Information about local newspapers in Durham County Record Office and elsewhere.
Local weekly newspapers held in the Record Office
All newspapers are on microfilm.
|Title||Covering dates||Microfilm reference|
|Auckland Chronicle – Aycliffe edition||1964-1970||M61/217-227|
|Bishop Auckland Herald||1854-1856||M56/1|
|Consett Chronicle||1923-1969||M61/53-77, 103-106, 115-215|
|Consett Guardian||1937-1970||M72/1-23, M61/213-217|
|Seaham Weekly News||1938-1969||M57/118-151|
|South Durham & Cleveland Mercury||1870-1906||M73/1-26|
|South Durham Herald||1868||M63/1|
|Stanley News||1914-1970||M61/33-90, 102-185|
See our online Westminster Press catalogue for full details of these newspapers.
Local newspapers held elsewhere
We don’t hold daily newspapers in the Record Office. There are copies of daily and weekly local newspapers in the following libraries:
- Darlington Centre for Local Studies
- Durham Clayport Library
- Gateshead Central Library Local Studies
- Newcastle City Library Local Studies
- South Shields Central Library Local Studies
- Sunderland Local Studies Library
Local newspapers online
Durham Chronicle on The British Library’s British Newspaper Archive website (free to search, subscribe to view).
Durham County Advertiser on The British Library’s British Newspaper Archive website (free to search, subscribe to view).
Teesdale Mercury from 1855 to 2005 on the Teesdale Mercury Archive website (free access).