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Lynesack and Softley Civil Parish

Reference: CP/LS

Catalogue Title: Lynesack and Softley Civil Parish

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Category: Local Authority Records

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Covering Dates: 1896-2014

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Lynesack and Softley Civil Parish (Ref: CP/LS)Parish Clerk's correspondence (Ref: CP/LS section 01)

248-259, 293-298, 308-331


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including footpaths, churchyard tidiness, licences, street lighting, winter maintenance, bus services and International Womens' Year, 23 September 1974 - 27 October 1975
Document format of CP/LS 248


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including footpaths, street lighting, proposed Post Office kiosk, proposed pavillion at Copley recreation ground, overgrown hedges, Butterknowle bus shelter and proposed surgery at Woodland, 20 and 26 November 1975 and 14 January 1976 - 2 December 1977
Document format of CP/LS 249


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including allotments, St. John's churchyard, Lynesack, speed limits and footpaths, 6 May 1976 - 17 October 1978
Document format of CP/LS 250


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including charity donations, tidy village competition, public toilets, flooding at Butterknowle, midweek half-day closure of sub post offices and bus shelters, 27 September 1978 - 21 June 1979
Document format of CP/LS 251


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent, on subjects including a proposed car park on part of Copley recreation ground, a petition for a pavillion at Copley, reclamation scheme for Copley pit head and Butterknowle allotments, 6 February 1979 - 15 July 1980
Document format of CP/LS 252


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including illegal parking, tree planting, footpaths, public toilets and comments on the county structure plan, 1 May, 19 July and 10 September 1979 - 29 April 1980
Document format of CP/LS 253


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including street lighting, grit boxes, insurance, allotments, parking facilities, Copley recreation ground, 26 February 1980 - 17 March 1982
Document format of CP/LS 254


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including footpaths, insurance, donations, street lighting, notice boards and styles, 19 June 1980, 2 February - 22 September 1981, 23 and 26 April 1982
Document format of CP/LS 255


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including grasscutting, footpaths, opencast mining, Cockfield telephone service, tidy village competition, grazing rights on Hamsterley Common and Durham Tree Week, 31 July 1981 - 31 March 1982
Document format of CP/LS 256


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including playground equipment, bridle path, street lighting, opencast mining at Hinden, tree planting and local elections, 2 September 1974, 7 May 1981, 17 March 1982 - 18 September 1983
Document format of CP/LS 257


Miscellaneous correspondence to George Dent on subjects including illegal parking, street lighting, allotments and bus shelter at Lynesack, 3 March and 20 October 1982 and 5 June - 28 November 1983
Document format of CP/LS 258


Miscellaneous correspondence on subjects including play areas, bus shelters, Durham Tree Week, emergency water supplies, 7 November 1977, 31 August 1978, 1 November 1979, 21 March 1983 - 31 July 1984
Document format of CP/LS 259


Miscellaneous correspondence from George Dent to Teesdale District Council and others, 26 September 1920, 26 September 1974 - 21 October 1977
Document format of CP/LS 293


Miscellaneous correspondence from George Dent to Teesdale District Council and others, 2 November 1976, 21 October 1977 - 16 June 1978
Document format of CP/LS 294


Miscellaneous correspondence from George Dent to Teesdale District Council and others, 20 September 1979 - 22 October 1981
Document format of CP/LS 295


Miscellaneous correspondence from George Dent to Teesdale District Council and others, 31 October 1981 - 24 April 1984
Document format of CP/LS 296


Miscellaneous correspondence from George Dent to Teesdale District Council and others, 3 February - 13 December 1984
Document format of CP/LS 297


Miscellaneous correspondence from George Dent to Teesdale District Council and others, 1 February - 3 December 1985
Document format of CP/LS 298


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 7 March 1984 - 24 December 1984
Document format of CP/LS 308


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 12 January 1985 - 13 December 1985
Document format of CP/LS 309


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 9 January 1986 - 18 December 1986
Document format of CP/LS 310


