Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
Created 1st July 1837.
Sub-districts : Bishop Auckland; Hamsterley.
GRO volumes : XXIV (1837-51); 10a (1852-1930).
Registers now divided between Durham Western and Darlington districts.
St Andrews, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
"The Parish Church, dedicated to St. Andrew, occupies a commanding position on what was formerly the site of an early Saxon church. The erection of this most interesting structure may be said to date from the early part of the thirteenth century. It is cruciform in shape, consisting of nave, aisles, transepts, spacious chancel, south porch and western tower. The lower stage of the tower is connected with the nave by a fine arch consisting of three chamfered orders, resting on octagonal responds."
[From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]
"The number of inhabitants in 1801 was 121; in 1811, 135; in 1821, 119; in 1831, 296; in 1841, 1367; in 1851, 1329; in 1861, 1401; in 1871, 1811; in 1881, 1274; and in 1891, 3100 souls."
From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan , London, 1894]