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Newhouse Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Parish

Reference: RC/New

Catalogue Title: Newhouse Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Parish

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Catalogue Description

Records of the Roman Catholic Church of Newhouse,

BVM, Queen of Martyrs, deposited on long-term loan

18 April 1996 Acc: 2365(D)

2 August 2004 Acc: 3054(D)

Durham County Record Office
County Hall
DURHAM
DH1 5UL

Catholic Records Classification Scheme

1 Registration

2 Clergy

3 Church fabric and property

4 Parish accounts

5 Parish organisations

6 Fraternities, sodalities and church societies (including S.V.P.)

7 Charities

8 Deanery

9 Schools and education

10 Not used

11 Not used

12 Not used

13 Not used

14 Not used

15 Miscellaneous

Catalogue Contents

Registration (Ref: RC/New 1/1-4)

Register of baptisms, 3 August 1871 - 12 August 1908
Document format of RC/New 1/1


Register of baptisms, 13 August 1908 - 5 February 1939
Document format of RC/New 1/2


Register of deaths, 24 November 1871 - 13 December 1939
Document format of RC/New 1/3


Selective copy register of death, giving name, age, place of death and burial, 23 January 1928 - 29 May 1939
Document format of RC/New 1/4

(Ref: RC/New 1/5)

Second Deposit

(Acc: 3054(D))


Register of marriages (Liber matrimoniorum), 11 November 1873 - 31 March 1951
Document format of RC/New 1/5

(Ref: RC/New 2/1)

Clergy

Confirmations


Register of confirmations, 5 October 1873 - 25 March 1945
Document format of RC/New 2/1

Mass Intentions (Ref: RC/New 2/2-4)

Mass intention book, 29 September 1941 - 25 June 1954 Includes lists of various incomes and expenditures of the church, January - April 1939
Document format of RC/New 2/2


Mass intention book, 25 August 1954 - 29 April 1962
Document format of RC/New 2/3


Mass intention book, 4 May 1962 - 5 August 1969
Document format of RC/New 2/4

Church notice books (Ref: RC/New 2/5-26)

Church notice book, including banns, 5 January 1873 - [11] January 1880
Document format of RC/New 2/5


Church notice book, including banns, 18 January 1880 - 28 September 1884 For enclosure see: RC/New 2/7
Document format of RC/New 2/6


Church notices, 26 October [1884] - 11 January [1885]
Document format of RC/New 2/7


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1885 - 21 November 1886
Document format of RC/New 2/8


Church notice book, including banns, 28 November 1886 - 3 April 1898
Document format of RC/New 2/9


Church notice book, including banns, 10 April 1898 - 29 April 1906
Document format of RC/New 2/10


Church notice book, including banns, 6 May 1906 - 16 March 1913
Document format of RC/New 2/11


Church notice book, including banns, 23 March 1913 - 20 June 1920
Document format of RC/New 2/12


Church notice book, including banns, 27 June 1920 - 22 November 1925
Document format of RC/New 2/13


Church notice book, including banns, 29 November 1925 - 1 March 1931
Document format of RC/New 2/14


Church notice book, including banns, 8 March 1931 - 5 April 1936
Document format of RC/New 2/15


Church notice book, including banns, 12 April 1936 - 11 January 1942
Document format of RC/New 2/16


Church notice book, including banns, 4 January 1942 - 14 May 1944
Document format of RC/New 2/17


Church notice book, including banns, 22 May 1944 - 16 November 1947
Document format of RC/New 2/18


Church notice book, including banns, 21 December 1947 - 1 July 1951
Document format of RC/New 2/19


Church notice book, including banns, 8 July 1951 - 4 December 1955
Document format of RC/New 2/20


Church notice book, including banns, 18 December 1955 - 17 May 1959
Document format of RC/New 2/21


Church notice book, including banns, 17 May 1959 - 4 August 1963
Document format of RC/New 2/22


