The Weardale Museum

AND HIGH HOUSE CHAPEL

Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

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Find on the map where your ancestors lived.

Information about the resources for which we hold data

A unique and powerful family history resource  

 

containing over 60,000 individuals, from some 300 Weardale families,

 

whose relationships can be displayed as ancestor charts or descendant trees.

Genealogy Database Census Records Memorial Inscriptions Parish Registers Stanhope Burials Tithe Records Old Maps School Admissions War Records & Memorials Wills and Deeds Letters from Emigrants Photographs & Postcards Genealogies Links to other sites Research from a Distance Back to Family History

Contacts for our genealogy support:

Ken Heatherington

 

email:

ken.heatherington@btinternet.com

 

Ken takes the lead on developing the Weardale Museum resources.

 

 

Eric Draper

 

email:

janric.bleeberry@btinternet.com

 

Eric provides research for the Weardale resources and additionally will help people with family history enquiries not related to Weardale.

 

 

David Heatherington (01388)517433)

 

email

dtheatherington@ormail.co.uk

 

David curates the Museum but is available to support family history enquiries.

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In addition to the 1842 Tithe Map  we have a large collection of digitized Ordnance Survey Maps from 1857 (First Edition) and 1899 (Second Edition) covering the whole area. They are especially useful outside the villages where single properties are named and can be used alongside addresses given in the census.

 

The whole of Weardale is mapped at 6" to the mile scale but we also have some maps of upper Weardale at 25" to the mile scale

 

The “Roddam Map” of 1851, covering all Stanhope Parish, was produced by a local land agent and surveyor, John Joseph Roddam.

6 inch OS map of St John's Chapel 1899 Extract of Roddam Map Stanhope Parish from 1851

This map of 1851, covering all Stanhope Parish, was produced by a local land agent and surveyor, John Joseph Roddam who lived at Newtown House, Stanhope.

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