Durham Cathedral Archive: plans, surveys and valuations
Introduction
Contents

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD/E
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: plans, surveys and valuations
Dates of creation: 1740-1868
Extent: XXX
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral, and officers working under the Receiver (specifically the Sub-Receiver or land agent, and local bailiffs)
Language: Records are written in English.

Contents

Surveys and valuations of the dean and chapter's estates, many with associated plans. Also other plans of dean and chapter properties.
For the use of some of these records for tracing the history of a property formerly belonging to Durham Cathedral, see also separate guide online.

Accession details

Parts in the custody of Durham University since [1950s], with some items transferred by the Chapter Clerk more recently, as noted within list. Most of the leasehold surveys (DCD/E/A) were taken over by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners ca.1870, and deposited with the University by their successors (Church Commissioners) in 1956: Church Commissioners' references for these items are noted within the list ('CCD' numbers).

Conditions of access

Records older than 30 years are open for consultation. More recent records may require prior written permission from the Chapter Clerk.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Reprographics Officer at Durham Cathedral Library (library@durhamcathedral.co.uk) for items owned by the Cathedral, and from the Church of England Record Centre (archives@churchofengland.org) for the Church Commission material (with 'CCD' references in the catalogue): contact Palace Green Library (pg.library@durham.ac.uk) if in doubt about ownership of any items. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Catalogue

Surveys of the leasehold estate
Reference: DCD/E/A
Dates of creation: 1740-1868
Extent: 6 metres
Plans, surveys, valuations and terriers of the dean and chapter's leasehold properties. In general, these consist of an 18th century survey and plan, with updated valuations (typically every 7 years). However, only some of the 18th century plans exist, and there are many gaps in the survey material. The series listed here are arranged in a conventional order used for most of the cathedral's estate records before the 19th century: this is a geographical arrangement, starting with Durham and going north to Gateshead and Heworth, then east to South Shields and roughly clockwise around County Durham, ending at Shincliffe and Croxdale just south of Durham (see outline plan of Co Durham showing the route/arrangement within guide to tracing properties online).
Most of Durham cathedral's property was leasehold (especially after 1577, when remaining copyhold tenure on the cathedral estates was converted to leasehold), and was held by a system of renewable leases that is typical of ecclesiastical property before about 1870, but unfamiliar today. A property or tenement would be leased usually for a period of 21 years (40 years for some town properties). However, the leaseholder would not wait until the end of the term before renewing the lease, but would renew after (typically) just seven years (or 14 for town properties). The annual rent for the property was fixed or fossilised, at least after 1660 (if the property remained undivided), and is known as the reserved rent, with the leaseholder paying an additional lump sum (called a “fine”) on renewal of the lease to reflect the real value of the property. Valuations were therefore usually carried out when leases came up for renewal, to help set the level of the renewal 'fine'.
Most of the plans and books of survey within this section are part of the Church Commissioners' Deposit of Cathedral Estates material (CCD).

Earlier surveys and plans
Reference: DCD/E/AA
Dates of creation: 1740-1812
Extent: 1½ metres
Estate plans of dean and chapter leasehold property, most with books of survey (incomplete series). In most cases, plots on the plans are numbered, referring to entries within the books of survey. The latter show leaseholders, reserved rents and acreages. The leaseholder's name and reserved rent can be used to match a property on these plans to an entry within the Notitia books (DCD/F/CB), and thereby to the earlier estate records. See also later series of plans at DCD/E/AF.

