Discover your English ancestry through the Northumberland and Durham monumental inscriptions. These are a fantastic addition to your family history research. The records includes the full inscription on your ancestor’s burial monumental which most often includes additional family names and dates.

The records include a transcript of the original monumental inscriptions. The transcripts were created by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society, formed in 1975.

Below are two lists, organised by county, of places represented in this collection. The year ranges provided are not exclusive, therefore there may be gaps between some of the years shown.

Durham

Northumberland

Durham

Parish/Memorial locationYear fromYear to Record count
Auckland, St Andrew16411936 1,090
Auckland, St Helen15581986 1,032
Aycliffe, St Andrew & Cemetery17021988 1,299
Barnard Castle, Roman Catholic Cemetery18231995 366
Barnard Castle, Victoria Road Cemetery18171997 2,410
Billingham, St Cuthbert17272002 2,471
Birtley18472012 181
Birtley, St John18482008 233
Bishop Middleham, St Michael16501988 517
Bishopton, St Peter17111988 528
Boldon17152015 499
Byermoor, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic18591989 250
Carlbury, Cemetery18761987 187
Castle Eden, St James17811984 481
Cockfield, St Mary17021936 264
Cotherstone, Cemetery18501998 467
Cotherstone, Quaker18221982 47
Darlington, Holy Trinity18151914 412
Darlington, St Cuthbert17221949 1,298
Denton, St Mary16501974 318
Denton, St Mary the Virgin16831813 43
Dinsdale, St John The Baptist17211987 233
Durham, St Mary le Bow17031909 86
Durham, St Mary the Less15901998 132
Durham, St Oswald15922010 1,665
Ebchester, St Ebba17421976 247
Egglescliffe, St John The Baptist16111975 1,091
Eggleston, Holy Trinity17191991 663
Eighton Banks18492015 422
Elton, St John16902000 215
Elwick, St Peter17181995 398
Embleton, Holy Trinity18061935 45
Etherley, St Cuthbert18151942 413
Forest & Frith, St James The Less18411992 299
Gainford, St Mary17011993 1,416
Gateshead Fell, St John18132013 2,524
Gateshead, St Mary16321898 2,852
Great Lumley18382016 1,986
Great Lumley, Christ Church18521962 167
Great Stainton, All Saints17032007 156
Greenside, St John18351999 771
Hamsterley, Baptist17581886 45
Hamsterley, St James15621989 913
Hart, Mary Magdalene17281978 504
Hartlepool, Spion Cop Cemetery18041986 2,897
Hartlepool, St Hilda17501967 538
Harton, St Peter18191986 2,381
Haughton Le Skerne15921987 1,433
Haughton le Skerne, St Andrew15921818 232
Haverton Hill, St John18431973 764
Heighington, St Michael11581993 1,428
High Coniscliffe, St Edwin16361966 338
Houghton le Spring, St Michael & All Angels15871833 507
Hunstanworth, St James17112008 196
Hurworth, All Saints17191986 1,652
Ingleton, St John18311994 444
Kellow, Cemetery18501981 407
Kellow, St Helen16961938 290
Kirk Merrington, St John The Evangelist13171999 3,224
Lanchester, All Saints16861995 1,682
Longnewton, St Mary17452004 469
Low Heworth, St Mary16111818 448
Lynesack & Softley, St John18411984 858
Middleton In Teesside, St Mary16831986 1,756
Middleton, St George17261987 590
Monk Hesleden, St Mary17261926 187
Monkwearmouth, St Peter16171908 468
Norton, Quaker18031952 41
Norton, St Mary The Virgin16991988 3,269
Penshaw17732015 1,679
Piercebridge, St Mary18361987 115
Pittington, St Lawrence16801984 333
Preston On Tees, Cemetery19201985 181
Quarrington Hill, Chapel18501987 430
Redmarshall, St Cuthbert17292005 394
Ryhope18241933 120
Sadberge, St Andrew17501975 491
Seaton Carew, Holy Trinity18261988 880
Sedgefield, Old Cemetery18501986 181
Sedgefield, St Edmund14161939 652
Shildon, St John18351978 881
South Shields16812011 2,257
Staindrop14251994 1,983
Staindrop, Quakers18381950 25
Stanley, St Andrew18521956 378
Stillington, St John18801989 319
Stockton, Holy Trinity18421924 51
Stockton, St Thomas16841999 439
Stranton, All Saints17501907 269
Tanfield, St Margaret of Antioch16282012 1,660
Thornley, St Bartholomew18001985 596
Thorpe Thewles, St James18371987 251
Trimdon Station (Deaf Hill), St Paul18501986 339
Trimdon, Cemetery18001961 341
Trimdon, St Mary18231892 67
Washington, Holy Trinity17112001 1,153
West Auckland, Cemetery Old Section18501991 2,078
Westoe, Council Cemetery17961984 8,277
Wheatley Hill19391939 33
Whitburn, St Mary16312012 581
Whitton Gilbert, St Michael & All Angels16601986 947
Whorlton, Holy Cross16991953 616
Whorlton, St Mary16501989 496
Wingate, Holy Trinity18271987 1,276
Winston, St Andrew16001988 481
Wolviston, St Peter18431989 388

Northumberland

Parish/Memorial locationYear fromYear to Record count
Allendale18811984 40
Allendale, Society of Friends burial ground18811984 36
Alnham, St Michael16111973 195
Beadnell, St Ebba17731919 244
Blyth17642014 308
Blyth, Links Cemetery17761989 2,095
Brinkburn, Priory Of St. Peter & Paul16901896 26
Bywell, St Andrew16752002 245
Cambo, Holy Trinity18271988 397
Carrshields18501988 35
Coanwood, Society of Friends18011986 48
Cornhill, St Helen17421933 337
Corsenside, St Cuthbert17341988 642
Cramlington, St Nicholas17262011 2,363
Dalton, Holy Trinity18361989 229
Dinnington, St Matthew18151986 813
Edlingham, St John17121898 71
Elsdon, St Cuthbert17111989 1,118
Falstone, United Reformed Church18781904 4
Gosforth17002012 4,017
Greystead, St Luke18321989 326
Healey, St John18272005 163
Heavenfield, St Oswald18771989 172
Hebron, St Cuthbert17181956 207
Heddon on the Wall, St Andrew17111990 890
Henshaw, All Hallows17982009 530
Hexham Abbey, St Andrew16631771 2
Hexham, Council Cemetery18022007 3,472
Jesmond, St Andrew's Cemetery18372002 3,220
Keenley, Methodist Chapel18461986 41
Kirkharle, St Wilfred17061988 165
Lucker, St Hilda17021909 197
Netherwitton, St Giles17491988 332
Newcastle upon Tyne, High Elswick St Paul18331855 52
Newcastle upon Tyne, St Ann18141989 126
Newcastle upon Tyne, St John16801848 27
Newcastle, St Ann18141989 97
Rock, St Philip16291891 103
St Oswald in Lee, St Oswald18771989 188
Stamfordham, St Mary the Virgin16031990 1,231
Wallsend16261841 177
Wallsend, St Peter18061928 838
Warden, St Michael17042013 640
Whitley Bay18512017 1,864
Woodhorn17172015 1,037