST/1   1752-1882 and undated
Plans and architectural drawings, mainly of Auckland Castle (including Chapel and Park), and drawn by James Wyatt (1746-1813) or William Atkinson alias Atkinson junior (1773-1839)
7 planfile drawers
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/85. Arranged and briefly listed by the depositor. These plans were also loaned by the Church Commissioners to Newcastle University Fine Arts Department in the 1960s or 1970s, who mounted many of them (probably for exhibition purposes). They carry 'CAT' numbers in pencil from this period.
DDR/BP/EST/1/1   undated
Proposed altar in Chapel and triptych, [Wyatt]
DDR/BP/EST/1/2   [ca.1795]
Proposed design for new window in Throne Room (aka Great Room), [? Atkinson]
DDR/BP/EST/1/3   [ca.1795]
One of the windows in the Drawing Room, Atkinson junior
DDR/BP/EST/1/4-6   [ca.1795]
Suggested design for new Throne Room window (three plans), William Atkinson
DDR/BP/EST/1/7   [ca.1795]
Proposed porch to Chapel entrance, [? William Atkinson]
DDR/BP/EST/1/8   [1752 x 1771]
Suggested plan for new Drawing Room (not implemented), John Carr of York
DDR/BP/EST/1/9   [? after 1785]
Long Dining Room, no architect named
DDR/BP/EST/1/10   [ca.1795]
Proposed end wall of Throne Room (gallery, vestibule and section of end), [? William Atkinson]
DDR/BP/EST/1/11   [ca.1795]
Proposed end wall of Throne Room (porch, vesetibule and staircase), Atkinson junior
DDR/BP/EST/1/12   undated
Proposed Ante Room ceiling, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/13   1795
Proposed ceiling for staircase and landing, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/14   1795
Proposed ceiling to staircase and landing (more finished version), Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/15   undated
Section drawing of proposed Ante Room, [? Wyatt]
DDR/BP/EST/1/16-17   1795
Detail of plaster work, Wyatt (two drawings)
DDR/BP/EST/1/18   1795
Decoration for staircase arches, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/19   undated
Suggested design for windows on staircase in Gentleman's Hall, Atkinson junior
DDR/BP/EST/1/20   [ca.1795]
Proposed alterations to Gentleman's Hall, Atkinson junior
DDR/BP/EST/1/21   [ca.1795]
Staircase in Gentleman's Hall, [? William Atkinson]
DDR/BP/EST/1/22   1795
Staircase and section, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/23   1795
Staircase and section (more finished version), Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/24   1795
Section of proposed staircase, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/25   1795
Section of proposed staircase (more finished version), Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/26   1795
Section for new staircase roof, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/27   undated
Section of new roof for Throne Room, no architect named
DDR/BP/EST/1/28   undated
Roof structures, [Wyatt]
DDR/BP/EST/1/29   1795
Section of Throne Room roof (marked “No. 68”), Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/30   1795
Gable end to new roof of Throne Room (marked “No. 68” and “to agree with”), Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/31   undated
Roof drawings, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/32   1795
Suggested arches for staircase, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/33   December 1829
Proposed court room and school near Auckland Castle (with reference to Thomas Dunn's land and School of Industry)
DDR/BP/EST/1/34   June 1826
Proposed alterations to Castle, Henry Hakewill
DDR/BP/EST/1/35   22 August 1882
Excavation work carried out on East wall of Chapel
DDR/BP/EST/1/36   undated
Auckland St Anne chapel [not implemented], no architect named [? Wyatt]
DDR/BP/EST/1/37   1796
Addition of tower to Auckland St Anne chapel, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/38   1796
Tower at Auckland St Anne with Market House in Bishop Auckland, Wyatt
DDR/BP/EST/1/39   undated
Altar design for Auckland Castle chapel and side screens [not implemented], Charles Hodgson Fowler
DDR/BP/EST/1/40   undated
Detail of Cosin Screen [? and proposed additional screens, not implemented], Charles Hodgson Fowler
DDR/BP/EST/2   April-May 1971
Plans of Auckland Castle showing developments for Durham Diocesan Office and improvements to bishop's accommodation, all produced by the Official Architects Department of Church Commissioners. Except as stated below, all are 41 x 68cm, and are based on ground plans, showing either ground floor (with basement of Scotland wing), or first and second floors (with upper floor and mezzanine of Scotland wing).
14 plans
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/3/plans 25-26.
DDR/BP/EST/2/1-2
Proposed improvements to Bishop's accommodation, ground and first/second floor plans (including chauffeur's flat), 2 plans
DDR/BP/EST/2/3-6
Proposed diocesan offices (scheme A), two copies of each floor
DDR/BP/EST/2/7-12
Proposed diocesan offices (scheme B), three copies of each floor
DDR/BP/EST/2/13-14
Ground plans of Scotland wing (basement, mezzanine and upper floors), showing tentative layout of diocesan offices at ultimate stage, based on scheme A for first stage, two copies
Size: 55 x 37 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3   1978-1983
Plans, with photographs and specifications, relating primarily to repairs within Auckland Castle Chapel. Drawn by the Church Commissioners' architect (where stated). Arranged with numbered (and dated) plans first, followed by undated plans of the Chapel repairs, a plan not relating to the Chapel, and other items.
3 folders
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/94.
DDR/BP/EST/3/1   23 January 1979
Roof repair details, plan and sections, scales 1:50 and 1:20, drawing number OA/D/78/59/PD1
Size: 60 x 85 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/2   April 1981
North/south aisles, plan with section showing original timbers, scale 1:50, drawing OA/D/81/70/S1
Size: 60 x 85 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/3   April 1981
North aisle roof, section showing timbers, with notes on repairs carried out, drawing OA/D/81/70/S3
Size: 60 x 85 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/4   September 1981
North and south aisle, sections showing 'typical' details, scale 1:10, drawing OA/D/81/.../S7
Size: 60 x 85 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/5   June 1983
Plan and sections showing principal works carried out, scale 1/16":1', drawing D/83/62/S15A
Size: 60 x 85 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/6   
Sections and details of south aisle roof showing timbers
Size: 58 x 61 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/7   
Sketches and location plan of organ platform, spiral stairs and screen to Ante Chapel
Size: 45 x 61 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/8   
Plan, elevations, sections and details for organ platform
Size: 68 x 90 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/9   
Plan, elevation and section showing timbers and existing stonework for organ loft
Size: 62 x 91 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/10   
Plans, elevation and section of niche, also showing window, full-size and 1/8th full-size scale
Size: 43 x 59 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/11   
Copy plan of chapel vestibule, robing room and inner hall. with a few notes relating to timbers and floors
Size: 42 x 30 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/12   May 1982
Plan with artist's impression for kitchen in Victoria [Wing] flat, scale ½":1', drawing OA/D/82/62/S5
Size: 30 x 42 cm
DDR/BP/EST/3/13   [1983]
List of workmen, contractors and suppliers involved in Chael restoration and repair works, 1978-1983.
This and the following items (specification and photographs) have been apparently pinned to [display boards], perhaps as part of an exhibition [within the chapel?].
DDR/BP/EST/3/14-16   [1983]
Detailed summary of works carried out
DDR/BP/EST/3/17-20
Illustrated list and notes of bones, stones and other items found during repair works on and around pews
DDR/BP/EST/3/21
[Label] for “repair strap” (north aisle, west gable beam)
DDR/BP/EST/3/22-34   [1978-1983]
Mounted photographs, all but the last with captions, showing damage and repairs to roof, stonework and east window of chapel
DDR/BP/EST/4   
Other plans of Auckland Castle and Park