DCD/E/AA/1   1768
Plan of Sir Benjamin Rawling's estate, leased from the dean and chapter, at Hebburn, Haining and Heworth Shore (Bill Quay), in Jarrow and Heworth parishes. Surveyor Richard Richardson. With decorated cartouche, dividers, scale and compass point, and table of plots showing tenants, acreages and quality as M[eadow], P[asture], W[ood] or A[rable]. Also small sketch of Durham Cathedral south side near cartouche, sailing ships shown in river Tyne, windmill, quarries and footpaths marked, and layout of garden etc at Hebburn Hall. Includes notes on buildings at Heworth and Haining Shore, estates noted as tithe free
No contemporary book of survey survives. Plot numbers from this map are used in the 1790s “Gateshead and Heworth” survey book DCD/E/AB/5. This plan only covers a small area of Heworth. Another 18th century plan of the rest of Heworth seems to have been drawn up, as the later survey books (DCD/E/AB/5 etc) refer to plots that are not included within this plan. However, no other 18th century estate plan of Heworth including numbered plots now survives.
scale: about 6 chains to an inch
Size: 55 x 77 cm
Stored in vertical plan chest
Church Commission reference CCD 13631
Digitised material for Plan of Sir Benjamin Rawling's estate in Jarrow and Heworth parishes, 1768 - DCD/E/AA/1
Jarrow (England)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/2/1-2   1783
Plan of dean and chapter estates at Monkton, Wardley and Hedworth, in Jarrow parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson. Scale 6 chains to an inch. With cartouche (featuring a ruined building), scale and compass point. Fields are named and show acreages, leaseholder names and numbers corresponding with book of survey, with some marked as freehold. Boundaries between Monkton and Hedworth and of Wardley Manor marked. Tables show allotment of two fields in Monkton (Potts Garth/Close and Herds Close), rotationally between 7 leaseholds on a 10-year cycle. Windmills shown north of Hedworth and Wardley Hall, and limit of spring tides at Simonside
With associated book of survey
2 membranes stitched together (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 62 x 108 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13642 (plan) and CCD 13643 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan and survey book of Dean and Chapter estates at Monkton, Wardley and Hedworth, in Jarrow parish, 1783 - DCD/E/AA/2/1-2
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/3/1-2   1768
Plan of Westoe and Harton townships, in Jarrow parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson. With cartouche, dividers, scale and compass point. Fields are named and show acreages, leaseholder names and numbers corresponding with book of survey. Boundary between Westoe and Harton shown. Remarks relate to ploughing patterns within freehold land near South Shields, South Shields market (referencing act of parliament 1767 and houses “built in 1768 so great was the Spirit of Improvement”. Rubbish and ballast hills shown in Westoe/South Shields, also wind mill at South Shields (belonging to Corporation of Newcastle), well south of Westoe (used for glass making) and Marsden ('Marston') Rock. Illustrated with ships in river Tyne and along coast
With associated book of survey (including further remarks on above and other features)
scale: about 8½ chains to an inch
1 membrane (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 68 x 93 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13668 (plan) and CCD 13669 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan of Westoe and Harton townships, in Jarrow parish, 1768 - DCD/E/AA/3/1-2
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/4/1-2   1779
Plan of Monkwearmouth, Southwick and Fulwell townships. Surveyor J Mowbray. Scale 8 chains to an inch. Includes detached part of Monkwearmouth, Southwick and Fulwell located to the north west (between Jarrow and Boldon). With compass point, scale and cartouche. Fields show acreages and names - numbers corresponding with book of survey (in red) are in many cases very faded.
With associated book of survey (boxed separately)
Size: 59 x 76 cm
Rolled plan
Church Commission references CCD 13654 (plan) and CCD 13655 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan of Monkwearmouth, Southwick and Fulwell townships, 1779 - DCD/E/AA/4/1-2
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/5/1-2   1812
Plan on paper of part of Monkwearmouth township: small area only around John Street, Dundas Street and George Street, and including the site used later for Monkwearmouth All Saints church. Surveyor Thomas Bulmer. ½ chain to 1 inch. With watercolour painting of river banks (possibly imaginary) and Wearmouth Bridge (as G. Cookson (ed), A history of the County of Durham, volume V: Sunderland (2015), p.241-244) inset. Also compass point and scales in yards and chains. Shows gates, ? gardens, stock yards, stocks, cock pit and pin-fold (pound).
With book of survey ('references', boxed separately), listing lessees of separate plots and some subsequent assignments, but without acreages, dates or rents
Size: 141 x 117 cm
Rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13656 (plan) and CCD 13657 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan and book of survey of part of Monkwearmouth township, 1812 - DCD/E/AA/5/1-2
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/6/1-2   April 1781
Plan of Dalton-le-Dale township. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 4 chains to an inch. With cartouche (featuring ruined arch), compass point and scale. Fields are named and show acreages, leaseholder names and numbers corresponding with book of survey. Shows river banks, ponds, 'Tempest Free Church', well to south and windmill to north of village
With associated book of survey, including notes on parish, vicarage, manor, tithes, presence of lime and coal (“no trials have been made to discover it”)
2 m. glued together (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 55 x 102 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13619 (plan) and CCD 13620 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan and book of survey: Dalton-le-Dale township, 1781 - DCD/E/AA/6/1-2
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/7   1805
Plan of Moorsley township (Houghton-le-Spring parish); surveyor John Leybourne; 4 chains to an inch; with scale, compass point and cartouche. Fields numbered to correspond with book of survey
With book of survey (boxed separately), mostly blank but including acreages and notes on reserved rents and tithes
Size: 65 x 82 cm
Rolled plan
Church Commission reference CCD 13632
Digitised material for Plan of Moorsley township, 1805 - DCD/E/AA/7
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/8/1-3   1771
Plan of North and South Pittington. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale about 6 chains to an inch. Some fields marked as freehold, others numbered (corresponding with book of survey), with field names, acreages and names of leaseholders. With scale, compass point and cartouche decorated with landscape scene (featuring house, sailing boat and trees)
Enclosed with main plan is a plan of Finchale Banks and Pit Houses, a detached part of Pittington township, scale 4 chains to an inch. With cartouche, compass point and scale
With associated book of survey
Size: 74 x 92 cm and 31 x 49 cm
Rolled plans
Church Commission references CCD 13648 (plans) and CCD 13649 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan of North and South Pittington, with survey book, 1771 - DCD/E/AA/8/1-3
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/9/1-2   October 1774
Plan of Cowpen Bewley ('Coopon') township in Billingham parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 6 chains to an inch. With cartouche, compass point and scale. Fields include field names and acreages, and numbers linking to book of survey. Indicates “temporary separation of [Cowpen Marsh] into two parts”
With associated book of survey
1 m. (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 64 x 82 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13613 (plan) and CCD 13614 (survey)
Digitised material for Plan of Cowpen Bewley with survey book, 1774 - DCD/E/AA/9/1-2
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/10/1-2   November 1774
Plan of Newton Bewley township in Billingham parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 6 chains to an inch. With cartouche, scale and compass point (aligned south east/north west). Fields include field names and acreages, and numbers linking to book of survey
With associated book of survey
1 m. (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 59 x 79 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13646 (plan) and CCD 13647 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/11/1-3   1775
Plan of Wolviston township in Billingham parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale approximately 6 chains to an inch. With compass point (map oriented with west at top), scale and cartouche, and showing boundaries of the North, Wouth and West fields [prior to enclosure]. Fields are numbered (corresponding with book of survey), with field names, acreages and (in many cases) two proprietors' names (one being probably from the enclosure award, and one the current leaseholder). Some land is noted 'FREE' (referring to freehold land or 'free rents', viz paying only fixed annual rents with no renewal fines), 'CORPS' (land allotted to individual prebends), or 'WOOD FUND' (income apparently allotted to the cathedral's 'wood' or fabric repair fund).
With associated book of survey and copy of same (boxed separately), main copy with annotations
Size: 76 x 98 cm
Rolled plan
Church Commission references CCD 13676 (plan) and CCD 13677 (main copy of survey, ref /2). Second copy of survey (ref /3) a cathedral item, formerly referenced VST/V/A/3
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/12/1-2   1775
Plan of Billingham township. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 6 chains to an inch. With cartouche, compass point and scale, and showing boundaries of the Moor and Marsh (enclosed 1676), of the North, Middle and Mill fields (enclosed 1716) and of West Meadow and Horse Close. Fields are numbered (corresponding with book of survey), with acreages and field names, and names of both former (at enclosure) and current proprietors. River Tees illustrated with drawings of ships. Remarks on plan relate to Billingham and the port of Stockton, to tithes and presentation, and to arrangements for repair of bridges and banks.
With associated book of survey (boxed separately), including notes on alternative names and awards under the enclosures of 1676 and 1716
Size: 79 x 103 cm
Rolled plan
Church Commission references CCD 13611 (plan) and CCD 13612 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/13/1-2   1765
Plan of Great Burdon township in Haughton-le-Skerne parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 4 chains to an inch. With coloured cartouche (eagle design), dividers, scale and compass point (aligned west/east). Fields are numbered to correspond with book of survey and note acreages, leaseholder names and names in 1650 enclosure award, plus field names used before the enclosure and (in pencil) [current] quality/usage. Shows water mill, two-arched bridge and small alms house in Burdon
With associated book of survey (mostly blank), showing first (after enclosure), previous and current tenant for each tenement, and some field names
paper mounted on linen (folded, boxed)
Size: 49 x 109 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13609 (plan) and CCD 13610 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/14/1-3   March 1808
Two plans: of Coatsaymoor and Chilton in Heighington and Merrington parishes (rolled); and of Newton Ketton in Aycliffe parish (folded, boxed). Each with compass point and coloured scale (4 chains to an inch), and fields numbered according to book of survey. Newton Ketton plan with cartouche, decorated with trees
Also book of survey (boxed) for all three townships, mostly blank
Size: 69 x 86 cm and 74 x 84 cm
Rolled and boxed plans
Church Commission references CCD 13615 (plan of Coatsaymoor and Chilton), CCD 13645 (plan of Newton Ketton) and CCD 13616 (survey)
See also original surveying measurements and notes in connection with Newton Ketton survey, at DCD/E/BB/2.
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/15   1754
Plan of Great Aycliffe township. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 6 chains to an inch. With decorated scale, coloured dividers, cartouche and two compass points (map oriented with west at top). Includes table showing proprietors of 84 separately numbered town houses. Enclosed fields show names of current lessees/owners, together with acreages and plot numbers (possibly corresponding with numbers from the Enclosure Award: no separate matching survey has been located), with freehold land marked in green and other tenements bounded in colour. Information from enclosure awards 1650-1686 includes the names of proprietors named in the award and acreages granted to them, alongside current proprietors of each enclosure, and marks 50 acres allotted under the enclosure award to the people of Middridge in lieu of their customary grazing rights.
Stitched onto top edge of plan: copy by John Bowlby of “the particular enclosures of the township of Aickliff called Aickliff Moors as viewed and surveyed by Mr Richardson in 1754”, including names and current residence for each proprietor, along with acreage, number of enclosures and information on bounds. 68 x 38 cm
Size: 67 x 104 cm
Rolled plan
Church Commission reference CCD 13606
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/16/1-2   1769
Plan of Westerton township in Auckland St Andrew parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson, Darlington. Scale 6 chains to an inch. With elaborate cartouche, scale, dividers and compass point. Area of Westerton Moor (enclosed 1698) is marked, includes note on corn tithes. Map shows location of ancient gates, limekiln and quarry and includes some notes on paths and Charewell Crook is highlighted (in Byers Green township: see items 46 and 47 in the book of survey). Leaseholder and field names are given with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey
With associated book of survey, which also includes names of leaseholders from the 1698 enclosure
1 m. (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 73 x 47 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13670 (plan) and CCD 13671 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/17/1-2   1765
Plan of dean and chapter estate at Ferryhill. Surveyor Richard Richardson. Scale 4 chains to an inch. With cartouche (featuring eagle, grapes and foliage), compass point, dividers and scale. Fields show field names, acreages, numbers corresponding with the book of survey, lessees from the enclosure in 1637 and current lessees, as well as tenement boundaries at the time of enclosure (map notes that most tenements are now subdivided). Map includes Cleves Cross, site of swanary house at Ferry Lough, lime workings and kilns, and strips of land at Hostlers Meadow (noted in the book of survey as not awarded at the enclosure)
With associated book of survey (partially blank, boxed separately)
paper mounted on linen, with two wooden rollers
Size: 106 x 117 cm
Rolled plan (outsize)
Cathedral items, formerly referenced VST/V/A/4a (survey) and P/76/4 (plan)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/18/1-3   1768
Plan of Kirk Merrington township. Surveyor Richard Richardson. Scale 7 chains to an inch. With cartouche (featuring Cupid and foliage), compass point, dividers and scale. Map shows mill on Dotland Burn to the south, St John's Well just north of village (noted as “common to the town”), and [St John's] church (illustrated as south elevation). Fields are marked with field names, acreages and numbers corresponding with the book of survey, tenements highlighted in colour and show lessees' names.
With associated book of survey (partly blank, DCD/E/AA/18/2). Also copy of survey (DCD/E/AA/18/3), omitting some notes and copy of 1767 Poor Rate that is copied into DCD/E/AA/18/2.
1 m. (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 89 x 60 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13635 (plan) and CCD 13636 (DCD/E/AA/18/2). DCD/E/AA/18/3 is a cathedral item, formerly referenced VST/V/A/5.
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/19/1-2   1773
Plan of dean and chapter estate at Middlestone in Auckland St Andrew parish and Manor of Merrington. Surveyor Richard Richardson. Scale 5 chains to an inch. With cartouche, compass point (map aligned west/east), highly decorated scale and dividers. Fields include field names, acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey. Map shows well, pin fold, poor houses and ruined windmill within village, also quarries and church (as elevation)
With associated book of survey (partly blank), including notes on tithes
2 m. glued together (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 49 x 97 cm
Church Commission reference CCD 13641 (plan). Book of survey a cathedral item, formerly referenced VST/V/A/6
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/20/1-2   1770
Plan of Hett township in Merrington parish. Surveyor Richard Richardson. Scale about 5 chains to an inch. With scale and compass point (map aligned east/west). Fields marked to indicate whether freehold or leasehold, with field names, acreages, leaseholder/freeholder names and numbers corresponding with book of survey
With associated book of survey (partly blank), including entries for freehold properties. See also DCD/E/BA/5 for survey and valuations of some Hett properties included on this plan.
1 m. (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 56 x 72 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13627a (plan) and CCD 13627b (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/21/1-2   1800
Plan of Muggleswick and Edmondbyers townships, and of lands in the parish of Lanchester (including Healyfield, mainly corps lands); surveyor John Mowbray, Kirkleatham; 8 chains to an inch. Two sheets, mounted together with wooden roller, each with compass point and scale. Fields numbered (corresponding to the book of survey), and three areas marked as planted 1811-1813
Also book of survey (boxed separately), which includes a numerical list as well as a survey by tenement
Size: 66 x 158 cm
Rolled plan
Church Commission references CCD 13624 (plan) and CCD 13625 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/22/1-4   1793
Plan of Shincliffe township in Durham St Oswald parish. Surveyor J Mowbray. Scale 8 chains to an inch. With cartouche (elaborate design including trees), scale and compass point (map aligned east/west). Map faded but fields are marked with acreages and numbers (corresponding with book of survey, which includes field names), and tenement boundaries marked
With associated book of survey (partly blank), which includes sketch copies of plans for each holding. Also two copies of the book of survey (with sketch plans), including some updated valuations and notes (dated c.1812 and c.1826)
1 m. (folded plan, boxed)
Size: 47 x 60 cm
Church Commission references CCD 13665 (plan) and CCD 13666 (one copy of survey, DCD/E/AA/22/2). Other copies of survey (DCD/E/AA/22/3-4) are cathedral items, formerly referenced VST/V/A/7-8
Estate maps
DCD/E/AA/23   September 1740
Plan of dean and chapter property at Wallsend (Northumberland), in Jarrow parish. Surveyor Richard Hornsby. Scale 4 chains to an inch. With large cartouche, also decorated scale, dividers and compass point (all coloured). Fields marked with letters or numbers (corresponding with table), and some acreages but no field names. Table marked on plan lists acreages and proprietors of tenements.
With plan of Wallsend village attached, scale 1 chain to an inch, including compass point and scale
paper mounted on linen
Size: 144 x 89 cm
Rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission reference CCD 13675
Estate maps
Re-valuations for lease renewals, first series
Reference: DCD/E/AB
Dates of creation: 1790-1823
Extent: 1/8 metre (shelved as volumes)
Valuations of dean and chapter leasehold property, compiled as leases came up for renewal. Written into notebooks, all of which include a contents list ("index"), numbered pages for the survey and (except for DCD/E/AB/13) multiple blank pages.
See index of places for the Durham City area, relating to the first four volumes below and to Woodifield's enfranchisement survey (DCD/E/BC-BD).
The entries without Church Commission references within this series are cathedral items. The whole series was previously listed as 'Woodifield II'.

