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Shildon Methodist Circuit

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Catalogue Description

Records of Shildon Methodist Circuit,


(Acc: 922(D) and 988(D))

County Record Office,
County Hall,
DURHAM
DH1 5UL

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT
(To 1896 Bishop Auckland Circuit)

Catalogue Contents

Shildon and New Shildon Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 1-8(1-3))

Register of baptisms, 27 February 1885 - 16 November 1893
Document format of M/Sh 1


Register of baptisms, 28 November 1893 - 9 June 1905
Document format of M/Sh 2


Register of baptisms, 4 June 1905 - 20 February 1917
Document format of M/Sh 3


Register of baptisms, 22 February 1917 - 6 December 1935
Document format of M/Sh 4


Local Preachers' Meeting minute book, 20 September 1893 - 13 June 1906
Document format of M/Sh 5


Quarterly Meeting minute book, 3 December 1924 - 9 September 1943
Document format of M/Sh 6


Circuit plans, January - April 1867; April - July 1867; August - October 1868; February - October 1877; 1880; 1882 - 1885; 1887 - 1893; 1896 - 1897; 1914; 1917; 1918; 1924 - 1935; 1936 - 1938; 1939; 1940 - 1949; 1950 - 1955
Document format of M/Sh 7(1-135)


Copy agreement concerning use by the Church of England, the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist Churches, of a building provided by the North Eastern Railway at Brusselton, 21 March 1877 Attached: Extract from minutes of a quarterly meeting, 13 December 1893 and letter concerning services at Brusselton, 5 November 1895
Document format of M/Sh 8(1-3)

Main Street Methodist Church, Old Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 9-16(1-2))

Baptism register, 19 December 1876 - 23 April 1893
Document format of M/Sh 9


Trustees' and Leaders' Meetings minute book, 6 March 1875 - 28 November 1891
Document format of M/Sh 10


Annual Leaders' Meeting minute book, 22 January 1951 - 1 March 1960
Document format of M/Sh 11


Account book, 27 February 1871 - 21 December 1878
Document format of M/Sh 12


Account book 8 December 1878 - 1 July 1881 At beginning: Description of new chapel, 8 June 1878
Document format of M/Sh 13


Account book, 22 March 1875 - 10 March 1890
Document format of M/Sh 14


Souvenir programme for Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Shildon, March - April 1921
Document format of M/Sh 15


Rules and draft of Shildon Wesleyan Methodist Church Choir, 21 February 1922
Document format of M/Sh 16(1-2)

Dean Street Sunday School, Old Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 17-21(1-12))

Shildon Wesleyan Sunday School account book, 26 March 1880 - 15 December 1936
Document format of M/Sh 17


Shildon School Trustees' treasurer's account book, 8 March 1898 - 1938
Document format of M/Sh 18


Sunday School Building Fund accounts; Renovation Scheme accounts; Caretaker's house accounts, 1891 - 1908
Document format of M/Sh 19


Valuation (under Finance Act, 1910) of Wesleyan Sunday School, Dean Street, Shildon, 31 March 1915
Document format of M/Sh 20


Shildon Wesley Sunday School, Wesley Hall Adult Bible Class Teachers' Plans, 1920, 1921, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1934
Document format of M/Sh 21(1-12)

Soho Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 22-26)

Register of baptisms, 3 November 1875 - 19 February 1885
Document format of M/Sh 22


Register of baptisms, 23 February 1936 - 19 October1938
Document format of M/Sh 23


Register of baptisms, 1 November 1938 - 18 July 1954
Document format of M/Sh 24


Trustees' Meeting minute book, 26 January 1901 - 7 February 1912
Document format of M/Sh 25


Leaders' Meeting minute book, 21 December 1904 - 13 February 1929
Document format of M/Sh 26

Heighington Wesleyan Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 27)

Annual Trustees' Meeting minute book, 8 January 1896 - 11 February 1932 Includes Renovation Account, 1905 - 1912
Document format of M/Sh 27

(Ref: M/Sh 28-29)

Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Shildon
(Church closed 1960)


Trustees' Meeting Minute book, 14 December 1898 - 22 March 1960
Document format of M/Sh 28


Certificate of valuation (under Finance Act 1910) of site of Wesleyan Sunday School, Redworth Road, New Shildon, 30 April 1915
Document format of M/Sh 29

(Ref: M/Sh 30-92(1-3))

Garbutt Street United Methodist Church, Shildon
[M/Sh 88 - 92 were found in account book M/Sh 52]


Register of baptisms, 21 October 1875 - 17 September 1885
Document format of M/Sh 30


Register of baptisms, 22 September 1885 - 6 November 1900
Document format of M/Sh 31


Register of baptisms, 13 November 1900 - 17 July 1914
Document format of M/Sh 32


Register of baptisms, 28 July 1914 - 9 March 1921
Document format of M/Sh 33


Register of baptisms, 18 March 1921 - 10 December 1925
Document format of M/Sh 34


Register of baptisms, 22 January 1926 - 27 June 1937
Document format of M/Sh 35


Register of baptisms, 4 July 1937 - 10 January 1952
Document format of M/Sh 36


Counter foils of certificates of baptism, 1934 - 1951
Document format of M/Sh 37


Church meeting minute book 7 June 1864 - 12 April 1878
Document format of M/Sh 38


Quarterly Church Meeting minute book, 2 June 1887 - 30 November 1897
Document format of M/Sh 39


Yearly Church Meeting minute book, 9 December 1897 - 13 December 1913
Document format of M/Sh 40


Quarterly and special meeting minute book, 5 January 1914 - 6 February 1930
Document format of M/Sh 41


Local Preachers' Meeting minute book, 9 December 1893 - 24 February 1906
Document format of M/Sh 42


Quarterly Leaders' Meeting minute book 26 October 1904 - 5 September 1933
Document format of M/Sh 43


Church Trustees' Meeting Minute book, 1 June 1906 - 11 February 1932
Document format of M/Sh 44


Pulpit Notice Book, 16 October 1921 - 24 November 1924 1924
Document format of M/Sh 45


Pulpit notice book, 30 November 1924 - 20 June 1926
Document format of M/Sh 46


Register of members, March 1915 - February 1931
Document format of M/Sh 47


Society Steward's account book, 18 March 1867 - June 1887 At end: Note of numbers of Church Members, 1868 - 1869
Document format of M/Sh 48


Account book, 1887 - 1905
Document format of M/Sh 49


Account book, 11 March 1905 - 27 September 1931
Document format of M/Sh 50


Account book, 1 January 1874 - 20 November 1906
Document format of M/Sh 51


Account book, 2 December 1907 - 31 December 1950
Document format of M/Sh 52


Account book, 1950 - 1957
Document format of M/Sh 53


Renovation and Heating Fund subscription book, 1919 - 1920
Document format of M/Sh 54


Pew rents account book, 1878 - 1922
Document format of M/Sh 55


Circuit Fund Treasurer's Account Book, January 1905 - December 1931
Document format of M/Sh 56


Notebook containing subscription to chapel debt, 1898 - 1901
Document format of M/Sh 57


Notebook contining subscription for Missions Fund, n.d. [c.1896]
Document format of M/Sh 58


Notebook containing: subscription list for acknowledging the services of the late secretary, Mr. T. Wearmouth; rough minutes of Council Meeting, 14 August 1905; Circuit Committee Meeting, 26 August 1905; Free Church Council Committee Meeting, 9 September 1905; Trades and Labour Council, 2 October 1905; Special Lodge Meeting, 16 October 1905; Trades and Labour Council, 6 November 1905; Trade and Labour Council Meetings, 1906
Document format of M/Sh 59


Notebook containing rough jottings concerning collections and rough minutes of meetings, 1906 - 1909
Document format of M/Sh 60


Rough account and minute book containing subscription lists for Shildon Lane, Eldon Terrace, Magdala Terrace, Craddle Terrace, n.d. [c.1907]
Document format of M/Sh 61


Notebook containing subscriptions from Main Street, Cottage Row, Maughan Street, Metcalfe Street, Garden Street, York, Iley, Wharton and Nevison Streets, n.d. [c.1906]
Document format of M/Sh 62


Notebook containing subscription lists for Low Garbutt Street, Pit Row and Auckland Terrace, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 63


Notebook containing subscription lists for Temperance Street, Railway Terrace East, Pear Street and Pears Street, n.d. [c.1911]
Document format of M/Sh 64


Notebook containing subscription to Free Church Council, 1911
Document format of M/Sh 65


Copy of the Methodist Recorder and General Christian Chronicle containing history of Timothy Hackworth and Methodism in Shildon (pp. 13 - 15), 14 May 1903
Document format of M/Sh 66


Photographic blocks showing Garbutt Street Methodist Church, Shildon; of a group of members of Garbutt Street Church; of The Mart, F. Moody and Sons, Auctioneers and Valuers, Furniture Saleroom, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 67


Souvenir booklet of Shildon Independent Methodist Church issued for its Diamond Jubilee, 1930
Document format of M/Sh 68


United Methodist Sunday School Teachers' Meeting minute book, 3 April 1869 - 9 August 1877
Document format of M/Sh 69


Sunday School Teachers' Meeting, 28 September 1877 - November 1884
Document format of M/Sh 70


Monthly Teachers' Meeting minute book, 1893 - 1903
Document format of M/Sh 71


Teachers' Meeting minute book, 2 December 1932 - 16 October 1967
Document format of M/Sh 72


Sunday School account book (Secretary's Book) 1 January 1882 - 31 December 1906
Document format of M/Sh 73