Previously referenced under 'AUC' accession number AUC/3/plans, except as indicated within list following.
DDR/BP/EST/4/1   1772
Plan of park and demesne lands by Jeremiah Dixon. With decoration showing deer within park. Fields named and numbered, with table of acreages. Garden, bowling green, deer house and reservoir marked. Scale 4 chains:1". Negative photostat copy in four sheets, original apparently mounted or framed. Inscription along bottom, “This survey and drawing was made by Jeremiah Dixon, born at Cockfield, Co Durham 1733. An eminent astronomer (for further particulars see back of picture). Presented to the bishop of Durham by Waguman Dixon (great grand nephew) 1917.”
Estate maps
DDR/BP/EST/4/2   [19th cent.]
Plan of Castle, with some rooms labelled. Two sets of drains are marked (including rain water tank, flushing tanks, gulley traps, ventilating pipes, soil pipes and earth closets), one set marked as 'new'. Scale 8':1"
DDR/BP/EST/4/3-4   [early/mid 19th cent.]
Ground plan of Castle, with rooms lettered and referenced. Shows drains, water pipes, flues and pipe for malt liquor, with table of same, including references to water closets, privies, stop cocks, fire places, cistern and cess pool. Several buildings described by reference to their occupants, and School of Industry mentioned. Undated but final numbered item described as drain laid in 1834 (towards Gaunless). Scale 30':1". Original plan on rollers, with photocopy (latter inks in some of the faint pencil writing on original).
Photocopy previously referenced under accession number AUC/94, original as AUC/3/plan 15/3
DDR/BP/EST/4/5   1851
Tracing of plan of Castle, Park and demesne lands, with acreages and [tenement] boundaries marked. Endorsed, “Furnished by Eccl[easiastical] Comm[issioners] 1851”. Scale ca.4 chains:1"
Crumbling tracing paper mounted on cloth. UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION
DDR/BP/EST/4/6   1858 (from date on dorse)
Plan of Castle, Park and demesne lands, with fields numbered and coloured, and table of occupiers and acreages. Includes route of [water pipe] from cistern within Park. No scale (ca.2 chains:1")
Estate maps
DDR/BP/EST/4/7   January 1880
Plan of chapel showing proposed rearrangement of seating, with table of accommodation, scale 4':1", C. Hodgson Fowler. Also numbered in pencil 'cat 6' (see note under DDR/BP/EST/1 above).
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/94
DDR/BP/EST/4/8   21 October 1889
Sketch plan of Castle and Park, copied from a map in custody of Ecclesiastical Commissioners by Ewan Christian, 4 chains:1"
Estate maps
DDR/BP/EST/4/9   [19th or early 20th cent.]
Plan of Castle, gardens and Park, also fields to south of Castle and mill, with table of acreages. Shows paths and features within Park. No scale (ca.4 chains:1")
Estate maps
DDR/BP/EST/4/10   [19th or early 20th cent.]
Plan showing areas of Park and Park Head fields leased for coal mining, with details of pillars to be left unworked, and line of dyke. No scale (ca.4 chains:1")
Estate maps
DDR/BP/EST/4/11   [? early 20th cent.]
Sketch plan of “Castle Gates” (exact location not indicated) showing [iron] railings, with stamp of Edward Thompson & Son, hot water engineers and sanitary plumbers
DDR/BP/EST/4/12   [20th cent.]
Plan of Castle, bowling green and garden on linen, most buildings not labelled, certain areas marked 'A' to 'F'. Scale 1:500
Estate maps
DDR/BP/EST/4/13   
Fragment of plan with 'library' marked, possibly from a plan of Castle
DDR/BP/EST/4/14-15   1956
Two plans of Castle, both scale 8':1", one showing first and second floors with mezzanine of Scotland Wing, and the other showing ground floor with 1:500 block plan. Plans show heating systems, including positions of radiators, 'vectoir' heaters and gas appliances, and usage of rooms. Ground floor and block plan also shows drains, gulleys and connection into mains sewer. First and second floor plan badly torn.
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/48/box 9
DDR/BP/EST/4/16   September 1988
Plan of second floor of Castle, showing use of (a few) rooms, scale 16':1", Smiths Gore
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/94
DDR/BP/EST/4/17-18   November 1994
Ground plan and section of St Peter's Chapel by King, Hudson and Berry, scale ca.1:150 (apparently reduced from 1:50 drawings)
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/94
DDR/BP/EST/5   
Miscellaneous estate maps and plans (excluding plans of Auckland Castle and Park)

Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/plans
DDR/BP/EST/5/1   [? 1881-1882]
Plan showing land to be purchased from bishop of Durham and Ecclesiastical Commissioners for North Eastern Railway, Bishop Auckland to Spennmoor, with numbered fields and table of acreages (in relation to land taken by route of railway), scale 4 chains:1". Undated but note DDR/BP/PRI/1/21
Manuscript maps
DDR/BP/EST/5/2   [? 1880s]
Tracing showing Darlington Road between Royal Oak (Redworth township) and West Auckland, scale 8 chains:1" (? perhaps related to North Eastern Railway plan as above)
Manuscript maps
Photographs
Reference: DDR/BP/PHO
Extent: 3 planchest drawers + small box
The subjects are chiefly individual bishops and clergymen, late 19th - early 20th centuries, groups of bishops, 1888 and 1908 (mainly those attending the Lambeth Conference and a Pan-Anglican festival at Auckland Castle in 1908), and groups of ordinands and clergy of the diocese of Durham, 1885-1932, most of them also including the bishop of Durham and many depicting the annual St Peter's Day reunions of the “Auckland Students” or “Lightfoot Brethren”, ordinands who had trained at Auckland Castle from the time of Bishop Lightfoot onwards. Other photographs show miscellaneous groups or topographical subjects.
All are black and white photographs and are mounted, except as stated within the list.
Most of these photographs were previously referenced under accession number AUC/38, and deposited by the Church Commissioners in 1995. A few of the topographical photos of Auckland Castle, precincts and Chapel were previously referenced as accession AUC/31/box 54.
The list is arranged thematically as follows, and mainly by date within each section.
/1. Individual bishops of Durham
/2. Other individual clergy
/3. Groups of bishops
/4. Clergy groups (most also including bishop of Durham)
/5. Lay persons and groups (many including bishop of Durham)
/6. Topographical subjects (arranged by place)
/7. Architectural designs

Negatives of most photographs are held by Palace Green library (as noted within the list), from which prints may be ordered. Any prints made from these negatives are not to be reproduced or published without the permission of the bishop of Durham. Digital images of the photographs for which negatives are available can be viewed from the detailed list online: they were photographed in 2012 from contact prints of the negatives.