DCD/E/AB/1   1792-1812
Survey of leasehold properties in Claypath and Gilesgate (“Gillygate”), Durham. With sketch plans
DCD/E/AB/2   1793-1822
Survey of leasehold properties in Elvet, Durham. Includes allotments on Elvet Moor and property at Aldin Grange, Moorsley Banks, Auton Fields, Spittle Haugh, Stottgate Close and Baxter Wood, and Burnhall Tithes. Includes some sketch plans, and valuations updated to 1822
DCD/E/AB/3   1797-1823
Survey of leasehold properties in Crossgate, Allergate (“Alvertongate”) and South Street, Durham. Includes allotments on Crossgate Moor and property at Baxter Wood, Gaudy Haugh and Farthing Croft, and tithes of Harbour (Harber) House; with many sketch plans
DCD/E/AB/4   1791-1822
Survey of leasehold estates in Framwellgate (including Windy Hills). Durham and Rowley Gillett (only 5 holdings surveyed). With sketch plans
With this notebook is a page from another survey, apparently now lost, containing plans and valuations for two properties in the Bailey and Owengate.
DCD/E/AB/5   1790-1804
Survey of leasehold estates in: Gateshead, Heworth, Wardley, White House, Bill Quay, Windy Nook, Deckham's Hall and Hebburn. Many entries include sketch plans. An entry for property at Bill Quay (page 7) includes notes on other properties at Haining Shore.
Church Commission reference CCD 167051
DCD/E/AB/6   1795-1805
Survey of leasehold estates in Monkton, Harton, Westoe, Shields Heugh and Hedworth. With sketch plan and additional notes on loose sheet for Shields Heugh
DCD/E/AB/7   1794-1803
Survey of leasehold estates in Fulwell, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland and Southwick ('Soothick'), with a few sketch plans
Church Commission reference CCD 167057 1/4
DCD/E/AB/8   1795-1821
Survey of leasehold estates in Dalton-le-Dale, Thorpe, Hartlepool and Murton, many with sketch plans
Church Commission reference CCD 167048
DCD/E/AB/9   1794-1803
Survey of leasehold estates in Pittington, West Rainton, East Rainton, Moorhouse and Moorsley. With several sketch plans, mainly drawn separately towards back of notebook
DCD/E/AB/10   1794-1802
Survey of leasehold estates in Newton Bewley and Cowpen ('Coopan')
DCD/E/AB/11   1794-1805
Survey of leasehold estates in Billingham, Wolviston and Belasis ('Belsis')
Church Commission reference CCD 167059 1/2
DCD/E/AB/12   1792-1804
Survey of leasehold estates in Newton Ketton, Hunwick, Aycliffe, Burdon, Coates Moor, Nunstainton, Mensforth, Heighington and Chilton. With some sketch plans
Church Commission reference CCD 167047 3/3
DCD/E/AB/13   1792-1805
Survey of leasehold estates at Merrington and Ferryhill. With a few sketch plans
DCD/E/AB/14   1792-1805
Survey of leasehold estates in Middleston and Westerton
DCD/E/AB/15   1796-1804
Survey of leasehold estates in Hett and Croxdale (cover title also lists Spennymoor). With two sketch plans
DCD/E/AB/16   1795-1803
Survey of leasehold estates in Cleatlam, Hamsterley, Landieu, Burnhope, Bushblades, Rookhope, Hilton, Iveston and Stottfold Burn. With sketch plans
Church Commission reference CCD 167049 2/3
DCD/E/AB/17   1796-1804
Survey of leasehold estates in Muggleswick, Edmundbyers, Muggleswick Common and Eadis Bridge, plus allotments on Wolsingham Common in right of estates at Landieu. With some sketch plans
DCD/E/AB/18   1799-1822
Survey of leasehold estates at Shincliffe
See also copies of the 18th century survey for Shincliffe at DCD/E/AA/22/3-4, each of which includes some updated valuations and notes dating from c.1812 and c.1826 respectively.
Re-valuations for lease renewals, second series
Reference: DCD/E/AC
Dates of creation: 1806-1823
Extent: 1/10 metre (shelved as volumes)
Updated valuations of dean and chapter leasehold property, compiled as leases came up for renewal (following initial valuations within previous series DCD/E/AB). Written into notebooks, all of which include a contents list ("index"), numbered pages for the survey and multiple blank pages.
This series was previously listed as 'Woodifield III'.

DCD/E/AC/1   1806-1823
Updated valuations for leasehold estates at Monkton, Harton, Hedworth, Westoe and Laverick Hall
Cathedral (not Church Commission) item
DCD/E/AC/2A   1807-1823
Updated valuations for leasehold estates at Monkwearmouth, Southwick and Fulwell. See also following volume
Church Commission reference CCD 167057 2/4
DCD/E/AC/2B   1809-1822
Updated valuations for leasehold estates at Monkwearmouth, Southwick and Fulwell. See also preceding volume.
Church Commission reference CCD 167057 3/4
DCD/E/AC/3   1806-1822
Updated valuations for leasehold estates at Newton Bewley, Cowpen ('Coopan') and Bruntoff
Church Commission reference CCD 167050 2/2
DCD/E/AC/4   1806-1822
Updated valuations for leasehold estates at Wolviston, Billingham and Belasis ('Belsis')
Church Commission reference CCD 167059 2/2
DCD/E/AC/5   1806-1823
Updated valuations for leasehold estates at Nunstainton, Aycliffe ('Aickliffe'), Burdon, Heighington, Coates Moor, Newton Ketton, Sadberge, Mensforth, and of tithes of Kellerby and Middridge Grange
Church Commission reference CCD 167047 1/3
DCD/E/AC/6   1806-1822
Updated valuations of leasehold estates at Middleston, Westerton and Hett (cover also mentions Spennymoor)
Church Commission reference CCD 167054 1/2
DCD/E/AC/7   1806-1820
Updated valuations of leasehold estates at Rookhope, Lond's House, Hamsterley, Landieu, Cleatlam, Hilton, Stottfold Burn, Iveston, Hunwick, Bushblades and Burnhope
Church Commission reference CCD 167049 1/3
DCD/E/AC/8   1806-1823
Updated valuations of leasehold estates in Edmundbyers, Muggleswick, Eadis Bridge and Edmundbyers Common
Church Commission reference CCD 167056
Updated valuations for lease renewals
Reference: DCD/E/AD
Dates of creation: 1824-1828
Extent: 1/10 metre (shelved as volumes)
Copies of the valuations of leasehold property in the previous series, with some updated valuations. Written into notebooks, all of which include a contents list ("index"), numbered pages for the survey and (usually) multiple blank pages.
This series was previously listed as 'VST/IV'.

DCD/E/AD/1   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Wardley, Heworth, Cockshott, Gateshead, Windy Nook, Hebburn ('Hebbron'), Bill Quay, Haining Shore and White House (see also loose Nether Heworth valuation in next volume)
Church Commission reference CCD 167052
DCD/E/AD/2   1824-1828
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Monkton, Harton, Hedworth, Westoe, Laverick Hall and Shields Heugh. 1828 valuations for Westoe, Harton, Nether Heworth, Newton and Hartlepool are loose at back of volume (2 f.). The notebook is marked “Vol.1” (and includes only a couple of blank pages), but there is no indication that there should be a second volume for these townships.
Church Commission reference CCD 167055
DCD/E/AD/3   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Southwick, Monkwearmouth and Fulwell
Church Commission reference CCD 167057 4/4
DCD/E/AD/4A-B   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for West Rainton, East Rainton, Pittington, Moorsley and Moorhouse; in two volumes; 'original' (unannotated) valuations are dated 1806-1823
First volume (4A) is Church Commission reference CCD 167058, second (4B) is a Cathedral item.
DCD/E/AD/5   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Newton Bewley, Cowpen ('Coopan') and Bruntoff
Church Commission reference CCD 167050 1/2
DCD/E/AD/5A   1823-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Wolviston, Billingham, Belasis (Belsis) and Low Bruntoft
Cathedral (not Church Commission) item
DCD/E/AD/6   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Aycliffe ('Aickliffe'), Nunstainton, Burdon, Heighington, Coates Moor, Newton Ketton, Sadberge and Mensforth, and tithes of Killerby and Middridge Grange
Church Commission reference CCD 167047 2/3
DCD/E/AD/7   1824-1828
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Merrington, Ferryhill, Mensforth, Middleston and Great Chilton,
Church Commission reference CCD 167053
DCD/E/AD/8   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Middleston, Westerton and Hett (cover title also including Spennymoor)
Church Commission reference CCD 167054 2/2
DCD/E/AD/9   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates, for Landieu, Cleatlam, Rookhope, Londshouse, Hamsterley, Hilton, Stottfold, Iveston, Hunwick, Bushblades and Burnhope
Church Commission reference CCD 167049 3/3
DCD/E/AD/10   1824-1827
Copy of valuations for leasehold estates, with some updates and additional notes, for Muggleswick and Edmondbyers; includes sketch plan of plot on Edmondbyers Common towards back of notebook
DCD/E/AE
NONE - reference not used
Later plans and surveys
Reference: DCD/E/AF
Dates of creation: 1827-1852
Extent: 3½ metres
All the following surveys or terriers include numbers referring to plans, although a few of the plans do not survive among the cathedral archives.
These surveys post-date the valuation information in the earlier series of valuations (DCDE/AB-AD), but may be used in later valuations of the properties (series DCD/E/AG). Only a few townships were surveyed after 1827: for most places the earlier surveys continued to be used in later valuations, at least until the tithe apportionment surveys of the 1840s.