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 19 January 1987 - 30 December 1987
Document format of CP/LS 311


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 7 January 1988 - 16 December 1988
Document format of CP/LS 312


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 9 February 1909 - 9 November 1989
Document format of CP/LS 313


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 23 January 1990 - 3 December 1990
Document format of CP/LS 314


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 3 January 1992 - 18 December 1992
Document format of CP/LS 315


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 9 January 1993 - 16 December 1993
Document format of CP/LS 316


Letters sent to the Secretary of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 6 January 1994 - 23 December 1994
Document format of CP/LS 317


Copy letters sent by the Secretary to Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 1 February 1986 - 10 August 1988
Document format of CP/LS 318


Copy letters sent by the Secretary to Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 22 November 1988 - 13 March 1990
Document format of CP/LS 319


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 13 March 1990 - 29 August 1991
Document format of CP/LS 320


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 9 March 1992 - 28 March 1993
Document format of CP/LS 321


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 9 April 1993 - 31 March 1994
Document format of CP/LS 322


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 25 April 1994 - 31 March 1995
Document format of CP/LS 323


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 26 April 1995 - 25 March 1996
Document format of CP/LS 324


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 22 April 1996 - 26 March 1997
Document format of CP/LS 325


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 1 April 1997 - 14 March 1998
Document format of CP/LS 326


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 30 April 1998 - 31 March 1999
Document format of CP/LS 327


Copy letters sent by the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 15 April 1999 - 8 March 2000
Document format of CP/LS 328


Letters to the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council from Ken Frankish, Director of Economic Development, Durham County Council; P.A. Branch, Sports Development Officer, Teesdale District Council; K. Redfearn, Haulage and Demolition Contractor, Fox Hall Farm, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland; and Wickstead Leisure Ltd., Digby Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire; concerning the second phase of improvements to Copley play area, 2 February - 20 March 1995
Document format of CP/LS 329


Letters to the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council from the Rt. Hon. Derek Foster, M.P., Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, House of Commons, London, and British Telecommunications, The Payphone Centre, 2 Titterton Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, concerning the re-siting of the telephone kiosk in Butterknowle, 7 February - 3 November 1995
Document format of CP/LS 330


Letter to the Clerk of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council from David Newbegin, Director of Environment and Technical Services, Durham County Council, concerning the preservation of old beehive coke ovens at Crowe Howle Beck, Butterknowle, 2 December 1997
Document format of CP/LS 331

Parish Boundaries and Common Land (Ref: CP/LS section 02)

177-180, 279-284


Blank forms for Application for the Registration of land as Common Land under the Commons Registration Act 1965
Document format of CP/LS 177


Circular letter from Ministry of Land and Natural Resources enclosing poster and booklet entitled Common Land, 2 April 1966
Document format of CP/LS 178


Letter from J.E. Brockbank, Clerk of the Peace of Durham County Council enclosing copy of provisional entry made in Land Section of Commons Register, as it affects Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, 29 November 1967
Document format of CP/LS 179


Papers concerning Common Land etc. including: Copies of Ordnance Survey plan showing: White Hill Top and land allotted to owners of allotments in Hamsterley, South Bedburn, Lynesack and Softley, scale: 25" to 1 mile, n.d. [1896] (3 copies) Woodland and Edge, scale: 25" to 1 mile, 1896 (4 copies) Woodland and Edge, scale: 25" to 1 mile, n.d. [1919] (1 copy) Woodland through to Evenwood Station showing existing and proposed 40 m.p.h. speed limit Woodland/Butterknowle, scale: 6" to 1 mile, n.d. [1940's] (1 copy) Bracken Hill area, Exhibit "A" in statutory declaration of Parish Council made 10 June 1968, scale: 25" to 1 mile, n.d. (1 copy) Hamsterley Common, marked application No. 72, total area 2060 acres, sheets NZ02.NW, 02.NE, 03.SW, 03.SE, 13.SW, scale: 6" to 1 mile, 2.5 ft. x 5 ft., n.d. [1960's] (1 copy) Applications for Registration for Land as Common Land, 10 June 1968 and 23 August 1969, for Edge Common and copy of Ordnance Survey plan of Woodland/Edge area, scale: 25" to 1 mile, n.d. (1 copy) applications for Registration of Land as Common Land, areas marked A and B (Bracken Hill Farm), 10 June 1968, and copies of Ordnance Survey plan showing area "B", scale: 25" to 1 mile, n.d. (4 copies) applications for Registration of Land as Common Land, areas marked A-D, A and B are Bracken Hill Farm, C island in Woodland, and D is unknown, 16 December 1969
Document format of CP/LS 180