DDR/BP/PHO/1/1   July 1901
Brooke Foss Westcott, bishop of Durham, in garden of Auckland Castle. Taken by Revd RB Dawson, “a son of the house”. Removed from frame 1995
Size: 21.5 x 16.2 cm (mount 30 x 25.2 cm)
Negative reference number 11, filim-strip 41A
   Digitised version
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/1/2   1907
Handley Moule, bishop of Durham, seated reading in study or library [of Auckland Castle?]. Frame and mount damaged by woodworm and destroyed, save for section with inscription. Inscription on mount also written on back of photograph, and adds “Second President of the Cowper Society, Preacher of the Newton Centenary Sermon”.
Size: 28.5 x 22 cm
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/2/1   undated [1866 x 1875]
Walter Farquhar Hook (1798-1875), as dean of Chichester (1859-1875). Framed
Size: 10.2 x 6.3 cm (mount 14.2 x 10.9 cm)
Negative reference number 1, filim-strip 7A
   Digitised version
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/2/2   undated [1836 x 1882]
Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew in University of Oxford and canon of Christ Church Oxford, 1828-1882. Framed
Size: 10.0 x 6.2 cm (mount 14.2 x 10.9 cm)
Negative reference number 2, filim-strip 6A
   Digitised version
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/2/3   undated [late 19th century]
Unidentified clergyman with shooting stick
Size: 25.2 x 20.3 cm (mount 26.1 x 21.2 cm)
Negative reference number 14, filim-strip 38A
   Digitised version
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/3/1   undated [ca.July-August 1888]
Group of 50 archbishops and bishops from the worldwide Anglican church, including Samuel Adjai Crowther (bishop of Niger Territory 1864-1891) and Joseph Barber Lightfoot (bishop of Durham), taken outside 15 The College. Probably marks reopening of Auckland Castle chapel after its restoration (when Lightfoot invited bishops taking part in the 1888 Lambeth conference to Durham; Lambeth Conference held 3-27 July 1888).
Size: 36.6 x 54.6 cm (mount 48.3 x 66.3 cm)
Negative reference number 45, filim-strip 1
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/2   1908
Group of 225 bishops attending Lambeth Conference, taken outside [Lambeth Palace, London]. With key identifying all the people in photograph.
Size: 39.1 x 58.4 cm (mount 62.0 x 80.9 cm)
Negative reference number 47, filim-strip 43
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/3   1908
Large group of people, mainly bishops but also some women, attending Pan-Anglican (Lambeth) Conference, taken inside [? Lambeth Palace chapel, London]. Background has been painted in, or may be a photograph of a painting.
Size: 23.1 x 37.7 cm (mount (35.5 x 45.5 cm)
Negative reference number 39, filim-strip 7
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/4   1908
Group of bishops attending Lambeth Conference, taken inside [Lambeth Palace Library, London]
Size: 23.2 x 27.8 cm (mount 35.4 x 45.9 cm)
Negative reference number 19, filim-strip 33A
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/5   1908
Sixteen bishops with connections to diocese of Durham who were attending the Lambeth Conference (including Handley Carr Glyn Moule, bishop of Durham), taken in grounds of [Lambeth Palace, London]. With key to episcopal titles.
Size: 10.3 x 14.2 cm (mount 19.9 x 25.3 cm)
Negative reference number 4, filim-strip 4A
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/6   1908
Another copy of above DDR/BP/PHO/3/5.
Size: 10.3 x 14.2 cm (mount 24.1 x 27.3 cm)
Negative reference number 5, filim-strip 3A
   Digitised version
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/7   1908
Nine bishops connected with Marlborough College who were attending the Lambeth Conference, taken inside [?Lambeth Palace, London]. Moule had been assistant master at Marlborough College 1865-1867.
Size: 10.3 x 14.2 cm (mount 16.7 x 25.3 cm)
Negative reference number 3, filim-strip 5A
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/8   11 June 1908
24 bishops attending Pan-Anglican festival at Auckland Castle, with Handley Carr Glyn Moule in centre, taken outside Auckland Castle. WIth row of small photographs of seven bishops present at Auckland Castle but unable to be in group photograph, stuck along bottom. With key to episcopal titles (some discrepancies between this and key to next photograph).
Size: 28.5 x 37.2 cm (mount 42.6 x 56.2 cm)
Negative reference number 40, filim-strip 6
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DDR/BP/PHO/3/9   undated [June 1908]
26 bishops attending Pan-Anglican festival at Auckland Castle, with Handley Carr Glyn Moule in front row, taken outside 15 The College. With key to episcopal titles (some discrepancies between this and key to previous photograph).
Size: 36.5 x 44.9 cm (mount 49.4 x 62.1 cm)
Negative reference number 42, filim-strip 4
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/1   [29 June] 1885
Group of 41 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Lightfoot in centre and dog in front, taken in grounds of [Auckland Castle].
Size: 18.7 x 23.7 cm (mount 33 x 38 cm)
Negative reference number 12, film-strip 40A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/2   [29 June 1885]
Group of 41 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Lightfoot and dog, almost identical to that in DDR/BP/PHO/4/1.
Size: 14.7 x 20.3 cm (mount 29.2 x 34.5 cm)
Negative reference number 6, film-strip 2A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/3   [29 June 1885]
Group of 23 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Lightfoot in centre and dog at front, taken in front of window [in east front of Auckland Castle]. Some overlap with group in DDR/BP/PHO/4/1.
Size: 15.3 x 20.8 cm (mount 32.5 x 38.2 cm)
Negative reference number 7, film-strip 1A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/4   [29 June 1885]
Group of 26 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Lightfoot in centre and dog at front, taken outside [Auckland Castle, in angle between east front and south wall of connecting wing to chapel]. Some overlap with group in DDR/BP/PHO/4/1.
Size: 15.5 x 20.3 cm (mount 29.1 x 34.1 cm)
Negative reference number 8, film-strip 44A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/5   [29 June] 1886
Group of 44 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Lightfoot in centre and two dogs in front, taken in grounds of [Auckland Castle]
Size: 19.5 x 24.2 cm (mount 32.2 x 37.6 cm)
Negative reference number 13, film-strip 39A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/6   29 June 1901
Group of 86 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Westcott and two children in centre and dog in front, taken outside Auckland Castle [in angle between east wall of connecting wing to chapel and south wall of chapel]
Size: 21.8 x 28.9 cm (mount 23.2 x 35.6 cm)
Negative reference number 16, film-strip 36A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/7   29 June [?1903]
Group of 73 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Moule in centre and dog in front, taken outside [south wall] of Auckland Castle [chapel]
Moule was bishop of Durham Oct 1901 to May 1920, and held St Peter's Day reunions of the Auckland students (also known as “Sons of the House” or the “Auckland Brotherhood”) every two years, according to JB Harford and FC MadDonald, Handley Carr Glyn Moule... (2nd edition)
, p205. Dated photographs for the St Peter's Day reunions in 1905 and 1907 survive in this series, and the photographer of this item is A&G Taylor, who is used for photographs dated 1905 (4/9) and 1907 (4/11). From June 1907, the firm of Lowery seems to have been used for these photographs. An early date would also explain the high attendance at this reunion, if it is Moule's first such gathering.
Size: 24.9 x 29.2 cm (mount 37.9 x 48.4 cm)
Negative reference number 34, film-strip 18A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/8   1904
Group of 28 clergymen, as listed in label with photograph, taken ouside building in Gateshead [? house of rural dean or Gateshead St Cuthbert retreat house]
Size: 28.1 x 36.5 cm (mount 48.2 x 59.9 cm)
Negative reference number 41, film-strip 5
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/9   29 June 1905
Group of 55 [ordinands and clergymen] with empty episcopal throne in centre and two dogs in front (annotated with reference to Bishop Moule's illness). Taken outside [Auckland Castle], in angle between [east front and south wall of connecting wing to chapel].
Size: 23 x 28.7 cm (mount 36.8 x 43.9 cm)
Negative reference number 21, film-strip 31A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/10   29 June 1907
Group of 57 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Moule in centre, taken outside [connecting wing and entrance to Auckland Castle chapel]
Size: 23.4 x 28.2 cm (mount 35.5 x 45.6 cm)
Negative reference number 18, film-strip 34A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/11   5 November 1907
Group of 36 clergymen ordained priest with Bishop Moule in centre, taken outside [connecting wing and entrance to Auckland Castle chapel]
Size: 24.3 x 29.1 cm (mount 39.2 x 50.8 cm)
Negative reference number 23, film-strip 29A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/12   29 June 1909