DCD/E/AF/1A   1826
Plan of Heworth (Over Heworth and Nether Heworth) by Andrew Stoddart, scale 3 chains to an inch. With compass point and scale. Fields show numbers, field names and acreages. Includes boundary of coal leased to Felling Colliery; Mount Colliery, Ouston Colliery and Sheriff Hill Colliery waggon ways; annotations to east of Nether Heworth for route of [?] railway.
No book of survey accompanying this plan survives, but the plot numbers from it are used within the series of later valuations.
Size: 131 x 216 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission reference CCD 13630
See also 1826 plan of High Felling village and part of Felling among papers of Thomas Bell & Sons, surveyors at Tyne and Wear Archives, which includes names of [leaseholders], ref DT.BEL/2/317.
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/1B/1-2   1836
Book of survey only, for Southwick, Fulwell and Monkwearmouth. Includes reserved rents. Two copies
Church Commission reference CCD 13658 (copy with annotations) plus a fair copy (Cathedral item, formerly referenced VST/V/A1)
DCD/E/AF/2/1-2   1840 (date from book of survey)
Plan of East Rainton township (Houghton-le-Spring), scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point (including Magnetic North marked separately) and scale, and enlarged plan of village inset (scale 2 chains to an inch). Shows railway lines and collieries. Fields include numbers and acreages.
With associated book of survey, including date, reserved rent and land tax for leasehold property; also includes list of freehold
Size: 132 x 84 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13661 (plan) and CCD 13662 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/3/1-2   1840 (date from book of survey)
Plan of West Rainton township (Houghton-le-Spring), scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point (including Magnetic North marked separately) and scale, and enlarged plan of village inset (no scale but ca.2 chains to an inch). Shows routes of [railway lines] and collieries.
With associated book of survey, including date, reserved rent and land tax for leasehold property; also includes list of corps land (7th stall) and freehold, and of encroachments on the waste
Size: 135 x 120 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13659 (plan) and CCD 13660 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/4/1-2   1843 (date from book of survey)
Plan of Moorsley township (Houghton-le-Spring), scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point and scale. Includes both freehold (in red) and leasehold lands. Shows railway lines, lime kilns, roads and paths
With book of survey, including acreages, reserved rents and land tax
Size: 77 x 84 cm
folded plan (boxed)
Church Commission references CCD 13633 (plan) and CCD 13634 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/5   1827
Survey of Shadforth (Pittington Hallgarth parish) by John Davison (plan not held or no longer survives); includes reserved rents
Cathedral item, formerly referenced VST/V/A/2
DCD/E/AF/5A   1827
Plan of Sherburn (Pittington Hallgarth parish) by John Davison (book of survey not held or no longer survives), no scale but ca.3 chains to an inch. With compass point
Size: 123 x 184 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission reference CCD NN/1
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/6/1-2   [ca.1842] (from book of survey)
Plan of (parts of) Pittington township, including a detached part to the north, scale 4 chains to an inch. With scale and compass point (also showing magnetic north). Fields marked with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey, tenements edged in colour. Shows railways, Broomside and Little Town Collieries, bridle roads and footpaths.
With book of survey, including details of freehold, corps land (10th canonry) and glebe; acreages, dates of 'habendum' of leases, reserved rents and land tax given
Size: 129 x 151 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13650 (plan) and CCD 13651 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/7/1-2   1828
Plan of Great Aycliffe township (including detached part to south west), by John Davison, scale 3 chains to an inch. With scale and compass point. Fields marked with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey, tenements washed and edged in colour. Shows route of [railway] and trees.
Also book of survey, which includes details of trees (numbers of oak, ash, elm, plane) on the north, south, east and west sides of each field.
Size: 239 x 149 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13607 (plan) and CCD 13608 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/8   1829
Survey of Ferryhill (Merrington parish) by John Davison (plan not held or no longer survives); includes reserved rents
Cathedral item, formerly referenced VST/V/A/4b
DCD/E/AF/9/1-2   1830
Plan of Kirk Merrington township by John Davison, scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point and scale. Fields marked with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey, washed buff, pink or green to show glebe, freehold or leasehold respectively. Shows hostler meadows near and to south of village.
With book of survey; acreages given but reserved rents generally omitted
Size: 164 x 116 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13637 (plan) and CCD 13638 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/10/1-2   1835
Plan of Middlestone township (Auckland St Andrew), scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point and scale. Fields marked with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey.
With book of survey; acreages given but reserved rents omitted
Size: 127 x 75 cm
rolled plan (boxed)
Church Commission references CCD 13639 (plan) and CCD 13640 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/11/1-2   1835
Plan of Westerton township (Auckland St Andrew) by Thomas Davison, scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point and scale. Fields marked with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey, washed to show freehold (pink) or leasehold (green) and edged round to show tenements. Shows route of [railway], toll bar and folly
With book of survey, arranged by lessees but omitting reserved rents
Size: 126 x 75 cm
rolled plan (boxed)
Church Commission references CCD 13672 (plan) and CCD 13673 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/12/1-2   1829
Plan of Hett township (Kirk Merrington) by John Davison, scale 4 chains to an inch. With compass point. Fields marked with acreages and numbers corresponding with book of survey, washed to show freehold (pink), leasehold (green) or encroachments (yellow, marked 'a' and 'b'). Shows route of railway (with junction to east), and two [? ponds] within village
Also book of survey, with details of acreages and reserved rents
Size: 116 x 99 cm
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 13628 (plan) and CCD 13629 (survey)
Estate maps
DCD/E/AF/13/1-2   1852 (from book of survey)
Plan of Muggleswick and Edmondbyers townships, and of part of Healey Field township (Lanchester) by Messrs Reed [according to survey book], scale 8 chains to an inch. With compass, scale, enlarged plan of Edmondbyers inset (scale 4 chains to an inch) and table listing acreages for each township (plus roads, village green and waste land). Boundaries marked on map for the three townships, Stanhope enclosure award, “vellum plan of 1800” (as DCD/E/AA/21/1), and between the manor of Edmundbyers and Buckshot Moor, part of manor of Blanchland, as “ascertained and fixed by Matthew Woodifield” (with locations of boundary stones and currocks marked). Shows standing stones (including Old Man's Grave), Sandsford chimney, railways through Waskerley (also “old line of railway abandon'd”), quarries, “wisk in the way”, Wheatley toll bar and other details.
Also book of survey, arranged by owners of land (chiefly Dean and Chapter, Ecclesiastical Commissioners, University of Durham and [Henry Phillpotts, 6th stall,] bishop of Exeter), including notes on the state of cultivation of each plot and some details of leases and reserved rents. Shows names of occupiers (as well as lessees) and running total acreages for each occupier, lessee and owner.
Size: 189 x 215 cm (including repair paper)
rolled plan (outsize)
Church Commission references CCD 8456 (plan) and CCD 13622 (survey)
Estate maps
Valuations for lease renewals, arranged chronologically
Reference: DCD/E/AG
Dates of creation: 1828-1868
Extent: ½ metre
Valuations for Dean and Chapter properties whose leases came up for renewal within the given year. Compare previous series within this section, which are arranged geographically.
Part of the Church Commission Deposit of Durham Cathedral Estates material, CCD references 167060-167095

DCD/E/AG/1   1828-1829
DCD/E/AG/2   1829-1830
DCD/E/AG/3   1830-1831
DCD/E/AG/4   1831-1832
DCD/E/AG/5   1832-1833
DCD/E/AG/6   1834-1835
DCD/E/AG/7   1835-1836
DCD/E/AG/8   1837-1838
DCD/E/AG/9   1838-1839
DCD/E/AG/10   1839-1840
DCD/E/AG/11   1840-1841
DCD/E/AG/12   1841-1842
DCD/E/AG/13   1842-1843
DCD/E/AG/14   1843-1844
DCD/E/AG/15   1844-1845
DCD/E/AG/16   1845-1846
DCD/E/AG/17   1846-1847
DCD/E/AG/18   1847-1848
DCD/E/AG/19   1848-1849
DCD/E/AG/20   1849-1850
DCD/E/AG/21   1850-1851
DCD/E/AG/22   1851-1852
DCD/E/AG/23   1852-1853
DCD/E/AG/24   1853-1854
DCD/E/AG/25   1854-1855
DCD/E/AG/26   1855-1856
DCD/E/AG/27   1856-1857
DCD/E/AG/28   1857-1858
DCD/E/AG/29   1858-1859
DCD/E/AG/30   1859-1860
DCD/E/AG/31   1860-1861
DCD/E/AG/32   1861-1862
DCD/E/AG/33   1862-1863
DCD/E/AG/34   1863-1864
DCD/E/AG/35   1864-1865
DCD/E/AG/36   1866-1867
DCD/E/AG/37   1867-1868
DCD/E/AG/38-39   1868-1870
NOT HELD: volumes apparently never deposited at Durham
Miscellaneous surveys and valuations
Reference: DCD/E/B
Dates of creation: 1580-1831
Extent: 1 metre
Surveys of the dean and chapter's estate that pre-date the 18th century surveys in the previous section, together with some other survey material that is unrelated but included in this section for convenience

Early surveys and valuations
Reference: DCD/E/BA
Dates of creation: 1580-1798
Extent: 1/8 metre
Miscellaneous surveys and valuations, most pre-dating the main series of surveys of the leasehold estates within DCD/E/AA
All but DCD/E/BA/2 were previously listed as VST/V/B/1-7.

DCD/E/BA/1   1580
Book of survey, being a rental listing tenements by township with names and annual rents, and marginal notes (including references to corps lands and properties leased 'in lottery'). Arranged in conventional estate order but multiple sections as follows:
p.1-6. property in Durham city
p.6-16. property in other parts of County Durham, in conventional estate order (north to Gateshead, east to South Shields, south to Sunderland and clockwise around the county)
p.16. Howdenshire spiritual jurisdiction
p.16-17. property in Northumberland
p.17-24. rectories/tithes in County Durham
p.25-30. rectories/tithes in Northumberland
p.31. rectories/tithes in Yorkshire (Fishlake, Bossall, Brantingham, Allerton)
p.32 blank
p.33-94. further list of properties in County Durham and Northumberland in the usual order (Shincliffe to Wolviston, then Northumberland as above), including notes on fines, claims of tenant right and other matters
p.95-96. list of leases granted in lotteries [for allotting corps lands assigned to the dean or individual prebendaries, see Surtees Society 82, p.xlii-xliii]
p.96-97. fines received but not yet accounted for to [Chapter]
p.97. list of tenants refusing to take leases and still claiming tenant right [with reference to order of Council of the North, 1577, which aimed to impose leases on Chapter tenants subject to rights to inherit leaseholds: see Surtees Society 82, p.xxxv-xl]

1 volume, 43 cm
Published as an appendix in J. Booth (ed), Halmota Prioratus Dunelmensis (Surtees Society, number 82, 1886), p.189-250
DCD/E/BA/2   temp. Dean Hunt [1620-1638], copied in 1661
'Book of rates', being list of properties with names, rents and valuations. In usual estate order (Durham City, then north to Gateshead/Heworth and clockwise around County Durham, then Northumberland, then rectories/tithes in County Durham, Northumberland and Yorkshire), with index to tenants towards back
1 volume, 31 cm
DCD/E/BA/3   [1649]
Parliamentary survey of Muggleswick. See copy at DCD/E/BA/4 for detailed description.
1 volume (bound 1991)
M. Sobo (ed), Parliamentary survey of Muggleswick, 1649 (Documentary series of Durham County Local History Society, number 8, 1995)
DCD/E/BA/4   14 December 1733
Parliamentary survey of Muggleswick (copy of 1649 original at DCD/E/BA/3). Includes detailed descriptions of tenements, with boundaries, rents, current leaseholder, building materials and notes on prebendaries to which property previously allotted (corps lands). Arranged as follows:
p.1-5. Muggleswick West Corps
p.5-10. Muggleswick Middle Corps
p.10-15. Muggleswick East Corps
p.15-16. Valuation of timber growing on tenements within Muggleswick
p.16. Note on rent arrangements for tenants, alleging that the practice of exchanging corps lands had compelled tenants to lease at rack rents (varying annual rents) since ca.1626, until the present Parliament restored their customary rents
p.16-20. Whitehall, Muggleswick, Muggleswick Mill and Edsbridge
p.20-29. Edmundbyers
p.29-34. Burnup, Stockfield Burn, Brandon Wall, Powhouse, Iveston, Stonyheap, Bushblades (Bursblades) and Londhouse. With letter of 1772 and sketch plan concerning complaint by the people of Edmundbyers and Pedamsoak about working of quarry at Bowdenhope Reach
p.34-35 and top p.36. Description of boundary of Muggleswick manor
p.35-37. Lists of tenants of corps lands, free rents and tenements in lease
p.37. Notes relating to manorial courts (Baron and Leet), absence of copyhold land and ores of silver and lead

1 volume (original paper covers)
M. Sobo (ed), Parliamentary survey of Muggleswick, 1649 (Documentary series of Durham County Local History Society, number 8, 1995)
DCD/E/BA/5   1767-1774
Notebook of Thomas Gibbon (bailiff), including tenant/leaseholder names as well as field names, acreages, valuations, agricultural quality and extensive additional notes. Mainly relates to properties in Low Walworth and Hett (latter with numbers relating to 1770 plan as DCD/E/AA/20/1-2), but some other places mentioned and a page of notes on properties within Sighill. Location of many fields and valuations unclear. At back of notebook (in reverse) are receipts and payments for the Wood Fund, 1767-1770
1 notebook (boxed)
DCD/E/BA/6   27 April 1767
Valuations of properties in Little Chilton, Preston-le-Skerne and Coatham in Longnewton, by Richard Richardson. Includes leaseholder names and for each field, names, acreages, valuations, agricultural quality and agricultural notes relating to previous sowing, ploughing etc. Also notes on condition of houses and farm buildings, and on availability of timber on each property
1 paper gathering, 12 f. (boxed)
DCD/E/BA/7-8   1795-1798
Valuations of tithes and lands in Bossall, Brantingham, Ellerker, Blacktoft, Staddlethorpe, Gowthorpe, Clementhorpe, Scalby and Newton in Yorkshire, by Matthew Woodifield (bailiff): rough and fair copies of valuations, including notes on agricultural quality and details of tithes, easter offerings etc
2 notebooks (boxed)
Tithe valuations
Reference: DCD/E/BB
Dates of creation: 1799-1831
Extent: 1½ boxes
Valuations of crops and stock in connection with calculations for tithes owed to the Dean and Chapter. Most are recorded within small field notebooks (typically interleaved with blotting paper), relating to specific townships as listed. Entries include amounts of produce, stock etc and valuations under each leaseholder's or owner's name, but very few details of the properties concerned.

