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Cramlington St. Nicholas's Parish Chest Records (c. 1830)


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Cramlington St. Nicholas's Parish Chest Records - Click for bigger imageThis picture is located in the Cramlington parish chest records. It depicts old Cramlington church. The picture is undated but is thought to have been painted in the early 1800's. Many of the Cramlington parish records are deposited with Northumberland Archives Service. Previously they were kept at the church. For many years church records were stored in the Parish Chest. This tradition dates back to medieval times. The Chest would usually be found in the vestry and kept under lock and key. All church records would be stored there. For example, baptism registers, poor relief records and churchwardens' accounts would all be found within the Chest.


Northumberland Archives Service holds over 120,000 photographic images relating to the history of the county of Northumberland. The quality of the photographs mounted on this website has been reduced. High quality photographic or digital copies of these, and of other photographs from our collections, are available by contacting the Archives Service.