Sunday School account book, 1 January 1887 - 13 October 1906
Document format of M/Sh 74


Sunday School class book, 1929 - 1933
Document format of M/Sh 75


Letters between the Trustees of the United Methodist Church, Shildon and F.E. Gibson and others, concerning payment of interest on the mortgage on the chapel, 1878
Document format of M/Sh 76(1-16)


Letters between the Trustees of Shildon United Methodist Chapel and F.E. Gibson, The Willows, Middleton-in-Teesdale, concerning a mortgage on the chapel previously held by William Gibson of Bishop Auckland, father of the latter, 1882 - 1892
Document format of M/Sh 77(1-4)


Correspondence between the Trustees of the United Methodist Church, Garbutt Street, Shildon, and the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, Dunfermline, concerning aid towards the purchase of a new organ and J.H. Nelson and Co., organ builders, 1 and 4 Holly Street, Durham, concerning the building of the organ, 1919 - 1921
Document format of M/Sh 78


Souvenir programme of the Organ opening at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Fairtown, Pudsey (Yorkshire), 20 April 1912
Document format of M/Sh 79


Souvenir programme of Organ opening at Baring Street Primitive Methodist Church, South Shields, 20 April 1921
Document format of M/Sh 80


Souvenir programme of opening of Harehills Avenue Primitive Methodist Church, 6 December 1905
Document format of M/Sh 81


Programme of organ recital at Witton-le-Wear Wesleyan Methodist Church, n.d. [c.1920]
Document format of M/Sh 82


Receipt for fee for registering the United Methodist Church, Garbutt Street, Shildon for the solemnization of marriages, 7 February 1914
Document format of M/Sh 83


Receipts addressed to the Trustees, United Methodist Church, Garbutt Street, Shildon, 1917, 1919, 1931 - 1934
Document format of M/Sh 84(1-13)


Paying-in book of Shildon United Methodist Church to an account with the Midland Bank, Ltd., (3 stubs only completed), 1928 - 1929
Document format of M/Sh 85


Receipts addressed to the Trustees, Garbutt Street United Methodist Church, Shildon, 1936 - 1937
Document format of M/Sh 86(1-39)


Insurance policy issued by the Methodist Insurance Co. Ltd., Manchester, on United Methodist Chapel, Garbutt Street, Shildon, 1937 - 1938
Document format of M/Sh 87(1-2)


Collection book for Organ Completion Fund, 1926
Document format of M/Sh 88


Methodist Trust Schedule for Garbutt Street Methodist Church, Shildon, 1938
Document format of M/Sh 89(1-2)


Receipts addressed to the Trustees of Garbutt Street Methodist Church, 1938 - 1939, 1947
Document format of M/Sh 90(1-7)


Correspondence between the Trustees and Nelson and Company, City Organ Works, 1-4 Holly Street, Durham, concerning the installation of electrical blowing equipment in the organ, 1946 - 1974
Document format of M/Sh 91(1-7)


Annual accounts of the United Methodist Church, Garbutt Street, Shildon, n.d. [c.1950]
Document format of M/Sh 92(1-3)

United Methodist Free Church Young Peoples' Society For Christian Endeavour (Ref: M/Sh 93-100)

Christian Endeavour Society Meeting Minutes 28 May 1946 - 13 December 1956 Enclosed: Printed Manifesto of Young Peoples' Society of Christian Endeavour, published by the Christian Endeavour Book Room, Belsey House, 53 Old Bailey, London, E.C.4., n.d. [c.1950]
Document format of M/Sh 93


Account Book, 1898 - 1940
Document format of M/Sh 94


Roll Book (Register of members' attendances), 1924 - 1953
Document format of M/Sh 95


Roll Book, 1956 - 1957
Document format of M/Sh 96


Receipts addressed to the Young Peoples' Society for Christian Endeavour, Garbutt Street, Shildon, 1950 - 1956
Document format of M/Sh 97


Adult Bible Class Account Book, 9 February 1930 - 21 September 1941
Document format of M/Sh 98


Circular letter from the Rev. G. Eric Goodison concerning the holding of a 'Men's Weekend' at Garbutt Street Methodist Church, 14 September 1956
Document format of M/Sh 99(1-2)


Christian Social Union, Darlington and Stockton District Centre, minutes of Executive Meeting, 1921 - 1932
Document format of M/Sh 100

Shildon Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 101-121)

Baptism register, 20 March 1866 - 3 August 1904 [Described as Thickley to 1870, St. Andrews Auckland to 1890 and thereafter unnamed. Endorsed: Book No.1]
Document format of M/Sh 101


Baptism register, 19 January 1905 - 18 April 1913 [Described as Shildon, Coundon Grange, St. Andrews Auckland]
Document format of M/Sh 102


Baptism register, 11 May 1931 - 25 August 1957 [Shildon Church Street Circuit]
Document format of M/Sh 103


Baptism register, 28 April 1863 - 17 October 1880 [Endorsed: Shildon Station]
Document format of M/Sh 104


Baptism register, 22 December 1880 - January 1893 [Endorsed: Shildon St. John Methodist]
Document format of M/Sh 105


Baptism register, 18 January 1893 - 28 April 1931 [Endorsed: St. John Shildon]
Document format of M/Sh 106


Primitive Methodist Quarter Day and Branch Committee minute book, Old Shildon Branch, 15 June 1867 - 1 October 1885 At end: List of Circuit House Trustees, n.d. [c.1870]
Document format of M/Sh 107


Quarterly Meeting minute book, Shildon Circuit, 5 December 1885 - 18 June 1896
Document format of M/Sh 108


Quarterly Meeting minute book, 5 September 1896 - 2 December 1905
Document format of M/Sh 109


Quarterly Meeting and Circuit Committee minute book, 3 March 1906 - 3 June 1922 At end: Lists of Shildon, Shildon Road and Leeholme Trustees, 1920 - 1921 Attached: Notice of laying of Foundation and Memorial Stones of Primitive Methodist New Chapel, St. John's Road, New Shildon, 19 August 1876
Document format of M/Sh 110


Quarterly Meeting minute book, 2 September 1922 - 30 August 1930 [Endorsed: Church Street Circuit]
Document format of M/Sh 111


Circuit Committee minute book, 27 September 1930 - 29 August 1934 [Endorsed: Shildon PQM6]
Document format of M/Sh 112


Circuit Quarterly Meeting and Local Preachers Meeting minute book, 19 September 1934 - 29 November 1947 [Church Street]
Document format of M/Sh 113


Quarterly Meeting Minute book, 27 February 1948 - 1 June 1955 Attached: Report on District Synod held at Trinity Church, Redcar, 14 May 1955
Document format of M/Sh 114


Old Shildon Station Sunday School Committee Meeting minute book, 1875 - 1886
Document format of M/Sh 115


Sunday School Union Committee Shildon Station Annual Meeting minute book, 26 February 1887 - 21 May 1898
Document format of M/Sh 116


Sunday School Union Shildon Station Annual and Quarterly Statistical reports, 1877 - 1906 At End: Accounts of Sunday School Union Fund 1879 - 1901
Document format of M/Sh 117


List of trustees of churches in Shildon Primitive Methodist Circuit, n.d. [c.1907 - c.1951]
Document format of M/Sh 118


Local Preachers' Meetings minute book, 12 June 1947 - 26 August 1955
Document format of M/Sh 118a


Primitive Methodist Shildon Circuit Preachers' Plan, 1876
Document format of M/Sh 119


Primitive Methodist Connexion, Stockton and Darlington District, Temperance and Social Welfare Committee minute book, 11 December 1925 - 10 September 1932
Document format of M/Sh 120


Primitive Methodist Connexion Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees District Psalmody Association: Programme for 22nd Annual Choral Festival held in the Town Hall, Middlesborough, 8 March 1911
Document format of M/Sh 121

Church Street Primitive Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 122-124)

Annual Trustees' Meetings minute book, February 1925 - 7 December 1938
Document format of M/Sh 122


Annual Trustees' Meetings minute book, 19 February 1939 - 12 August 1964
Document format of M/Sh 123


Account book, 20 August 1939 - 24 July 1965
Document format of M/Sh 124

St. John's Road Primitive Methodist Church, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 125-141)

Register of baptisms, March 1913 - 19 September 1937
Document format of M/Sh 125


Register of baptisms, 15 October 1950 - 21 April 1963
Document format of M/Sh 126


Chapel Committee, Trustees' Teachers' and Members' Meetings minute book, 6 October 1838 - 18 February 1881 At end: Accounts of Primitive Methodist Chapel, New Shildon, 1859 - 1874
Document format of M/Sh 127


Chapel Committee and Trustees Meetings minute book, 27 May 1889 - 26 July 1897 At end: List of trustees
Document format of M/Sh 128


Trustees' Meetings minute book, 9 August 1897 - 28 February 1910
Document format of M/Sh 129


Trustees' Meetings minute book, 7 February 1918 - 1 December 1925
Document format of M/Sh 130


Trustees' Meetings Minute book, 12 February 1926 - 17 February 1943
Document format of M/Sh 131


Society Meetings, Leaders' Meetings, Choir Committee Meetings minute book, 7 May 1906 - 28 February 1910 and 3 December 1916 - 1 March 1955
Document format of M/Sh 132


Monthly Teachers' Meeting minute book, 2 November 1884 - 31 March 1895
Document format of M/Sh 133


Choir account book, 14 March 1912 - 31 December 1960
Document format of M/Sh 134


Chapel Trust Fund Account book, 1 January 1890 - 25 November 1900
Document format of M/Sh 135