DCD/E/BB/1   1788-1819
Corn tithe valuations for land in:
  • Ferryhill, Chiltons, Hesledon and Trimdon, 1788-1807
  • Ferryhill, Merrington and Hett, 1816
  • Merrington, Ferryhill, Chiltons, 1817-1819
  • Chiltons, 1816 (with sketch plan)

(at back, in reverse) Particulars of Cuthbert Charlton's sale, 7 October 1793
DCD/E/BB/2   1801-1808
Corn tithe valuations for land across County Durham, 1801, in following order (some locations may have been missed): White House allotments, Heworth allotments, Westoe, Old Durham, Shincliffe, Cowpen, Billingham, Pittington, Walworth, Ferryhill, Merrington, Hett, Shadforth, Hutton Henry, Newton and Burnhall
Towards back: surveying measurements and tables made in connection with survey of Newton Ketton, taking place across 5 days in 1808 (38 p.). See also plan of Newton Ketton of same date at DCD/E/AA/14/1-3.
DCD/E/BB/3   1806-1812
Corn tithe valuations for land in County Durham as follows:
  • 1806: Old Durham, Shincliffe, Heworth Common, Cowpen, Billingham, Haverton Hill, Wolviston, Newton, Ferryhill, Merrington, Hett, Sherburn, Monkton, Pittington and Hetton-le-Hill
  • 1807: Heworth Common, Old Durham, Shincliffe, Hetton-le-Hill, Sherburn
  • 1808: Heworth Common, Old Durham, Shincliffe, Pittington, Sherburn
  • 1809: Heworth Common, Old Durham, Shincliffe, Sherburn, Pittington
  • 1810-1812: Heworth Common only

DCD/E/BB/4   1807
Tithe valuations for land in Easington, Thorpe and Haswell
DCD/E/BB/5   1807-1822
Corn tithe valuations for land in Northumberland, County Durham and Yorkshire, viz:
  • Norham (Cornhill, Tillmouth, West Newbiggin, Twizell, East Newbiggin, Grindon, Thornton, Norham, Norham West Mains, Norham East Mains, Horncliffe Mill), 1808
  • Girsby, Over Dinsdale and Sockburn (chiefly Yorkshire), 1808
  • South Charlton, 1807 and 1814
  • Norham (Grindon, West Newbiggin, East Newbiggin, Norham West Mains, Horncliffe, Longridge, Loan End, Norham, Morris Hall, Twizell, Grindon Rigg, Duddoe, Greenlaw Walls, Felkington, Cornhill, Melkington, Thornton), 1814
  • Sockburn, Girsby and Over Dinsdale, 1815
  • Bishopton, 1815
  • Sockburn, Girsby and Over Dinsdale, 1822
  • Stillington, 1815

DCD/E/BB/6   1807-1816
Corn tithe valuations for land in:
  • Heighington, 1808 and 1809
  • Whitton, [? 1809] and 1816
  • Shadforth, 1807-1810

DCD/E/BB/7   1808-1822
Tithe valuations for land in Bywell St Peter parish (Northumberland), 1808, 1815 and 1822
DCD/E/BB/8   1805-1815
Corn tithe valuations for land in Northumberland (plus some County Durham), viz:
  • Edlingham, Boulton and Abberwick, 1808
  • Heaton, 1815
  • Preston, Ancroft and Allerdeen, Tweedmouth and Spittal, Heaton, [1808]
  • Bishopton, 1807
  • Quarrington, 1814
  • Tweedmouth and Spittal, 1815
  • Doxford, 1811
  • Preston, 1815
  • Ord, 1805

DCD/E/BB/9   1809-1816
Corn tithe valuations for land in Northumberland (Islandshire):
  • 1809: Lemmington, North Charlton, Kyloe, Barmoor and Gotherick, Bolsden, Berrington
  • 1811: East Ord and Tweedmouth
  • 1816: Lemmington, North Charlton, South Charlton, Berrington and Kyloe (Berrington also inside front cover)

Also two loose enclosures:
  • value of Messrs Bell and Blake lamb and wool tithes, 1814-1820
  • letter concerning tillage lands in North Charlton, 1806

DCD/E/BB/10   1810-1824
Corn tithe valuations for land in County Durham, chiefly in Merrington, Great and LIttle Chilton, Ferryhill and Hett, 1820-1824
Preceded by corn tithe valuations from 1810 for: Crossgate, Framwellgate old enclosures, Intack new enclosures, Framwellgate Moor, Harbrass Moor, High Brasside Moor, Low Moor
DCD/E/BB/11   1810-1818
Wool and lamb (except as noted) tithe valuations for:
  • 1810: Kelloe (including Cassop, Thornley, Wheatley Hill, Wingate, Black Hurworth, Kellow, Quarrington, Tursdale, Thinford or Hagger's Gate, Coxhoe), Bishopton (with Stillington and Little Stainton), Sockburn (with Girsby and Over Dinsdale), Grindon (Whitton, Thorpe, Fulthorpe, Winyard, Salter House, Brierley, Woodend, Grindon Moor House)
  • 1810 (corn and hay tithes): Black Hurworth, Quarrington, Cassop
  • 1811-1813: Grindon, Bishopton, Sockburn and Kelloe (as 1810)
  • 1814: Kelloe (only)
  • 1815: Grindon, Kelloe, Bishopton (incomplete) and Sockburn
  • 1816-1818: Kelloe (only)

DCD/E/BB/12   1809-1831
Corn (and some hay as noted) tithe valuations for:
  • 1811: Thorpe Thewles (corn and hay), LittleStainton (corn and hay), Wingate and Kelloe
  • 1813: Kelloe
  • 1814: Quarrington
  • 1817: Cassop
  • 1818: Little Stainton and Wingate
  • 1809: Whitton
  • 1825: Wingate, Little Stainton, Thorpe Thewles
  • 1831: Kelloe, Cassop

DCD/E/BB/13   1799-1822
Tithe and fisheries valuations and notes for:
  • 1799: notes on and details of fisheries on the Tweed
  • 1799: lamb and wool tithes in Norham, fish tithes on the Tweed
  • 1813: details of fisheries
  • 1813: lamb and wool tithes in Norham (Norham Mairs, Norham, Grindon, Grindon Rigg, Duddo, Greenlaw Walls, East Newbiggin, West Newbiggin, Grievestead, Cornhill, Heaton, Twizell, Tillmouth, Shoreswood, Thornton, Horncliffe, Loan End and Longridge)
  • [undated, ? 1813] Notes on recipients of tithes within Edmundshill, Scremerston, Cheswick, Goswick, Haggerston, Lane Lip and Croft, Berrington, Bowsden, Barmoor, Lowick, Holkum, Gotherick, Fenwick, Backton, Sans House and Kyloe
  • 1814: corn tithes in Ellingham, Lowick, Ancroft and Allerdean
  • 1821: corn tithes in Ancroft and Allerdean, South Charlton, Ellingham and Lowick
  • 1822: corn tithes in Tweedmouth and Spittal, Bolton and Abberwick, Edlingham, Ancroft and Allerdean
  • (back of notebook, in reverse) Valuations of houses and gardens etc within Gateshead (1814), and corn tithe valuations in Barmoor and Gotherick and Bowsden (1816)

Includes sketch plan of widow Harrison's house and garden at West Rainton, inside front cover. Also plan and valuation of property at Bowsden, before 1821 South Charlton corn tithe valuations
DCD/E/BB/14   1813-1822
Hay, lamb and wool tithe valuations (and some others as noted) for land in:
  • Haswell, Shotton, Easington and Thorpe, 1813-1817
  • Haswell and Shotton (only), 1818
  • Dalton-le-Dale (also corn and other stock tithes), 1819-1821

With letters and receipts relating to miscellaneous payments and to crop sales at Dalton-le-Dale, 1821-1822 (stored in separate folder)
DCD/E/BB/15   1814-1819
Corn (and some other) tithe valuations for land in Old Durham, Shincliffe, Pittington, Sherburn and Hetton-le-Hill
With sketch plan of land immediately to west of Elemore Hall, at end of volume
Continued in volume DCD/E/BB/20
DCD/E/BB/16   1814-1825
Tithe valuations for:
  • Gilesgate (hay and garden tithes), 1815-1824
  • Gilesgate Moor (hay and corn tithes), 1824
  • Gilesgate old inclosures (hay, garden and corn tithes), 1825

At back (in reverse), corn tithe valuations for:
  • Kellerby, 1814
  • Middridge Grange, 1814
  • Shadforth, 1816 and 1817

DCD/E/BB/17   1815-1820
Corn tithe valuations for land in:
  • Abberwick, Bolton, Edlingham, Ord and Ancroft, 1815
  • Ord, 1816
  • Heaton (corn and hay tithes), 1817 and 1819
  • Ord and Berrington, 1820

DCD/E/BB/18   1816
Main part of notebook: corn, hay and stock tithe valuations for lands in Berwick (in sections for Corporation estate and Private estates)
Back part of notebook (in reverse): same, for Outfield land (33 lots, summarised only within the main part)
DCD/E/BB/19   1819
Valuations and notes on glebe, tithes (corn, hay, lambs and other small tithes) and lands allotted in lieu of tithes, within Brantingham, Ellerker, Blacktoft, Scaleby and Newton (Yorkshire)
DCD/E/BB/20   1820-1826
Corn (and some hay) tithe valuations for land in Old Durham, Shincliffe, Sherburn, Pittington and Hetton-le-Hill
With sketch plans at end of volume, fields west of Elemore Hall and Thomas Hopper's lands at Sherburn
Continuation from volume DCD/E/BB/15
DCD/E/BB/21   1822-1827
Hay and other small (vicarial) tithe valuations (for Thomas Ebdon, vicar of Merrington), for land in Merrington, Hett, Ferryhill and Chilton
With two bills (dinner, gates, ale etc), one endorsed 'Hare and Hounds ... Merrington'
DCD/E/BB/22   1810-1824
Corn and hay tithe valuations for land in:
  • Hurworth and Quarrington, 1824
  • Cassop (corn tithes only), 1810 and 1824

At start of notebook: notes on trees harvested, 1813-1823 (scored through). Most of notebook is blank.
DCD/E/BB/23   1824
Corn tithe valuations for land in Ord (partly blank)
DCD/E/BB/24   1829
Corn tithe valuations for land in:
  • Sockburn, Girsby and Over Dinsdale
  • Bishopton
  • Whitton

DCD/E/BB/25   1830
Tithe valuations (corn, hay, mixed) for land in:
  • Romanby
  • Northallerton
  • Brompton

Loose at back of notebook: account of receipts and payments by Mr Chapman [Allertonshire collector], 1830-1831
DCD/E/BB/26   1831
Vicarial (small/mixed) tithe valuations for land in Billingham parish (Newton, Wolvison, Cowpen/Coopon and Billingham)
Surveys of Durham City and South Shields properties for enfranchisement
Reference: DCD/E/BC
Dates of creation: 1799
Extent: ½ box
Each property surveyed includes a sketch-plan of the property, with notes in columns showing the location, proprietor (i.e. the Chapter's lessee), occupier (i.e. the lessee's sub-tenant), date on which the lease in force in 1799 had been granted, reserved (fixed) rent and clear annual value. Entries for Durham City properties include remarks on the rateable value at the last renewal and according to the parish rate-books, with a note of out-rent. See also the main series of 18/19th century valuations relating to the leasehold estate within section DCD/E/A.
Streets covered by the Durham City volumes are noted within the list. One notebook, covering part of Elvet in Durham City, is lost. See index of places for the Durham City area, relating to this and the following series, as well as to series DCD/E/AB.
The surveys were compiled to enable the enfranchisement and redemption of Land Tax on the Dean and Chapter's estates, under the Land Tax Perpetuation Act 1798 (which provided for redemption): to fund the redemption, the Dean and Chapter planned to sell their urban properties within Durham City and South Shields market place, for which Matthew Woodifield, one of the Chapter's bailiffs, was instructed to survey and value the properties. The plans for enfranchisement were unsuccessful in 1799: for Durham City properties, see series DCD/E/BD for a more successful campaign of enfranchisement and redemption in 1805-1807, as well as a 'fair copy' of the survey and sketch plans.
Earlier (unpublished) lists referred to this series as 'Woodifield I'.