Church notice book, including banns, 11 August 1963 - 21 January 1968
Document format of RC/New 2/23


Church notice book, including banns, 28 January 1968 - 5 April 1970
Document format of RC/New 2/24


Church notice book, including banns, 12 April 1970 - 3 March 1974 Includes list of first communicants, 29 March 1964 and list of those confirmed, 28 June 1964
Document format of RC/New 2/25


Church notice book, including banns, 10 March 1974 - 23 May 1976
Document format of RC/New 2/26

Parish newsletters (Ref: RC/New 2/27)

Parish newsletters, 7 January 1979 - 19 December 1988
Document format of RC/New 2/27

Registration of building (Ref: RC/New 2/28-29)

Certificate issued by the Registrar General allowing Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R.C. Church, Newhouse, to serve as a meeting place for religious worship, 8 October 1873
Document format of RC/New 2/28


Certificate issued by the superintendent registrar of the district of Durham certifying that Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Newhouse, is registered for the solemnization of marriages, 14 October 1873
Document format of RC/New 2/29

News relating to clergy (Ref: RC/New 2/30-32)

Notice by Fr. Fortin [of Newhouse R.C. Church] thanking those who assisted him in his bazaar at the church, 16 May 1883 Attached: photograph of Fr. Fortin, n.d.
Document format of RC/New 2/30


Photographs showing the tombs of Fr. Fortin (d.1901) and Fr. Edward Joseph Beech (d.1932), former priests of Newhouse parish, in the burial ground at Newhouse R.C. Church, n.d.
Document format of RC/New 2/31/1-2


'Ode on the silver jubilee of Rev. Father Fortin, Waterhouses', n.d.
Document format of RC/New 2/32

Church Fabric and Property (Ref: RC/New 3/1-6)

Estimate of the total cost of works required for the completion of [Newhouse] R.C. Church, 2 October 1882
Document format of RC/New 3/1


Specification by Blackett and Howden, Newcastle and Glasgow, organ builders, for the proposed organ at Newhouse R.C. Church, 12 May 1903 Attached: letter from Blackett and Horden to Rev. [E.J.] Beech, Newhouse R.C. Church, concerning the above proposed organ, 8 April 1903
Document format of RC/New 3/2/1-3


Agreement between Imperial War Graves Commission and Rev. E.J. Beech, Newhouse R.C. Church, for the maintenance of three war graves in the church burial ground, 1924 Attached: letter from Imperial War Graves Commission to Rev. E.J. Beech sent to accompany the above, 10-19 December 1924
Document format of RC/New 3/3


Correspondence between Rev. E.J. Beech, Newhouse R.C. Church; Hugh Cogan, Bishop's House, Tynemouth; Pease and Partners, Esh Colliery Office, Esh Winning; Pallister, Nicholson and Addison, Crook, estate agents; Rev. W.J. Mulcahy, Newhouse R.C. Church, concerning subsidence in the proposed cemetery at Newhouse R.C. Church allegedly caused by mining operations, 25 September 1925
Document format of RC/New 3/4/1-17


Correspondence between Rev. R. Gibbons, Newhouse R.C. Church; W. Petre, Norwich, land agent; C.D. Forster and Magee, Newcastle, solicitors; Rt. Rev. Joseph [McCormack], Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle; Nicholson and Addison, Crook, estate agents, concerning the sale of the Newhouse Club and Institute, 14 April 1949 - 4 April 1950
Document format of RC/New 3/5/1-9


Agreement between Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Rev. R. Gibbons, Newhouse R.C. Church, concerning the maintenance of three war graves in the church burial ground, 1968 Attached: letter from Commonwealth War Graves Commission to Rev. R. Gibbons, sent to accompany the above, 10-17 May 1968
Document format of RC/New 3/6

Fraternities, Sodalities and Church Societies (including S.V.P.) (Ref: RC/New 6/1-2)