Circular commemorating the laying of the foundation stone for the new chapel, 1876
Document format of M/Sh 136


Elevation of Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, New Shildon, 11 June 1895 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 137


Sections of Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, New Shildon, 11 June 1895 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 138


Letter and plan from Percy Ironworks, Newcastle, to J.W. Taylor, architect, Westgate Road, Newcastle, giving an estimate for the installation of a hot-water system at the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, New Shildon, 5 August 1895
Document format of M/Sh 139(1-3)


Ground plan and elevation of proposed additions to the Primitive Methodist Chapel and Schools, New Shildon, 10 October 1903 Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 140


Specification of works required to be done in the erection of the new C.E. and Caretaker's House at New Shildon, 10 October 1903
Document format of M/Sh 141

Coundon Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 142-148)

Register of baptisms, 31 July 1898 - 23 August 1909
Document format of M/Sh 142


Register of baptisms, 17 August 1909 - 20 November 1928
Document format of M/Sh 143


Leaders' and Annual Trustees' Meeting minute book, 5 January 1893 - 17 October 1963
Document format of M/Sh 144


Ground plan of schoolroom at Coundon Primitive Methodist Church, n.d. [c.1895] Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 145


Plan of alterations to Coundon Primitive Methodist Church, by J.W. Taylor, F.R.I.B.A., 31 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 4 September 1895 Scale: 4 feet to 1 inch ((1) 40 cm. x 49 cm., oiled cloth, colour-wash; (2) 38 cm. x 47 cm., oiled cloth, colour-wash)


Plan of alterations to Coundon Primitive Methodist Chapel showing the organ, 4 September 1895 Scale: 2 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 147


Plan of alterations to Coundon Primitive Methodist Church, 4 September 1895
Document format of M/Sh 148

(Ref: M/Sh 149)

Close House Methodist Church
(Church closed 1969)


Trustees' Meetings minute book, 24 January 1950 - 18 May 1971
Document format of M/Sh 149

Eldon New Chapel (Ref: M/Sh 150)

Trustees' Meeting minute book, 30 September 1903 - 6 February 1913
Document format of M/Sh 150

Middridge Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 151)

Trustees' Meetings Minute book, 1 January 1924 - 9 January 1932 and 28 June 1947 - 16 October 1956
Document format of M/Sh 151

Leasingthorne Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 152)

Register of baptisms 18 March 1958 - 2 August 1964
Document format of M/Sh 152

Primitive Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 153)

Plan of proposed alterations to the Primitive Methodist Church Shildon, by R. Bayles, Shildon, 1913 Scale: 4 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 153

Primitive Methodist Church, South Church, Bishop Auckland (Ref: M/Sh 154-157)

Elevation and section of the Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1 March 1897 Scale: 4 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 154


Sections, elevations and plans of alterations to chapel, 5 July 1897 Scale: 4 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 155


Working drawing and tracing of plans for alterations (marked 'discarded'), July and October 1897 ((1) 36 cm. x 42 cm., oiled cloth, colour-wash; (2) 39 cm. x 44 cm., paper, colour-wash)


Tracing of sections of chapel and schoolroom, by J.W. Taylor, n.d. [c.1897] Scale: 4 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 157

Auckland Park Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 158)

Plan of proposed alterations, 1919
Document format of M/Sh 158

Chilton Buildings Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 159-160)

Plan of site at chapel [at Chilton Buildings], 1890 Scale: 6 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 159


Plan of hall and classrooms at Chilton Buildings Primitive Methodist Church, by J.W.F. Phillipson, architect and surveyor, Murton Chambers, Newcastle, n.d. [c.1890] Scale: 8 feet to 1 inch
Document format of M/Sh 160

Shildon Methodist Church (formed 1955) (Ref: M/Sh 161-163)

Draft resolution concerning amalgamation of Methodist Circuits in Shildon, 1943
Document format of M/Sh 161


Quarterly Meeting minute book, 10 March 1943 - 2 March 1966
Document format of M/Sh 162


Suggestions for the formation of Shildon Methodist Circuit, n.d. [c.1950]
Document format of M/Sh 163

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/Sh 164-165-170(1-3))

Photographs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne showing Grey Street and view from south of the river Tyne, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 164-165


Photographs of the exterior of Durham Cathedral, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 166


Photograph of the deer house, Bishop Auckland, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 167


Photograph of the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 168


Photographs of Christ Church, West Hartlepool, n.d. [c.1910]
Document format of M/Sh 169


Postcard views of Barnard Castle, Abbey Bridge Tollgate, Barnard Castle Deepdale Viaduct and High Force on the River Tees, n.d. (3 postcards, colour-washed) Second Deposit(Acc. 1131 (D))

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT (Ref: M/Sh 171-174)

Plan and Directory, (13/17), 18 January 1976
Document format of M/Sh 171


Plan and Directory, (13/17), 17 July 1977
Document format of M/Sh 172


Plan and Directory, (13/17), 15 January 1978
Document format of M/Sh 173


Plan and Directory, (13/17), 16 October 1977
Document format of M/Sh 174

(Ref: M/Sh 175-179)

Third Deposit(Acc:

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT

Shildon Wesleyan Methodist Circuit


Church Record, Bishop Auckland, Shildon and New Shildon Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, October 1900
Document format of M/Sh 175


Local Preachers' Quarterly Meeting minute book, September 1906 - 12 September 1923
Document format of M/Sh 176


Local Preachers' Meeting minute book, 12 December 1923 - 3 June 1955
Document format of M/Sh 177


Circuit Stewards' account book, March 1929 - December 1951
Document format of M/Sh 178


List of contents of safe, 23 September 1924 and 1 August 1947
Document format of M/Sh 179

Main Street Wes1eyan Methodist Church, Old Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 180-192(1-2) -)

Collection journal, December 1948 - May 1960
Document format of M/Sh 180


Extract from agreements and letters concerning the rental of Wesley Hall and with the Ministry of Works for the rental of Wesley Hall Institute, n.d. [c.1950], 1962 - 1963
Document format of M/Sh 181-184


Letters from the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes concerning investment of a sum of money, 1965 - 1968
Document format of M/Sh 185-189


Letter from Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church concerning deposit of £1,000, 26 July 1968
Document format of M/Sh 190


Letter from Methodist Church Department of Commercial Funds concerning withdrawal of £500, 13 October 1969
Document format of M/Sh 191


Letters from the Midland Bank informing the Trustees of new deposit 193 and current account numbers and enclosing leaflet concerning use of computers in handling cheques, 1968 - 1969
Document format of M/Sh 192(1-2) -

Wesley Methodist Church, Old Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 194-196)

Pew rent book, 1871 - 1874, and New Chapel Scheme Account, 1876
Document format of M/Sh 194


Pew rent book, 1879 -1891, and accounts, 1881 - 1897
Document format of M/Sh 195(1)


Letter from Mr. Adamson to Mr. Hopps concerning work to be done, n.d. [c.1890]
Document format of M/Sh 195(2)


Receipts for repairs, 1901 - 1903
Document format of M/Sh 195(3-19)


Income and expenditure accounts concerning Christmas Festivities, 1902 - 1903
Document format of M/Sh 195(20-21)


Bills of quantity for the Wesleyan School, March 1895
Document format of M/Sh 195(22)


Letter from A. Clayton, Twentieth Century Fund, London to Mr. Watson giving list of collections received for the fund from the circuit, 8 February 1904
Document format of M/Sh 195(23)


Receipts for monies sent to The Twentieth Century Fund, February 1899 - March 1902
Document format of M/Sh 195(24)


Pew rent book, 1892 - 1942
Document format of M/Sh 196

Soho Street Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 197)

Michaelmas Fair Handbook, 13 October 1937
Document format of M/Sh 197

Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 198-201)

Treasurers' statement of account for Adult Bible class, 14 March 1909 - 1910 and Stewards' account book, January 1912 - November 1929
Document format of M/Sh 198


Wesley Hall debt fund accounts, 1914 - 1931, and receipts for repairs, 1924 - 1931
Document format of M/Sh 199


Account book, 1922 - 1934
Document format of M/Sh 200


Jubilee celebrations souvenir programme 28 April - 21 May 1928
Document format of M/Sh 201

Redworth Road Wesleyan Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 202-296)

Trustees' account book, 1917 - 1938, including loan account, 1917 - 1925
Document format of M/Sh 202


Account book, 1924 - 1935
Document format of M/Sh 203(1)


Receipt by J. Moore & Sons, Shildon, for payment for repairs, 1933
Document format of M/Sh 203(2)


Trustees' treasurer's account book, 1931 - 1960
Document format of M/Sh 204(1)


Rules and regulations for the caretaker of the church, n.d.
Document format of M/Sh 204(2)


Society Steward's account book, March 1935 - June 1938
Document format of M/Sh 205


Loan account book, May 1915 - March 1939
Document format of M/Sh 206


Sunday School Lenten Fund account book, November 1922 - May 1924
Document format of M/Sh 207


Sunday School teachers' meetings minutes, 9 November 1919 - 4 May 1924
Document format of M/Sh 208


Sunday School and Guild Fund account, 1931
Document format of M/Sh 209


Sunday School Treasurer's account book, 1953 - 1959
Document format of M/Sh 210


Registration form for registering chapel as place of worship, 19 August 1878
Document format of M/Sh 211


Account book, 1890 - 1891
Document format of M/Sh 212


Correspondence and application form concerning alteration of the chapel, 1891 - 1905
Document format of M/Sh 213-220


List of trustees and their addresses and occupations, July 1903
Document format of M/Sh 221-222