Group of 59 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Moule in centre, taken outside [Auckland Castle chapel]
Size: 22.9 x 28.1 cm (mount 35.4 x 45.5 cm)
Negative reference number 20, film-strip 32A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/13   29 June 1912
Group of 45 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Moule in centre, taken outside [connecting wing and entrance to Auckland Castle chapel]
Size: 24 x 29.3 cm (mount 35.4 x 45.5 cm)
Negative reference number 24, film-strip 28A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/14   undated [29 June 1912]
Copy of preceding photograph
Size: 24.2 x 29 cm (mount 35.3 x 43 cm)
Negative reference number 25, film-strip 27A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/15   29 June 1913
Group of 51 [ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Moule in centre, taken outside [Auckland Castle, angle between east wall of connecting wing to chapel and south wall of chapel]
Size: 24 x 29.2 cm (mount 35.3 x 45.6 cm)
Negative reference number 31, film-strip 21A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/16   undated [29 June 1913]
Copy of preceding photograph
Size: 23.7 x 29.2 cm (mount 35.1 x 43 cm)
Negative reference number 32, film-strip 20A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/17   undated [29 June 1914x1919]
Group of 50 [?ordinands and clergymen] with Bishop Moule in centre, taken outside window [in east front of Auckland Castle]
Moule died 8 May 1920. Earliest dated photograph mentioning Clifton Art Studio as photographer's address is dated 1914.
Size: 24.2 x 28.8 cm (mount 35.4 x 45.6 cm)
Negative reference number 22, film-strip 30A
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DDR/BP/PHO/4/18   4 July 1932
Group of 45 clergymen with Bishop Henson in centre, taken outside [south east corner of Auckland Castle chapel], with tennis equipment in background. Unmounted.
Size: 25.3 x 30.7 cm
Negative reference number 17, film-strip 35A
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DDR/BP/PHO/5/1   undated [late 19th century?]
Cross-shaped arrangement of copies of 54 painted portraits and one bust of historical persons [ca.16-19th centuries], with copy of painted portrait of another unidentified person [?18th century] in centre
Size: 22.5 x 15.8 cm (mount 43.9 x 33.7 cm)
Negative reference number 9, film-strip 43A
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DDR/BP/PHO/5/2   9 July 1898
36 members of committee of Robert Candlish Memorial Hall, Seaham Harbour, with Bishop Westcott in centre, taken outside Auckland Castle
Size: 32.3 x 43.5 cm (mount 67 x 50.6 cm)
Negative reference number 44, film-strip 2
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DDR/BP/PHO/5/3-4   18 July 1910
Two groups attending garden party held at Auckland Castle for inmates of Homes for Aged Mineworkers in County Durham, with Auckland Park Lodge miners' banner in background. Top group is mainly women, with [Mrs Harriot Mary Moule] in centre. Bottom group is of men, with Bishop Moule in centre.
two photographs, mounted together
Size: each photograph 10 x 36 cm (mount 38.3 x 50.5 cm)
Negative reference number 35 and 36, film-strip 17A and 16A
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DDR/BP/PHO/5/5   Summer 1912
Approx 124 members, mainly children, of Durham and District Band of Hope Union, with Dean and Mrs Kitchin in front row, and Band of Hope banner in background. Taken in garden of Durham Cathedral Deanery. (Dean Kitchin died 13 October 1912.)
Size: 20.2 x 30 cm (mount 32.7 x 45 cm)
Negative reference number 26, film-strip 26A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/1   [27] December 1889
Open grave of Bishop Lightfoot (died 21 December, buried 27 December 1889), at foot of sanctuary steps in front of altar in Auckland Castle chapel
Size: 15.4 x 20.9 cm (mount 25.2 x 29.8 cm)
Negative reference number 10, film-strip 42A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/2   undated [after 1889]
Tomb-chest monument to Bishop Lightfoot, by Sir E Boehm, in north chancel aisle of Durham Cathedral
Size: 23 x 27.4 cm (mount 30.8 x 45.2 cm)
Negative reference number 15, film-strip 37A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/3   undated [? 1895]
East end of interior of Durham Cathedral Chapter House, as rebuilt 1895 in memory of Bishop Lightfoot
Size: 29.4 x 37.7 cm (mount 40.5 x 51.5 cm)
Negative reference number 38, film-strip 8
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/4   undated [? 1920sx1930s]
Durham City, showing west front of Durham Cathedral with River Wear below and backs of buildings at east end of Framwellgate Bridge. One of these is painted with sign reading “Cocoa Palace” and “[Castle Hotel]”.
Size: 37.1 x 49.5 cm (mount 50.1 x 62.7 cm)
Negative reference number 46, film-strip 44
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/5   undated [? after 1888]
East-facing interior of unnamed church, showing altar, nave and side-aisles. Thought to be possibly Hendon St Ignatius (built by Bishop Lightfoot, architect Charles Hodgson Fowler, consecrated 2 July 1889) [see inventory of Auckland Castle at accession ref AUC/31/box 56]
Size: 25.7 x 36 cm (mount 37.9 x 49.3 cm)
Negative reference number 33, film-strip 19A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/6   1876
Stone statue of St Hugh on exterior of [?Lincoln] Cathedral, made prior to repair
Size: 45.6 x 20.5 cm (mount 50.5 x 24.9 cm)
Negative reference number 43, film-strip 3
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/7   undated [1897x1942]
Exterior of Sedgefield church, showing tower, [south] side of building with porch and transept, and part of churchyard
Date based on years when J[ohn] R[eed] Edis, the photographer, was working from Saddler Street in Durham.
Size: 28.9 x 23.6 cm (mount 40.4 x 35.5 cm)
Negative reference number 27, film-strip 25A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/8   undated [1897x1942]
West-facing interior of Sedgefield church, showing rood screen, choir stalls and altar rail
Date based on years when J[ohn] R[eed] Edis, the photographer, was working from Saddler Street in Durham.
Size: 28.9 x 23.6 cm (mount 40.4 x 35.5 cm)
Negative reference number 28, film-strip 24A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/9   undated [20th century]
Triptych above and carved panelling behind and to sides of altar of an unidentified church or chapel
Size: 28.1 x 35.8 cm (mount 30.5 x 37.8 cm)
Negative reference number 37, film-strip 15A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/10   undated [20th century]
Exterior of unidentified church, showing tower, [north] side of building with porch, and part of churchyard
Size: 30.7 x 24.9 cm (mount 45.3 x 37.9 cm)
Negative reference number 29, film-strip 23A
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DDR/BP/PHO/6/11   undated [20th century]
Alston St Augstine church, apparently cut from printed book (but photograph original)
Size: 5.8 x 4.2 cm (cutting 12.5 x 7.5 cm)
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/6/12   undated [20th century]
Old Bewick Holy Trinity church, showing east end and apse
Size: 17.6 x 14.0 cm (mount 31 x 23 cm)
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/6/13   September 1960
Interior of Auckland Castle chapel looking east, showing part of choir, high altar with pot plants, east window and part of roof
Photographed for the National Buildings Record. See correspondence file within DDR/BP/EST (accession AUC/31/box 54).
Size: 21.5 x 17 cm (unmounted)
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/6/14   September 1960
Interior of Auckland Castle chapel looking west, showing nave, transepts, screen, organ and west window
Photographed for the National Buildings Record. See correspondence file within DDR/BP/EST (accession AUC/31/box 54).
Size: 16 x 21 cm (unmounted)
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/6/15   September 1960
Interior of Auckland Castle chapel, showing windows, part of roof and angels (?) on pilasters within spandrels of nave arches
Photographed for the National Buildings Record. See correspondence file within DDR/BP/EST (accession AUC/31/box 54).
Size: 16 x 21 cm (unmounted)
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/6/16-17   September 1960
Organ chamber on west wall of Auckland Castle chapel (two photographs)
Photographed for the National Buildings Record. See correspondence file within DDR/BP/EST (accession AUC/31/box 54).
Size: 20.5 x 16 cm and 16.5 x 12.5 cm (both unmounted)
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/6/18-30   ? 1968 or 1969
Various external views of Auckland Castle buildings and precincts
Probably photographed for the National Monuments Record. See correspondence file within DDR/BP/EST (accession AUC/31/box 54).
Size: 13 photos, all 21 x 16 cm or 16 x 21 cm, all unmounted
Photographic prints
DDR/BP/PHO/7/1   undated [?1879]
Annotated drawing of a Durham episcopal staff. Possibly by Charles Hodgson Fowler, for staff of Bishop Lightfoot [see inventory of Auckland Castle at accession ref AUC/31/box 56].
Size: 34.1 x 14.4 cm (mount 40.6 x 20.6 cm)
Negative reference number 30, film-strip 22A
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Photographic prints
Printed matter
Reference: DDR/BP/PRI
Dates of creation:
Miscellaneous printed items accumulated (predominantly) within the Bishop's Office

