Visit Seaham, the lively harbour town on Durham’s Heritage Coast. Admire the dramatic cliff top views, seek out one of England's oldest churches or simply relax at the beach in Seaham.
Seaham is a seaside town in County Durham, England. Located on the Durham Coast, Seaham is situated 6 miles (10 kilometres) south of Sunderland and 13 miles (21 km) east of Durham. The town grew from the late 19th century onwards as a result of investments in its harbour and coal mines.
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Seaham is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Williams River which flows into the Hunter River 14.6 km (9.1 mi) downstream from Seaham village at Raymond Terrace. It is a rural community supporting a small but expanding population.
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SEAHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Easington, N division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham, 6 miles S by E from Sunderland. Additional information: The parish of Seaham was created from the ancient Parish of Dalton le Dale, Durham Genealogyand has a Norman church. The dedication of the church was changed from St Andrew to St Mary the Virgin. There are references to the church dating back to 1501 although the building shows signs of much earlier construction and is the only surviving building of the original Saxon Village. The church was founded by King Athelstan in 930 AD. It has both Saxon and early Norman masonry in its nave, a 13th century chancel and west tower. Over the 16th century porch door is a late 18th century sundial with an unusual verse, now illegible, which begins: "The natural clockwork by the mighty one wound up at first and ever since has gone....." Other places in the parish include: New Seaham, Seaham Colliery, Seaton and Slingley, Seaton wi...
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Seaham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years: To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. 1. Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections DDR/EA/PBT/2/220 1769-1850 2. Parish Register transcripts are available to search free online at FamilySearch Historic...
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place. 1. England Jurisdictions 1851 2. Vision of Britain
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