Correspondence of Thomas Cross concerning payment of sums of money, 1906 - 1912
Document format of M/Sh 223(1-3)


Provisional valuation of chapel under the provisions of the Finance (1909 - 1910) Act, April - November 1915
Document format of M/Sh 224(1-2)


Sunday School Lantern Fund account book, November 1922 - May 1924
Document format of M/Sh 225


Letter from W.J. [Anson] to Mr. Burnett concerning fire insurance on the chapel, 1938
Document format of M/Sh 226


Papers concerning the sale of the chapel, including correspondence, list of deeds, valuation and report, 1946 - 1949
Document format of M/Sh 227-254


Receipts of John Moore, builder, of New Shildon to trustees of Redworth Wesleyan Chapel for work done, 1898 - 1906
Document format of M/Sh 255(1-8)


Copy form of application for permission to erect a chapel, 30 September 1903; financial statements, 1905 and 1908; Wesleyan Trust Schedule, 1909; notice (under the Public Health Act, 1875) concerning work carried out, 21 February 1906
Document format of M/Sh 256(1-8)


Letters from Wesleyan Chapel Committee, Manchester, to Rev. Job Gilbert concerning grant towards purchase of site for further building, 24 March 1910 - 13 April 1911
Document format of M/Sh 257(1-8)


Letters from Methodist Church General Chapel Committee, Manchester, to Rev. W.J.P. White, Shildon, concerning Redworth Road Trust debt, 1936 - 1939
Document format of M/Sh 258-262


Postcard of Methodist Chapel Committee at Manchester to Rev. W.H. Burnett, acknowledging receipt of memorandum enclosing receipt for expenses, 15 and 16 August 1941
Document format of M/Sh 263(1-2)


Receipt of Ministry of Works and Buildings for railings for Wesleyan Sunday School, Redworth Road, Shildon, 21 July 1942
Document format of M/Sh 264


Letters of A.C. Welding Co., Darlington, to S. Corner, Shildon, concerning railways and gate for Redworth Road church, 1951
Document format of M/Sh 265


Correspondence between G.H. Edkins & Son, estate agents, Bishop Auckland, Rev. G.A. Lofthouse, Shildon and Department for Chapel Affairs, Manchester, concerning the sale of Redworth Road church and vacant site adjoining Midland Bank, 1958 - 1960
Document format of M/Sh 267-296

(Ref: M/Sh 297(1)-298)

Shildon Primitive Methodist Circuit
[M/Sh 297(2) and (3) are enclosed in M/Sh 297(1)]


List of title deeds, December 1834 - June 1950
Document format of M/Sh 297(1)


List of chapels registered and those registered for marriages, n.d. [19th century]
Document format of M/Sh 297(2)


List of deeds received from Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association frorn the trustees, Close House Chapel, Shildon, 4 July 1902
Document format of M/Sh 297(3)


Preachers' plan, January - April 1904
Document format of M/Sh 298

Church Street Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 299(1)-299(5))

Women's Meetings minutes, 17 March 1930 - 9 February 1959
Document format of M/Sh 299(1)


Receipts, 1935 - 1937
Document format of M/Sh 299(2-4)


Letter concerning Billy Smart's Circus, September 1957
Document format of M/Sh 299(5)

St. John's Road Primitive Methodist Church, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 300-301)

Abstract of title to 48 Onward Place, St. John's Road, New Shildon (the Old Manse) belonging to Mr. Watson Taylor, reciting deeds, (16 September 1876 - 24 March 1887), 1888
Document format of M/Sh 300


Trustees' Treasurer's account book, 1948 - 1953
Document format of M/Sh 301

Close House Primitive Methodist Church, Bishop Auckland (Ref: M/Sh 302-313)

Account of Smith and Watkins with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners concerning the conveyancing of land to the Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Church for the erection of a chapel, 1869 - 1872
Document format of M/Sh 302


1 January 1873 (1) Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England (2) Bishop of Durham (3) Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Chapel Counterpart lease from (1) to (3) with the consent of (2) for 99 years from 15 March 1870 of a parcel of land adjoining the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Close House, Coundon Grange in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland Rent: £3 1s.4d.
Document format of M/Sh 303


28 July 1898 (1) The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England (2) Bishop of Durham (3) Bolckow Vaughan & Co. Ltd (4) Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Chapel Lease by (3) at the direction of (1) and (2) to (4) of (a) parcel of land containing 401 sq. yards with the chapel, and (b) a further plot of 401 sq. yards lying due north, both lying to the west of the Eldon to Howlish road, at Close House in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland, as shown in plan included, upon trust to the use of (4) as contained in deed, 2 April 1864, for a term of 71 years from 25 March 1898 at an annual rent of £5 0s.6d. Parties agree that (b) should be used for the erection of the Sunday School Recites previous deeds, 13 May 1879 - 17 July 1890, and order in Council 18 March 1880
Document format of M/Sh 304


Account from White Barret & Co., solicitors, for the conveyancing of the chapel and school site, 11 November 1897 - October 1898
Document format of M/Sh 305


30 June 1902 (1) Trustees of Close House School and Chapel (2) Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association Ltd. Memorandum of an Equitable Mortgage by (1) to (2) to secure £900 with interest, on deposit for deeds as specified in annexed schedule Endorsed: Repaid, 15 September 1947
Document format of M/Sh 306


Summary of account and statement of extra work, 25 July 1903
Document format of M/Sh 307


Memorandum of the choice and appointment of new trustees of the Primitive Methodist Church and School, 1 December 1923
Document format of M/Sh 308


Declaration by Trustees of Close House Methodist Church at Coundon Grange adopting the New Model Deed pursuant to Section 17 of the Methodist Church Union Act, 1929, concerning the holding of church lands, 10 October 1946
Document format of M/Sh 309


Memorandum of the choice and appointment of New Trustees of the Methodist Chapel with letters of resignation attached and enclosing list of those willing to be appointed, 25 March 1947
Document format of M/Sh 310-312


Correspondence concerning closure of the church and the surrender of the site, 4 June 1963 - 14 March 1970
Document format of M/Sh 313

Middridge Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 314-315)

Trust Property account book, January 1943 - February 1959
Document format of M/Sh 314


Trustees of Trust Property meetings minute book, 10 February 1958 - 27 February 1959
Document format of M/Sh 315

Leasingthorne Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 316-326)

Collection journal and Society Stewards' summary, 1902 - 1912
Document format of M/Sh 316


Collection Journal and Society Stewards' summary, September 1912 - 1923
Document format of M/Sh 317


10 August 1920 (1) Trustees of Leasingthorne Chapel and School (2) Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association, Ltd. Memorandum of mortgage by (1) to (2) to secure £150 with interest on deposit of deeds as specified in annexed schedule Endorsed: Repaid, 21 March 1924
Document format of M/Sh 318


Correspondence concerning purchase of freehold to chapel in 1926 and concerning permission to close and sell chapel, (1969), 23 March 1926 - 8 December 1969
Document format of M/Sh 319


17 May 1926 (1) Sir Timothy Calvert Eden of Windlestone Hall, baronet (2) Trustees of Leasingthorne Primitive Methodist Chapel Acknowledgement by (1) to (2) of production of vesting deed, dated 1 March 1926, of Leasingthorne Primitive Methodist Chapel
Document format of M/Sh 320


1 September 1926 (1) Trustees of Leasingthorne Chapel and School (2) Primitive Methodist Chapel Aid Association Memorandum of a mortgage by (1) to (2) to secure £60 with interest on the deposit of deeds as specified in annexed schedule Endorsed: Repaid, 15 October 1942
Document format of M/Sh 321


Certificate of Registration of Leasingthorne Methodist church as place of religious worship, 27 February 1934
Document format of M/Sh 322


List of those willing to be appointed as Trustees of Leasingthorne Methodist Chapel and School and letters of resignation of trustees, 18 April - 28 May 1950
Document format of M/Sh 323


Declaration by Trustees of Leasingthorne Methodist Church of adoption of the new Mode Deed pursuant to Section 17 of the Methodist Church Union Act, 1929 concerning the holding of church lands, 20 April 1950
Document format of M/Sh 324


Directions concerning the choice and appointment of trustees, 12 December 1950
Document format of M/Sh 325


Letter from Frank Atkinson, Director of Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle to Rev. L. Oliver at Coundon, about the organ and seating from Leasingthorne Chapel's being preserved in Beamish Park Open-Air Museum, 17 November 1969
Document format of M/Sh 326

Bolam Chapel (Ref: M/Sh 327-340)

License of non-conformist place of worship at Bolam occupied by Mary Turner, 5 August 1812
Document format of M/Sh 327


Letter from the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, Manchester to Theodore Bishop, concerning the choice and appointment of trustees of Bolam Chapel, 5 August 1892
Document format of M/Sh 328


Letter from Joseph Shin at Bolam to Rev. Job Gilbert at St. John's Road, New Shildon about the offer of a site for an Institute for Bolam, 1 June 1911
Document format of M/Sh 329(1-3)


Correspondence concerning the purchase of a cottage and land at Bolam, 16 January - 30 May 1912
Document format of M/Sh 330-332


Letters of Farebrother, Ellis & Co. at London to Rev. T.C. Hillard at St. John's Road, Shildon concerning Durham fee form rent received of the Trustees of Bolam Chapel, 21 December 1921 - 25 January 1922
Document format of M/Sh 333-335


Minutes of metings of Trustees of the Bolam Wesleyan Methodist Chapel held to appoint new trustees, 26 April 1928
Document format of M/Sh 336


