The Weardale Museum


Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

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Wearhead School Admissions.

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 Newspaper Cuttings Research from a Distance Back to Family History

Contacts for our genealogy support:

Ken Heatherington



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Ken takes the lead on developing the Weardale Museum resources.



Eric Draper



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



David Heatherington (01388)517433)



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

Donate with a Gift Aid Form Postcard of Wearhead School and the Burnhope Valle Wearhead School Group 1910

Wearhead School c. 1900 and a school group from 1910.

Our fully-searchable spreadsheet file is a transcript of the Admissions Register for Wearhead School up to 1912. (We do not publish records of people who may still be living).


The file includes pupils from all parts of Upper Weardale to the west of St John’s Chapel.


It is searchable by surname, forenames, parent’s (or guardian’s) names, residence, etc; and it includes date of birth for most pupils.


The Museum Trustees are grateful for the work of Les Blackett for this information

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