Printed maps
Reference: DDR/BP/PRI/1
Dates of creation:
Extent:
Printed maps without diocesan annotations
Previously referenced under 'AUC' accession number AUC/3/plans, except as indicated within list following.

DDR/BP/PRI/1/1   [18-19th century]
Coloured map, Episcopatus Dunelmensis vulgo The Bishoprike of Durham, taken from French translation of (?) Camden's Britannia or similar (chapter “L'Evesche de Dunelme”, p.337-338)
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/2   [1833]
A map showing the situation of each Roman Catholic chapel, college or seminary throughout England, Scotland and Wales, according to published accounts, and also the present stations of the Reformation Society, to January 1833 (British Reformation Society, London). Coloured edition, with tables showing numbers of chapels per County and increases since 1824 and 1829.
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/3/1-2   [1878]
Diocesan map of England and Wales showing the provisions of the Bishoprics Act (1878), also the other recommendations of the Cathedral Commissioners (1854) and the population (census 1871), (Edinburgh, [1878]), also showing cathedrals, bishops' residences, acreages, numbers of parishes and Church Congress towns, and table with number of archdeaconries and rural deaneries in each diocese, 2 copies (one on rollers)
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/4   12 May 1892
General plan of Sunderland harbour and docks by Henry H. Wake, engineer (River Wear Commission, 1892). Coloured plan, showing south breakwater and extension to Roker pier in course of construction, with details of docks and table of water depths etc, signed by engraver
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/5   early 20th century
Scarborough's map of Northumberland and Durham (The Scarborough Company, London). Coloured plan on rollers, showing boundaries, roads etc, with tables of administrative divisions including populations (from 1901 census), acreages and other details, and geological map inset, scales 2¼ miles:1" (main map) and 7 miles:1" (geological)
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/6/1-2   1972
Development plan of Tyne and Wear (Department of Environment), 1":1 mile. With tracing of boundary outlines only (partial or enlargement?)
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/7/1-2   1972
Development plan of Teesside (Department of Environment), 1":1 mile. With tracing of boundary outlines (north of Tees only)
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/8   [1980s-1990s]
The diocese of Durham (University of Durham). Coloured plan showing deanery boundaries, with list of parishes and conventional districts on reverse. From papers of Bishop of Durham's press and communications officer, 1984-1994 [pre-dates PhONEday telephone number change in April 1995]
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/9   
Fragment of printed plan showing Roker Rocks
DDR/BP/PRI/1/10-20   1859-1962
Ordnance Survey sheets
Listed within the library printed catalogue, where they can be found by doing a shelfmark search for DDR/BP/PRI/1.
Maps
DDR/BP/PRI/1/21   1881-1882
Plans and sections for North Eastern Railway, between Bishop Auckland and Spennmoor (“railway no. 5”, [deposited plan] for session 1881-1882). Drawn by M & MW Lambert, lithographers, Newcastle. See DDR/BP/EST/5/1 for manuscript plan showing route of railway.
Maps
Printed acts, bills and parliamentary papers
Reference: DDR/BP/PRI/2
Dates of creation:
Extent: 1½ boxes
Miscellaneous acts, bills and reports, acquired by the bishops of Durham in the course of their business for the diocese or within the House of Lords

DDR/BP/PRI/2/1-27
Listed within the library printed catalogue, where they can be found by doing a shelfmark search for DDR/BP/PRI/2.
DDR/BP/PRI/2/28   1874
News cutting, including text of Colonial Clergy Bill (37 & 38 Vict. c.77)
DDR/BP/PRI/2/29   1875
News cutting, including text of Eccesiastical Fees Act, 1875
DDR/BP/PRI/2/30   28 November 1876
Printed act of court relating to rules under Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 for appointment of assessors in ecclesiastical cases of Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Books and pamphlets
Reference: DDR/BP/PRI/3 Listed within the library printed catalogue.

Portraits and topographical prints
Reference: DDR/BP/PRI/4
Dates of creation:


DDR/BP/PRI/4/1   [1920s-1934]
Portrait of Francis Pember by Glyn Philpot, as at All Souls College, Oxford
Size: 120 x 98 cm
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/plans 3/2
Engravings
DDR/BP/PRI/4/2   [1926]
Portrait of Randall Davidson, archbishop of Canterbury, by P[hilip] A[lexius] de Laszlo, as at Church House
Size:
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/plans 3/3
Engravings
DDR/BP/PRI/4/3   [ca.1769?]
Interior view of Durham cathedral church and choir by Christopher Ebdon, as on Pictures in Print
Size: 48 x 47 cm
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/plans 3/1
Engravings
DDR/BP/PRI/4/4   1728
Print by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, The south-east view of Bishop Aukland Palace in the bishoprick of Durham
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 2)
Engravings
DDR/BP/PRI/4/5   1728
Print by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, The south view of Durham Castle being the bishop's palace
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 2)
Engravings
DDR/BP/PRI/4/6   1838
Key to printed representation of Queen Victoria receiving the sacrament at her coronation, identifying 216 of those present
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/box 36
Prints
Historical notes
Reference: DDR/BP/HIS
A number of items of miscellaneous historic interest have been found at Auckland Castle and deposited by the bishops of Durham or their staff. These typically include a mix of original documents and antiquarian or research notes, and their original provenance is generally unclear.