DCD/E/BC/1   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: South Bailey, North Bailey, Dun Cow Lane (Lygate), Owengate (Queen Street), Kingsgate (Bow Lane). With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.1-9 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/1.
DCD/E/BC/2   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: North Bailey, Saddler Street (Sadlergate, Fleshergate), Market Place, Silver Street, Claypath, Gilesgate. With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.9-16 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/1.
DCD/E/BC/3   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: Gilesgate, Borough of Elvet. With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.16-23 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/1.
DCD/E/BC/4   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: Barony of Elvet. With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.1-7 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/2.
DCD/E/BC/5   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: Barony of Elvet, South Street. With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.7-13 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/2.
DCD/E/BC/6   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: South Street, Crossgate, Allergate (Alvertongate). With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.14-20 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/2.
DCD/E/BC/7   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in Durham City: Crossgate, Millburngate, Framwellgate. With sketch plans. Corresponds to p.21-26 in the fair copy of the survey at DCD/E/BD/2.
DCD/E/BC/8   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in South Shields market place (1 of 2). With sketch plans
DCD/E/BC/9   1799
Survey and valuation of Dean and Chapter properties in South Shields market place (2 of 2). With sketch plans
Survey of Durham City properties for enfranchisement (fair copy)
Reference: DCD/E/BD
Dates of creation: 1799-1807
Extent: 2 volumes
Fair copy of the Durham City properties within survey DCD/E/BC (1799), updated when the freehold was sold in 1805-1807 (with price of freehold and date of sale for each property). Entries include cross-references to both the Notitia Books (DCD/F/CB) and Enfranchisement Registers (DCD/F/DA).
See index of places for the Durham City area, relating to this and the preceding series, as well as series DCD/E/AB.
/1. Corresponds to draft survey in notebooks DCD/E/BC/1-3 (plus a further notebook, now lost)
/2. Corresponds to draft survey in notebooks DCD/E/BC/4-7

Earlier (unpublished) lists referred to these volumes as 'Woodifield Large'.

Other maps and plans
Reference: DCD/E/C
Dates of creation: 1766-1955
Extent:
Several classes of plans that do not form part of the series of 18th century survey plans, described in the earlier section of surveys of the leasehold estates. These classes are not related archivally, but are grouped together in this section for convenience.

Enclosure Awards
Reference: DCD/E/CA
Dates of creation: 1766-1773
Extent: 2 metres

A copy of an award for Hebburn Fell, Wardley Fell, Monkton Fell and Heworth Fell 1723 survives in Dean and Chapter Register DCD/B/BA/26.

DCD/E/CA/1   5 May 1770
Enclosure award for Crossgate Moor (Durham St Margaret parish), with plan
Award on 29 parchment membranes, single-sided (except the last, which has witness clause on dorse), stitched together at their foot, each up to 77 x 91 cm. First and last membranes faded (use registered copy of award as noted below).
Plan on vellum, 69 x 52 cm, stitched together with award. By Richard Richardson, 4 chains:1 inch (ca.20":1 mile or 1:3,168). With compass point, scale, dividers and cartouche decorated with trees. Marked plots include names and acreages, and indicate whether freehold, leasehold of Dean and Chapter or leasehold of St Margaret's chapelwardens.
With affidavits of commissioners, sworn before each other, on separate parchment membrane, 73 x 39 cm, rolled with award, 7 April 1769
Commissioners: Ralph Hutchinson of Baxter Wood, gent, Thomas Forster of city of Durham, surveyor of land, Richard Richardson of Darlington, surveyor of land
31 membranes, rolled together
Copy of award is registered in DCD/B/BA/51 f.1-69: see catalogue description for guide to contents of the enclosure award. Also available on microfilm, ref 5TC FILM 228
Copy of plan among Durham Halmote Court records is at DHC6/III/23. Also available on microfilm, ref 5TC FILM 93
The area covered by this enclosure award is marked on 6":1 mile Ordnance Survey sheets within the 5TC SEARCH ROOM MAPS series, viz Durham sheet 26 NE and Durham sheet 27 NW.
For the act of Parliament (1769), see SGD.8/1, XLL 346 ENG/12 and CCB B/177/33.
DCD/E/CA/2   17 May 1773
Enclosure award for Elvet Moor (Durham St Oswald parish), with plan
Award on 53 parchment membranes, single-sided (except the last, which has witness clause on dorse), stitched together at their foot, each up to 77 x 89 cm. Several membranes torn or faded (use registered copy of award as noted below).
Plan on vellum, 59 x 81 cm, stitched together with award (under top, i.e. last, sheet of award). 4 chains:1 inch (ca.20":1 mile or 1:3,168), with compass point and scale, and inset sections for property west of the Wear at Shincliffe Bridge, and a small unidentified field (inset at top right of plan, ? 22 poles, ca. 1/7 acre). Marked plots include names, acreages and numbers (cross-referring to the award), and indicate whether freehold or leasehold of Dean and Chapter, and ownership of boundary fences.
With affidavits of commissioners and arbitrators' determinations of disputed claims, on four separate parchment membranes, each up to 71 x 80 cm (determinations of disputed claims damaged on left side), rolled separately but stored with award (as f.1r-6r of registered copy)
Commissioners: Hugh Tootell of Wycliffe, Yorkshire, gent, Jonathan White of New Elvet, Durham, gent, Richard Richardson of Darlington, surveyor of lands
Copy of award is registered in DCD/B/BA/52 f.6-135: see catalogue description for guide to contents of the enclosure award.
Plan also available on microfilm, ref 5TC FILM 93
The area covered by this enclosure award is marked on 6":1 mile Ordnance Survey sheets within the 5TC SEARCH ROOM MAPS series, viz Durham sheet 26 NE and Durham sheet 27 NW.
For the act of Parliament (1771), see XLL 346 ENG/20 and Add.MS.1682 (the latter accompanied by commissioners' minutes and lists of claims). A file of letters concerning the bill and its progress in Parliament is at CCB B/218/35.
DCD/E/CA/3   28 September 1767
Enclosure award for Heworth Moor (within Upper Heworth and Nether Heworth), with plan
Award on 9 parchment membranes, single-sided (except the first, which has witness clause on dorse), stitched together at their foot, each up to 69 x 87 cm
Plan on vellum, 94 x 74 cm, stitched together with award. 4 chains:1 inch (ca.20":1 mile or 1:3,168), with compass point (plan aligned with south at top), scale and illuminated cartouche featuring an eagle. Marked plots include names and acreages. Features include paths, waggonways, wells, quarry, clay pit, reservoir and windmill.
The area covered by the southern part of this enclosure award is marked on 6":1 mile Ordnance Survey sheet Durham sheet 7 SW within the 5TC SEARCH ROOM MAPS series.
For the act of Parliament (1766), see XLL 346 ENG/8.
DCD/E/CA/4   26 January 1766
Asselby, Blacktoft etc (Howden parish, Yorkshire East Riding), no plan
Award on 83 parchment membranes, single-sided (except the first, which has witness clause on dorse), stitched together at their foot, each up to 69 x 87 cm
m.1-5: allotments in Asselby
m.5-9: allotments in Barmby
m.9-10: allotments in Belby
m.10-13: allotments in Balkholme
m.13-14: allotments in East and West Linton
m.14-15: allotments in Cotness
m.15-26: allotments in Howden
m.26: allotments in Duncoates (in Kilpin)
m.26-28: allotments in Kilpin
m.28-30: allotments in Knedlington
m.30-33: allotments in Laxton
m.33: allotments in Metham
m.33-34: allotments in Newland
m.34-37: allotments in Saltmarsh
m.37: allotments in Sandall (in Skelton)
m.37-41: allotments in Skelton
m.41-42: allotments in Thorpe
m.42-44: allotments in Yokefleet
m.44-45: allotments in Benetland (in Bellasize)
m.45-46: allotments in Bellasize
m.46: allotments in Cavil
m.46-53: allotments in Eastrington
m.53-54: allotments in Gilberdike
m.55: allotments in Greenoak (in Bellasize)
m.55-57: allotments in Hith (in Gilberdike)
m.57-58: allotments in Newland (in Bellasize)
m.58: allotments in Owsthorpe (in Gilberdike)
m.58-59: allotments in Portington (in Cavil with Portington)
m.59-61: allotments in Sandholme (in Gilberdike)
m.61-62: allotments in Blacktoft
m.62-63: allotments in Clementhorpe (in Blacktoft)
m.63: allotments in Gowthorpe (in Blacktoft)
m.63-64: allotments in Staddlethorpe (in Blacktoft)
m.64: allotments in Scalby and Newton (in Scalby)
m.64-65: allotments in Thornton House and Thornton Land (In Scalby)
m.65-68: awards of public highways and roads
m.68-73: awards of private roads
m.73-77: awards of public drains
m.77-79: awards of carriage bridges and tunnels
m.79: awards of banks and tunnels
m.79-80: awards of styles and bridges
m.80-82: list of rates or assessments (names and amounts) due to trustees (to be appointed by the commissioners, for repairs of drains etc)
m.82-83: list of arrears owing to commissioners (names and amounts)

Commissioners: John Cleaver of Castle Howard, Yorkshire, gent, John Outram of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire, gent, Peter Nevill of Beningham Grange, Yorkishire, gent, John Lund of York, gent, Edward Cleaver of Ganthorpe, Yorkshire, gent

DCD/E/CA/5   18 December 1766
Ellerker (Brantingham parish, Howdenshire, Yorkshire East Riding), with plan
Award on 13 parchment membranes, single-sided (except the first, which has witness clauses on dorse), stitched together at their foot, each up to 69 x 91 cm (last membrane shorter)
m.1-2: recites act of parliament and survey
m.2-11: allotments
m.11-12: award of public highways, private roads, foot paths and drains
m.12-13: provisions relating to banks, bridges, ditches, roads, election of overseer of bank and clough etc
m.13: provisions relating to rates, with allotments of sands, foreshore, wastes and commons