Form of abstract of Annual Accounts of Methodist Trust property at Bolam, 1935
Document format of M/Sh 337


Correspondence between Rev. W.C. Jackson of the Methodist Church General Chapel Committee, Manchester and Rev. W.H. Burnett at St. John's Road, Shildon, about the proceeds of the sale of Bolam Chapel's reducing the debts, at Soho Street and Wesley Methodist Chapels at Shildon, 21 October 1940
Document format of M/Sh 338-339


Rough sketch plan, by E.R. Hanby Holmes, of chapel and garden at Bolam, n.d. [1930's]
Document format of M/Sh 340

Riseburn Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/Sh 341-342)

Receipt of J. Moore & Sons, Shildon, for repairs, December 1934
Document format of M/Sh 341


Form of abstract of annual accounts of Methodist trust property at Riseburn, 1935
Document format of M/Sh 342

Brusselton Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 343-344)

Minutes of meeting with representatives from the Church of England, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist, to discuss with the N.E. Railway Co. premises to be set aside for religious purposes, 21 March 1877
Document format of M/Sh 343


Receipt for costs of seating and decorating of the Sabbath School, 24 April 1877
Document format of M/Sh 344

Leeholme Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 345-517)

Collection Journal and Society Stewards' records, 1937 - 1949
Document format of M/Sh 345


Debt reduction fund account, January 1943 - April 1944
Document format of M/Sh 346


Teachers' meetings minutes, 12 December 1941 - 10 October 1960
Document format of M/Sh 347


Sunday School Teachers' Roll, January 1949 - December 1957
Document format of M/Sh 348


Leaders' meeting minute book, 11 May 1943 - 23 May 1956
Document format of M/Sh 349


Bank statements, 1958 - 1979
Document format of M/Sh 350-408


Paying-in books for Midland Bank, September 1947 - May 1978
Document format of M/Sh 409-411


Miscellaneous receipts, n.d. [20th century]
Document format of M/Sh 412-505


Cheque book stubs, n.d. [20th century]
Document format of M/Sh 506-510


Papers relating to the insurance of the chapel, May - June 1978
Document format of M/Sh 511-517

Records of unidentified churches in Shildon Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 518-519)

Receipt for professional services of John Proud to the Trustees of the Primitive Methodist Circuit, Shildon, 14 February 1884
Document format of M/Sh 518


Receipts of Jennings and Bowser for rent and conveyancing of house in St. John's Road, New Shildon to Shildon Primitive Methodists, 21 - 22 February 1889
Document format of M/Sh 519

Coundon Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 520-524)

Correspondence of J. Walton Taylor, (architect) and Ernest B. Storr to Rev. W. Gelley, concerning the building of a minister's house, 9 October - 3 December 1902
Document format of M/Sh 520-523


Letter from L.M. Dennis, joiner and cartwright, concerning work carried out on the Temperance Hall, 24 August 1895
Document format of M/Sh 524

Church Street Primitive Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 525-591)

Correspondence and accounts chiefly of J. Walton Taylor, architect, Newcastle to Rev. W. Gelley, relating to renovation and reseating of the chapel, 21 March 1903 - 1 January 1905
Document format of M/Sh 525-591

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Old Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 592)

1 August 1885 (1) Bolckow Vaughan & Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough (2) Rev. Joseph Robson on behalf of Trustees of Binchester Methodist Chapel (3) Rev. Richard Lush on behalf of Trustees of Old Shildon Primitive Methodist Chapel Agreement of (1) to convey to (2) premises near Binchester Colliery and building materials for erecting chapel for consideration of £213 9s.4d.
Document format of M/Sh 592

Leasingthorne Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 593)

Account of Trotter, Bruce and Trotter for work on a lease from Sir William Eden to Leasingthorne primitive Methodist Chapel Trustee of land at Leasingthorne as a site for a chapel and school, 26 April 1875
Document format of M/Sh 593

Records of Unspecified Churches in Shildon Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 594)

Account for legal fees to Durham Bishopric Permanent Estates, St. Andrews, Auckland Parish Trustees of Primitive Methodist Chapel, 24 March 1893
Document format of M/Sh 594

Main Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, Shildon, including Dean Street Sunday School (Ref: M/Sh 595-622)

19 May 1939 (1) Ralph Watson of Shildon on behalf of Shildon Main Street (Wesley) Methodists (2) Leo Lewin, Bishop Auckland on behalf of the West Auckland Clothing Co. Ltd. Agreement for tenancy of Dean Street Sunday School for a term of 20 weeks from 1 May 1939 Rent: £40
Document format of M/Sh 595


Papers concernirig the requesitioning of the Dean Street Sunday School and Wesley Hall, Main Street, during the Second World War, 24 October 1939 - 29 April 1948
Document format of M/Sh 596-617


Schedule of the condition and fittings of the Clothing Factory, formerly Sunday School, November 1939
Document format of M/Sh 618


Letter of the Trust Secretary to West Auckland Brewery Company concerning damage to church wall, 20 January 1943
Document format of M/Sh 619


Reply from Royal Insurance Co. Ltd. concerning damage of church wall, 25 January 1943
Document format of M/Sh 620


Letters from 'The Shildon Youth Choir and Hackworth Singers' and 'Shildon Boys Club' concerning premises for their meetings, 1945 - 1954
Document format of M/Sh 621-622

(Ref: M/Sh 624-625)

623 Letter from E. Cartwright, Sunday School Secretary to trustees requesting use of Dean Street Schoolrooms for school services, 10 March 1946
(paper, 1 folio)


Notice from Central Land Board of development value of 540 sq. yds. of land in Dean Street, turning down the trustees' claim, 29 December 1950
Document format of M/Sh 624


Papers concerning the leasing of Dean Street Sunday School, 1947
Document format of M/Sh 625

Wesley Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 626-642)

26 October 1928 (1) Trustees of Wesley Methodist Church, Shildon (2) Midland Bank Limited Guarantee from (1) to (2) in respect of the Account and Liabilities of Shildon Wesley Hall Building Fund
Document format of M/Sh 626


Accounts for Shildon Wesleyan Brass Band, Wesley Trust, Wesley Hall, Main Street, Methodist Church Trust, Dean Street Sunday School and Soho Street Methodist Church, 1928 - 1946
Document format of M/Sh 627-639


Central Methodist Church Youth Club, Bishop Auckland, report, 1945 - 1946
Document format of M/Sh 640


Letter to Rev. Hicks from 'The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes' concerning investment, 30 December 1947
Document format of M/Sh 641


List of Shildon methodist churches with statistics of memberships, average congregations, collections, October 1955
Document format of M/Sh 642

Shildon Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 643-663)

Trustees' financial schedules, 1953 - 1954
Document format of M/Sh 643-662


Bank book for deposit account at Barclays Bank, 31 January 1969 - 21 June 1979
Document format of M/Sh 663

Records of Unidentified Churches in Shildon Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 664-667)

Class book, 1924
Document format of M/Sh 664


Minutes of meetings, 8 April 1946 - 13 April 1953
Document format of M/Sh 665


Envelope Collection Scheme accounts, 1955 - 1966
Document format of M/Sh 666


Sunday School accounts, 1934 - 1937
Document format of M/Sh 667

Miscellaneous (Ref: M/Sh 668-669)

Catalogue of records held, n.d. [20th century]
Document format of M/Sh 668


Methodist New Connexion Magazine and Evangelical Repository, Vol. XXVI, 1858 Copy belonged to John Coates, and contains notes of births and deaths of the Coates and Newby families 1833 - 1889 (1 volume, printed, leather half-bound) Fourth Deposit(Acc:

(Ref: M/Sh 670-676)

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT

Shildon Wesleyan Methodist Circuit


Schedule of Sunday Schools, 1899 - 1905
Document format of M/Sh 670


Schedule of Sunday Schools, 1906 - 1909
Document format of M/Sh 671


Schedule book, including numbers in Society, subscriptions and public collections, list of stewards and trustees and subscriptions to Wesleyan publications, 1893 - 1910
Document format of M/Sh 672


Schedule book, as M/Sh 672, 1911 - 1929
Document format of M/Sh 673


Schedule of Methodist Trust property, 1895 - 1912
Document format of M/Sh 674


Schedule of Methodist Trust property, 1913 - 1935
Document format of M/Sh 675


Schedule of Methodist Trust property, 1936 - 1953
Document format of M/Sh 676

(Ref: M/Sh 678)

Main Street Wesleyan Church

677 Trustees' Treasurers' account book, 1954 - 1973
(1 volume, cloth bound)


Trustees' Meetings minute book, 8 September 1964 - 14 December 1975
Document format of M/Sh 678

Shildon Primitive Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 679)

Schedule of Methodist Trust property, 1933 - 1935 Enclosed: Letter from J.S. Potts thanking Mr. Hodgson for particulars of insurance, 26 March 1953
Document format of M/Sh 679

Eldon Lane Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 680(1-12)-681(4))

Trustees' account book, 1956 - 1970 Enclosed: Receipts, 13 December 1968 - 31 December 1969
Document format of M/Sh 680(1-12)


Secretarys' account book, 1934 - 1967
Document format of M/Sh 681(1)


Wayleave agreement concerning attachment of electric wires to the church, September 1954
Document format of M/Sh 681(2)


Receipt from Pentland & Sons, February 1966
Document format of M/Sh 681(3)


Account of Christmas Fayre, December 1966
Document format of M/Sh 681(4)

Leasingthorne Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 682(1)-682(2-23))

Trustees' Treasurers' account book, January 1955 - May 1970
Document format of M/Sh 682(1)