Letter to G. Dent, Clerk to Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, from W. Cave, Honorary Secretary of the Durham Association of Parish and Town Councils, enclosing a copy of the national secretary's letter of advice on the electricity, telephones and water over common land in Lynesack and Softley Parish, 1 and 5 March 1977
Document format of CP/LS 279


Correspondence between D.W. Armstrong, Chairman of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council, and Charles Arnold-Baker, Secretary of the National Association of Local Councils, concerning a right of way to Rowan Tree House across common land, and public access to Copley rescreation ground without establishment of a right of way, 19 January - 2 August 1978
Document format of CP/LS 280


Comments by an unknown person on the proposed sale of Rowan Tree Common, Butterknowle, with additional comments by the parish clerk, 11 April 1975
Document format of CP/LS 281


Letters to George Dent from the Commons' Commissioners, 4th Floor, Golden Cross House, Duncannon Street, London, concerning the registration of Hamsterley Common which lies in the parishes of Hamsterley, South Bedburn and Lynesack and Softley, 20 October, 19 November 1982 and 21 February 1983
Document format of CP/LS 282


Letter to George Dent from A.E. Pooley, Chief Executive and Clerk, Teesdale District Council, concerning the parish boundary review, 26 May 1982
Document format of CP/LS 283


Copy of a letter from Swinburne and Jackson, solicitors, 3 North Bailey, Durham, to T.F. Turnbull, solicitor, Post Office Chambers, Tenters Street, Bishop Auckland, concerning Lynesack School and School House, Butterknowle, with reference to boundaries and reinstatement of the boundary hedge, 9 March 1983
Document format of CP/LS 284

Copley Recreation Ground (Ref: CP/LSsection 03)

332/1-12


11 October 1900 (1) John Carter of Copley, boot and shoemaker (2) Joseph Errington of Beaconsfield House, Barnard Castle, gent.; John Gill of Copley, miner Surrender by (2) to (1) of 33 sq yards of land in Copley Lane in Lynesack and Softley adjoining an allotment from the north, Copley Lane from the south as described in surrender of 14 August 1896 Recites indentures of 13-14 August 1896
Document format of CP/LS 332/1


27 August 1918 (1) John Carter of Copley, boot and shoemaker (2) John William Weston of 12 Woodbine Cottage, Copley, miner Conveyance and surrender by (1) to (2) of 33 sq yards of land in Copley Lane in Lynesack and Softley adjoining an allotment from the north, Copley Lane from the south as described in surrender of 14 August 1896 Consideration: £39 Recites surrender of 11 October 1900
Document format of CP/LS 332/2


4 June 1935 (1) Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, Lords of Manor of Wolsingham (2) John William Weston of 12 Copley, Butterknowle, miner Compensation agreement relating to 33 sq yards of land with a shop in Copley Lane as per plan enclosed Consideration: £1 18s 6d Recites indentures of: 11 October 1900, 27 August 1918 and Property Act 1922
Document format of CP/LS 332/3


Abstract of title, 27 August 1918 - 26 August 1951 to a lock up shop in Copley Lane, Copley, 1955 Includes location plan of the property
Document format of CP/LS 332/4