Plan on vellum, 56 x 89 cm, stitched together with award. By John Dickinson, junior, dated 1767, 10 chains: 1 inch (8":1 mile or 1:7,920), with compass point, scale and cartouche. Marked plots show names, acreages and whether Freehold, Hall Copyhold or Town Copyhold. A key matches numbered plots (houses) within Ellerker village with names.
Commissioners: John Cleaver of Castle Howard, Yorkshire, gent, John Dickinson of Beverley, Yorkshire, gent, and John Outram of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire, gent
Another copy of the original award and plan is at DHC6/I/18.
For the act of Parliament (1765), see CCB B/177/29. For papers concerning the allotments, see CCB B/187/9-13 (on microilm PG FILM 341). For related letters dated 1736-1768, see CCB B/218/19.
DCD/E/CA/6   17 December 1766
Brantingham and Thorpe Brantingham (Howdenshire, Yorkshire East Riding), with plan
Award on 13 parchment membranes, single-sided (except the first, which has witness clauses on dorse), stitched together at their foot, each up to 70 x 91 cm (last membrane shorter)
m.1-2: recites act of parliament, survey, death of James Bradley and appointment of John Outram
m.2-11: allotments
m.11-12: award of public highways, private roads, foot paths and drains
m.12: provisions relating to ditches, fences, gates roads, tithes (in kind)
m.12-13: rates for repair of clough and of “the new bank made upon the lands adjoining to Ellerker Haven to preserve the same from the rage of the tydes in the river Humber”, election of overseer and supervisors for same, allotment of herbage on roads to constable of Brantingham
m.13: details of acreages within allotments of lands, wastes and commons, dating clause

Plan on vellum, 58 x 79 cm, stitched together with award. By Edward Johnson, no scale, with compass point and cartouche. Marked plots show names, acreages and whether Thorpe Brantingham, Brantingham or Freehold. Fields forming part of “the old inclosure” coloured. Boundaries marked with symbols [? to indicate responsibility for fences and ditches].
Commissioners: John Outram of Burton Agnes, Yorkshire, gent (as successor to James Bradley of East Keswick, Yorkshire, gent, deceased), John Raines of Burton Constable, Yorkshire, gent, and Edward Holgate of Roxby, Lincolnshire, gent
Another copy of the original award and plan is at DHC6/I/12, and a copy of the plan at DHC6/III/14.
For related letters dated 1736-1768, see CCB B/218/19.
Tithe commutation plans
Reference: DCD/E/CB
Dates of creation: 1838-1955 [mainly 1830s-1840s]
Extent: 3 metres
Copies of and tracings from tithe maps and apportionments, some with annotations or altered apportionments. Many are for small sections of townships only (mainly where the dean and chapter held property), and the copies may not include all the information that is held on the main Diocesan series of tithe maps.

DCD/E/CB/1   1838-1927
Tithe apportionment for Billingham, with notes, calculations and altered apportionment enclosed, 1838
exchange of tithes in Billingham, Cowpen Bewley, Newton Bewley and Wolviston, between vicar of Billingham and Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1857
plan showing small part of tithe map, undated
altered apportionment, number 18052, [1926]
plan for altered apportionment as above, 1927 (rolled, outsize)
DCD/E/CB/2   1842
Tithe apportionment and plan for Brafferton (Aycliffe)
DCD/E/CB/3   1838
Tithe apportionment for Broom (Durham St Oswald), with some notes and calculations
DCD/E/CB/4   1838
Tithe apportionment and plan for Burdon (Haughton le Skerne)
DCD/E/CB/5   1844
Tithe apportionment and plan for Cold Rowley (Muggleswick)
DCD/E/CB/6   1839
Tithe apportionment and plan for Cowpen Bewley (Billingham) - 3 copies, best copy rolled outsize
DCD/E/CB/7   [1838] and 1912
Tithe apportionment (incomplete) and altered apportionment (1912), for Crossgate (Durham St Margaret)
DCD/E/CB/8   1839-1866
Tithe apportionment and plan for East Rainton (Houghton-le-Spring). Apportionment dated 1839, with some notes and plan from Tithe Redemption Commission, plus text of altered apportionment of 1866 at back
DCD/E/CB/9   1838, 1923
Tithe apportionment for Elvet (Durham St Oswald), 1838, with copy redemption certificate of 1923
DCD/E/CB/10   1840
Tithe apportionment and plan for Elwick Hall
DCD/E/CB/11   1839-1951
Tithe apportionment and plan for Ferryhill (Merrington), 1839, also copy of Ordnance Survey plan with annotations
Apportionment includes notes, copy of altered apportionment bound in at back (1841), altered apportionment (1923) and note of apportionment of redemption annuities (post-1951)
DCD/E/CB/12   1839
Tithe apportionment and plan for Framwellgate (Durham St Margaret). Apportionment includes some annotations and tracing of small section of plan. Plan is in 3 parts, badly torn - rolled, outsize
DCD/E/CB/13   1839
Tithe apportionment and plan for Great Aycliffe (Aycliffe)
DCD/E/CB/14   1844
Tithe apportionment only, for Hallgarth (Pittington)
DCD/E/CB/15   1851
Tithe apportionment for Hedworth (Jarrow), with notes on redemption annuities
DCD/E/CB/16   1839
Tithe apportionment and plan for Heighington
DCD/E/CB/17   1850
Tithe apportionment and plan for Heworth (Jarrow)
DCD/E/CB/18   1838
Tithe apportionment and plan for Hutton Henry (Monk Heselden)
DCD/E/CB/19   1840
Tithe apportionment and plan for Merrington, 1840; altered apportionment (drafts, undated)
DCD/E/CB/20   1841-1940
Tithe apportionment and plan for Monkton (Jarrow), 1841; with draft for altered apportionment (1877) and notes on redemption annuities (1940)
DCD/E/CB/21   1846
Tithe apportionment and plan for Muggleswick
DCD/E/CB/22   1838
Tithe apportionment (annotated) and plan for Newton Bewley (Billingham), and copy of part of apportionment
DCD/E/CB/23   1841
Tithe apportionment only, for Pittington
DCD/E/CB/24   1840
Tithe apportionment (with copy of extracts) and plan for Preston-le-Skerne (Aycliffe)
DCD/E/CB/25   1838
Tithe apportionment and plan for Sherburn (Pittington)
DCD/E/CB/26   1839
Tithe apportionment, with calculations, and plan for Shincliffe (Durham St Oswald)
DCD/E/CB/27   1840
Tithe apportionment and plan for Southwick (Monkwearmouth)
DCD/E/CB/28   1842
Extract of tithe apportionment only, for Sunderland Bridge (Croxdale)
DCD/E/CB/29   1838
Tithe apportionment only, for Walworth (Heighington)
DCD/E/CB/30   1840
Tithe apportionment and plan for West Rainton (Houghton-le-Spring)
DCD/E/CB/31   1839-1927
Tithe apportionment for Witton Gilbert (Durham St Oswald), with annotations and calculations, 1839
redemption notices, altered apportionments, correspondence and notes (enclosed in apportionment), 1876-1905
rental, 1926-1927
DCD/E/CB/32   1838
Tithe apportionment (schedule and summary only, annotated) and plan for Wolviston (Billingham). Plan includes additional small plan of section of township; main plain rolled, outsize
DCD/E/CB/33   1838-1840
Tithe apportionment for Woodham (Aycliffe), with notes of composited tithes and exempt lands, and including summary but no schedule
plan of part of tithe map
Ordnance Survey 6" plan marked up with tithe numbers for part of township
DCD/E/CB/34   1845
Tithe apportionment and plan for Ancroft (Northumberland)
DCD/E/CB/35   undated
Tithe plan only (part of parish), for Dalston (Cumberland)
DCD/E/CB/36   1843, 1927
Tithe apportionment and plan for Heaton (Cornhill, Northumberland), 1843; altered apportionment and plan (marked on Ordnance Survey 6" map), 1927
DCD/E/CB/37   1839, 1955
Tithe apportionment (1839) and altered apportionment (1855) for Swinhoe (Bamburgh, Northumberland), with plan for altered apportionment
DCD/E/CB/38   1847
Tithe apportionment only for Thornton (Norham, Northumberland), with additional copy of extract
DCD/E/CB/39   1841
Tithe apportionment and plan for Wallsend (Northumberland)
DCD/E/CB/40
Extracts from tithe apportionments for parts of several townships, copied together. One item covers (parts of) Crossgate, Broom and Walworth, and the other Hett, Chilton, Ferryhill and Heworth.
Estate plans (miscellaneous)
Reference: DCD/E/CC
Dates of creation: 18th-20th centuries
Extent:
Miscellaneous plans of specific estates or plots of land

Industrial plans (miscellaneous)
Reference: DCD/E/CD
Dates of creation: 19-20th centuries
Extent:
Miscellaneous plans of colliery workings, railways and similar

Estate plans (Church Commission)
Reference: CCD
Dates of creation: 1726-1905
Extent: 1 metre
These plans are part of the Church Commissioners' Deposit of Cathedral Estates material (CCD) and referenced accordingly. They are listed here for convenience.