Receipts, 1967 - 1970
Document format of M/Sh 682(2-23)

St. John's Road Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 683(1)-684)

Trustees' meetings minute book, 8 April 1957 - 16 March 1975
Document format of M/Sh 683(1)


Membership roll and list of trustees, 1959
Document format of M/Sh 683(2-3)


Letter from A.E. Brewster concerning gift to St. John's Church, February 1960
Document format of M/Sh 683(4)


Agreement between Trustees and Women's Institute on use of church hall, September 1964
Document format of M/Sh 683(5-6)


Letter concerning ground rent, n.d.
Document format of M/Sh 683(7)


Trustees' Treasurers' account book, 1960 - 1977
Document format of M/Sh 684

Leeholme Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 685(1)-689)

Sunday School Account book, 1973 - 1976
Document format of M/Sh 685(1)


Receipts, 1973 - 1974
Document format of M/Sh 685(2-7)


General account book, 1938 - 1977
Document format of M/Sh 686(1)


Receipts, 1976 - 1979
Document format of M/Sh 686(2-47)


General account book, December 1955 - February 1974
Document format of M/Sh 687


General account book, February 1974 - April 1978
Document format of M/Sh 688


Sunday School Annual General Meetings minute book, 10 October 1960 - 8 November 1972
Document format of M/Sh 689

Garbutt Street United Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 690-691)

Trustees' meetings minute book, 18 May 1939 - 20 September 1972
Document format of M/Sh 690


Trustees' account book, 1971 - 1974
Document format of M/Sh 691

Shildon United Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 692)

Poor Steward's account book, 1922 - 1973
Document format of M/Sh 692

Records of Unidentified Churches in the Shildon Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 693-696)

General account book, 1971 - 1979
Document format of M/Sh 693


General account book, 1926 - 1952
Document format of M/Sh 694


Weekly envelope collection account book, 7 April 1957 - 25 September 1966
Document format of M/Sh 695


Weekly envelope collection account book, 1 January 1967 - 28 May 1978
Document format of M/Sh 696

(Ref: M/Sh 697-702)

Fourth Deposit(Acc: 1273(D))

Shildon Methodist Circuit


Circuit plan, 22 July - 20 October 1979
Document format of M/Sh 697


Circuit plan, 21 October 1979 - 13 January 1980
Document format of M/Sh 698


Circuit plan, 20 January - 13 April 1980
Document format of M/Sh 699


Circuit plan, 20 April - 13 July 1980
Document format of M/Sh 700


Circuit plan, 20 July - 12 October 1980
Document format of M/Sh 701


Circuit plan, 19 October 1980 - 11 January 1981
Document format of M/Sh 702

(Ref: M/Sh 703-712)

Fifth Deposit(Acc: 1297(D))

Shildon Methodist Circuit otherwise Shildon (Church Street) Circuit


Register of baptisms, 27 August 1950 - 29 September 1974
Document format of M/Sh 703


Minutes of the General Purposes Committee and Finance Sub-Committee, 20 September 1955 - 25 February 1966
Document format of M/Sh 704


Circuit plan and accounts, July - September 1954
Document format of M/Sh 705


Circuit plan and directory, 20 January - 13 April 1980
Document format of M/Sh 706


Circuit plan and directory, 20 April - 13 July 1980
Document format of M/Sh 707


Circuit plan and directory, 20 July - 12 October 1980
Document format of M/Sh 708


Circuit plan and directory, 19 October 1980 - 11 January 1931
Document format of M/Sh 709


Circuit plan and directory, 18 January - 12 April 1981
Document format of M/Sh 710


Circuit plan and directory, 19 April - 12 July 1981
Document format of M/Sh 711


List of churches in the circuit with details of membership and problems facing them, n.d. [c.1970]
Document format of M/Sh 712

(Ref: M/Sh 713-722)

Individual Churches

Coundon, Collingwood Street, Methodist Church (formerly in Bishop Auckland Circuit)


Minutes of leaders' meetings, 11 January 1934 - 18 February 1970
Document format of M/Sh 713


Minutes of trustees' meetings, 30 January 1959 - 1 April 1977
Document format of M/Sh 714


Pulpit notices, 15 September 1968 - 5 December 1971
Document format of M/Sh 715


Pulpit notices, 2 January 1972 - 14 January 1973
Document format of M/Sh 716


Society Stewards' account book, 2 March 1949 - September 1956
Document format of M/Sh 717


Class book, March 1950 - September 1952
Document format of M/Sh 718


Class book, 4 September 1951 - 28 February 1955
Document format of M/Sh 719


Schedule of deeds and papers (1857 - 1969) relating to the church and preserved in the circuit safe, n.d. [c.1970]
Document format of M/Sh 720


Notes given to Mr. Spybey regarding maintenance of the oil fired boiler, n.d. [1970s]
Document format of M/Sh 721


Y.M.C.A. Adult School, attendance register, January 1930 - December 1931
Document format of M/Sh 722

Eldon Methodist Church (formerly Primitive Methodist) (Ref: M/Sh 723-724)

Minutes of trustees' meetings, 22 January 1934 - 1 April 1968
Document format of M/Sh 723


Circular to trustees of the former Eldon Lane Methodist Church regarding future of the site, 1970
Document format of M/Sh 724

Leasingthorne Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/Sh 725-726)

Letter from the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, to Rev. L. Oliver at Coundon, regarding possible re-erection of Leasingthorne Chapel at the Open Air Museum, Beamish, 19 November 1968
Document format of M/Sh 725


Letter from Smith, Roddam and Company, solicitors at Bishop Auckland to Rev. W.R. Simpson at Shildon, regarding sale of the chapel, 30 October 1969
Document format of M/Sh 726

Leeholme Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 727-728)

Minutes of trustees' meetings (minutes of church council from 1977), 14 February 1921 - 31 May 1978
Document format of M/Sh 727


Correspondence between Napper, Errington, Collerton and Associates, architects, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Rev. M. Corney at Coundon, regarding future of Leeholme Methodist Church and proposal under Bishop Auckland U.D.C.'s Leeholme General Improvement Area, 16 - 17 August 1972
Document format of M/Sh 728

Newton Aycliffe, Neville Parade, Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 729-742)

Minutes of leaders' meetings, 18 August - 8 December 1955; minutes of annual society meetings, 3 February 1971 and 22 March 1972
Document format of M/Sh 729


Minutes of leaders' meetings, 4 January 1956 - 21 November 1961
Document format of M/Sh 730


Minutes of leaders', society and subcommittee meetings, 20 January 1962 - 1 December 1971
Document format of M/Sh 731


Trustees' Treasurer's account book, 6 January 1958 - 8 January 1971
Document format of M/Sh 732


List of church members, July 1959
Document format of M/Sh 733


Correspondence between the Methodist Church Department for Chapel Affairs at Manchester, Aycliffe Development Corporation, the Rev. W.R. Gunstone at Newton Aycliffe and others, regarding the construction, planning and fitting out of the church, tenders, estimates, appeals, relationship to the Master Plan for the town, also miscellaneous minutes and accounts enclosed, 11 January 1963 - 23 September 1971
Document format of M/Sh 734


Miscellaneous correspondence between Durham County Council, the Methodist Church Department of Chapel Affairs and Central Finance Board, Aycliffe Development Corporation and various contractors and the Rev. W.R. Gunstone at Newton Aycliffe, concerning construction of car park, accommodation for Vane Road County Infant School in the church hall, with draft agreement, fire detection and prevention systems, insurance of the buildings, also minutes of trustees' meetings, lists of trustees, accounts, agendas etc., 1959 - 19 March 1971
Document format of M/Sh 735


Miscellaneous correspondence of E. Musgrave, Trust Secretary with Formetric Ltd., at Aycliffe, Nilfisk Ltd. at Slough, Buckinghamshire and others, regarding church furnishings, insurance, choir, organ and fencing, 14 September 1968 - 22 October 1971
Document format of M/Sh 736


Papers relating to the Anglican-Methodist partnership in the Williamfield Area of Newton Aycliffe, the Community House there and future policy; includes minutes, statements etc., May 1970 - May 1971
Document format of M/Sh 737


Minutes and agendas of trustees' meetings with miscellaneous related correspondence, 8 February 1972 - 3 October 1974
Document format of M/Sh 738


Correspondence regarding church affairs and with the Aycliffe Development Corporation regarding the church car park and various rights to wayleaves, plans, reports and minutes and agendas of leaders' meetings, 14 September 1970 - 20 November 1974
Document format of M/Sh 739


Correspondence with Sedgefield District Council regarding use of church hall as a polling station at various elections, general correspondence regarding the church heating system, amplifying equipment in use, 15 December 1971 - 14 February 1975
Document format of M/Sh 740


Miscellaneous minutes and agendas of trustees' meetings and statements of trust accounts, 23 July 1971 - 21 June 1972
Document format of M/Sh 741


Reports of inspections of boilers and heating plant by the Methodist Insurance Co. Ltd., with maintenance schedules, September 1968 - 30 July 1970
Document format of M/Sh 742

Newton Aycliffe, Burnmill Way, Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 743-933)

Miscellaneous correspondence with Fox & Hinch, architects, at Darlington and Leeds, Talbot & Armstrong, quantity surveyors at Durham, Goldun Builders Ltd., Aycliffe Development Corporation, the Methodist Church Property Division and others with reports, estimates, quotations, maps and building plans regarding the design and construction of the church, 29 October 1973 - 7 September 1977
Document format of M/Sh 743-933

Shildon, Garbutt Street, Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 934)