DDR/BP/HIS/1
Files of material concerning the bishops of Durham from Chandler to Westcott (1730-1901), including original material alongside historical notes.
1 box
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/33-45
DDR/BP/HIS/1/1   1733-1748 (plus copies of some earlier material)
Edward Chandler
Notes, letters and other documents, some in Chandler's hand, in relation to leases and fines, colliery rents and other property matters, including the following.
  • Dispute with G.Surtees over leases of Mainsforth, Sherburn and Bishop Middleham properties (p.2b-e and p.21f-i)
  • Copy depositions dated 1635 in cause against Nicholas Freville re old manor house and adjoining grounds at Bishop Middleham (p.3-4)
  • Notes re admissions to copyhold lands in West Auckland, [1624]-1682 (p.9-10)
  • Alleged encroachments by burgesses on waste ground in Sunderland (p.11-12)
  • Profits from collieries near Sunderland, in Murton and elsewhere, leased by Mr Smith, with notes on how to reckon the value of a colliery and values for 1732-1737 (p.13-14)
  • Similar notes in relation to Scarborough Colliery for 1731-1735

File label mentions “6 autograph letters to Mr Clavering”, which appear to no longer exist.
34 pages, numbered as p.1-22
DDR/BP/HIS/1/2   1750-1898
Joseph Butler
p.2. List of offices and officers of the bishop, with fees and some annotations, 1750-1752. Petition for grant of waste ground to Thomas Rudd of Hilton, sugar baker, 1750. Newspaper cuttings (2) re memorial tablet for Butler in Durham Cathedral, 1898.
p.3. Lease of Lodgefield in Weardale Forest to John Bownass of Allenheads, blacksmith, 1751.

12 pages, numbered as p.1-4
DDR/BP/HIS/1/3   1752-1771 and undated
Richard Trevor
p.2. Appointment of attorneys to deliver possession of tenement and closes in Sedgefield, on a lease for three lives, 1768.
p.3-18. Printed pamphlet, The speech made at Farewall-Hall to ... Richard ... on His Lordship's first arrival in his diocese ... by Tho[mas] Sharp, ... archdeacon of Northumberland. With His Lordship's answer.
p.19. Parchment strips with signatures of Trevor and Robert Hutchinson (brother of William Hutchinson, historian). Receipt for fees paid to archbishop of York's officers on Trevor's translation to Durham, 1752. Letter to [Jacques Sterne] relating to dispute about cathedral stall profits sede vacante (see DCD/H/LP27), [?1756].
Loose. Letter from Jaques Sterne to Trevor relating to above dispute, 1755, with [late 19th century] note on same. Typescript biography of Richard Trevor, apparently written for an audience or readership of Glynde or Lewes, Sussex

28 pages, numbered as p.1-20
DDR/BP/HIS/1/4   1771-1786 and undated
John Egerton
p.2. Printed engraved portrait, with mitre and arms of see of Durham. Parchment strip with signature cut from [deed]
p.3-4. Parchment strip with signature cut from [deed], noting that Egerton “entered on the see Aug 1 1771”.
p.5-8. Letter to Revd Loydd, apparently in response to complaint against bishop's secretary, 1786
p.9. Deputation to bailiffs to defend bishop's rights in Yorkshire (Howdenshire and Allertonshire), 1772. Parchment strip cut from deed with signatures of George Brooks [bishop's private secretary?] and Robert Hutchinson (brother of William Hutchinson, historian), 1771

16 pages, numbered as p.1-10
DDR/BP/HIS/1/5   1779-1790 and undated
Thomas Thurlow
p.1. List of rectors of Houghton-le-Spring 1789-1890, and appointments of Thomas Thurlow
p.2. List of office holders of bishop of Durham (temp. Egerton or Thurlow)
p. 3-26. Sermon preached at consecration as bishop of Lincoln by Phipps Weston (rector of Witney and canon of Wells), “Christian bishops and pastors, the salt of the earth”, Trinity Sunday 1779 (printed)
p.27-28. Account of arrival in Durham diocese, from [Town and Country Magazine, July 1787]
p.29. Letter to Mr WIlson, asking him to preach at Auckland for Thurlow's visitation, July [1788]. Parchment strips (2) with signatures cut from [deeds], 1787 and 1790.

38 pages, numbered as p.1-30 (p.3-28 loose)
DDR/BP/HIS/1/6   1721-1901 and undated
Shute Barrington (plus other members of family)
p.1. Biographical notes, ending with entry from Mr Emm's diary recounting weather and Mrs Barrington's death in August 1807
p.2. Printed engraved portrait by P. Audinet, with signature and with combined arms of Barrington and see of Durham, 1826. Page from [letter] with signature, 1806.
p.3-6. Letter to attorney re deed of settlement and property at Brookfield, 180[5?]
p.7. Parchment strips (2) cut from [deeds] with signatures and seals bearing combined and separate arms of Barrington and see of Durham, 1814 and 1819. Newspaper cutting recounting custom of meeting new bishops of Durham at Farewell Hall on first entry into diocese, with descriptions of arrivals of Talbot, Butler and Barrington. Newspaper cutting from Newcastle Daily Journal with letter from rector of Edmondbyers complaining that he has not received prayer books distributed under the Barrington Trust, 1891.
p.8. Printed portrait with combined arms of Barrington and [see of Salisbury], from European Magazine, 1788. Letter to Mr Spafforth re “Walkington business”. Newspaper cutting re will and estate of Percy, 8th Viscount Barrington, 1901.
p.9. Biographical notes on John Shute Barrington [1st Viscount Barrington and father of Shute Barrington] and his sons. Signature of JSB taken from document re subscription in South Sea Company, 1721.
p.10. Letter from John Shute Barrington re same, 1721. Letter from [? William Wildman Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington and Secretary at War 1765-1778], re papers for Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, 1777.
p.11. Printed portrait of John Shute Barrington.
p.13-26. Speech by John Sharp, prebendary and sub-dean of Durham Cathedral, on his entry into the diocese, with Barrington's answer and account of his arrival from Richardson's Table Book, August 1791 (printed)
p.27. List of office-holders of bishop, 1807. Printed letter re inadequacy of jail and house of correction, with statement by Barrington about contribution to new buildings, 1808.
p.28. Printed engraved portrait by C. Picart, from drawing by H. Edridge, 1810
p.29. Receipt from [servant?] for travel and board expenses, with Barrington's signature and seal, 1818. Printed engraved portrait [by Thomson?], with printed facsimile of Barrington's handwriting, 1826. Paper strip containing [handwriting of Barrington] as bishop of Salisbury, 1782.
Loose. Transcript of article in the Cumberland Pacquet with anecdote about Barrington's teaching of Sunday Scholars at Auckland, ca.1801 (two copies). Extract from obituary in Edinburgh Annual Register, 1826, with anecdote from a Persian traveller recounting Barrington's charity to poor people