9 July 1955 (1) Thomas Edward Alderson of 6 Gaunless Terrace, Copley, labourer (2) Thomas Weston of 6 Gaunless Terrace, Copley, retired miner Conveyance by (1) to (2) of 33 sq yards of land with a building on it as per plan enclosed with compensation agreement of 4 June 1935, except mines and mineral rights Consideration: £25 Recites indenture of 26 August 1952
Document format of CP/LS 332/5


29 December 1965 (1) Elizabeth Jane Alderson of 6 Gaunless Terrace, Copley, wife of Thomas (2) Henry Robinson of "Sunholme", Copley, bus driver; Thomas Harold Roe of 13 Copley Lane, Copley, colliery under-manager; George Dent of the Post Office, Copley, general dealer; all three are Trustees of the Copley Welfare Conveyance by (1) to (2) of 33 sq yards of land with a shop in Copley Lane, Copley as per plan enclosed with compensation agreement of 4 June 1935, except mines and mineral rights that are reserved for the Manor of Wolsingham Consideration: £20
Document format of CP/LS 332/6


Additional abstract of title, 8 July 1955 - 29 December 1965, to a shop and premises in Copley Lane, Copley, 1966
Document format of CP/LS 332/7


Sworn declaration by Harry Joseph Edward Lowther of the Three Horseshoes, Copley, licensee, regarding the ownership of the recreation ground in Copley Lane by the Copley Miners' Welfare Scheme, 11 March 1971 Includes plan of the area
Document format of CP/LS 332/8


Charity Commission order naming the Trustees of Copley Recreation Ground containing about 4.5 acres and a building at 219 and 220 Copley Lane in Copley as: George Dent of the Post Office, sales director; Geoffrey Hunter of Front Street, butcher and George Kenneth Robinson of Rose Cottage, schoolmaster, all in Copley, 30 November 1972
Document format of CP/LS 332/9


12 June 1975 (1) George Dent of 64 Copley, Bishop Auckland; Geoffrey Hunter of High Summer Hill, 11 The Edge Wood, Bishop Auckland; George Kenneth Robinson of Gaunless View, Copley, Bishop Auckland; all called Trustees (2) Lynesack and Softley Parish Council Conveyance by (1) to (2) of 4.5 acres of land known as Copley Recreation Ground at 219 and 220 Copley Lane to be held as an open space and recreation ground Recites indentures of: 30 November 1972
Document format of CP/LS 332/10


Schedule of deeds, 9 August 1968 - 12 June 1975, to Copley Miners' Welfare Scheme Land, 30 August 1975
Document format of CP/LS 332/11


Schedule of deeds, 11 October 1900 - 12 June 1975, to Copley Recreation Ground and Ground Space of Old Hut, 31 March 2014
Document format of CP/LS 332/12

Tree Planting (Ref: CP/LS section 04)

288-292


Licence granted by the County Council of Durham, acting as Highway Authority, to the Parish Council of Lynesack and Softley, to plant trees at sites indicated on the attached plan, relating to highways B.6282, C.32, C.42 and unclassified highways 41/9 and 41/13, 27 September 1974
Document format of CP/LS 288


Letter to George Dent from James Wilson, County Planning Officer, informing him of his allocation of free trees to be planted in Durham Tree Week, and enclosing further information and a site map, 5 November 1984 For enclosures, see: CP/LS 290-292
Document format of CP/LS 289


'Tree Planting', an illustrated information sheet issued in connection with Durham Tree Week, 1984
Document format of CP/LS 290


Poster issued by the Tree Council, Agriculture House, Knightsbridge, London, for National Tree Week, 17 - 25 November 1984
Document format of CP/LS 291


Plan, issued by the Durham County Planning Department, of the three sites within Lynesack and Softley Parish where the free trees are to be planted in Tree Week, 31 October 1984 Scale: 1:1250
Document format of CP/LS 292

Planning Applications including opencast mining (Ref: CP/LS section 05)

260-278


Planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish and recommendations or observations made by the parish council, 9 July 1976 - 20 January 1977
Document format of CP/LS 260


Planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish and recommendations or observations made by the parish council, 6 - 16 July 1977
Document format of CP/LS 261


Recommendations or observations made on planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish, 14 December 1977, 11 January 1978 and 26 March 1981 - 14 January 1982
Document format of CP/LS 262


Planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish and recommendations or observations made by the parish council, 5 April - 15 December 1982
Document format of CP/LS 263


Planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish and recommendations or observations made by the parish council, 11 January - 15 September 1983
Document format of CP/LS 264


Letter to George Dent from the Chief Planning Officer, Teesdale District Council, informing him of an appeal against a refusal to grant planning permission, 6 May 1983
Document format of CP/LS 265


Planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish and recommendations or observations made by the parish council, 1 March - 17 December 1984
Document format of CP/LS 266


Planning applications concerning Lynesack and Softley Parish and recommendations or observations made by the parish council, 13 February - 26 June 1985
Document format of CP/LS 267


Bore hole plan of High Lands Site No. 020292, 7 miles south west of Bishop Auckland, north of Cockfield, prepared by the National Coal Board, Opencast Executive, Northern Region, 15 November 1977 Scale: 1:2500
Document format of CP/LS 268


Letter to D.W. Armstrong, Turf Moor, Southside, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland (Chairman of Lynesack and Softley Parish Council), from James Wilson, County Planning Officer, reporting on his assessment of twelve sites, notified to the County Council by the National Coal Board, and asking for his views, 24 August 1983
Document format of CP/LS 269


Correspondence, reports and plans relating to the proposed extraction of coal at Raine's House, near Butterknowle by Rackwood Colliery Company, Ltd., 16 June 1983 - 10 January 1984
Document format of CP/LS 270


Letter to G. Dent from James Wilson, County Planning Officer, informing him of a proposed opencast extraction of coal and fireclay at land south of Crane Row, near Hamsterley, and enclosing the relevant plans, 13 March 1985 For enclosures see: CP/LS272-3
Document format of CP/LS 271


Copy of application for planning permission by A. Robson, Hawthorn House, High Wham, Butterknowle, Teesdale, for opencast extraction of coal and fireclay on land south of Crane Row, near Hamsterley, 6 March 1985
Document format of CP/LS 272


Set of five plans (P173/01-5) drawn by F.J. and J. Davis, Town and Mineral Planning Consultants, 4 Millgate, Richmond, North Yorkshire, to accompany the opencast planning application for Crane Row by A. Robson, showing (1) application site boundary, (2) site factors, (3) scheme of working, (4) restoration and (5) drainage, 7 March 1985
Document format of CP/LS 273


Correspondence, proposal, reports and plans relating to the proposed extraction of coal at Rowan Tree and Crane Row Lane, Hamsterley, by A. Robson, 19 April - 2 October 1985
Document format of CP/LS 274


Letter to G. Dent from James Wilson, County Planning Officer, County Hall, Durham, informing him of a proposed opencast extraction of coal and clay at land south of the existing High House opencast site and north of Land's Road, Butterknowle, for Crake Scar Opencast Company, Ltd., and enclosing the relevant plans, 10 October 1985 For enclosures see: CP/LS276-8
Document format of CP/LS 275


Copy of application for planning permission by Crake Scar Opencast Company, Ltd., 41 Galgate, Barnard Castle, for opencast extraction of coal and clay on land south of High Howe opencast site and north of Lands Road, 3 October 1985
Document format of CP/LS 276


Report in support of the proposed extraction of coal and fireclay at Lands End, near Butterknowle, by Crake Scar Opencast Company, Ltd., September 1985
Document format of CP/LS 277


Set of five plans (P57/1-5) to accompany the opencast planning application for Lands Road, by Crake Scar Opencast company, showing (1) existing land form, (2) geological plan, (3) site plan, (4) sections with Brockwell and Hutton outcrops and (5) the restoration plan, 28 August 1985 Scale: 1:25,000
Document format of CP/LS 278