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Eggleston

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"This was formed into a distinct parish in 1859, and comprises the township of the same name.

"Eggleston is a township, formerly the western portion of Middleton parish, and containing an area of 7917 acres. The annual value is £3491.

"The village of Eggleston is situated about four miles south-west of Middleton, and six north by west of Barnard Castle. It is intersected by a small stream, which rises in the neighbouring hills, and communicates with Yorkshire by a bridge over the river. The London Lead Company have a smelting mill at a short distance from the village, erected under the direction of Robert Stagg, Esq., and so constructed and arranged that the lead requires no lifting, but descends from process to process, until it is brought out as lead at the lower part of the mill."

[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]

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Cemeteries

The monumental inscriptions in the old churchyard and Holy Trinity churchyard have been transcribed, indexed and published by the Cleveland Family History Society.

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Census

"Its population in 1801 was 306; in 1811, 335; in 1821, 464; in 1831, 623; in 1841, 617; in 1851, 636; in 1861, 788; in 1871, 756; in 1881, 747; and in 1891; 646."

[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]

The 1851 Census Index (booklet 75) published by the Cleveland Family History Society may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

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Church History

"The Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, a neat structure, in the Early English style, was built in 1869, at a cost of £1400. The building is cruciform in shape, consisting of nave, north and south transepts, and chancel. On the north side of the nave is a large porch, and a bell turret 60 feet high. In the south transept are two memorial windows of stained glass. The church contains 200 sittings."

[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]

There is a picture (58 kbytes) of the parish church of Holy Trinity, Eggleston; supplied by Paul R. Joiner.

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Church Records

"The register dates from 1795." [From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]

The Parish Registers for the period 1795-1920 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Egn).

Index to the Baptisms for:-

Index to the Burials for 1796-1840 (24 kbytes).

There are no marriages in the period 1795-1837 to be included in the Joiner Marriage Index.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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