60 pages, numbered as p.1-30 (p.3-6 loose)
DDR/BP/HIS/1/7   1827-1890 and undated
William Van Mildert (with two documents re Edward Maltby)
p.2. [Lithographed] drawing of Auckland Castle by W. Monkhouse (drawn by A. Wilson)
p.3. Letters (4) to T.H. Faber re payment of bills and expenses, 1827-1829
p.4. Receipts from Henry Maltby, [rector of Egglescliffe], acknowledging subscriptions to Egglescliffe School(s) from Bishop [Edward Maltby], 1855-1856
p.5. Newspaper cutting re entertainment of newly-ordained clergy at Auckland Castle in 1834, January 1890. Extract from letter referring to Mrs Van Mildert's health, 18[34].
p.6. Letters and receipts (4) to T.H. Faber re payment of expenses, 1829 and 1831. Letters (2) from bishop and treasurer [of the society], relating to donation for Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Shipwrecked Mariners, 1831.
p.7. Letters (5) to T.H. Faber and R.A.D. Gresley re payments of bills, 1831-1835. Letter re gift to Joseph Heslop, dismissed as schoolmaster at Middleton-in-Teesdale for “too good reasons”, 1831. Letter re donation to new chapel at Cresswell, [Northumberland], 1835.
p.10. Letters (2) to R.A.D. Gresley re payment of sundry accounts and contribution to Wooler church, 1835
p.11. Appointment of gamekeeper in Evenwood manor (used as draft for later appointment by Edward Maltby), July 1826

68 pages, numbered as p.1-12
DDR/BP/HIS/1/8   1828-1837 and undated
Van Mildert's Public Days at Auckland Castle
Letters to T.H.Faber from persons planning to dine at Auckland Castle on Van Mildert's “public days”, plus the following items:
p.1. Copy extract from Durham Advertiser announcing public days in August 1828
p.3 and 10. Receipts (3) for advertisements placed in local newspapers, 1828-1833
p.8-9. Extract from William James, Naval history of Great Britain 1793-1820, and newspaper cuttings (2), relating to naval career of Lt William Pryce Cumby, and his annual celebration of battle of Trafalgar in Heighington

78 pages, numbered as p.1-12
DDR/BP/HIS/1/9   1806-1856 and undated
Edward Maltby
p.2. Printed portrait, Paris
p.3. Letter to William Thompson re payment of wages, [1838]. Letters (4) to R.A.D. Gresley re payments, 1838-1847.
p.4. Letter re publication of [visitation] charge and list of books, undated. Letter to R.A.D. Gresley re payment to Revd Henry J. Maltby [son, rector of Egglescliffe], 1848. Letter re dinner invitation, undated. Fragments (3) from letters and deeds with signatures and post-mark, 1836 and 1855.
p.5. Printed dinner invitation, 1856. Printed bill with copy correspondence between election agent and bishop re alleged attempts by bishop to influence the votes of his tenants in the South Durham election of 1841. Copy and translation of latin inscription on trees planted by bishop in Spring 1840. Letter from C.F. Maltby to R.A.D. Gresley re payment, 1841.
p.6. Printed engraved portrait by R. Cooper, from drawing by H. Edridge
p.7. Correspondence (2 letters) with Durham Freemen relating to their dispute with mayor and corporation of Durham following damage done to the Freemen's herbage on the Sands following fairs held by the mayor and corporation, 1837. Letters re prolonged absence (1847), order of books (1820), payment on account of Lady Longford (1806) and removal of [? wart] (undated). Strips (2) cut from letters with signature, address and date.

70 pages, numbered as p.1-8
DDR/BP/HIS/1/10   1837-1859 and undated
Charles Thomas Longley
p.2. Letters relating to payment (1842), ordering champagne (1857), and acknowledging receipt of book on Harperly Park Minster (1859, with envelope)
p.3. Printed funeral details and card for Mrs Longley, deceased, 1858. Letters relating to payment (1837, with envelope), receipt of returns (1853, with envelope), and personal matters (undated).

32 pages, numbered as p.1-4
DDR/BP/HIS/1/11   [1791-1836], 1862-1879 and undated
Charles Baring
p.2. Newscutting with biographical notes on Baring's retirement, February 1879. Letter re subscription to Newcastle hospital, an order for coal and formation of new district of Waterhouses (Brancepeth parish), [watermark 1862]. Letters (2) with envelope relating to guests during examination for deacons' orders (1873) and an address from residents of Bishop Auckland (1879).
p.3. Seals of Shute Barrington and Wiliam Van Mildert. Letter re dispute between committee and vice-presidents of Auckland Flower Show, 1864. Auckland Park admission card, 1872.
p.5-8. Mandate from dean and chapter to cite major canons for election of new bishop, 1861
p.9-12. Prayers used at election as bishop, 1861
p.13. News cuttings relating to dispute between dean and chapter, and bishop, re restoration of Durham Cathedral, also with reference to licensing of curates, 1876
p.14-15. Letter, account of resolutions, list of contributors and address to bishop (with his reply), re proposed portrait of Baring to hang in Auckland Castle, 1877. Notice to inhabitants of Bishop Auckland about keeping blinds drawn during Baring's funeral according to custom, 1879. Printed engraved portrait, [1879].

50 pages, numbered as p.1-16
DDR/BP/HIS/1/12   1879-1889 and undated
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
p.2. Letter concerning unspecified mission, 1886
p.3. Printed programme for enthronement, installation and induction as bishop, 1879. Invitations (3) to enthronement, “general festival” and “at home”, 1879-1882. Newscuttings (2) listing bishops of England and Wales with ages, stipends, patronage and politics, 1883.
p.4. Printed [engraved] portrait, [1879]. Newscutting with biographical notes, 1879. Invitation to talk at Auckland Castle of Zenana Missionary Society, [1889]

Several of the items in this and the previous file indicate that they belonged to Mr or Mrs Nelson.
34 pages, numbered as p.1-4
DDR/BP/HIS/1/13   1890-1901
Brooke Foss Westcott
p.2-3. Newspaper cuttings relating to appointment, January-April 1890
p.4. Printed portrait as Bishop Designate, March 1890
Enclosures: newspaper cuttings relating to death and funeral, August 1901. Obituary with portrait (“The Miners' Bishop”), from The Christian Budget, 7 August 1901. Newspaper article under heading “The Prince-Bishops of Durham”, with outline history of the palatinate, [1901]. Newspaper cuttings relating to estate and will, [1901]. Printed service leaflets and admission tickets for funeral in Auckland Castle Chapel, 2 August 1901. Invitation to dinner (this and the funeral tickets addressed to Ralph and Mrs Nelson), undated.