Agendas and rough minutes for leaders' and trustees' meetings, 17 May 1972 - 13 November 1973
Document format of M/Sh 934

Shildon, St. John's Road Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 935-936)

Trustees' bank pass book, 5 March 1936 - 4 September 1950
Document format of M/Sh 935


Roll book, 1936 - 1937
Document format of M/Sh 936

Shildon Main Street (Wesley) Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 937-941)

Roll book, n.d. [c.1960 - 1962]
Document format of M/Sh 937


Class book, 1954 - 1970
Document format of M/Sh 938


Class book, 1977 - 1979
Document format of M/Sh 939


Class book, n.d. [1970s]
Document format of M/Sh 940


Rough agendas and minutes of trustees' meetings, fellowship meetings etc., 9 May 1971 - June 1974
Document format of M/Sh 941

Shildon, Garbutt Street, St. John's Road and Main Street Churches (Ref: M/Sh 942-948)

Roll book, pre-1961 - 1963
Document format of M/Sh 942


Roll book, December 1962 - June 1964
Document format of M/Sh 943


Roll book, December 1962 - March 1965
Document format of M/Sh 944


Roll book, May 1965 - 1968
Document format of M/Sh 945


Roll book, 1969 - 1971
Document format of M/Sh 946


Roll book, September 1971
Document format of M/Sh 947


Visitors' notebook, n.d. [1960s]
Document format of M/Sh 948

Simpasture Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 949-950)

Collection journal, 29 March 1925 - 30 January [1987]
Document format of M/Sh 949


Account book, 1951 - 1959
Document format of M/Sh 950

(Ref: M/Sh 951-964)

Sixth Deposit(Acc: 1453(D))

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT


Quarterly meeting minute book, 1 March 1966 - 7 December 1972
Document format of M/Sh 951


Minutes of the 82nd meeting of the Shildon circuit, 6 December 1979 and 84th meeting, 12 June 1980
Document format of M/Sh 952


Memorandum of the visits of Home Mission and Chapel Committee Secretaries to the Shildon Circuits, 3 May 1940
Document format of M/Sh 953


Circuit plan, January - March 1951
Document format of M/Sh 954


Circuit plan, July - September 1955
Document format of M/Sh 955


Circuit plan, July - December 1956
Document format of M/Sh 956


Circuit plans, January 1957 - December 1964
Document format of M/Sh 957


Circuit plans, January - September 1965
Document format of M/Sh 958


Circuit plans, January 1966 - December 1975
Document format of M/Sh 959


Circuit plans, January - April 1976
Document format of M/Sh 960


Circuit plans, January - December 1978
Document format of M/Sh 961


Circuit plans, January - July 1979
Document format of M/Sh 962


Circuit plans, January 1981 - October 1983
Document format of M/Sh 963


List of proposed assessments for the Shildon Methodist Church Circuit, 1975 - 1976
Document format of M/Sh 964

Elmfield Methodist Church, Newton Aycliffe (Ref: M/Sh 965)

Minute book of Sunday School teachers, 31 October 1968 - 16 June 1975
Document format of M/Sh 965

Garbutt Street Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 966)

Minute book of Leaders' meetings, 6 March 1934 - 23 May 1973
Document format of M/Sh 966

Haughton le Side Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 967)

Minute book of trustees' meetings, 30 October 1964 - 16 March 1977
Document format of M/Sh 967

Heighington and Haughton le Side Methodist Churches (Ref: M/Sh 968)

Membership roll book, December 1967 - November 1977
Document format of M/Sh 968

Howlish Terrace Methodist Church, Coundon (Ref: M/Sh 969-971)

Minute book of trustees' meetings, 12 October 1950 - 18 February 1972
Document format of M/Sh 969


Sunday School account book, 1 January 1901 - 14 December 1941
Document format of M/Sh 970


Sunday School Treasurer's account book, 5 January 1952 - 18 March 1971
Document format of M/Sh 971

Middlestone Methodist Church, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 972-983)

Minute book of trustees' meetings, 24 January 1955 - 13 March 1980
Document format of M/Sh 972


Collection account book, 8 January 1939 - 28 February 1954
Document format of M/Sh 973


Account book, 1 January 1954 - 25 February 1983
Document format of M/Sh 974


Society account books, 7 March 1954 - 31 August 1979
Document format of M/Sh 975(1)


Society account book, 24 June 1978 - 31 August 1982
Document format of M/Sh 975(2)


Middlestone Chapel Treasurer S Account Book, 2 June 1895 - 1 January 1954
Document format of M/Sh 976


List of estimates, payments and proposed assessments, (1978 - 1979, 1979 - 1980), 7 February 1979
Document format of M/Sh 977


Schedule of Church Contributions, 13 March 1961 - 14 March 1981
Document format of M/Sh 978


Letter from A. Candeland concerning report on inspection of Middlestone Methodist Church and school property, 26 November 1977
Document format of M/Sh 979


Greetings card with drawing of Middlestone Methodist Church, n.d.
Document format of M/Sh 980


Sunday School attendance register, 1 January 1932 -9 May 1941
Document format of M/Sh 981


Middlestone Village School attendance register, 16 May 1933 - 15 April 1937
Document format of M/Sh 982


Members and Class Book, December 1953 - January 1977
Document format of M/Sh 983

Middridge Methodist Chapel (Ref: M/Sh 984-986)

Letters concerning acquisition of land and building the chapel at Middridge, 10 February 1901 - 19 February 1903
Document format of M/Sh 984


Letters concerning sale of properties at Middridge, 3 October 1958 - 29 December 1958
Document format of M/Sh 985


Plan, section, east and west elevation of Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at South Middridge, n.d. Scale: ¹/8" to 1 foot
Document format of M/Sh 986

Neville Parade Methodist Church, Newton Aycliffe (Ref: M/Sh 987(1)-994)

Minute book of Newton Aycliffe Conference Commission, 5 March 1963 - 1 March 1974
Document format of M/Sh 987(1)


Minute book of Newton Aycliffe Conference Commission, 1 March 1975 - 23 February 1979
Document format of M/Sh 987(2)


Envelope system cash book , 14 December 1969 - 11 April 1971
Document format of M/Sh 988(1)


Envelope system cash book, 2 April 1972 - 30 June 1974
Document format of M/Sh 988(2)


Wesley Hill Adult Bible Class book, 1 January 1935 -31 December 1955
Document format of M/Sh 989


Minute book of Management Committee Meeting at Wesley Community House, 6 October 1971 - 31 March 1976
Document format of M/Sh 990


Letters concerning building and upkeep of Wesley House, 29 January 1971 - 23 August 1971
Document format of M/Sh 991


Letters of application for grants for upkeep of Wesley Community House, 4 June 1970 - 17 February 1976
Document format of M/Sh 992


Letters concerning alterations to Community House, 21 February 1973 - 26 June 1973
Document format of M/Sh 993


Letters concerning closing of Wesley Community House, 6 November 1974 - 17 February 1977
Document format of M/Sh 994

Riseburn Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 995-1006)

Minute Book of Trustees' meetings, 1 May 1936 - 9 February 1938
Document format of M/Sh 995


Riseburn Wesley Trust account book with The London Joint Stock Bank Limited, 10 June 1912 - 14 October 1914
Document format of M/Sh 996


Account of income and expenditure of Church, January 1928 - June 1938
Document format of M/Sh 997


Memorandum of choice and appointment of New Trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 18 February 1915
Document format of M/Sh 998


Letters concerning memorandum of choice and appointment of trustees, 26 February 1915
Document format of M/Sh 999


2 April 1903 (1) Francis Gill of Middridge, retired miner and Joseph Bevon of Middridge, miner (2) Rev. Mortimer Allen, Superintendant Minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion (3) William Ralph Hopps, butcher, and others Conveyance from (1) to (3) of land in Riseburn for erection of Wesleyan Methodist Church Plan endorsed
Document format of M/Sh 1000


Letters concerning building a new chapel, 17 April 1903 - 25 June 1903
Document format of M/Sh 1001


Letters concerning construction of Riseburn Chapel, 3 February 1904 - 11 April 1907
Document format of M/Sh 1002


Form of Application for a grant towards the reduction or extinction of debt on Wesleyan Methodist Chapel trust at Riseburn, 25 April 1914
Document format of M/Sh 1003


Letters and papers concerning sale of church premises, 9 December 1936 - 21 August 1937
Document format of M/Sh 1004


Letters and papers concerning sale of church land, 7 April 1937 - 8 July 1938
Document format of M/Sh 1005


Letters from H. Dunn concerning demolition of Riseburn Chapel, 1 July 1938 - 6 July 1938
Document format of M/Sh 1006

Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 1007-1008)

Letters issued on behalf of the Shildon trustees promising to pay £500 to ministers of Weardale Wesleyan Circuit, 5 July 1895 Letter to Mr. Allan Jackson from Trustees of Shildon Wesleyan Chapel, concerning repayment of loan, 28 November 1917 and 5 January 1918
Document format of M/Sh 1007


Application for enlargement of chapel at New Shildon, 4 June 1874
Document format of M/Sh 1008

Wesleyan Chapel, Old Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 1009-1036)

Receipts for expenditure by the Chapel Committee and details of balance, 12 April 1876 - 14 October 1876
Document format of M/Sh 1009


Receipts for purchase of land, 25 March 1876 - 16 May 1876
Document format of M/Sh 1010


Balance sheet for Wesleyan School trust fund, October 1884
Document format of M/Sh 1011


New Chapel for Old Shildon, letter of recommendation to apply to Mr. Woolmer's Fund, 8 July 1878
Document format of M/Sh 1012


