The monumental inscriptions in the churchyard of St. Helen, and the cemetery, have been transcribed, indexed and published by the Cleveland Family History Society.
"The population in 1801 was 80; in 1811, 72; in 1821, 101; in 1831, 102; in 1841, 156; in 1851, 149; in 1861, 530; in 1871, 509; in 1881, 936; and in 1891, 976 souls." [From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]
|All Saints, Wheatley Hill, Church of England|
|Christ the King, Bowburn, Church of England|
|St Helen, Kelloe, Church of England|
|St Andrew's Methodist Church, Coxhoe, Coxhoe, Methodist|
|St Paul's, Kelloe, Kelloe, Methodist|
"The Church, dedicated to St. Helen, stands in a deep valley to the north of Kelloe Beck. It is an ancient structure , consisting of nave, with chapel on the north side; chancel, south porch, and Norman tower at the west end, containing two bells, one of which is pre-Reformation times. The church was restored in 1854, at a cost of £600, during which time several Late perpendicular windows were inserted, the roof repaired, the interior renovated, and reseated in pitch pine, and the walls of the nave plastered. The living is a vicarage, valued in the Liber Regis at £20; gross income, £1000, with 250 acres of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1839; aggregate amount, £175, 15s. 7d. Patron, the Bishop of Durham; vicar, the Rev. William Richard Burnet, M.A., Hon. Canon of Durham and rural dean."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]
There is a picture (20 kbytes) of the parish church of St. Helen, Kelloe; supplied by Richard Hird.
"The parish register commences in 1693." [From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]
The Parish Registers for the period 1693-1991 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Ke).
The Marriages (1653-1837) are included in the Joiner Marriage Index.
The following records for churches in the ancient parish of Kelloe are also available at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL:-
- Cassop cum Quarrington 1868-1986 (EP/CQ).
- Coxhoe 1868-1982 (EP/Cox).
- Thornley 1843-1989 (EP/Tho).
- Wheatley Hill 1912-1995 (EP/WH).
- Wingate Grange 1841-1989 (EP/WGr).
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kelloe to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Kelloe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
David Cook, a member of NDFHS, has constructed a web page on the history of Wheatley Hill. It has information on the history of the village and pit as well as photos, biographies etc
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ338362 (Lat/Lon: 54.719861, -1.476202), Kelloe which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)