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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Search Place Names

Use our Place Names database to identify the corresponding Church of England parish registers.

Use a County Durham town, settlement or place name to discover the corresponding Church of England parish(es), at any given date. This in turn, will indicate which 'parish registers' you need to look at during your research.

Enter at least one keyword to begin or browse the list of place names. Not sure where to start? See our search tips. Mandatory fields are marked with a star (star).

Alternatively, if you already know which parish is of interest, you can begin to search Church Registers or browse a list of parish names to jump directly to detailed information on an individual parish location (including a map) and the availability of registers and indexes.

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Please enter keyword(s) and indicate whether to include word variations (eg. 'angling' also finds 'angle'):

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