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

Place names index

Search or browse our list of County Durham place names and follow the links to the corresponding Church of England parish register information.

If you're not familiar with County Durham place names and you are doing family history, this index is designed for you.

It lists over 1,000 County Durham place names and tells you which Church of England parish registers to look in at any given period.

 Search Place Names to work out which Church of England parish you need to look at.

 Search Place Names links directly to the relevant parish registers information page in our Church Registers database.