CCD 469   1849 (date noted on dorse)
Plan of Corps land belonging to 5th prebendary at Healey Field (Lanchester and Muggleswick, including High/Middle/Low Horsley, Cold Hill and Fox Hole farms), 6 chains to an inch. With scale and compass point. Shows reserved woodlands and other tree planting, boundary between Lanchester and Muggleswick parishes, and field acreages. Fields are numbered (but without a table or book of survey attached to map, and without field names). Neighbouring land marked as Corps land belonging to 6th and 8th prebendaries, and as Common land.
paper mounted on cloth (roll, boxed)
Size: 68 x 43 cm
CCD 841   1780
Plan of corps lands belonging to 4th stall. Surveyor John Dixon. Scale 4 chains to an inch. With large decorated cartouche (pastoral scene with cows, sheep, tree, farmhouse and church), compass point and decorated scale.
Shows land at Underside, Witton Gilbert and Newhouse, each with table of contents (field names and acreages, Witton Gilbert divided between three farms). Fields show names and shading (? distinguishing pasture and ploughed arable), with hedgerows, gates and some trees marked, as well as foot paths, springs etc. Other features include an outburst of coal at Underside, a pound fold at Witton Gilbert and a well at Newhouse.
two vellum membranes glued together, folded
Size: 62 x 100 cm
CCD 1149   1858
Plan of land at Pittington leased to M.A. Pemberton, with reserved rent and habendum of current lease. No scale (ca. 1:10,000). With compass point and showing field acreages. Annotated with field numbers (perhaps based on tithe plan or Ordnance Survey)
paper mounted in paper cover
Size: 45 x 29 cm
CCD 1182   1856
Printed plan of proposed branch of Stockton and Darlington Railway near Waskerley (Muggleswick parish), showing land required from Durham University, Dean and Chapter, and 6th Prebend (corps lands). Scale 6 chains to an inch. With decorative compass point and scale. Signed by John Wood Peacock (agent to railway company) and lithographed by M. and M.W. Lambert of Newcastle. Route marked in miles and furlongs
card mounted in paper cover
Size: 65 x 103 cm
CCD 2827   between 1836 [death of Bishop Van Mildert] and 1844 [move of Grammar School]
Printed plan of castle, university and cathedral of Durham (multiple copies), showing Castle (buildings marked 'Palace' and 'Hall'), Palace Green (showing which buildings are in the occupation of the University), Grammar school, Cathedral and College ('Prebendal College', showing houses numbered to correspond with stall numbers 1-12), also Fulling Mill ('Museum', shown as in occupation of University), and university buildings on Bow Lane and North Bailey. With table of reference with notes on parts of Castle and the buildings round Palace Green
card plans filed in paper-covered linen cover
Size: 24 plans, each 40 x 36 cm
CCD 3652   1840
Survey with plans of corps lands belonging to the Deanery, by Thomas Davison. Includes plans of Saltholme, Ravens Flat (Durham St Giles), White Hall (Lanchester), Monk Field (Hamsterley), and the Bearpark estate (Slights House, White House, Arbour House, The Lodge & St John's Green, The Hall & Stottgate, Ayres Park & Hill Top). Includes detailed plans showing paths, woods and other features, with survey including tenants' names, field names, acreages and state of cultivation in 1840. Followed by notes on properties (buildings, tithes, soil and agricultural potential), and rental for Deanery corps lands.
paper book (boxed)   24 f. (single gathering) plus detached boards (damaged)
Size: 33 x 26 cm
CCD 6163   [ca.1849]
Plan of lands in Dalton-le-Dale leased to John Gregson. Fields are numbered, and holdings are marked to show six separately leased holdings (with table listing leases and acreages, 1846-1849). With compass point. Includes village of Dalton-le-Dale, Moor House and land west to a section of the Durham and Sunderland Railway
tracing paper mounted in card cover
Size: 40 x 63 cm
CCD 6613   1859
Plan of lands in Billingham and Coopen leased to Robert Chilton and others, showing land retained by Dean and Chapter and other land to be ceded to the lessee. Includes Billingham Grange and lands near toll bar in Billingham, and a few fields in Cowpen. With compass point. Fields numbered, with acreages, and showing foot paths
tracing paper mounted in card cover
Size: 41 x 73 cm
CCD 13618   undated [19th century]
Plan of land with acreages near Pedam's Oak [Edmundbyers], showing areas of Common proposed to be enclosed and separate plot 'The Hay Garth' [Haygarth's Flat on OS 1898]. Shows Burnhope ('Burdonhope') and Eudon ('Udon') burns, includes compass point.
paper, folded
Size: 55 x 73 cm
CCD 13626   1817
Plan of Fishlake and Sykehouse in Yorkshire, with table listing estate of Dean and Chapter, scale 12 chains to an inch. With scale and compass point. Fields and plots are marked with names and either written in black with numbers, or in red with acreages (one set perhaps relating to Dean and Chapter lands). Ancient inclosures are indicated, and areas of common marked out to show [new] inclosures.
paper mounted on cloth, rolled (outsize)
Size: 147 x 124 cm
CCD 13644   May 1726
Plan of 5th prebendary's corps land at Muggleswick Park, by R. Hornsby, scale 4 chains to an inch. Fields are numbered and boundaries coloured to show division between seven farms, as set out in a table showing tenants, field names and acreages. Paths and houses are shown, also Horslop Burn, Coldhill Lane and neighbouring plots (corps lands of 6th and 8th prebends, and Common). With decorated compass point, dividers, scale and painted border. Lettering of title suggests this may be one of a series of plans of corps lands in Muggleswick Park.
vellum, folded
Size:
CCD 13652   August 1795
Plan of Poulter's Close, part of 10th prebend corps lands, by John Bell. With compass point and scale (3 chains to an inch). Fields numbered, with table showing acreages and state of husbandry in 1795. Shows Moody's quay, path, ? pond and gateways, and includes note on ownership of boundary fences.
paper, folded
Size: 41 x 54 cm
CCD 13664   1839
Plan of Shoreswood in the parish of Norham, scale 4 chains to an inch, with scale and compass point. Fields marked with numbers, field names and acreages, and farms delineated with coloured borders. Shows paths and bridle road.
paper, mounted on cloth (rolled, large tray)
Size: 71 x 147 cm
CCD 13667   1805
Plan of present and proposed wagon ways on Gateshead Fell (Heworth), from Isabella Pit to Tyne, by John Bell, scale 5 chains to an inch. With compass point (showing magnetic north) and scale. Outline of area traversed by wagon way only, but showing roads and walls crossing the route, and lessees of lands crossed (with table of lengths). Also shows location of Fan Pit and Old Pit, staithes, tile sheds and Gateshead Park engine
card, folded
Size: 66 x 98 cm
CCD 13679   [late 18th/early 19th century]
Plan of Harton Farm (Jarrow parish), showing fields and houses within Harton Town Street, scale 4 chains to an inch. Includes decorated compass point, cartouche, scale, decorated table of acreages and painted border. Shows ponds and gateways
paper, folded
Size: 49 x 35 cm
CCD 14033   1874
Six Ordnance Survey plans (25" to 1 mile or 1:2500) covering Hett township in Merrington parish, as listed in printed library catalogue. All first edition 1857-1858, with manuscript additions (chiefly highlighting specific fields in blue) and stamped 13 Feb 1874
paper (rolled, large tray)
Size: six plans, each 64 x 97 cm
CCD 16391   18th/19th centuries
Three plans of lands in Broom, originally stored together within slip case, as follows:
A. part of road between Broom and Stonebridge, showing Mr Cooke's house and proposed road widening. With compass point but no scale, [19th century]
B. Plan of lands at Broom belonging to John Hunter, with field names and acreages for main estate and allotment on Ushaw ('Usha') Moor, scale 4 chains to an inch, [late 18th century]. Shows boundary stones between Durham St Oswald parish and Esh ('Ash') chapelry, wells (one showing winding gear), gates, street trees and stack garth in Broom. With compass point, table of acreages, scale and decorated cartouche. Includes pencil surveying lines and calculations
C. Plan of land at Broom belonging to Anthony Hall, scale 4 chains to an inch, endorsed as having been copied from an original in 1842. Fields numbered, with table showing acreages and state of cultivation. Shows gateways and wood, with compass point

paper (different grades)
Size: 29 x 37 cm, 32 x 77 cm and 21 x 34 cm
CCD 17371   [19th century]
Plan of Cliffe cum Lund in East Riding of York [now in North Yorkshire], scale 3 chains to an inch. Fields and buildings numbered. Four sheets show enclosed fields (in green) surrounded by oxgangs and common land (in blue). The other three sheets show fields subdivided into strips, all of which are numbered, and crossed by a railway: these fields are named and compass points indicated on the sheets. All seven sheets are annotated with reference to Ordnance Survey sheet numbers.
paper (mounted on repair paper, planchest drawer)
Size: 7 sheets, each 52 x 77 cm (as conserved)
CCD 17500   1887
Four printed plans showing reclaimed land on north shore of river Tees, near Haverton Hill and Portrack. Apparently drawn up for the Tees Conservancy Commissioners and annotated/endorsed to refer to production (and an award) in a Chancery case, scale 2 or 3 chains to an inch, J. Rodham (surveyor). With scales and compass points. Shows route of intended roads and railway, and marks property ownerships with acreages.
paper, rolled (large tray)
Size: 4 plans, each up to 42 x 86 cm
CCD 18186   1890 (date of tracing)
Tracing from tithe map of Berrington Law in Kyloe (corrected to 'Holy Island', County Durham corrected to 'Northumberland'), with compass point but no scale
tracing paper, dissected and mounted on card and linen with marbled paper covers
Size: 64 x 81 cm
CCD 18646   16 June 1893
Plan of land to be purchased from Ecclesiastical Commissioners in Jarrow parish for widening of railway from Felling station to Pelaw station (with reference to North Eastern Railway Act 1890), scale 1 chain to an inch. Shows route of railway with surrounding buildings labelled, table of acreages for lands affected by proposed widening, signal cabin near Heworth St Mary church and curling pond at Pelaw marked. Certified as plan specified in notice to treat.
cloth, with card slip-case
Size: 43 x 281 cm
CCD 19048b   March 1892
Small block plan (1:2500) and 7 sections (1/8":1') of Dean's House quarry, [Dean Road], South Shields, showing reservoir and encroachment by quarry onto back street. With four b/w photographs (each 15.5 x 19.5 cm, mounted on card, and annotated to show positions as marked on block plan), showing quarry sides, collapsed road with houses above, wagon way and workers.
tracing paper (brittle) and photographs (mounted on card)
Size: 37 x 83 cm (plan), 26 x 31 cm (4 photographs)
CCD 20867   1905
Printed plan of river Tees from Stockton to the sea, scale 1,250 feet to an inch, made for Tees Conservancy Commissioners by George J. Clarke (engineer), with scale and compass point. Shows railways, owners of wharves, shipyards etc on the river, and navigational beacons and lights within it.
paper, rolled (large tray)
Size: 76 x 140 cm
Ordnance Survey sheets
Reference: DCD/E/D
Dates of creation: 1853-1951
Extent: 21 metres
Published Ordnance Survey sheets at various scales, some annotated. Note that many of these sheets were taken over from other organisations, and some of the annotations apparently relate to the business of these organisations, rather than to dean and chapter properties

6" Ordnance Survey sheets
Reference: DCD/E/DA
Extent: 3 metres Arranged by County series. Within each County, plans are numbered using the OS sheet number and quarter (NE, NW, SE, SW), followed by an item number.
/1. 1:10,560 (ca.6":1 mile) sheets for County Durham
/2. 1:10,560 (ca.6":1 mile) sheets for Northumberland
/3. 1:10,560 (ca.6":1 mile) sheets for Yorkshire

All these plans are listed within the printed library catalogue, where they can be found with a shelfmark search.

Marked 25" Ordnance Survey sheets (County Durham)
Reference: DCD/E/DB
Extent: 8 metres Plans are numbered using the OS sheet number, followed by an item number.
All these plans are listed within the printed library catalogue, where they can be found with a shelfmark search.

Unmarked 25" Ordnance Survey sheets (County Durham)
Reference: DCD/E/DC
Extent: 7 metres Plans are numbered using the OS sheet number, followed by an item number.
All these plans are listed within the printed library catalogue, where they can be found with a shelfmark search.

1:500 Ordnance Survey sheets
Reference: DCD/E/DD
Extent: ½ metre All these plans are listed within the printed library catalogue, where they can be found with a shelfmark search.

25" Ordnance Survey sheets (out-county)
Reference: DCD/E/DE
Extent: 1 metre Arranged by County series. Within each County, plans are numbered using the OS sheet number, followed by an item number.
/1. 1:2500 (ca.25":1 mile) sheets for Northumberland
/2. 1:2500 (ca.25":1 mile) sheets for Yorkshire
/3. 1:2500 (ca.25":1 mile) sheets for Cumberland

All these plans are listed within the printed library catalogue, where they can be found with a shelfmark search.

Ordnance Survey land use lists
Reference: DCD/E/DF
Extent: 1½ metres
Tables showing acreage and category of land use (but without field names or owner/occupier details), for each numbered plot on the 1:2500 (25") Ordnance Survey plans of the specified parish. These are printed from plates of tables written in manuscript, with a title plate added, akin to proof sheets for a printed pamphlet. A few are for complete parishes, but many others are incomplete, as noted within the catalogue.
All these sheets are listed within the printed library catalogue, where they can be found with a shelfmark search.