4 pages with multiple enclosures
DDR/BP/HIS/2
Folders of material concerning Bishops' officials
1 box
Previously referenced under accession numbers AUC/1/130-140
DDR/BP/HIS/2/1
Viscount William Keppell Barrington, high sheriff of Durham, and his brother Augustus Barrington
DDR/BP/HIS/2/2
John Buddle the elder, bishop of Durham's colliery viewer
DDR/BP/HIS/2/3
Thomas Dampier senior, Thomas Dampier junior and Dr Andrew Bell, masters of Sherburn Hospital, 1773-1832
DDR/BP/HIS/2/4
Daniel Dew, bishop of Durham's agent
DDR/BP/HIS/2/5
John Dunn, Howdenshire receiver (also contains a letter from William Pye, 25 Ap[ril 1738)
DDR/BP/HIS/2/6
William Emm, Bishop Butler's under-secretary
DDR/BP/HIS/2/7
TH Faber of Bishop Auckland, TH Faber of Stockton and HQ Faber of Stockton
DDR/BP/HIS/2/8
Nicholas Fuzekerly, Bishop Talbot's attorney-general
DDR/BP/HIS/2/9
Daniel Turner and Percival Forster, bishop fo Durham's deputy receiver, and Arthur Mowbray, bishop of Durham's receiver general
DDR/BP/HIS/2/10
William Wailes of Northallerton and John Wailes, bailiffs and officers of the bishop of Durham
DDR/BP/HIS/2/11
John Saunders Walton, bailiff of Northallerton and bishop's official, and RB Walton
DDR/BP/HIS/3
Miscellaneous items of historical or antiquarian interest (provenance generally unknown, but apparently compiled, collected or retained for their historical interest rather than for any administrative purpose)
DDR/BP/HIS/3/1   undated (watermarked 1824)
Manuscript copy of Bishop Cosin's charter of foundation of the Bishop Auckland almshouses
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/26, item 128
DDR/BP/HIS/3/2   1796
File containing historical notes concerning Auckland Castle [by Lambert]
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 30 (part)
DDR/BP/HIS/3/3   1959
Letters re material at Auckland Castle for a life of F.W.Faber [? housekeeper at Auckland, 1822ff]
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 42
DDR/BP/HIS/3/4   [ca.1750]
List of churches and chapels (arranged alphabetically), with names of incumbents noted from ca.12th century, and showing whether they were vacated by death, resignation or deprivation. Apparently compiled in 1750 by Dr Christopher Hunter, antiquarian (based on latest appointment in his handwriting), and subsequently updated until 1772 (in another hand).
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/178
Referenced in connection with Patric Watt (Wait) in HE Savage, “Thomas Wandles and Patrick Wait”, in Archaelogia Aeliana (3rd series, vol 7, 1911), p12

DDR/BP/HIS/3/5   1774-1810
Photocopies of episcopal visitation returns for Stanhope (1774, 1792 and 1810) and St John's Chapel in Weardale (1774), noted as having been made in 1971.
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/2/1
DDR/BP/HIS/3/6
NUMBER NOT USED (prints previously listed here now at DDR/BP/PRI/4/4-5)
DDR/BP/HIS/3/7   [late 17th/early 18th cent.]
Manuscript of Saint Cuthbert, or the histories of his churches at Lindisfarne, Cuncacestre and Dunholm, written by Robert Hegg of Whitworth, 1625
Also includes at back a short extract from [Thomas] Fuller, Church history [of Britain, from the birth of Jesus Christ, untill the year MDCXLVIII] (relating story of Pope Gregory's encounter with “Angli” slaves), and lists of bishops of Lindisfarne, Chester and Durham (up to Nathaniel Crew, 1674[-1721]).
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/48/box 8
For other (printed and MS) copies held within Special Collections, see library printed catalogue (1777 edition), Cosin MS B.ii.11, Mickleton & Spearman 88 and Add.MS 1557. For discussion of manuscripts and editions, see Philip Pattenden, “Robert Hegge of Durham and his St Cuthbert”, in Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland (new series, vol.5, 1980), p.107-123. The current MS falls into Pattenden's first group, and is similar to the Cosin and Mickleton & Spearman manuscripts; Add.MS 1557 falls into his second group, on which the 1777 edition is based.
DDR/BP/HIS/3/8   1960-1961
Printed and typescript items on Auckland Castle, apparently collected by Bishop Maurice Harland (1956-1966), with typescript for talk by same entitled “Where we live”
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/141
DDR/BP/HIS/3/9   16 June 1913
Typescript notes on the history of the 4th Durham Light Infantry
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/146 (part)
DDR/BP/HIS/4
Historical notes and papers relating to the rights and privileges of the bishops of Durham
See also the 17th century compilation of charters among the records of the Diocesan Registry, at DDR/EA/RGL/6.
DDR/BP/HIS/4/1   1732-1818
Marked “Durham Bishopric Papers”, including correspondence and other papers in relation to the bishops' roles within the diocese, palatinate and parliament. Marked inside front cover, “H.D. from J.G.W. 1921”, so presumably compiled for or given to Herbert Hensley Henson by JG Wilson (Chapter Clerk or Diocesan Registrar?) then. Also includes some material relating to the bishop of London's Paddington estates, estates in Middlesex and a few other extraneous items.
1 volume, 118 f.
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/46
Typescript list is kept with the printed catalogues within Palace Green Library.
DDR/BP/HIS/4/2   1924 and 1955
Legal opinions with correspondence, concerning the bishop's rights to occupy rooms within Durham Castle, and his rights vis-a-vis the proposal to place it under the guardianship of the Commissioners of Works (includes copy of 1837 Order in Council for appropriating Durham Castle to the use of the University of Durham), 1924. The first opinion includes references to a previous opinion on the proposed war memorial on Palace Green (and its removal by students), and to the gating of Dun Cow Lane (and the removal of the gates by local residents).
Kept with the above is correspondence concerning use of the bishop's rooms in the Castle by the Chancellor of the diocese, 1955.
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 7, part)
DDR/BP/HIS/4/3   1944
Letters concerning the rights of the bishops of Durham to use the term “by divine providence” (rather than “by divine permission”), including copies of correspondence on the issue dated 1880
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 5)
DDR/BP/HIS/4/4   [19th/early 20th century]
Map of bishopric of Durham, “illustrative of the church history of the 16th century”
Previously referenced under accession number AUC/3/plan 19/1
Manuscript maps
Extraneous miscellanea
Reference: DDR/BP/MIS
This material has generally not yet been listed, but most earlier items are summarised below, and can be made available under the 'AUC' (accession) reference numbers stated.
AUC/1/box 41Parchment roll containing Elizabethan copy of an extent of manors [? Cornwall], temp Edward III and Richard II
AUC/1/box 39Transcripts of documents concerning the Fens and Thorney peculiar (Ely diocese), 1589-1752
AUC/1/141Gretna Green marriage licence and certificate, 1845
AUC/1/box 42 (envelope 1)“Papers found in Bishop Cosin's desk”: includes abstract of title for a house on Elvet Bridge, Durham, 16 Feb 1708/9 (relating to 1684-1690), and a receipt for a promissory note of even date for £20 plus same value in salted cod fish, 4 Dec 1745
AUC/3/plan 29Sketch plan of Westminster Abbey and adjoining buildings, showing dates of fabric, by F.R. Durham (undated)
AUC/48/box 5Photograph album given by C.G.Davis to Bishop Westcott, with photographs from Rome and Pompeii, late 19th cent.
AUC/48/box 5Notes on aspects of church history and other matters
AUC/1/box 42Copy of bill found at Wentworth House, relating to work on Catholic chapel and religious statuary (undated)
AUC/3/box 8Notes on W.H.D. Longstaffe including printed obituary, 1898. Correspondence re attempts to trace manuscripts of John Dyer (poet, d.1757), 1937-1939
AUC/3/box 8MS and typescript verses by John Hall How (1871-1938)
AUC/3/box 8Copy of The Morning Chronicle with article on Durham Reform County Meeting, 1831
Misc.2014/15:14Baptism card (produced by SPCK), for Mark Errol Glasswell, baptised at XXX St Matthew, 1938