Faculty issued by Rt. Rev. James [Chadwick], Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, allowing the creation of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Newhouse R.C. Church, 29 May 1875
Document format of RC/New 6/1


Letter from A.M. [Coventry?], St. Mary's Priory, London, to Rev. [E.J. Beech], concerning the confraternity created at Newhouse R.C. Church in 1875, 3 March 1902
Document format of RC/New 6/2

Deanery (Ref: RC/New 8/1)

Minute book of the St. Cuthbert's Deanery meetings, 31 March 1937 - 7 March 1979
Document format of RC/New 8/1

(Ref: RC/New 9/1)

Schools and Education

Cornsay, St. Charles R.C. Infants School

Log book


Log book, 1 March 1875 - 28 June 1887
Document format of RC/New 9/1

Managers' minutes (Ref: RC/New 9/2)

Minute book of managers meetings, 20 December 1904 - 24 November 1948 Includes: minutes of managers of Newhouse, St. Mary R.C. School, 19 November 1937 - 23 February 1942
Document format of RC/New 9/2

Returns and reports (Ref: RC/New 9/3/1-8-6/1-2)

Returns to the Board of Education, 1921 - 1925
Document format of RC/New 9/3/1-8


H.M. Inspector of schools reports, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1937
Document format of RC/New 9/4/1-4


Religious inspection reports, 1930-1931, 1943-1949
Document format of RC/New 9/5/1-9


Return made to Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan School Commission concerning St. Charles R.C. School, Cornsay, 15 April 1937 Attached: plan of St. Charles R.C. School, n.d. [1937] No scale
Document format of RC/New 9/6/1-2

Miscellaneous (Ref: RC/New 9/7-8/1-4)

Headmasters' notebook, including weekly scheme of lessons and reports on termly examinations, 17 February 1921 - December 1924 Includes: copies of Religious Inspectors' reports, 13 December 1923 - 3 June 1949
Document format of RC/New 9/7


Correspondence between Rev. R. Gibbons and Rev. W.J. Mulcahy, Newhouse R.C. Church and Durham County Council, discussing whether Cornsay R.C. School should be closed, 7 October 1937 - 23 April 1948
Document format of RC/New 9/8/1-4

(Ref: RC/New 9/9)

Newhouse, St. Mary's R.C. School

Managers' Minutes


Minutes of managers' meetings, 20 December 1904 - 6 July 1978
Document format of RC/New 9/9

Financial (Ref: RC/New 9/10)

Cash book of Newhouse, St. Mary R.C. School, of New Cornsay, St. Charles R.C. School, and of Ushaw Moor St. Joseph's R.C. School, May 1895 - 30 April 1899
Document format of RC/New 9/10

Reports and returns (Ref: RC/New 9/11/1-4-15/1-3)

Reports of the County Council's Inspector, 1907, 1921, 1930, 1936
Document format of RC/New 9/11/1-4


Reports of H.M. Inspector of Schools, 1910, 1922, 1925, 1931, 1954
Document format of RC/New 9/12/1-5


Returns to the Board of Education, 1921 - 1926
Document format of RC/New 9/13/1-9


Religious inspection reports, 1930-31, 1936, 1938, 1943-1949, 1952, 1959-1963, 1965
Document format of RC/New 9/14/1-18


Return made to Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan School Commission, 15 April 1937 Includes: plans of the new school and old school at Newhouse, n.d. Scale: 1 inch to 15 feet [1 : 180]
Document format of RC/New 9/15/1-3

Plans (Ref: RC/New 9/16-19)

Plan of the old building at Newhouse School, July 1937 Scale: 1 inch to 5 yards [1 : 180]
Document format of RC/New 9/16


Plan of St. Mary's R.C. School, Newhouse, showing the proposed canteen scullery, March 1960 Scale: 1/8 inch to 1 foot [1 : 96] and 1 inch to 20 feet [1 : 240]
Document format of RC/New 9/17


