The Weardale Museum


Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

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1842 Tithe Maps and Apportionments.

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 Extract from Stanhope Town Tithe Map Stanhope Town  Apportionments extract

Our Tithe Records consist of :


   (i) digitised tithe maps images of Stanhope Parish.


   (ii) digistised tithe map images of Wolsingham Parish;


   (iii) transcriptions of Apportionments (in fully searchable spreadsheet format) of

        the Forest and Park Quarters of Stanhope Parish;


   (iv) images of the apportionments for Stanhope Town & Newlandside Quarters

         and Wolsingham Parish.


Details on the digitised images are sometimes difficult to read.

The Tithe Apportionment of 1842 indicates who owned and occupied each plot of land (field, allotment, farm or house). Being so close in date to the 1841 census, it can be used to complement the latter source, and to more accurately locate a particular family.  Below are digitized sections of the map and apportionment for the Town Quarter of Stanhope Parish.


The actual tithe maps and apportionment registers can be viewed in The Record Office in Durham.

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