Bill for repairs to chapel roof by Robert Mascall, 11 April 1878
Document format of M/Sh 1013


Bill and receipt for heating apparatus for the chapel, 28 May 1878 - 22 August 1878
Document format of M/Sh 1014


Bills and receipts to and from F.R.N. Haswell, architect, 10 August 1878 - 17 October 1878
Document format of M/Sh 1015


Old Shildon Chapel Account as presented in 1878 and relating to Mr. Toward, 19 August 1878
Document format of M/Sh 1016


Letter from Rev. J. Simpson in Kendal concerning postponing payment of £300 to Wesleyan Chapel, 13 April 1881
Document format of M/Sh 1017


Letter from Rev. J. Simpson enclosing a copy of the promissory note of the Trustees of Old Shildon Wesleyan Chapel (of 10 October 1878), 20 May 1881
Document format of M/Sh 1018


Letter from A.J. Pope of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, Manchester concerning promised aid to Old Shildon, 11 November 1886
Document format of M/Sh 1019


Letter from J. Hornabrook of Wesleyan Chapel Committee concerning the issuing of a grant for Eldon, 4 February 1904
Document format of M/Sh 1020


Souvenir programme of Jubilee Celebrations of Wesleyan Methodist Church, Old Shildon, 21 May 1928
Document format of M/Sh 1021


Minute book of Local Preachers' Quarterly Meetings, 30 August 1955 - 3 June 1974
Document format of M/Sh 1022


Minute book of Leaders' Meetings, 16 May 1960 - 25 November 1965
Document format of M/Sh 1023(1)


Minute book of Leaders' Meetings, 19 January 1966 - 27 February 1968
Document format of M/Sh 1023(2)


Minute book of Leaders' Meetings, 19 November 1969 - 10 November 1972
Document format of M/Sh 1023(3)


Minute book of Leaders' Meetings, 7 February 1973 - 6 June 1978
Document format of M/Sh 1023(4)


Membership book, 1969
Document format of M/Sh 1024


Register of members, 5 December 1974 - October 1979
Document format of M/Sh 1025


Minute book of Homemakers' Club, 14 October 1954 - 27 October 1955
Document format of M/Sh 1026


Estimate for new ceiling for chapel from A. Metcalfe, and plan of railings, 14 July 1960
Document format of M/Sh 1027


Letters concerning damage and repair to organ, 4 February 1947 - 11 January 1961
Document format of M/Sh 1028


Letters concerning repair of Wesley Methodist Church Shildon, 15 December 1949 - 30 December 1970
Document format of M/Sh 1029


Letters concerning demolition and enlargement of church, 3 October 1961 - 9 August 1965
Document format of M/Sh 1030


Letters and reports concerning heating of church, 29 July 1954 - 23 August 1971
Document format of M/Sh 1031


Letters concerning gifts bequeathed to church and care of them, 9 December 1946 - 30 September 1958
Document format of M/Sh 1032


Letters concerning tuning and repair of piano, 20 October 1957 - 7 September 1959
Document format of M/Sh 1033


Estimated statement of accounts for Main Street Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1959 and 1962
Document format of M/Sh 1034


Returns of accommodation as at 1 July 1940 for Wesley Methodist Church Shildon, 26 May 1941
Document format of M/Sh 1035


Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Old Shildon, statement of accounts, 17 April 1876 - 6 October 1884
Document format of M/Sh 1036

Wesley Hall and Institute Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 1037-1040)

Letters concerning application for a grant to reduce debts on Wesley Hall, 23 April 1914 - 15 November 1918
Document format of M/Sh 1037


Posters giving details of Shildon Wesleyan Sunday School, Wesley Hall Adult Bible Class, 1 January 1928 - 21 December 1930
Document format of M/Sh 1038


Letters concerning overdraft and debt at Wesley House, 3 September 1937 - 20 October 1937
Document format of M/Sh 1039


Statement of accounts of the Shildon Wesley Trust, 31 December 1941 - 31 December 1942
Document format of M/Sh 1040

Wesleyan Methodist Church, Dean Street, Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 1041-1043)

Letters concerning sale of land in Dean Street, 15 July 1958 - 6 February 1959
Document format of M/Sh 1041


Letter from Llewellyn Bradshaw and Hartley to R. Watson concerning fire at Dean Street Sunday School, 19 November 1947
Document format of M/Sh 1042


Statement of money promised and received for renovation of school, n.d.
Document format of M/Sh 1043

Primitive Methodist Church, St. John's Road, New Shildon (Ref: M/Sh 1044-1045)

Correspondence between J. Parker, Darlington and W.R. Hopps, Shildon, concerning the need for a new chapel and school, 25 May - 22 June 1907
Document format of M/Sh 1044


Plan, section and front and end elevation of new seating at P.M. Chapel, Old Shildon, n.d. Scale: 1/2" to 1 foot (1 plan, 18.7cm x 54cm, ink) Seventh Deposit(Acc: 1543(D))

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT (Ref: M/Sh 1046-1050)

Circuit plan and directory, 17 April - 10 July 1983
Document format of M/Sh 1046


Circuit plan and directory, 15 January - 8 April 1984
Document format of M/Sh 1047


Circuit plan and directory, 15 April - 8 July 1984
Document format of M/Sh 1048


Circuit plan and directory, 15 July - 14 October 1984
Document format of M/Sh 1049


Circuit plan and directory, 21 October 1984 - 13 January 1985
Document format of M/Sh 1050

(Ref: M/Sh 1051-1064)

Eighth Deposit(Acc: 1615(D))

SHILDON METHODIST CIRCUIT

Circuit


Policy Committee minute book, 6 November 1973 - 16 May 1979
Document format of M/Sh 1051


Women's Work Committee minute book, 5 January 1977 - 9 March 1983
Document format of M/Sh 1053


Overseas Missions Committee minute book, 21 February 1956 - 15 September 1979
Document format of M/Sh 1054


Circuit Steward's account book, 5 March 1952 - December 1957
Document format of M/Sh 1055


Circuit Steward's account book, March 1958 - December 1965
Document format of M/Sh 1056


Circuit Steward's account book, March 1965 - June 1974
Document format of M/Sh 1057


Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Church Messenger, Volume 48, May 1936
Document format of M/Sh 1058


Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Church Messenger, Volume 51, September 1939
Document format of M/Sh 1059


Circuit plan and directory, 15 July - 14 October 1984
Document format of M/Sh 1060


Plan and directory, 21 October 1984 - 13 January 1985
Document format of M/Sh 1061


Plan and directory, 20 January - 14 April 1985
Document format of M/Sh 1062


Plan and directory, 21 April - 14 July 1985
Document format of M/Sh 1063


Plan and directory, 21 July - 13 October 1985
Document format of M/Sh 1064


Women's Work Committee minute book, 26 May 1955 - 21 October 1976
Document format of M/Sh 1502

Auckland Park Primitive Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 1065)

Seventh Annual Concert programme, 30 March 1923
Document format of M/Sh 1065

Coundon Grange Valley Methodist Circuit (Ref: M/Sh 1066-1068)

Wesleyan Society Leaders' minute book, 15 January 1931 - 21 September 1961
Document format of M/Sh 1066


Account book, 6 December 1953 - 22 May 1966
Document format of M/Sh 1067


Centenary Celebrations souvenir programme, (1871 - 1971), 13 - 20 June 1971
Document format of M/Sh 1068

Heighington Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 1069)

Minute book containing minutes of: Leaders' meetings, 24 March 1969 - 8 May 1974; Church Council meetings, 10 October 1974 - 12 October 1978; Pastoral Sub-Committee meetings, 9 December 1976 - 19 January 1979
Document format of M/Sh 1069

New Shildon, Soho Street Wesleyan Chapel (Ref: M/Sh 1070-1071)

Trustees' minute book, 7 May 1912 - 16 April 1935
Document format of M/Sh 1070


Trustees' minute book, 11 October 1935 - 9 April 1961
Document format of M/Sh 1071

Newton Aycliffe Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 1072)

Sunday School account book, 1958 - 1968
Document format of M/Sh 1072

Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Page Bank, Shildon and Albert Road, Darlington (Ref: M/Sh 1073)

Register of baptisms, Page Bank, 28 January 1869 - 31 January 1875; register of baptisms, Shildon, 1 May 1883 - 26 May 1908; register of baptisms, Albert Road, Darlington (United Church), 6 July 1927 - 15 April 1931
Document format of M/Sh 1073

Shildon Methodist Church (Ref: M/Sh 1074-1078)

Cradle roll, 1964 - 1978
Document format of M/Sh 1074


Cradle roll, 1963 and 1978-1983
Document format of M/Sh 1075


Trustees' minute book, 20 October 1938 - 30 July 1964
Document format of M/Sh 1076


Minute book containing: General church meetings, 5 April 1978 - 24 April 1983; Church Council meetings, 6 June 1978 - 16 March 1983
Document format of M/Sh 1077


Reflections, compiled by Stanley Mitchell, 2nd edition, January 1952
Document format of M/Sh 1078

Other Churches (Ref: M/Sh 1079-1081)

Oath Card to abstain from drink, tobacco, gambling and swearing, Lewis Strong of Close House, Bishop Auckland, 4 August 1882
Document format of M/Sh 1079


'Lived in five reigns', life of Henry Wilkinson, reprinted from Northern Echo, 25 October 1902
Document format of M/Sh 1080


All Saints Parish Church New Shildon, centenary programme, 1868 - 1968
Document format of M/Sh 1081