History links

Below are some useful websites that contain historical information on the village. If you come across any more, please let us know.
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Map 2 W 150x150 History linksDurham County Council Geographic Information System
Durham County Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) is an interactive mapping service which we have developed to enhance our website. The GIS allows you to interact with both modern and historical maps of County Durham and the immediate surrounding areas. Just search for Hamsterley.
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Map 2 W 150x150 History linksDurham Record – Listed Buildings
This information takes its name from the original Durham Record, which was the first of a series of projects to give digital access to heritage resources. The resulting web pages now give access to a range of resources, that were previously only accessible by visiting specific museums, libraries and archives around County Durham. This page shows listed buildings in Hamsterley.
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GenukiLogo2 150x150 History linksGenuki – Hamsterley
The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a “virtual reference library” of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies. This page is about the history of the village.
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GenukiLogo2 150x150 History linksGenuki – Hamsterley Marriages
The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a “virtual reference library” of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies. This page gives the marriages from the Hamsterley Registers (1580-1837).
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K2PHome Key W 150x150 History linksKeys to the Past – Local History – Hamsterley
Keys to the Past is a new Heritage Lottery Funded project which unlocks the archaeological secrets of County Durham and Northumberland. This website provides access to a complete record of the archaeology of the two counties, from the smallest prehistoric flint to the largest medieval castle.  This page refers to Hamsterley.
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K2PHome Key W 150x150 History linksKeys to the Past – Local History – Hamsterley Forest
Keys to the Past is a new Heritage Lottery Funded project which unlocks the archaeological secrets of County Durham and Northumberland. This website provides access to a complete record of the archaeology of the two counties, from the smallest prehistoric flint to the largest medieval castle. This page refers to Hamsterley Forest.
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Time team 4 150x150 History linksThe Time Team – ‘The Castles’
The Time Team dig at West Shipley Farm, near Hamsterley. First screened 16 March 2008. ‘The Castles’, in the middle of farmers’ fields at South Bedburn, near Hamsterley, County Durham, is a real enigma. Time Team’s main objectives at this scheduled site were to try to discover its date and function. There is more information on this dig on the Wessex Archeology page.
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Warmem W1 150x150 History linksThe United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
The UK National Inventory of War Memorials database marks the unique place that war memorials have in our nation’s history and provides for the first time a UK wide database of these memorials commemorating all conflicts, not just those of the First and Second World War. There is some information on the War Memorial on this website.
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Doomsday Shearing W 150x150 History linksThe BBC Domesday Project
The BBC Domesday Project in 1986 was an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations? You can see the Hamsterley entry on the Hamsterley Domesday Square page. The BBC is also relaunching the project as Domesday Reloaded.
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