Plan of St. Mary's R.C. School, Newhouse, October 1973 Scale: 1:100
Document format of RC/New 9/18


Plan of St. Mary's R.C. Primary School, Newhouse, showing adaptations of staff room and pupils' toilets, August 1978 Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of RC/New 9/19

Correspondence and miscellaneous (Ref: RC/New 9/20/1-142-23 (cont))

Correspondence and copy correspondence between the various parish priests of St. Mary's, Newhouse; Education Committee, Durham County Council; Lanchester Rural District Council; Board of Education, Whitehall; Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan School Commission; T.M. Sexton, M.P., House of Commons, London; Brandon and Byshottles Urban District Council; David Brown, Newcastle, chartered architect; Harvey and Marron, Newcastle, solicitor; Wm. C. Harvey, Rowlands Gill, chartered surveyor; concerning matters relating to the fabric of the school, the proposed purchase of Esh Winning County Infants' School as a replacement for St. Mary's School and also other matters relating to the school, 10 November 1905 - 11 March 1983
Document format of RC/New 9/20/1-142


Letter from [Diocesan Treasurer], Newcastle, to Rev. R. Gibbons, St. Mary's, Newhouse, advising on the matter of the proposed leasing of the New Church Hall to Durham County Council, 9 July 1975
Document format of RC/New 9/21


[1976] (1) Rev. R. Gibbons, St. Mary's Presbytery, Newhouse (2) County Council of Durham Draft agreement by (1) to let the New Church Hall in Newhouse to (2) for the term of 2 years for the use by (2) as a school room and dining hall for children Rent: £400 p.a. Attached: letter from County Solicitor, Durham County Council, to Rev. R. Gibbon, sent to accompany the above, 16 June 1976
Document format of RC/New 9/22/1-2


14 April 1978 (1) Durham County Council (2) Trustees of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Copy draft licence to allow (2) to occupy the Former Esh Winning County Infants' School for educational purposes Fee: £20 p.w. Attached: (1) copy draft amendments to the above, 20 April 1978


(2) Copy plan of Esh Winning County School, 1978 Scale: 3.5 inches to 70 feet [1 : 240] (3) Letter from Diocesan Schools Commission, Newcastle, to Rev. R. Gibbons, St. Mary's, Newhouse, concerning the above, 24 April 1978
Document format of RC/New 9/23 (cont)

(Ref: RC/New 9/24-25)

Ushaw Moor, St. Joseph's R.C. School

Log books


Log book of mixed school, 18 January 1875 - 24 June 1898
Document format of RC/New 9/24


Log book of infant school, 11 September 1876 - 30 September 1897
Document format of RC/New 9/25

Miscellaneous (Ref: RC/New 15/1-6)

List of men from Newhouses parish who died in the First and Second World Wars, n.d.
Document format of RC/New 15/1


Historical note concerning the background of Newhouse as a place of Roman Catholic worship, n.d.
Document format of RC/New 15/2


Article taken from an unknown newspaper, concerning a bazaar at Waterhouses R.C. Church, n.d. [1883]
Document format of RC/New 15/3


30 October 1923 Will of Thomas Middleton of Esh Winning, bequeathing to Rev. E.J. Beech six war saving certificates for the Society of the Propogation of the Faith and sixteen war savings certificates to pay for burial expenses and to offer masses for the good of his soul, 30 October 1923
Document format of RC/New 15/4


Letter from Rev. T. Power, St. Mary's, Hexham, Northumberland, to Rev. [R] Gibbons, [St. Mary's, Newhouse], giving details of the population of the parish between 1939 and 1960 as published in the Northern Catholic Calendar, 23 March 1969
Document format of RC/New 15/5


Return of men's attendance for 4 May 1969 and of entries in the various parish registers for year ending 31 December 1968, 6 May 1969
Document format of RC/New 15/6